New Details and Image for THOR: THE DARK WORLD plus an Update on ANT-MAN

Posted May 2, 2013 by Rick in Movie News

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Iron Man 3 opens this weekend!  In 6 months we get to see Thor: The Dark World so we must get as much information as possible to keep us updated.  The sequel has Chris Hemsworth‘s character, Thor, reuniting with Natalie Portman‘s character, Jane Foster.  Trouble rises when Christopher Eccleston‘s character, Malekith, threatens Thor and Jane along with his dark elves.  The new director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) takes the action off of Earth and throws it into the mystical realms that will result in a successful film.

Kevin Feige (Marvel’s President of Production) did an interview talking about the Asgardian’s upcoming adventure and also gives his opinion on Edgar Wright‘s Ant Man.  The film also stars Tom HiddlestonStellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins.  Thor: The Dark World opens in 3D on November 8th. 

Here’s the new image:

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Feige says that Thor, like Tony Stark, has been impacted by the events of The Avengers, especially the relationship between him and Loki.  Feige also talks about how Taylor is designing the theme and mood of the sequel:

“Alan is bringing a grittier, more visceral, more textured patina to the designs of the worlds, and to Asgard in particular,” Feige says. “It’s less to chase either Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings — because you’re not going to catch up. But part of the fun of Thor over the other characters is he doesn’t have to stay on Earth. We visit a few of the other realms in this new movie.”

Feige spoke about the current status of Ant-Man and he says the test-footage that played at ComicCon has helped give the fans a better mindset of what to expect from the movie.  Also, shooting is set to begin next year, but they might have their Ant-Man by the end of 2013:

“We’ve talked about various names over the past eight years but as you can imagine they keep changing as time goes by,” says Feige. “But towards the end of this year, we’ll buckle down and start casting and start refining the script, which is great and which is very Edgar. He has done a great job being incredibly true to the comics but is putting his own spin on it, so we’ll be drawing on multiple mythologies for this one.”

 

Ant-Man is set for November 6, 2015.