Malekith the Accursed is the big- bad villain in “Thor: The Dark World,” and is being played by Christopher Eccleston. Malekith has a host of Dark Elves with which he uses to go to war with Thor and the Asgardians. Malekith is a pretty cool villain, and he’s a great choice for the second “Thor” movie because it helps extend the fantasy side of the Marvel Universe. Click on either image to enlarge.
Photos courtesy MTV.
Alright, look: Eddie Murphy is one of the funniest men on the planet. OK, so he’s taken a serious backseat to his hardcore comedic roots in favor for family-friendly cinema like “Daddy Day Care” and “The Haunted Mansion,” but the man is still hilarious. And I think, with the right script in his hands, he can totally make a comeback. Heck, I was even excited when a rumor sprung up that there would be a new “Beverly Hills Cop” movie coming soon. I was, for lack of a better term, stoked.
But today, thanks to Deadline, we learn that it’s not a movie, but a TV show… And that Murphy won’t be the lead. The lead will be Foley’s son, Aaron, played by “Tropic Thunder” star Brandon T. Jackson.
There’s a person on Twitter who guys by the name Roger Wardell. No one’s sure exactly who he is, but he always has credible inside information on what’s going on with Marvel movies. In the past he’s hinted at Dr. Strange having a cameo in “Thor: The Dark World,” and just yesterday Wardell tweeted this:
Inside News: When Stephanie Szostak’s role is for Iron Man 3 is announced, fans will go crazy.
— Roger Wardell (@RogerWardell) November 12, 2012
Which leads me to believe Szostak will be playing the heroine known as the Wasp. Although there are a number of villains she should play (most notably Madame Masque), I just have a feeling Marvel would rather have a second female hero to go alongside Black Widow than have another villain for Iron Man and/or the Avengers to deal with.
And here it is, with thoughts after the jump.
Simon Philips, President of Marvel Ent. International and Consumer Products, spilled the beans at a recent conference in Brazil, saying Pepper Potts will don her own Iron Man armor. This information is from Comic Book Movie, so head there for their thoughts.
My thoughts? Awesome. Potts suits up in the comic book for a short time, and it was a fun storyline. We’ll see how it does on the big screen.
UPDATE: LucasFilm confirmed tonight that Michael Arndt is, indeed, writing the screenplay for the seventh “Star Wars” movie. From StarWars.com:
As pre-production of Star Wars: Episode VII begins, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film. As revealed in the ongoing video series posted here on StarWars.com, Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas have begun story conferences with Arndt. Arndt won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay for writing Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing Toy Story 3 (2010).
From Nov. 8:
Word on the street is that the guy in the lead to write the screenplay for “Star Wars: Episode VII” is Michael Arndt, the man responsible for “Toy Story 3′s” Oscar-nominated screenplay. Vulture dropped the news first, citing anonymous sources. More after the jump.
You might not know, but “The Hobbit” is a special movie because of the way it was filmed. And that uniqueness will impact how you see it in theaters. Problem is, not many people are aware of what high frame rate is (I’ll explain it in a second) and how it will likely bug the heck out of you as you watch.
Han Solo is as important to the “Star Wars” saga as bread is to the sandwich. I often argue one of the reasons the prequel trilogy didn’t fare so well with fans is because it lacked a Solo-type character. Han Solo is just the absolute best scoundrel in the history of film. So, if Disney plans to make more movies involving the original trilogy’s Big 3, then they have to get Harrison Ford on board. According to an exclusive with Entertainment Weekly, Ford would be interested if the right stars align.
Collider just posted a jucy rumor about who could be directing the seventh episode of the “Star Wars” franchise: Matthew Vaughn, who also directed “X-Man: First Class,” “Stardust” and “Kick-Ass.”