XQ Super School Live: Video and Screencaptures

XQ Super School Live: Video and Screencaptures

Good evening! Cate was part of the XQ Super School Live aired yesterday on several channels. She is was in the “I Wish I Learned…” segment starting at minute 32:00. More info here

Thor Ragnarok – New poster + Australian promotional events

Thor Ragnarok – New poster + Australian promotional events

Hello fans! IMAX released a new poster for Thor: Ragnarok,

and we have news of two promotionals events in Australia: a preview on October 13 at the Event Cinemas (Robina, Queensland) where the movie was shot, and the Australian premiere in Sydney on October 15, where the movie stars are expected to attend.
via Sunshine Cost Daily

An all-cast signed playbill of The Present to be auctioned off for charity

An all-cast signed playbill of The Present to be auctioned off for charity

Good evening! The 31st Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is three weeks away but you can already start bidding to get an all-cast signed playbill of The Present. The donation is to support the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, more info (and the full list of items) here

Thor Ragnarok: new details on Hela

Thor Ragnarok: new details on Hela

New info!! Watch the video at Comicbook.com!

Hela Is A Mix Of The Classic Character and Gorr The God Butcher In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
Cate Blanchett will play Hela in the character’s live-action debut in Thor: Ragnarok, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Hela isn’t exactly the same Hela that has appeared in the Marvel Comics universe.

Instead, the Hela of Thor: Ragnarok is a kind of composite of the classic Hela and a much more modern Thor villain.

“A lot of the design of Hela is a combination of the early Jack Kirby stuff but also…especially his power set, the villain Gorr, who has a very specific power set of being able to manifest an infinite number of weapons,” executive producer Brad Winderbaum said during a press visit to the set of Thor: Ragnarok in Australia.

Gorr the God-Butcher is a character created by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic in the pages of Thor: God of Thunder. Gorr was a mortal alien who came into possession of a powerful weapon called All-Black the Necrosword.

As Winderbaum mentions, All-Black is capable of manifesting itself into various shapes which Gorr then uses to commit serial deicide across the universe. The weapon even allows Gorr to spawn his own minions.

By grafting Gorr’s powers onto Hela, the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the character remains incredibly powerful, but her powers become somewhat more defined.

“We are doing a version of that, not exactly, but a version of that for Hela in our movie,” Winderbaum explains, “because in the books Hela can kind of touch people and they die and sometimes she can do all sorts of different things and we really tried to specify and narrow it into very specific skill sets.”

That sounds like the kind of power it would take to challenge Thor and his new band of allies.

Manifesto opens in Switzerland and Greece today

Manifesto opens in Switzerland and Greece today

Good evening! We discovered this afternoon that Manifesto is opening today in two more countries: Switzerland and Greece (new poster below).

The movie keeps touring film festivals: it’s scheduled for the 30th Helsinki International Film Festival (Finland, September 14-24) on September 18 [many thanks to Outi for the news]; for the Bergen International Film Festival (Norway, September 26 – October 4) and the Milwaukee Festival (USA) with three screenings on October 2, 4 and 9.
The movie will be screened again in New York at the HASS-School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences on September 20.

New Thor: Ragnarok Promo Art and Posters!

New Thor: Ragnarok Promo Art and Posters!

New article, promo images and posters from Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok!
We have added a calendar filled with thumbnails of heroes and villains plus three Thor: Ragnarok posters to the gallery. Enjoy!

Via Extra Movie

Character Poster

Via Screen Rant

The motion poster

HQ Textless Posters

Via Comic Book Movie

Thor: Ragnarok Brings Marvel’s Best Movie Villain

The Marvel movies may not be famous for complicated villains – but Thor: Ragnarok is looking to break that tradition. It doesn’t hurt that director Taika Waititi has called upon the talents of Cate Blanchett to bring Ragnarok‘s villain, Hela, to life.
We got the chance to talk Hela with Hemsworth on the set of Thor: Ragnarok, the breath of fresh air Blanchett brings to Marvel villainy was one of the most promising topics of discussion.
Cate Blanchett is just the latest Oscar winner to give an Avenger Hell (literally), so it’s no surprise to hear Hemsworth heaping praise on her performance.
But aside from her excellence both on-camera and off, Hemsworth also teases the unexpected lesson in villainy that Blanchett taught both him and co-star Tom Hiddleston when she arrived on set:

I’m in love with Cate. And, you know, my wife is too so I can say that [laughter]. She’s just, you know, insanely funny and smart and talented. Sort of too good to be true. You know, like what’s the catch?

When she came on set– Tom was talking about this yesterday, we were talking about villains. What could people do different, and so on, and what have you seen? I remember thinking ‘I wonder what she’s going to do.’ And I sort of had an image in my head, and she came on and I thought ‘Oh wow, okay. That’s what you do if you’re Cate Blanchett.’ And that’s why she is who she is.

Despite the excitement for Ragnarok‘s rock and roll attitude in trailers, and the downright psychedelic Ragnarok posters, little has been revealed of Hela’s own personality and motivations. Blanchett has revealed which scene with Thor convinced her to sign on, but aside from some unforgettable shots of her in full, ceremonial costume, Hela remains a mystery.

We can vouch for Hemsworth’s description after seeing Blanchett’s performance for ourselves. Hela’s regal costume and identity as ‘Queen of Death’ in the comics may suggest a typical, ominous, distinctly Asgardian villain – but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Blanchett’s villain is one who seems to enjoy herself at every turn, playing with her victims, and taking amusement in her enemies’ attempts to stop her. But even if she looks like a mix of a Lord of the Rings character crossed with The Joker, she’s after more than just destruction.

Hemsworth isn’t willing to give up any specific details or plot twists that shape Hela’s story (fans can put their own theories together based on the trailers), but he calls out past movie villains as the kind of one-note, simple evil that Ragnarok is looking to avoid:

When villains are just bad, you’re like ‘Yeah okay cool, but it’s boring.’ But she has worked really hard. At the start of the film, or sort of pre-production, I was saying ‘Yeah, but what does she really want?’ What is it that Cate can kind of relate to here and say ‘Oh okay, I get what she is and her frustration, what’s driving her’… It’s so far from anything I’ve seen before, and as intimidating and scary as it is interesting. And you have an empathetic view, or feeling toward her a lot of the time from what she’s doing. You go ‘Ahh… she’s got a point maybe’ [laughs]. And then you’ve got to remind yourself ‘No, she’s trying to kill us all.

These days, no matter how respected the actor or actress, selling a shared universe villain as “the best yet” is hard to take as anything beyond marketing buzz. But Waititi seems convinced that Blanchett’s ‘Queen of Death’ is the most interesting antagonist that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has produced. For reason we mentioned before, that’s not as difficult a title to claim as you might expect. Still, we’ll let the director make the case himself:

Cate is the first female villain and if I’m honest, for me, the most interesting villain that [Marvel has] had. Because she’s multidimensional. She’s layered. She’s troubled. She’s really funny. And you know, it’s not just like ‘[evil laugh] Now if I can finally get the thing, then this will happen!’ There’s a little bit of that, but there’s so many other things going on for her. So I think it’s going to be really satisfying for people. And she’s amazing. That her character, you know, she is very tough. Amazing powers.

She is Hela, and she wears the cowl, and she has the antlers, and she looks amazing in the concept art and stuff. Thor in the films has never fought anyone tougher than this lady.

Full article available on ScreenRant

Tickets for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ are now on sale!

The highly anticipated Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” opens in U.S. theaters November 3, but you can get your tickets for opening weekend wherever tickets are sold now!

Stay tuned for even more action in the coming days and weeks!

via Marvel

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