Thor: The Dark World actor Christopher Eccleston criticizes Marvel Studios for not informing him of the grueling demands of his role as Malekith the Accursed before he signed-on. The actor was particularly irked about the long makeup process that needed to be done in order to get into his character as the movie’s big bad.
Early box office projections for Thor: Ragnarok put the film on track to easily enjoy the Thor franchise’s best opening weekend yet. Marvel Studios is changing things up for the third installment in the Thor movie series. They’re moving away from the Shakespearean approach of the previous films and moving completely into the cosmic realms that Thor is meant to roam. To do this, director Taika Waititi joined the project to further differentiate Ragnarok‘s look and tone from the previous films… and he was also given the franchise’s best cast, too.
Scarlett Johansson has teased an Avengers: Infinity War scene featuring 32 different characters. Since Marvel Studios announced Infinity War, various individuals involved have spoken about the scale of the film, with directors Joe and Anthony Russo teasing 67 characters at one point, and Kevin Feige describing the film as the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel Studios appears to have another major motion picture blockbuster success on their hands as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 makes its way to the top of the box office for the second Friday in a row. After garnering a grand total of over $500 million in ticket sales during its first week in theaters, the latest franchise installment in the overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe is on track to exceed and surpass all expectations from die-hard fans and general moviegoers alike.
Marvel Studios has given nearly a decade’s worth of superhero films and it still seems that they are just getting things started. Now in the midst of their third cycle, or ‘phase 3’ of the ongoing story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe their latest efforts are proving to be some of their best works so far. With that in mind, Marvel Studios invited a select group of journalists to their open house to give a glimpse of what adventure awaits movie fans in the near future.