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Over the past 17 years Dan Hennah has had quite a career working as either the art director or production designer on most of Peter Jackson‘s films. Their memorable collaboration on “King Kong” as well as the “Lord of the Rings&…

Created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby, Thor first appeared in 1962’s comic Journey Into Mystery #83, a sci-fi anthology published by Marvel Comics. Based on the Norse deity of the same name, Thor is the God of Thunder and possesses Mjolnir, an enchanted hammer. A year later, Thor was included in The Avengers #1 as a founding member of the team, and the character has since appeared in every subsequent volume of the series. As a result, Thor has become one of Marvel’s most popular and enduring superheroes, featured in countless comics, animated series, video games, and live-action films. Played by Chris Hemsworth, Thor has appeared in five Marvel Cinematic Universe movies – including Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and a cameo at the end of Doctor Strange. His latest cinematic outing, Thor: Ragnarok, looks to set a new standard for not just the Thor series, but the rest of the MCU as …

BEVERLY HILLS – The review embargo for “Thor: Ragnarok” isn’t up yet, but if you’ve been following social media reactions its clear the breakout star is Tessa Thompson.  The 34-year-old actress is best known for her work i…

BEVERLY HILLS – The review embargo for “Thor: Ragnarok” isn’t up yet, but if you’ve been following social media reactions its clear the breakout star is Tessa Thompson.  The 34-year-old actress is best known for her work i…

In case you couldn’t hear the hooting, hollering and cheers all the way from San Diego, Comic Con took place over the weekend and fans were happily deluged with geek, fanboy, super hero and genre content. DC Films delivered some goods that impressed fans — a new “Justice League” trailer, news of a “Flash: Flashpoint” movie and more — but it was Marvel that once again stole the show according to every piece of social buzz you can imagine. Continue reading ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Poster Teases Captain America’s Nomad & More at The Playlist.

Here’s a semi-interesting twist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, its upcoming “Captain Marvel” film will be set in the 1990s essentially making it a prequel to every MCU film thus far beginning with “Iron Man” in 2007. The reasoning for this is unclear immediately, though fan theories are already sprouting, but at San Diego Comic Con yesterday several key details were revealed. Continue reading ‘Captain Marvel’s Pre ‘Iron Man’ Era & Villains Revealed at The Playlist.

ANAHEIM – Even after debuting live action “Lion King,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” behind-the-scenes reel Walt Disney Studios left a major surprise for the end of its D23 film presentation. Many assumed Marvel Studios would debut a new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” or potentially new footage from “Black Panther. Continue reading ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Footage Teases The Blockbuster To End All Blockbusters at The Playlist.

Why did Marvel Studios want to work with Sony to bring Spider-Man to the big screen (again)? Because imagine a DC Films Universe without Superman or Batman. Spider-Man is Marvel’s flagship character and to someone like Kevin Feige, having the webslinger in the universe was better than not having him in there at all (plus it sure doesn’t hurt movies like ‘Civil War’ and ‘Infinity War’ to have the character swinging into the collective action). Continue reading Ranking The Best ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Characters at The Playlist.

It’s been something of Playlist water cooler chatter of late: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” didn’t look great and many of us speculated that the super hero comic book movie could be Marvel’s first dud in ages— arguably since “The Incredible Hulk” which only made $263 million worldwide in 2008. But it’s sounds like we’ll be happily wrong and pleasantly surprised. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” screened last night for some critics and the teen drama/comedy/super hero movie seems to be garnering unanimous praise. Continue reading Early ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Reviews Forecast Another Marvel Hit at The Playlist.

You’ll remember when Chris Evans was first approached to play “Captain America” for Marvel, the star originally turned the role down. The reason? A six-film commitment and the trepidation of getting stuck in a franchise. “One of my biggest fears was that the movies were going to be good,” he told the English paper The Telegraph recently. “Because if things worked out, I’d have to do all six of them. Continue reading Chris Evans Says He Agreed To Star In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Because It “Wraps Everything Up” at The Playlist.