Marvel’s Phase four is already underway and Taika Waititi will direct the fourth Thor movie titled, Thor: Love and Thunder.
Waititi promises that it will be bigger and better than Thor: Ragnarok. Waititi’s Thor is my favorite out of all the movies about the God of Thunder. It shows the characters in a different way, it’s absolutely hilarious and has a flare that only Waititi can bring to a film.
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In the fourth film a lot of the cast will be returning. Waititi will reprise his role as fan favorite, Korg, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. There is also speculation that she will follow a story line from the comics and become Mighty Thor.
The movie won’t be out until 2021 but my anticipation is through the roof.
Kit Harington may be done with his role as Jon Snow but he isn’t taking a break from working anytime soon. The actor will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as revealed as Disney Expo this weekend. In addition to some major announcements, it was revealed that Kit Harington has joined the cast for Marvel’s upcoming Eternals film, which is slotted for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4. Rumors of Harington’s enjoyment were propagating for sometime but it was confirmed when Harrington joined his fellow cast and crew on stage August 24th.
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Kit Harington has been announced to play the role of Dane Whitman, better known as the Black Knight in the comics. The character is a swashbuckling swordsman, with the title and role passed down through the generations since Arthurian time. Each Knight is different but each wields the Ebony Blade, a magic sword that was forged by Merlin himself. Dane Whitman became one of the Avengers, fighting alongside Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America against the world’s greatest threats. The Black Knight doesn’t have much relation to the Eternals, so its likely his origin will be tweaked to better fit the cosmic nature of the characters. Still, we’re sure the MCU will stay true to the character and showcase his knightly visage in all his glory.
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Other Game of Thrones actors are joining the Eternals cast, including Richard Madden announced in the role of Icarus, alongside Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani. Harington has not commented on his role yet, nor as Marvel given away many plot details but based on the source material and the cosmic nature of the MCU, we expect it to be a big superhero epic.
Are you excited to see Kit again on the big screen? How about the Eternals themselves? Tell us in the comments!
A new trailer for the much anticipated final segment of Disney’s Star Wars trilogy has arrived. The footage was first screened as Disney Expo over the weekend before being released to the general public. And holy moly, this new trailer is packed with goodies. But before we precede, there is a POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING. Many fans like to avoid trailers as they risk being spoiled and this new Ep 9 trailer is no different. So if you don’t want to risk being spoiled before the film’s release, turn back now.
Okay here we go.
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The trailer begins with a clip show of all the previous films in the saga and their iconic moments. Luke staring at the Binary Sunset on Tatooine, the Battle of Hoth, Darth Vader revealing to Luke he’s his father, Han and Leia’s kiss, Darth Maul igniting his double lightsaber, Emperor Palpatine assuming control over the Old Republic, Rey and Kylo Ren’s first duel, and the Battle of Crait. Its a nice mashup of the entire series and showcases that this film is meant to be the final cap on the saga.
Afterwards, the new footage truly begins with glimpses of our favorites: Rey, Poe, Finn, and Chewie, standing over a town in the desert that appears to be celebrating a festival of sorts. We also get a glimpse of Leia, which brought tears to our eyes as the memory of Carrie Fisher’s passing still stands strong.
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Intriguing glimpses of footage truly begin in earnest after. A fleet of Rebel ships, with models of starship from the original trilogy, emerge from hyperspace. This footage is backed up with a HUGE fleet of Star Destroyers, also from the original trilogy, flying through what appears to be a dark cloud. Lightning flashes through the scene, revealing there’s positively hundreds of Imperial ships coming to attack. Although he isn’t shown, its clearly implied this is the work of the Emperor, who is set to return with a vengeance after his supposed death in Return of the Jedi.
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The footage continues with a glimpse of C3PO and he looks absolutely menacing. Our favorite gold robot lurches toward the camera, his eyes glowing red. Has he gone bad? This is shortly followed by a huge red energy beam carving through a planet, making it clear we might be getting another planet killing weapon, perhaps even bigger than the Death Star or Starkiller Base.
Next, we see how Rey has evolved with the Force. Like Thor, she tosses her lightsaber through a forest, the lightsaber spinning and slicing trees to ribbons before she recalls it to her hand. This will serve her well, as the trailer also showcases her throwing down with Kylo Ren. The two are dueling atop an enormous chunk of metal in a raging sea, viciously fighting sword to sword as the waves crash around them. We are HYPED for this fight and with Rey’s increased Force powers, its surely to be a longer duel than the one in The Force Awakens.
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But the biggest reveal of all is where the spoilers come in. At the end of the footage, Rey is revealed and much like C3PO, she’s not herself. She’s wearing a black robe, echoing the sinister Emperor, and is holding a folded up lightsaber with two crackling blades. With a flick of her wrist, the lightsaber unfolds into a double-bladed variant just like Darth Maul. Rey looks like she’s going full Sith and lends credence that she could go bad in the final chapter. But we’ll have to see.
The Rise of Skywalker explodes into cinemas on December 20th, 2019. Are you hyped? Does this footage have you excited? And what do you think of Dark Rey? Let us know in the comments!
Natalie Portman will be making a return to the MCU’s Thor franchise, but in a different role. She is known for portraying the character Jane Foster in the movies Avengers: Endgame (2019, Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Thor (2011). She did not appear in the 2017 movie Thor: Ragnarok. On Saturday, Marvel announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego that Portman would play the role of a female Thor in the fourth instalment of the franchise, titled Thor: Love and Thunder.
The movie will be directed by Taika Waititi, and will also star Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.
Marvel also announced various other movie projects at its Comic-Con panel on Saturday, including the “Black Widow,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Eternals,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” and a reboot of “Blade,” starring Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali.
The new set of films brings a fresh, new light to the world of Marvel movies, now placing more emphasis on women and people of color. Thor: Love and Thunder is set to release on November of 2021.
The post-Endgame MCU is looking better and better with the recent announcement that Taika Waititi will return direct Thor 4 for Marvel Studios. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report that the director will return to the MCU to write and direct the thunder god’s next adventure.
Unfortunately, this also means that Waititi’s adaptation of Akira will be put on hold. The live action adaptation of the popular anime was set to begin production soon, but rumors were circulating that issues with the script were delaying production.
Now, it looks like the project has been put on hold indefinitely until Waititi is done with the latest entry in the Thor franchise.
There is still no official announcement about the fourth Thor film from Marvel Studios or any other projects within the MCU (with the exception of a Black Widow) film, but with Comic-Con coming up, we should expect some more news on both films in the coming weeks.
Are you excited for Thor 4? Are you upset about the Akira adaptation?