Interview: THOR star Chris Hemsworth wields the Hammer of Marvel’s God of Thunder

Chris Hemsworth in THOR | ©2011 Marvel/Paramount

As Marvel’s comic book heroes assemble for the ensemble AVENGERS movie next summer, this summer we get the origins and first movies for Thor and Captain America (THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, respectively). Of course, bringing these heroes to life all starts in the casting with somewhat newbie British newcomer Chris Hemsworth takes on the mantle of the Asgardian God Thor who is banished to earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). It’s a role Hemsworth had a blast with – not only playing in the Shakespearean fantasy world of Asgard, but also getting a chance to play […]Read On »

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Breaking News: THOR actor Chris Hemsworth is thrilled to be in the new Marvel movie

Chris Hemsworth in THOR | ©2011 Paramount Pictures/Marvel

At today’s press conference for THOR, newcomer Chris Hemsworth, who plays the mighty title character from the Marvel comics, revealed that the only pressures he put on himself with the film was to make it great. “The pressures of any film is to do a great performance and make a great film,” says Hemsworth. “So far, we’re getting great feedback and a great response to it. Whatever comes now, it keeps me working and that’s the focus. A year and half ago I was banging on doors trying to get an audition and to be working and here is incredibly […]Read On »

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Breaking News: The new Syfy series ALPHAS is the flipside to the superhero team

Malik YOrba, Azita Ghanizada and David Strathairn in ALPHAS - Season 1 |©2011 Syfy/Ken Woroner

With movies and TV fascinated with superheroes, it’s about time someone looked at the other side of being superhuman – namely the human side of things. That’s what the new Syfy series ALPHAS (debuting in July) hopes to accomplish. Created by X-MEN and THE AVENGERS scribe Zak Penn and Michael Karnow, the series follows five ordinary people who end up forming an extraordinary team helping out the Department of Defense. “I think superheroes have a lot of trouble on TV in general,” admits Penn while speaking today at NBC’s Summer Press Day 2011 in Pasadena, CA. “This show, from its […]Read On »

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First Look: New THOR IMAX poster is here

THOR - IMAX poster | ©2011 Marvel Studios/Paramount

It’s a little over one month away before Marvel Studios latest comic book adaptation THOR hits theater screens on May 6 and the latest reveal is the brand new IMAX poster. You can check it out below. THOR stars Chris Hemingsworth as the God of Thunder and Natalie Portman as his love interest. This begins the one-two superhero punch of Marvel big screen characters this summer which follows in July with CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. CLICK HERE for more CAPTAIN AMERICA news, trailers and interviews CLICK HERE for more THOR news, trailers and interviews  

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Breaking News: DAREDEVIL rebooted by ECLIPSE director David Slade

DAREDEVIL comic book | ©Marvel Comics

VARIETY is reporting that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE director David Slade will be directing the new DAREDEVIL reboot for 20th Century Fox. The previous Marvel Comics film adaptation came out in 2003 and starred Ben Affleck. It didn’t do particularly well at the boxoffice, so a reboot seems perfectly logical. Stay tuned for the expected parade of actors vying for the role of the blind lawyer turned superhero. Source: Variety

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Exclusive: Broadway vet gives take on SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK controversy

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Broadway poster

This Friday, actor Kevin Cahoon stars in the new Disney CGI animated films MARS NEEDS MOMS as the Martian sidekick Wingnut. However, Cahoon is also known for his Broadway work, including his work with Julie Taymor on THE LION KING musical. Naturally, we couldn’t resist asking him his take on Taymor’s latest Broadway effort SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, which has had its fair share of controversy, accidents, unhappy actors – and all of this in the preview stage. Here’s what Cahoon had to say … ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve worked with Julie Taymor before on THE LION KING musical, what […]Read On »

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New THOR poster revealed

THOR - teaser poster 2 | ©2011 Paramount/Marvel

First Paramount released new stills from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, and now they’ve released two posters for the new THOR movie from Marvel Studios hitting theaters May 6 which stars Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, Natalie Portman as his love interest and Anthony Hopkins as a his Daddy. Check out the stills below. CLICK HERE for more CAPTAIN AMERICA news, trailers and interviews CLICK HERE for more THOR news, trailers and interviews

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Breaking News (and a new Spidey Photo): And the new title of the SPIDER-MAN reboot is … THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Andrew Garfield is Spider-Man in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN | ©2011 Sony Pictures/Marvel

It’s taken some time, but the title of SPIDER-MAN 4 aka the SPIDER-MAN reboot movie is finally here and it is … THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. That’s not surprising, considering the title is also shared with one of the longest running SPIDER-MAN comic book series. Also released is a photo of Garfield in full costume  – hopefully to quell fears that the behind-the-scenes footage of the Spidey-costume will look better when properly lit (it does). THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN opens July 3, 2012 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. […]Read On »

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Fresh Clip: Watch the X-MEN: FIRST CLASS teaser trailer

X-MEN - FIRST CLASS teaser poster | ©2011 20th Century Fox/Marvel

It’s finally here – the first look trailer for this summer’s X-MEN prequel movie X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. It’s directed by KICK-ASS helmer Matthew Vaughn and it well, looks kick-as. It arrives in theaters on June 3. CLICK HERE for ASSIGNMENT X’s interview with X-MEN star Jennifer Lawrence

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