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New Avengers villain leaked - Loki is not alone

Last week, The Amazing Spiderman’s villain The Lizard was revealed on a toy remote-controlled car manufactured by HeroClix. As it turns out, the toy manufacturer is also making action figures for this years upcoming blockbuster The Avengers and a new advertisement for the Avengers Movie HeroClix Set may have given away one of Marvel’s best kept secrets, reports ScreenRant.

Promotional blurbs for the movie have been saying for a while now that The Avengers join forces when faced with an insurmountable threat to the planet’s safety. Official posters, aswell as the trailer, show the main villain as Loki, seen last summer battling Thor, but I doubt anyone would consider Loki alone to present the kind of threat that’s being suggested. And following the promotional release from HeroClix it would seem that assumption may be right. We’ll reveal the villain below, so please don’t read on if you don’t want spoilers.

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Thor 5 minute Comic-Con trailer is online and pretty cheesy (video)

I don't know about this one, guys. I'm getting the distinct feeling that Director Kenneth Branagh is a fan of the 1980s Masters of the Universe movie. Thor is sent to earth and girls ogle his cut physic. The outfits also look like molded plastic. If you're a god, would you really choose plastic? In any case, the trailer is below, courtesy of Trailer Addict. Let me know what you think. 

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Stan Lee ascends his throne (picture)

Among many comic book readers, Stan Lee is god. If this picture is accurate, he may be. This photo of Spider-Man / X-Men / tons of cool shit creator Stan Lee was taken by Minds Delight. Recognize the throne? It's a Comic-Con replica of Odin's throne from the upcoming Thor movie. Below is a shot of the throne in the film, as pwned by Sir Anthony Hopkins.

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Joss Whedon to direct supergroup movie THE AVENGERS, the biggest superhero movie yet

Dollhouse was canceled late last year, but Joss Whedon is just getting started. The TV auteur is in final negotiations to direct The Avengers for Marvel Studios, a huge project for the comic company. Deadline Hollywood reports that Whedon has been in contention for some time (first reported by IESB). He's an interesting and somewhat risky choice for the role.

This news is huge for Whedon, whose only major movie is Serenity, a 2005 film based on his canceled TV series Firefly, which became very popular when it hit DVD. Whedon rose to fame in the late 90s after creating the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and spin-off series Angel. As of late, he seems to keep running into walls. Dollhouse, his latest TV series, was canceled last November. He also spent a long time writing a live-action screenplay for Wonder Woman, only to ultimately part ways with the studio. We do not know if he will get involved in the screenplay for The Avengers. Zak Penn is writing it.

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Mel Gibson's upcoming Viking film may be his last

Mel Gibson is going to direct an epic Viking film starring Leonardo DiCaprio...then he may retire. In an interview with the LA Times, Gibson discussed his dream project.

“It was the first movie I ever thought about making," Gibson said. "I saw it in my mind back when I was teenager. Seriously, it’s the first movie I wanted to make. And I think it will be the last film I direct. It’s the thing I have been going toward, in a way, since I was young, and I think when it’s done I may be finished.”

His friends and colleagues disagree, however, arguing that he is too restless to ever fully retire. I'd agree. I'm not sure why people feel the need to say they're retiring all the time. I suppose I won't figure that out until I hit that age (and am super famous). In any case, Gibson seems very excited about his new Viking film. Bill Monahan, who penned The Departed and the disappointing Edge of Darkness, will script the film. 

"We're going hammer and tongs on the script right now,” Gibson said. “When I was 16, learning about the history of the English language I became fascinated with Vikings. And I imagined what they would sound like, how would they talk and that’s what I will be going for in this film. It’s a challenge though. There's never been a good Viking film, not that I've seen. I think I have found the right way to get into it, though, but I don’t want to say too much. The real problem is making those guys sympathetic. They were monsters."

Interesting. The producer, Graham King, also made note that the upcoming film is not going to be supernatural, like the upcoming Thor movie from Marvel. It's a good article. Thanks to Get The Big Picture for the image and link to the LA Times story.


Natalie Portman joins the cast of Thor

Marvel Studios has finished casting its upcoming superhero film, Thor. Natalie Portman will join the cast as Thor’s “first love” Jane Foster, a nurse. Chris Hemsworth is set to play Thor, and Tom Hiddleston will play the villain Loki. Kenneth Branagh will direct. He may be best known, as a director, for remakes of Hamlet and Frankenstein in the 1990s.

There are still no details on the plot of Thor, which, alongside Iron Man 2 and Captain America, will be a sort of prequel to the upcoming Avengers movie. Marvel details the plot as follows.

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