Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe saw Thor as a complete fish-out-of-water. The film, which was directed by Kenneth Branagh, can be considered the funniest of the Phase One. However, the sequel to the character’s solo franchise lived up to its title by taking a dark turn in Thor: The Dark World. The film still maintain its more fantastical aspects, but it was a little strange not to see Thor react strangely to human customs. And it seems that film star Chris Hemsworth agrees. Whether or not people would have been tired of that trope or if Marvel purposefully wanted The Dark World to lack humor is not clear. But what is clear is that some of the cast wants to bring the funny back.
In a new interview, the actor talks about how Thor: Ragnarok could use a “little dose” of Guardians of the Galaxy to bring back the humor and comedy that the first film was known for. Check out Hemsworth’s full comments on what he liked to see in the Thor sequel below.
In the world of superheroes DC Comics owns the animated film space with such successes as Superman/Batman Public Enemies and the recent All-Star Superman animated feature. Marvel’s previous attempts at animated feature films, such as the Avengers movies and the Iron Man film, have not been so successful. Marvel has however owned the more lucrative live-action feature film space, so who’s laughing?
Well Marvel isn’t ready to give up yet! They’ve teamed with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to release a new animated feature: Thor: Tales of Asgard on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download, On Demand, and via Carrier Pigeon (well ok nix the bird idea) on May 17, 2011.
Wolverine and the X-Men: Revelations and The Final Crisis Trilogy wraps up the popular Nickelodeon series from Craig Kyle and Greg Johnson (creators of X-Men: Evolution). After a surprise attack on the Xavier School, The X-Men team is left in pieces. Professor X, the team’s leader and mentor is in a coma and Jean Grey is presumed dead, sending Cyclops into a tailspin. With the team unofficially disbanded, it is up to Wolverine to pick up the pieces and bring the team back together.
These two DVDs tie up all the plot threads left dangling from the series, answering all the important burning questions. Who really attacked the X-Men? Will Professor X finally escape the future and return to his body in the past? Is Jean Grey alive? Does Wolverine have a chance to save the Earth from an apocalyptic future, where all man and mutant kind are exterminated? All these questions are addressed and more, plus there are more mutant appearances than you can shake a stick at. Everyone from Magneto, Gambit, and Scarlet Witch to the Hellfire Club are all present, along Cyclops, Storm, and everyone’s favorite Canuck, Wolverine.