Cate Blanchett looks gorgeous while greeting the crowd on stage at a screening of Carol on Friday (January 22) at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Japan.
The 46-year-old actress will be playing a villainous character in the upcoming movie Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in Chris Hemsworth‘s Marvel franchise, and new details about the character have been revealed.
Cate will play “Hela, the Marvel comic book character who is the ruler of Hel and the realm of Niflheim,” according to Geek.com. It was also reported that her character will be in cahoots with Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki.
It’s official: Ryan Coogler will direct Marvel’s upcoming action film Black Panther!
“We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family,” producer Kevin Feige said. “The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films easily made him our top choice to direct ‘Black Panther.’ Many fans have waited a long time to see Black Panther in his own film, and with Ryan we know we’ve found the perfect director to bring T’Challa’s story to life.”
Ryan directed the hit films Creed and Fruitvale Station.
Chadwick Boseman will star in the movie, set to hit theaters on February 16, 2018.
Joss Whedon has revealed he has cut ties with the Marvel world in a new video interview.
“I sort of had my finger in all of the films in the second phase but then I just had to concentrate only on Ultron and sort of know that when it was done, I was just going to stop. So I made a completely clean break — not because we had a falling out, just because if I was still there going, ‘Well, here are my thoughts on this film,’ I’d be there every day,” the 51-year-old writer/director said during a talk with the Oxford Union.
“It’s important to me, not just to have my own thing and do something smaller, but also to create a new challenge for myself because I will start to repeat myself,” Joss continued. “I think Steven Soderbergh during one of his ‘I’m retiring’ moments said, ‘I’m finding the same solutions for problems. I found myself in the same way. I need to increase my vocabulary because I’m now at a place where enough people know what I do and I’ve done it enough where I could just sort of vaguely do that, and that is how you become old and obsolete. As an artist … I need to make it harder for myself, so I’m working on a few personal projects that I can’t describe. But I can tell you that they’re really hard, and I’m totally failing, and it feels great.”
Joss has been heavily involved in the Marvel world. He wrote and directed Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He also created Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Benedict Cumberbatch poses in costume in this early sneak peek of the title character in his upcoming Marvel movie Doctor Strange.
The 39-year-old actor is featured on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly double issue giving fans a first look at new movies to come.
Benedict‘s photo shoot for this cover pic was one of his first times getting into costume as the character.
“I’m still in the infancy of learning all that,” Benedict said. “It was like, okay, I’ve got to keep throwing these poses, these spells, these rune-casting things, everything he does physically. I’m thinking, there’s going to be a huge amount of speculation and intrigue over the positioning of that finger as opposed to it being there, or there. And I’m still working on that. We haven’t played any of those scenes yet. I felt really self-conscious. But, then, by the end, it was great. It’s like anything, you just have to experiment.”
The mag takes you behind the scenes of the Marvel feature and explores the characters and some of the biggest scenes in the upcoming movie.
“In most of the movies, there’s no question who we should be siding with,” Chris said. “We all agree Nazis are bad, aliens from space are bad. But this movie’s the first time where you really have two points of view. It becomes a question of morality and I don’t think [Cap] has ever been so uncertain with what right and wrong is.”
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