Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare’

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THRALL WORLD Big ‘THOR’ Update: Trailer Posted!! New Teaser Poster, Movie Stills, More

December 10, 2010

'THOR' Teaser Poster


Source: IMDB, Yahoo Movies

The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh and set for release on May 6th, 2011 ‘THOR’ stars; Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jane Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Stellan Skarsgård, Renee Russo, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Josh Dallas, Idris Elba, and Justin Chatwin.

THOR and ODIN in a scene from 'THOR'

CHRIS HEMSWORTH (THOR), ANTHONY HOPKINS (ODIN), and TOM HIDDLESTON (LOKI) in a scene from 'THOR'

ODIN's Throne Room in a scene from 'THOR'

CHRIS HEMSWORTH in a scene from 'THOR'


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‘THOR’ Movie Behind The Scenes Set Visit Posted – CHRIS HEMSWORTH, NATALIE PORTMAN, KENNETH BRANAGH Interviews

June 11, 2010

CHRIS HEMSWORTH as MARVEL's leading GOD OF THUNDER


Source: ETOnline.com



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‘THOR’ Movie Update: First Picture of CHRIS HEMSWORTH As MARVEL’s Leading GOD OF THUNDER Posted

April 30, 2010

CHRIS HEMSWORTH as MARVEL's leading GOD OF THUNDER


Source: IMDB, Yahoo! Movies

THOR has been filming for a few months now and the first official still from the movie with CHRIS HEMSWORTH as the Norse God Of Thunder has finally made it to the web – probably to help tease us further about one of the other big Marvel movies, ‘IRON MAN 2’, which is on deck for release next weekend.

‘THOR’ release date: May 6, 2011

The latest casting info:

Chris Hemsworth as Thor – the God of Thunder
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Natalie Portman as Thor’s human love interest – Jane Foster
Anthony Hopkins as Odin
Jaimie Alexander as Thor’s Asgardian love interest – Sif
Colm Feore as a yet to be revealed villian
Stellan Skarsgård as Professor Andrew Ford
Renee Russo as Frigga
Ray Stevenson as Volstagg
Tadanobu Asano as Hogun
Josh Dallas as Fandral
Idris Elba as Heimdall
Justin Chatwin as Balder

Plot snopsis: Partially disabled medical student Dr. Donald Blake discovers his heretofore unknown alter ego, the Norse warrior, Thor.


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RALPH FIENNES Directing And Starring In Modern Retelling Of Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS – Details, Set Photos, More

April 12, 2010

RALPH FIENNES


Source: 30Ninjas.com, IMDB

THRALL WORLD is always curious to hear about what RALPH FIENNES (THE ENGLISH PATIENT, SCHINDLER’S LIST, THE END OF THE AFFAIR, RED DRAGON, THE CONSTANT GARDENER, THE DUCHESS, CLASH OF THE TITANS)is up to and we always take great interest in anything involving SHAKESPEARE. Now comes news of a modern retelling of CORIOLANUS. Currently filming in Serbia this is the directorial debut for the immensely talented Fiennes.

RALPH FIENNES directs and stars in 'CORIOLANUS'

Plot synopsis: The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius. Coriolanus and Aufidius march on Rome intending to destroy the city. Volumnia appeals to her son. He tries to reject her but eventually breaks.

No release date yet. Gerard Butler (300), Brian Cox (KINGS, TROY, X-MEN 2, MANHUNTER), and Jessica Chastain will also star.

Read more HERE.

RALPH FIENNES directing a scene on the set of 'CORIOLANUS'

Other modern retellings of Shakespeare THRALL WORLD recommends:

Richard III (Ian McKellen, Annette Bening)
Hamlet (Ethan Hawke)
Titus (Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange)
O (Julia Stiles, Josh Hartnett)
Romeo + Juliet (Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes)

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‘THOR’ Update: Filming Has Begun – Release Date Moved Up, Casting Updates

January 14, 2010

THOR About Ready To Smash Some Face


Source: IMDB, ComingSoon.net

Marvel Studios has nabbed May 6, 2011 as the new release date for ‘THOR’ after the producers of ‘SPIDER-MAN 4’ opted to postpone fiming and reboot the entire SPIDER-MAN franchise.

THOR has begun filming and the latest casting info is:

Chris Hemsworth as Thor – the God of Thunder
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Natalie Portman as Thor’s human love interest – Jane Foster
Anthony Hopkins as Odin
Jaimie Alexander as Thor’s Asgardian love interest – Sif
Colm Feore as a yet to be revealed villian
Stellan Skarsgård as Professor Andrew Ford
Renee Russo as Frigga
Ray Stevenson as Volstagg
Tadanobu Asano as Hogun
Josh Dallas as Fandral
Idris Elba as Heimdall
Justin Chatwin as Balder

Plot snopsis: Partially disabled medical student Dr. Donald Blake discovers his heretofore unknown alter ego, the Norse warrior, Thor.

The addition of Ray Stevenson is an interesting cast addition – actually kind of funny if you’re familiar with the comic book. The character Volstagg could end up being a sort of comic insert in some scenes a la Gimli from the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

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‘THOR’ Casting Update: ANTHONY HOPKINS Is ODIN!

October 30, 2009

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ANTHONY HOPKINS


Source: ComingSoon.net

Anthony Hopkins has been cast as Norse god Odin in Marvel Studios’ Thor.

Read more HERE.

Odin is Thor’s father, the ruler of the Norse Gods, and one bad azz mamma jamma you don’t want to mess with.

Odin

ODIN

Other confirmed cast for the Kenneth Branagh directed THOR, which has a confirmed release date of May 20th, 2011, includes:

Chris Hemsworth as Thor – the God of Thunder
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Natalie Portman as Thor’s human love interest – Jane Foster
Jaimie Alexander as Thor’s Asgardian love interest – Sif
Colm Feore as a yet to be revealed villian
Stellan Skarsgård as a top-secret as yet unrevealed role

For more info on all of these casting updates click HERE.

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THRALL WORLD Rumor Of The Week: ROBERT DE NIRO, JUDE LAW Joining Cast Of THOR Movie??

October 18, 2009

THOR About Ready To Smash Some Face

THOR About Ready To Smash Some Face


Source: AintItCool.com

Another big rumor coming out of the Aint It Cool blog:

In an article in the German edition of Gentlemen’s Quarterly aka GQ, [Matthias Schweighöfer] states that he’s in the running for a role in Branagh’s THOR, but he also mentions that Jude Law and Robert DeNiro have joined the cast.

Read more HERE.

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‘THOR’ Casting Update: Stellan Skarsgård Joins Cast

October 5, 2009

STELLAN SKARSGARD

STELLAN SKARSGARD

STELLAN SKARSGARD as the Saxon King CERDIC in KING ARTHUR

STELLAN SKARSGARD as the Saxon King CERDIC in KING ARTHUR


Source: ComingSoon.net

Stellan Skarsgård is ready for a role in action movie “Thor.” Everything is still secret about the project and Skarsgård can not reveal what role he will play.

Read more HERE.

So far the Kenneth Branagh directed THOR has Chris Hemsworth as Thor – the God of Thunder, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Natalie Portman as Thor’s human love interest – Jane Foster, Jaimie Alexander as Thor’s Asgardian love interest – Sif, and Colm Feore and now Skarsgård as top-secret as yet unrevealed roles.

Skarsgård really is a spectacular and obvious choice for the movie. He was a major bad ass as the Saxon King Cerdic in the recent KING ARTHUR movie and would be great as any of the Norse Pantheon from the Marvel comic book.

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‘THOR’ Movie Casting Update: JAIMIE ALEXANDER Cast As SIF, COLM FEORE As An As Yet Unnamed Villian

September 23, 2009

JAIMIE ALEXANDER

JAIMIE ALEXANDER


Source: Hollywood Reporter

Jaimie Alexander and Colm Feore [24, CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA] are coming aboard the Marvel Studios adaptation of its comic book featuring the Norse god of thunder. Kenneth Branagh is directing.

Alexander and Feore join Chris Hemsworth, already cast as Thor; Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, the god of mischief who serves as the movie’s villain; and Natalie Portman is Thor’s human love, Jane Foster.

In Marvel’s epic fantasy, Alexander is playing Sif, a skilled Asgardian warrior who can hold her own against any man. She also is one of Thor’s loves.

Feore’s character is shrouded in mystery — the studio isn’t even sending the actors the script — though it is known to be a villain.

Read more HERE.

COLM FEORE As LORD MARSHALL In 'THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK' - will play an as yet unnamed villian in THOR movie

COLM FEORE As LORD MARSHALL In 'THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK' - will play an as yet unnamed villian in THOR movie



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‘THOR’ Movie Update: NATALIE PORTMAN Cast As JANE FOSTER

July 13, 2009

NATALIE PORTMAN

NATALIE PORTMAN


Source: ComingSoon.net

Marvel Studios announced today that Academy Award® nominated actress Natalie Portman has been cast to star as Jane Foster in the studio’s highly anticipated movie Thor. In the early “Thor” comics, Jane Foster was a nurse who became Thor’s first love. The character will be updated for the feature adaptation. Portman will star opposite Chris Hemsworth who will play Thor and Tom Hiddleston who will play the villain Loki. Kenneth Branagh will direct the film.

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce Thor. Principal photography for the film is set for early 2010. The film will be released in the US on May 20, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Read more HERE.

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