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Thor Ragnarok: New interviews, posters, artwork, infos and videos

Thor Ragnarok: New interviews, posters, artwork, infos and videos

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It’s #HelaWeen month so there are also many new contents from Thor Ragnarok. Enjoy!



Thor Ragnarok – Cate Blanchett : “Parfois j’avais l’impression d’être dans un jeu vidéo”


Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hugo Weaving, Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams, Robert Redford… On s’arrête là ? Avec Thor : Ragnarok, Cate Blanchett rejoint la longue liste des grands acteurs et actrices qui peuplent les films Marvel Studios. L’année dernière, en compagnie de quelques autres confrères, Première a pu rencontrer sur le tournage celle qui incarne, Hela, la déesse de la mort.

Qu’est-ce qu’une actrice oscarisée comme vous venait chercher sur un film Marvel Studios ?
Comme j’ai beaucoup travaillé au théâtre, j’ai un certain sens de l’événementiel. Et tous ces films sont des événements, je trouve ça très excitant. Ce qui plaît spécifiquement chez Marvel, c’est cette ironie. Ils se prennent au sérieux et en même temps il y a beaucoup d’autodérision. Une énergie un peu irrévérencieuse. C’est subversif, selon moi. Enfin… Potentiellement.

Mais qu’est-ce qui vous attirait au-delà de ça ? L’action ?
Putain, j’ai adoré ça. J’ai vraiment adoré ça. C’était fantastique, parce que parfois j’étais si déconnectée de ce que je faisais que j’avais l’impression d’être dans un jeu vidéo. J’ai pris l’action comme une façon d’en dire plus sur le personnage, de dépasser le simple mouvement. Quand vous embrassez quelqu’un à l’écran, il y a un million de façons de le faire. Et j’ai découvert qu’il y a un million de façons de mettre un coup de poing à quelqu’un (rire).

Et donc vous voilà, la première méchante de l’univers Marvel.
Effectivement, ça n’était jamais arrivé. Enfin une méchante ! J’étais très excitée quand Kevin Feige (NDLR : le patron de Marvel Studios) m’a pitché le film, j’ai tout de suite senti qu’il y avait le potentiel pour faire quelque chose de nouveau. Hela n’est pas connue du grand public et c’était l’opportunité de l’inventer au cinéma. C’est d’autant plus génial que Taika Waititi est le réalisateur. Un vrai marrant, mais également un type très irrévérencieux. Dans un film comme ça, il y a évidemment un scénario qui mène la danse, mais aussi beaucoup de temps pour les personnages entre chaque “grand” moment. Quand on travaille avec Taika et qu’on incarne une méchante, on peut jouer sur plein de nuances. Il régnait sur le tournage une ambiance très espiègle. Taika m’a impressionnée : on dirait qu’il ne ressent aucune pression malgré les enjeux énormes.

Ça vous étonne que Marvel commence tout juste à offrir ce genre de rôle à une femme ?
J’ai développé mon imaginaire autour de héros et d’anti-héros masculins. Mais à force, si c’est la seule option, on commence à s’ennuyer, les garçons comme les filles. S’il y a des femmes et des hommes, ça veut dire beaucoup plus de potentiel dramatique.

Vous avez potassé les comics et la mythologie nordique ?
Pas tellement la mythologie nordique mais je me suis plongée dans les comics. Je suis une actrice qui a besoin d’une référence visuelle pour incarner un personnage, peu importe le rôle. Mes gamins ont des anthologies DC et Marvel, avec les backstories des personnages, entre les années 30, 40, 50… On voit les super-héros évoluer, comme quand Captain America acquiert la capacité de résister aux effets de l’alcool (rire).

Avez-vous eu votre mot à dire sur l’aspect visuel de Hela ?
Je savais qu’il y avait beaucoup de marge de manoeuvre. Les illustrateurs avaient tous leur propre idée de ce à quoi elle devait ressembler. Il y avait quelques version d’Hela où elle ne portait pas grand-chose… On était carrément du côté Playboy, là ! Avec la maquilleuse, on a longuement échangé avec les gens des effets spéciaux pour trouver “notre” Hela.

Comment avez-vous appréhendé la motion capture ?
J’en avais déjà fait un peu par le passé. Andy Serkis a été un pionnier extraordinaire de cette technologie, sa performance est toujours visible entre les images de synthèse. Certaines personnes parlent des effets spéciaux et visuels comme s’ils étaient séparés du jeu d’acteur. Mais en fait c’est exactement comme de collaborer avec une doublure sur des scènes d’action. Le but, c’est de créer un personnage. C’est une discussion permanente avec les gens des effets spéciaux : parfois je fais quelque chose qui les inspire, et parfois c’est dans l’autre sens. C’est très collaboratif. C’est fini le temps où on jouait face à une balle de tennis sur un fond bleu. Le processus a beaucoup évolué et Taika insiste pour que les choses soient le plus réaliste possible. Je n’ai pas besoin de faire semblant, tout est là, dans le décor. C’est la synthèse parfaite entre ce que vous pouvez voir et ce que le réalisateur imagine. Un truc hybride.

via Premiere

SFX – December 2017



Karl Urban can’t stop gushing about “Thor: Ragnarok” costar Cate Blanchett, is all of us


In the ultimate example of stars being just like us, Karl Urban — Eomer in the Lord of the Rings films and Bones in the Star Trek movies — is just as amazed by actual goddess and Thor: Ragnarok costar Cate Blanchett as we all are.

And given that we’re completely obsessed, that’s saying a lot.
In fact, Blanchett — along with director Taika Waititi and the emotionally compelling script — was a major draw for Urban when signing on for Thor: Ragnarok, in which he plays Skurge, the Executioner, opposite Blanchett’s Hela, Goddess of Death.

“She was one of the main reasons that I decided to do this film,” Urban told HelloGiggles. “Practically all of my scenes were with her, and I just have so much love and respect for Cate and her professionalism, how she approaches the role.
“Just being part of the conversation leading up to it, discussing the characters and how they interacted and what their purpose was, it was just a wonderful process.”
You’d think working with a talent as great as Blanchett in such a twisted role could be a little intimidating.

I mean, even Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, basically said as much. But for Urban, it was quite the contrary.

“No, she’s lovely. I wasn’t intimidated at all,” he explained. That said, he did welcome a, um, return to her brighter look by production’s end. “I must say, it was wonderful to finally see her with blonde hair, as she had this black wig on the entire time. Literally, every time I’d see her for the entire six weeks we were shooting, she was in that character, in that mode.”

But that doesn’t mean that Urban and Blanchett didn’t bro out in between takes.
* You read that right, CATE BLANCHETT BROS OUT *

Marvel productions tend to bring out bromances (Science Bros, anyone?), and Urban explained that Thor: Ragnarok was no exception. “My bromance [on set] was with Cate. We had so much fun,” he said. And added that it was also a pleasure to work with Waititi, who kept a very fluid and creative set, with music constantly playing. “It seemed like the most un-work work environment that I’ve ever experienced.”

As for Blanchett’s character, Hela is Marvel’s first female villain and she’s as badass as they come — and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is equally kickass. Urban said of both, “There is great strength in both of their characters. Both of them have a wonderful swagger, they’re both strong, independent individuals, and I think that they just simply made the film better.”

via Hello Giggles

New HQ South Korean Poster inspired by Gim Hong-do’s classical “Sangbak” painting from the late 1700s.

New Artwork and Exhibition

Hero Complex Gallery and Fandango teamed up with Marvel Studios to celebrate Taika Waititi’s extravaganza, as forty artists helped to reforge Thor: Ragnarok into a beautiful art exhibition…

The exhibit is open at LA’s Hero Complex Gallery from October 20 through November 5, 11am-6pm, Wednesdays through Sundays. It’s free, but you’re encouraged to send an RSVP to info@HCGArt.com. For more information go to https://hcgart.com; also, some of the art will be available at the Fandango FanShop.

You can check out a few images from the exhibition down below:


By danmumforddraws


By Cameron Garland


By Khoa Ho

via io9.gizmodo.com

Also, Titan Publishing is publishing the “Thor: Ragnarok The Official Collector’s Edition”—celebrating the making of Marvel Studio’s hotly anticipated new movie, “Thor: Ragnarok“! From exclusive cast interviews to concept art.

On sale November 7 and available in US stores in both softcover and hardcover editions, Titan Publishing’s deluxe “Thor: Ragnarok The Official Collector’s Edition” will allow fans to go behind the scenes of Marvel Studios’ new far-out fantasy epic. Presenting unseen making-of photos, stunning concept art, secrets from the set, with star interviews including Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, and Mark Ruffalo.



The book is available for pre order at Amazon

via Marvel News

New image posted by director Taika Waititi

Cate Blanchett, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Anna Wintour co-host Evening Standard Awards on 3 Dec

Cate Blanchett, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Anna Wintour co-host Evening Standard Awards on 3 Dec

Hey everybody!

New event for Cate!

Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017: Cate Blanchett, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anna Wintour to co-host awards

Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will sprinkle stardust onto this year’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

The multi-award-winners will co-host the ceremony with this newspaper’s proprietor Evgeny Lebedev and American Vogue editor-in-chief Dame Anna Wintour on December 3.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, writer and star of the award-winning play and hit BBC television series Fleabag, will present the event.

Mr Lebedev said: “If all the world’s a stage, no city across that world matches London for the range, vibrancy and global reach of its theatre. Each year, our awards recognise and reward the effort, invention and scintillating talent that sustain this pre-eminence. After another spectacular year, it is my privilege and my pleasure to be co-hosting the event with Dame Anna Wintour.”

Dame Anna’s father Charles Wintour was a former editor of the Standard and was the driving force behind the awards’ inception in 1955. She said: “Co-hosting the Evening Standard Theatre Awards is an absolute highlight of my year, especially after such a brilliant season on the London stage.

“As my father once edited the Evening Standard and helped create these awards, I feel an especially deep personal connection to them. And what an honour it will be to share the stage with Cate, Lin-Manuel and Phoebe.”

Blanchett can be seen in Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto at the BFI London Film Festival on Sunday and will appear in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok later this month.

Miranda wrote the music, lyrics and book for Hamilton, the hit hip-hop musical in which he also starred, about one of America’s Founding Fathers. Hamilton has been the hottest ticket on Broadway, where it won 11 Tony awards. An unprecedented 100,000 fans pre-registered for tickets for the London run, which begins in December with the reopening of the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Waller-Bridge made the shortlist for most promising playwright at the 2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her bleak, honest comedy Fleabag. This year the television adaptation earned her a Bafta, for best female performance in a comedy.

She originally wrote the play for theatre company DryWrite, where she is joint artistic director. This year it produced a play at the Soho Theatre called Touch.

She will next be seen in the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie and is the show runner and writer on Killing Eve, an eight-part thriller which will be broadcast on BBC America next year.

The categories at the 63rd Evening Standard Theatre Awards, which has Michael Kors as its Platinum Partner, include the Natasha Richardson award for best actress in partnership with Christian Louboutin, best actor, best play in partnership with Hiscox, official arts partner of the Evening Standard, the Evening Standard Radio 2 audience award for best musical, the Milton Shulman award for best director, best design, the Charles Wintour award for most promising playwright, the emerging talent award, best musical performance and the Lebedev award.

The shortlist for the awards, also supported by the Really Useful Theatres Group, will be announced next month.

via Evening Standard

Cate Blanchett – Giorgio Armani Fashion Show Spring Summer 2018 #MFW 2017

Cate Blanchett – Giorgio Armani Fashion Show Spring Summer 2018 #MFW 2017

Earlier today, Cate attended the Giorgio Armani Women’s Fashion Show Spring-Summer 2018 during the Milan Fashion Week in Italy. Here are some photos and a video:








Cate Blanchett ,Timberlake and U2 join ‘Super School Live’ TV special

Cate Blanchett ,Timberlake and U2  join ‘Super School Live’ TV special

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Some amazing news! Read below!

LOS ANGELES
Justin Timberlake, U2, Cate Blanchett and Salma Hayek are joining an hour-long live television special about reinventing American high schools.

Organizers announced Thursday that Kelly Clarkson has also been added as a performer to the star-studded “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live ” show. It will air simultaneously on all four major broadcast networks Friday, Sept 8 at 8 p.m. Eastern and is tape-delayed on the West Coast.

More than five dozen celebrities including sports figures Marshawn Lynch and Chris Paul will appear on the show, which will be a mixture of live music, comedy sketches and documentary segments.

The special will highlight the efforts of the XQ Institute, which was co-founded by billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs and a former assistant education secretary in President Barack Obama’s administration.

via Charlotte Observer

Fore more information: xqsuperschool.org/live/

Cate Blanchett joins the jury of The Hope Prize in its second year

Cate Blanchett joins the jury of The Hope Prize in its second year

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Cate is back to judge the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s literary award. The Hope Prize, short story competition, is open for entries until January 31, 2018. Read more below.

BROTHERHOOD’S $10,000 HOPE PRIZE FOR WRITING RISES AGAIN

Cate Blanchett has joined a stellar cast of judges for a new round of the Hope Prize awarded to a short story exploring resilience amid poverty in Australia.

The writing competition is run by the national welfare group Brotherhood of St Laurence to challenge common stereotypes of what it means to be poor and disadvantaged in an otherwise prosperous country.

The Brotherhood has also signed up author Kate Grenville and former Governor General Quentin Bryce as judges. It will be a sequel for the trio who first came together to judge the inaugural Hope Prize for the welfare group in 2016.

Farah Farouque, from the Brotherhood, said using the medium of short stories, which could be based on fact or fiction, had proved to be a great way to reach new audiences.

”When we ran the competition for the first time we were overwhelmed by close to 1000 entries and the winning short stories were published in an anthology appropriately called ‘Hope’.”

“Through the Hope Prize we want to find evocative new voices and champions to explore social issues that deserve more focus.”

The competition is supported by philanthropy and the winning story story will be awarded $10,000.

In addition, two Women’s Writing Career Development Scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, will also be awarded.

For further information on how to enter and competition rules click here.

via Daily Review

What Cate Blanchett said about the first Hope Prize

“The finalists all revealed powerful perspectives on the world at large, and displayed unique, unpretentious and authentic voices.”

via Brotherhood of St Laurence

Sì is myself by Giorgio Armani: New Photos and Event Info

Sì is myself by Giorgio Armani: New Photos and Event Info

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We have added few more promotional photos from the new Sì campaign with Cate Blanchett and the official film for the new fragrance Sì Nacre Sparkling Limited Edition. Also, Harrods store (London) announced an event for Giorgio Armani Si Nacre Sparkle Launch. See all new content below!

via Daily Luxury

2017 film campaign – Sì is Myself

Source: www.armanibeauty.com/

Event at Harrods:

Beauty Heroes: Giorgio Armani Si Nacre Sparkle Launch
28 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

GIORGIO ARMANI: THE COLOUR HALL, GROUND FLOOR

To celebrate the launch of Giorgio Armani’s new limited-edition fragrance, Si Nacre Sparkling Edition, customers will be able to book a complimentary makeover in-store. Choosing from three Armani Sparkle looks, they will also be able to experience the fragrance, which is available exclusively at Harrods.
This offer will be available from Thursday 28th September to Saturday 30th September, with appointments taking place at the Giorgio Armani counter in The Colour Hall, Ground Floor.

Source: www.harrods.com/en-gb/events

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