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Opening: “Thor: Ragnarok” in Theaters Everywhere (11/3/2017)

While it is sad to report that no brand-new first issues would be heading our way from Marvel Comics this month, I can say with some authority that the “Marvel Legacy” initiative is hitting the racks in a full steam ahead fashion and a score of titles are bringing you into the action in the comforts of home. This post however is one that is designed at getting you outside and over to the nearest theater with a viewing because “Thor: Ragnarok” opens today. Below you can find the official theatrical poster along with the premise and casting. I’ll return with a brief closing editorial thought.

The Premise:
After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor, held captive on the planet Sakaar without his hammer, must win a gladiatorial duel against an old friend — the Hulk — in order to return to Asgard in time to stop the villainous Hela and the impending Ragnarök, the doom of the Asgardian civilization.

The Cast:
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Cate Blanchett as Hela
Idris Elba as Heimdall
Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
Karl Urban as Skurge
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Anthony Hopkins as Odin
Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange
Sam Neill is cast in an undisclosed role
Waititi makes a cameo appearance in the film

PiercingMetal Thoughts: For some reason the Thor films in the MCU have not been as “fun” of a ride as some of the other ones and perhaps its because they were taking themselves a little too seriously for some reason. Marvel has shown that elements of humor often work well to propel the narrative and we’ve seen this in both of the Guardians films and most recently in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. I liked what I saw in the teaser trailer and now its only been compounded with added interest. This does this look like a thrill ride and a whole new bunch of characters to keep that MCU expanding make an appearance, there is nothing wrong with that. This will be the perfect closing up for the year of Marvel movies. You readers can let me know what you think down in the comments below. See you next time and don’t forget to hit your local comic shop for a copy of “Thor” #700 which should still be on the stands if you are lucky. Verily, I’ve repeated the cover art below for good measure.

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“Mighty Thor” #700

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor:_Ragnarok

Marvel Studios Presents: “Thor: Ragnarok” Official Trailer

So as you read this the Comic Con International: San Diego has just completed its third and quite possibly its biggest day. When this convention happens we get a bevy of trailers to post for you depending on the property and if its something that works along the lines of our geek and media interests. A few months ago we got a teaser for “Thor: Ragnarok” which as you saw will find the Odinson teaming up with the Incredible Hulk. A few hours ago they released the Official Trailer and this was some awesome stuff to come back from the Iron Maiden and Ghost show to share with you. Take a look. I’ve also shared some premise and casting for good measure, but you know that already.

The Premise:
After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor, held captive on the planet Sakaar without his hammer, must win a gladiatorial duel against an old friend — the Hulk — in order to return to Asgard in time to stop the villainous Hela and the impending Ragnarök, the doom of the Asgardian civilization.

The Cast:
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Cate Blanchett as Hela
Idris Elba as Heimdall
Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
Karl Urban as Skurge
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Anthony Hopkins as Odin
Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange
Sam Neill is cast in an undisclosed role
Waititi makes a cameo appearance in the film
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Marvel Studios “Thor: Ragnarok” Teaser Trailer

“By Odin’s Beard” the time has finally come for a quick glimpse at the upcoming Marvel Studios feature film “Thor: Ragnarok”; I’m excited about this one so let’s have a look down below. I’ve also shared some premise and casting for good measure, but I generally do that here.

The Premise:
After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor, held captive on the planet Sakaar without his hammer, must win a gladiatorial duel against an old friend — the Hulk — in order to return to Asgard in time to stop the villainous Hela and the impending Ragnarök, the doom of the Asgardian civilization.

The Cast:
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Cate Blanchett as Hela
Idris Elba as Heimdall
Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
Karl Urban as Skurge
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Anthony Hopkins as Odin
Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange
Sam Neill is cast in an undisclosed role
Waititi makes a cameo appearance in the film
Continue reading Marvel Studios “Thor: Ragnarok” Teaser Trailer

Now Playing: “Star Trek Beyond” (7/22/2016)

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“Space the Final Frontier”. Yeah its summertime and the movie mode is surely hot as the next chapter in the Star Trek franchise heads out into uncharted territory with the third film for the new cast and “Star Trek Beyond” which comes care of the folks at Paramount Pictures. As you know, this topic has been touched upon a few times already with a bunch of trailers and some promotional posters but if this is brand-new news to you, please click HERE to give a look to all of those items I mentioned. The new film opens today so I will remind you of this with the poster, premise and casting. Enjoy.

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The Premise:
The crew of the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, are attacked by a seemingly unstoppable wave of unknown aliens forcing them to abandon ship. Stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, the crew find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy who has a hatred of the Federation and what it stands for.
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Paramount Pictures: “Star Trek Beyond” Official Trailer #4

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I’m not going to lie to you here but the very last thing I was expecting to see with only four days remaining until the actual release date was a fourth trailer for Paramount Pictures “Star Trek Beyond”. Could it be that the studio is concerned about the reception? I admit that the very first trailer didn’t sell me but I enjoyed the second and third and even showcased some colorful posters for the film. If you didn’t see all of that, just click HERE to be fully informed. Now let’s get onto this fourth clip.

The Premise: The USS Enterprise crew, led by Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), have been attacked by a powerful unstoppable wave of unknown aliens, who destroy the Enterprise, leaving them stranded on a new planet where they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy. (thanks Wiki).
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