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10 Things We Learned At Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Press Day
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It’s pretty much safe to say that Thor: Ragnarok will be a game changer, as it not only takes the Thor franchise in a new direction but the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe as well. And a lot of that is thanks in part to Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige giving director Taika Waititi the freedom he needed to tell the story that he wanted to tell while also being confined to the rules of the MCU. The sequel is a bombastic thrill ride from start to finish and is finally a Thor movie that everyone can enjoy.

We were recently invited to sit down with our fellow journalists to talk to Feige and Waititi, as well as stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Cate Blanchett (Hela), Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster), Karl Urban (Executioner), and Rachel House (Topaz). During the event, we learned about the Taika effect, missing Asgardians, Hulk finally getting some dialogue, what the newcomers have to say about joining the universe, and much more. Read more below about the top ten things we heard at the Thor: Ragnarok press conference.

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Movie Review: Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok
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Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok
Director: Taika Waititi
Screenwriter: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG-13 | 130 Minutes
Release Date: November 5, 2017

Though the Marvel’s Thor franchise has long been considered one of the weakest franchises in the MCU, it is by far the funniest. It never took itself too seriously, as it should considering this is a superhero film dealing with an Asgardian god trying to navigate through human customs and cultures. And perhaps its strength is also its greatest weakness. But its success spawned not only multiple sequels, but Thor’s inclusion in other films like the Avengers and Doctor Strange. So while we know what to expect from a Thor film, it finally took two of them to fully realize what it should have fully embraced.

Taika Waititi‘s Thor: Ragnarok is a fantastic Thor flick from start to finish. Full of humor and action, it is true sequel to the first film by recognizing that it is a Thor film, while being tons of fun, whimsical, humorous, and then some. In a lot of ways, the film is a reinvention of the franchise, using its heavy metal look to give the character a surprising (and in some cases) a much-needed facelift. It can be a bit flawed thanks in part to the threads that are forced to connect itself to the MCU. But since that will always be an element in play for all these films, it doesn’t take away from the fun of it. My full review below.

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Tessa Thompson On Valkyrie In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and All-Female Superhero Movie
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While Marvel Studios has paved the way for strong heroines, they still are way behind in getting a female superhero standalone film out. So as fans anxiously await the arrival of Captain Marvel, many other female superheroes are making a case for their own standalone feature and even an all-female Avengers-type film.

Case in point, Tessa Thompson who plays Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok. As Valkyrie, she is a strong fearless warrior who proves to be more than a match for Thor. But she hides a few battle scars that she received from an encounter with Hela (Cate Blanchett).

We were recently invited to sit down with our fellow journalists to talk to the cast of Thor: Ragnarok, where Thompson talked about her role in the film, her response to some of the changes to Valkyrie, and how she rallied her fellow female superheroes and asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige for an all-female superhero film. More on the story below.

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Marvel Unleashes First Teaser Trailer For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
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For those of you who thought this would be just another Monday, you would be wrong. This Monday, Marvel rolled out the first teaser trailer for their upcoming sequel Thor: Ragnarok. And boy does it deliver! Could this be the end of Mew Mew? What is Jeff Goldblum wearing?! Was that an Idris Elba with dreads and a beard?!

Check it out the new teaser trailer below for yourself below, along with the newly released poster.

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Thor’s Absence In ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Explained In Mockumentary (Video)
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During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Marvel Studios’ panel had a Thor presentation full of concept art briefly showing the world outside of Earth and Asgard. We know that a large chunk of the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok will take place outside of Earth and will also be a buddy film that sees Thor and Hulk traveling the cosmos to fight Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Asgardian god of death.

But before that presentation, the studio kindly showed us a hilarious mockumentary that followed what Thor did while Captain America and Iron Man were recruiting and fighting each other in Captain America: Civil War. Most of the time, any footage shown at these presentations is reserved for those who attended the event. But now just in time to celebrate the release of Captain America: Civil War on Blu-ray and Digital HD, the studio has released that video. So for a few laughs, check out the video here below.

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Rumored To Weave “Planet Hulk” Story Arc Into Film Plot
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Things are progressing pretty nicely for Taika Waititi and Thor: Ragnarok. The film recently added Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster and Karl Urban as Skurge aka The Executioner. They’re joined on the cast by Cate Blanchett, who plays Hela the Asgardian Goddess of Death, and Tessa Thompson who will play Valkyrie and Thor’s love interest.

Now there are a couple of new rumors surrounding the film. Mark Ruffalo has already said that the film will be a buddy movie that sees the two heroes venturing out on a cosmic journey. How those two get into this precarious situation still isn’t clear. But one rumor is that Thor is searching for a yet to be identified MacGuffin only to get banished to a gladiator-like world where he meets Hulk, who is apparently the reigning champion.

Now there is a new rumor about the new characters that will appear in the final film of the Thor trilogy. More on the story below.

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Adds Karl Urban and Jeff Goldblum; New Concept Art Released
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Marvel and Disney have just confirmed two new casting additions to Thor: Ragnarok.

The film will have the two traveling across to cosmos as they will have to deal with a threat unlike anything either of them has ever faced. They will be facing off against Hela (Cate Blanchett), Asgardian goddess of death. But we already new that. Now, it has been confirmed that Jeff Goldblum and Karl Urban will be joining the cast. Find out who they are playing, plus a look at some concept art from the final installment of the Thor trilogy here below.

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Rumor: How Hulk Joins Thor On Cosmic Journey In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
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Hulk vs Thor

Remember how there was a rumor that said that Hulk would be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and that the plot of the film would be based on the “Planet Hulk” story arc? Well, James Gunn repeatedly denied those rumors, which were pretty much debunked when Mark Ruffalo signed on to join Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok, the final film of the titular trilogy. In what has been described as a buddy film which would feature the two Avengers who go on a cosmic journey, there were questions on how Hulk would actually meet up with the god of thunder considering that he left the Avengers after the events of Age of Ultron.

It appears that there may be an answer to that question, which leads us back to how Marvel would incorporate a “Planet Hulk” story arc into the MCU. We have to stress that the following should be considered a rumor, and we are going to treat it as such until we get something substantial from a confirmed source.

Again, if you are interested in spoilers, then feel free to check out more about this rumor below.

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Cate Blanchett To Join Marvel Universe In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
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After being nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Carol earlier today, Cate Blanchett looks to be jumping from the awards contenders and into another big franchise. It’s being reported that Blanchett has entered into negotiations to star in the third movie in Marvel’s Thor series, Thor: Ragnarok.

Which character Blanchett would be taking on in her first superhero/comic book movie role if a deal gets worked out is not yet known, only that it will be one of the new female leads. It’s also not yet known if the role would be specifically for Ragnarok or if it’s a character that will branch out into future Marvel movies such as the two-part Avengers: Infinity War.

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Mark Ruffalo Believes ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Will Be A Buddy Movie
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Hulk and Thor in The Avengers

The Hulk will finally make an appearance outside of The Avengers films in Thor: Ragnarok. The film is said to see Hulk and Thor set out on a cosmic journey that does not take place on Earth or Asgard. It is rumored that the film could introduce the “Planet Hulk” storyline and the Valkyries, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Mark Ruffalo, who recently finalized his deal to appear in the last film of the Thor trilogy, expressed his interest in seeing the relationship between Bruce Banner and Hulk. Now while on his Spotlight press tour, the actor is talking a little bit more about Thor: Ragnarok. According to him, it will be a buddy film with fights in it. Sounds like the makings of another Marvel buddy cop film except now its with demi-gods and monsters. More on the story below.

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