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Thor panel coverage is here! Portman signed for more Thor films, but no Avengers, Punisher returning to Marvel and more!!!

Published at: July 25, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here to finish up the coverage of the Marvel panel. Sorry I didn’t post this last night, but I was, without any exaggeration, falling asleep at the keyboard typing up the Captain American panel. This Con has been a rough, stressful one and boy was I worn out last night. I’m kind of afraid to go back and read what I wrote. I’m sure none of it made any sense. And the below will probably be more of the same, but now I don’t have the excuse of extreme exhaustion! Damn it! Kenneth Branagh was introduced and answered a couple questions before bringing out the cast.

- Branagh said he read English comics, but knew very little about American comics. However, he always loved Thor… loved the name, loved the treatment in the comics, loved him as a character of brute strength and the epic scope of the stories. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, the beautiful Kat Dennings and the ungodly vision on Earth Natalie Portman. - How did Hemsworth approach wielding the Hammer. He said he looked at the comics to see how Thor postured and how he used the weapon, then took that and figured out how to make it work on screen. “(The Hammer) is the same as the costume. It’s a huge part of the character.” And apparently pretty damn heavy. - Portman wants to play Jane Foster as a real, frazzled down to earth and grounded woman, not a hot scientist with glasses and cleavage. (That wouldn’t be too bad, either in my humble opinion). - Dennings’ character Darcy is a new creation. She’s Jane Foster’s helper… “side-kick, little sister-y protégée who doesn’t know how to do anything,” says Dennings. - Hiddleston on Loki: “He is both the agent of chaos and also the damaged, jealous younger brother… the one who was overlooked, that could have been ‘the guy’, but is not… because I don’t have the guns this guy has!” - Clark Gregg was dubbed the glue of the Marvel Universe by moderator Geoff Boucher. “I love being the glue!” responded Gregg. - In Iron Man 2, before one of the takes they told Clark Gregg “say ‘I have to go to New Mexico.’” He didn’t know what that meant until weeks later when he brought it up with Feige. “What is in New Mexico?” “Thor. They didn’t tell you?” - When asked about Donald Blake there was just a smile on Branagh’s face and said “There are touches of Donald Blake in the movie.” - Portman happy to be “in a family again” with Hugo Weaving. - Natalie not in The Avengers, but signed for more THOR films. - “You win! You win! You’re the best questioner ever.” – Natalie Portman to the immortal Bob Stencil when he asked her, a Harvard graduate, about Jungian layers to the film… and does he swing a big ass hammer good? - Someone demanded Feige comment on Edward Norton? “He’s not here today.” Then quoted Norton’s letter, saying Hulk is bigger than any one person to some rumblings from the audience. - Branagh said that Thor is very similar to his Shakespeare work, especially in the dysfunctional family dynamic. - “How heavy was that hammer because it seems like you’ve been lifting it quite a bit…” from a female audience member, which received an honest to God blush from Hemsworth. “It did get easier to lift through the film…” - Hemsworth was given books by Branagh to prepare for the role. They included Norse mythology, comics, family dynamics books. Thor world was completely new Hemsworth. - A guy in a Punisher shirt asked Feige if there was any hope for Marvel’s R-rated properties, pointing to his shirt. “Frank Castle is under the roof of Marvel Studios now and we hope to bring him into the fray shortly.”

Then footage. Here’s what we saw. Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson opens the film circling a man sitting in a chair in what looks like an interrogation room. “One way or another we find out what we want to know. We’re good at that. It’s not easy to do what you did. My men are the most highly trained in the world and you made them look like mall cops.” We see shots of Hemsworth rumbling with the SHIELD agents. This is all Earth stuff with Thor fighting without a suit or hammer. “Why don’t you tell me where you received that training. Afghanistan? You strike me more as a soldier of fortune type. Who are you?” And that’s when we see Hemsworth’s face for the first time, giving Coulson a big fuck you stare. From here on the footage moves to Asgard. Sweeping shots of golden streets as Anthony Hopkins’ Odin speaks over the footage. “I have sacrificed much to achieve peace. You have opened these innocent realms to the horror and devastation of war. You are a vain and cruel boy.” Hopkins really shouts down Hemsworth, who dishes it back at the old man. “And you are an old fool!” Hopkins responds with quiet sadness. “I was a fool… to think you were ready. In the name of my father and his father before… I cast you out!” That last bit was played over the scene in the Great Hall, Thor on his knees in front of Odin, his winged helm is removed and then we see a flash and a deep rumble of thunder and Hemsworth is laying in a desert. Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings are leaning over him as he wakes up. He looks around upon waking and says, “Oh, no… this is Earth, isn’t it?” Portman and Dennings trade a look. Hemsworth changes shirts in a later scene and Dennings sneaks a peek and says to Portman: “You know for a crazy homeless person he’s pretty cut.” Next shot had Hemsworth trying to explain where he came from to Portman. “Your ancestors called it magic, yet you call it science. I can prove they are one and the same. The answers you seek will be yours once I claim what’s mine.” Mjolnir is in embedded in the ground, surrounded by tarps and caution tape. A muddy Hemsworth approaches as Hopkins voice over says “Whoever wields this hammer, be he worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” Hemsworth wraps his fingers around the handle and tries to pull with all his might, fails, screams to the heavens in frustration. Then we leave Earth and return to Asgard as Odin lays dead (presumably) and Loki takes power as the successor to the throne. This, apparently, isn’t good news for the people of earth as they run around in a panic. More Odin voice over as Thor watches the devastation: “His fate is in his own hands now.” Coulson and his SHIELD agents are in the desert as something crashes into the dust. The metal Destroyer stands and approaches the agents. “You are using unregistered weapons technology. Identify yourself.” One of the agents asks Coulson: “Is that one of Stark’s?” Coulson responds, “I don’t know. He never tells me anything.” The Destroyer’s helmet opens and a bright beam of light boils there before shooting out and… well, destroying things. There are lots of glimpses of the fully costumed Thor in battle, very quickly cut in the sizzle reel, but really badass swinging the hammer, deflecting blows with it against a stormy background. Gotta say, I really dug the hell out of the footage. The scope is just as epic as I was hoping it’d be and Branagh seems to have found the right balance of fantasy and real world. Of course, the final product is yet to be seen, but the footage was pretty ass-kicking.

There’s that stuff! Can’t wait to see more from the man with the hammer! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • July 25, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Nice

    by DoctorStopMo

  • July 25, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    How Campy will Thor be?

    by RPLocke

    Anyone ask him?

  • July 25, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Nice..

    by Nocturama

    ..coverage and good pics! thanks

  • July 25, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Is War Machine going to be in Avengers?

    by rev_skarekroe

    I notice Don Cheadle didn't show up with the rest of the known cast.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    BRINGING UP NORTON AT THOR PANEL? VERY CLASSY, DORKS

    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 25, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    sweet!

    by misterfurly

    good to hear, my inner comic dork cant wait for a decent thor flick and avengers

  • July 25, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Hmmm...

    by RoaringInYourCleavage

    Branagh really doesn't have a great Hollywood track record, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt until I actually see something.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Great report Quint

    by Star Hump

    This looks like it's going to be a great Marvel movie. One of the few.<p> I finally saw Punisher Warzone last night and was thoroughly entertained. Now that was a fun action movie. Blood by the buckets, a great bad guy, Ray Stevens was excellent in the title role, and best of all, you get to see Wayne Knight get shot in the head. I hope Marvel brings back Stevens as Punisher for another go.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Hensleigh and Thomas Jane

    by UMAGA

    Give them back The Punisher, you assholes.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Thor will fuck your skull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by crackerfarmboy

    I'm calling it now. This will be the best of the Avengers lead in films.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    YON VISAGE OF BEAUTEOUS NATALEY AND HANDSOME, RUGGED HEMSWORTH

    by BringingSexyBack

    doth stirreth both mine loins, and mine gluteous.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    CHRIS TUCKER IS NOW WAR MACHINE

    by UMAGA

    And Dustin Diamond has replaced Mark Ruffles as The Incredible Sulk.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Sounds really cool...

    by Chewtoy

    Here's hoping something gets released for the rest of us to see pretty soon.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    KAT DENNINGS is ABSURDLY HOT

    by the Green Gargantua

    cock explosion.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Branagh loves Thor's brute strength...I bet he does.

    by Carl's hat

    Branagh loved the treatment of Thor in the comics. Bullshit. Branagh loved the epic scope of the stories. Hogwash. Tell the truth dude, you never picked up a Thor comic in your life before this came 'round. God these guys try to patronize us.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    The description of the footage sounds

    by magnetoelectric

    killer. Wheres the crapilly shot cell phone bootleg damnit??!

  • July 25, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    I've been so-so on this but

    by aversiontherapy2

    It sounds like it might be good, if Branagh can restrain his grandiosity and keep it down to earth. I'll watch it either way of course, it has Portman and Dennings in it!

  • July 25, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    this will be the most difficult

    by Marinox

    if they can pull off "Thor" i think they're in business, but this very could well be the beginning of the end of marvel reign. P.S. i'll miss Ed Norton.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    They are pulling footage from YouTube

    by aversiontherapy2

    Faster than Thor can swing his mighty mighty hammer.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Believe it when I see it...

    by Boba Fat

    Not one for negativity in the TB, but I've got some mental block against the idea of Branagh pulling this off. Happy to be wrong. We will see.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Ray Stevenson better return as Punisher

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    yes warzone was a little campy but theres no reason to reboot the franchise again and stevenson is the punisher and deserves another chance, fuck why not have him just show up in avengers as a treat to the audience. Also where the hell is the smalville coverage..clark dons the suit in season 10, thats bigger news then anything marvel has to offer!

  • July 25, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Bless the fan that brought up Norton to Feige.

    by Thanos0145

    I'm glad he got booed. Fucker!!<p>Where's a good picture of Kat Dennings and her rack Quint?

  • July 25, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Seems like Donald Blake got axed

    by magnetoelectric

    Which is totally great news. That aspect of the movie is what had me troubled from the jump. But it sounds like their just losing the character all together and Thor when he falls to Earth will be Thor

  • July 25, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    ONLY 3 PICTURES?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Let me guess. You're still using a film camera and need to save film, right?

  • July 25, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I don't want descriptions of trailers.

    by OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW

    I want videos of trailers. I demand videos. How hard would it be to hire an intern to take a crappy camera for youtube quality video for AICN? I also demand pie.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Oh crap, Natalie Portman?

    by RPLocke

    The most hammiest actress of her generation?

  • July 25, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    also Tom welling was approached for the new superman movie

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    fuck all this marvel stuff, how about more DC coverage, Welling in the title role would give me a cock explosion

  • July 25, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    'TIS TRUE, MIGHTY SIR HEMSWORTH, THAT MJOLNIR IS CONCEALED

    by BringingSexyBack

    within mine underpants, and to retrieve thine hammer thou must venture unto mine pants!

  • July 25, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    BRINGING UP NORTON AT THOR PANEL? VERY CLASSY, DORKS

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    "BRINGING UP NORTON AT THOR PANEL? VERY CLASSY, DORKS" <P> Yeah....because fans with an opinion should just stfu and take whatever is dished out to them straight up the ass - like you apparently do.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    "DISHED OUT TO THEM STRAIGHT UP THE ASS"

    by BringingSexyBack

    Depends on who's doing the dishing.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    ...

    by lead_sharp

    So they looked at the comics and only used a few names then? Why didn't Thor call Earth Midgard? (because he would and if you think people are thick enough to be talked down to then it doesn't bode well, after all couldn't Portman simply reply 'Midgard, what's that?' or some such?). I don't want 'touches of Donald Blake', he's not a fucking perfume. Give me the comic on film. The treatment there sounded like ass.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    ah ok........

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    if it's simply a matter of Norton not firing up your loins than what's the point of discussing the matter.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    As in all things, look on the bright side

    by magnetoelectric

    Ya'll should be happy you got Rufallo because I promise you it could've been worse. It coulda been Shia LaBeouf. Now, Banner is like the James Bond of Marvel Characters

  • July 25, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Dolph should reprise Punisher

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    since he was the best.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    norton is still bruce banner

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Mark ruffles will only be playing the hulk, producers figured it would be cheaper just to paint mark green rather then do cgi, Mark has said he's comitted to getting really fat for the role and infact he's already eating a many cheesburgers to bluk up for the role

  • July 25, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Link to footage?

    by BenBraddock

    Anybody?

  • July 25, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    No Hammer at the con?!!

    by RPLocke

  • July 25, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    The actors deserve praise for relating well to fans.

    by kabong

    As for Portman: she's looking extra good this year.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Please work, please work, please work...

    by UltimaRex

    The better Thor is, the better WB will have to make Superman. Please work, please work, please work...

  • July 25, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Punisher who cares

    by Norm3

    The most overated hero ever. He worked better as Spiderman enemy.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Superman on Smallville.

    by UMAGA

    There's footage on Youtube that includes a quick shot of his traditional suit. Not that I care about Smallville but..there ya go.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    yes the smallville season 10 trailer is on Youtube

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    and not only does it show the blue suit (looks like superman returns style with the raised shelid) but we also see that Jonathon kent, lional luther and brainiac are all returning. Also green arrow has a new suit, and lois uses the name "superman". It's an orgazmic trailer for smallville fans and gets me more pumped then this marvel stuff

  • July 25, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I had to kill Anthony Hopkins because he made a mistake...

    by DickJones

    ...in taking on a role in this. Other than that,can't wait.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    REBOOT THOR already!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    ZAC EFRON as THOR!! Billy Bob Thornton as ODIN! and ANDY DICK as LOKI!!! and, it's a comedy, like fantastic four!!we'll billions people,everyone loves reboots!

  • July 25, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Natalie Portman and cleavage

    by enderandrew

    It would hard for her to sport cleavage she doesn't have. And while she is very pretty, I wouldn't call her sexy.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    My take on Edward Norton as Banner...

    by Chewtoy

    ...was that he was simply "okay". The movie was pretty good, and I'm a fan of Norton's, but he really didn't get me jazzed up about the character. I'd rather see Edward Norton in some other role where he really electrifies the material than doing more Hulk. Right now, I'm willing to give the Hulk another go on film, but I'm not overly eager for it, and if he were never to appear on film again I wouldn't be particularly upset. So I say good luck to Ruffalo, and maybe he can spark my interest with what he does with the character.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Kat Dennings...

    by MrSlashy

    is clearly playing some sort of undercover deity keeping an eye on Thor and his abs.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    yeah Portman couldn't really pull off cleavage

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    but there nothing wrong with that, theres more then just having big tits to be sexy, Natalies got some nice little boobies that suit her frame and i'd be more then happy the jizz all over them, plus tits come and go but an ass like the one natalie has is a once in a lifetime occurance

  • July 25, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    I'll go out on the nerd limb here...

    by butterbean

    I don't think Odin will have died in it. It's probably Odinsleep. That's when Odin sleeps to regenerate his power and everything goes ape-shit in Asgard. Impressive if they put that in there and didn't just "kill" him.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Chewtoy

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    if Ruffalo, doesn't spark your interest Marvel can just recast a 4th time.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    The Enchantress

    by krabklaw

    I bet Kat Dennings character will turn out to be the Enchantress. And on a side note, my man-breasts are bigger than Portman's mosquito bites- though she is still beautiful.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Did you guys see Blake Lively?

    by UMAGA

    How the fuck did he not fall out? Magic ring powers?

  • July 25, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    *She

    by UMAGA

  • July 25, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    i agree punsiehr worked good as spidey enemy

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    but his ego got above him and he was like "nah homes i'm out and gettin my own comic f dis evil shit yo"

  • July 25, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Somebody better tell Portman Marvel doesn't honor contracts!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Oh well its not like she not going to get recast anyways!

  • July 25, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    At this point i don't want to see hulk played by the same actor

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    they should recast for every appearance, it would be like an injoke for the fans

  • July 25, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Mark Pillow should play Thor

    by FlyingToupee

    Seriously, this is starting to look and sound pretty good. A couple of those early pics had me a little nervous.

  • July 25, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    DANIEL CUDMORE TO PLAY THOR!

    by UMAGA

    In Thor II: Thunderpants.

  • July 25, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    NATALIE NOT SEXY? LAY THINE EYES 'PON YON VISAGE, HERETICS ...

    by BringingSexyBack

    http://viploft.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/natalie-portman-nude.jpg <p> Alack! Mine pants doth swelleth with lust, mine loins eager to spill nectar!

  • July 25, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    I vote for Nat's gnats over Silicone Valleys anyday

    by BenBraddock

    Time for bed

  • July 25, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by BenBraddock

    The very picture I had in mind whilst defending Ms.Portman. Yow!

  • July 25, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Fuck the haters.

    by Peter Franks

    Thor will be absolutely amazing, and all those who've pissed and moaned about plastic-y costumes and other such nonsense will be proclaiming it's greatness from the highest mount. Hypocritical nerds are the bane of this fucking place.

  • July 25, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Kat Dennings

    by banananutz71

    Is busted as hell. It really bothers me how much aicn readers pine over her. She aint remotely hot. I assume people over here like her because they might have a chance to hook up with her, as opposed to normal, ya know, good looking actresses.

  • July 25, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    BENBRADDOCK

    by BringingSexyBack

    Yes! Proof positive that Natalie can lay claim as one of the world's sexiest. Sure, she's a tiny thing. But that's good! It's very good!

  • July 25, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    pic of season 10 superman suit

    by MST3KPIMP

    http://griffyclan007.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/smallville-season-10-superman-costume/

  • July 25, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    correct link

    by MST3KPIMP

    http://griffyclan007.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/smallville-season-10-superman-costume/

  • July 25, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    direct pic link

    by MST3KPIMP

    http://griffyclan007.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/smallville-supersuit.jpg?w=450&h=656

  • July 25, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    The Big Blue Boy Scout without a cape...

    by Peter Franks

    is like Green Lantern without the green. What the hell? Oh, it's Smallville...that explains it.

  • July 25, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    hmmm

    by MST3KPIMP

    seems links dont werk in this enviorment. conspiracy? anyway they gave of artist renderings showing the new suit. its not the traditional one shown in the teaser. i dont think they could ever use that legally. it's a one piece number. it doesnt have a cape. im sure some searching will reveal it.

  • July 25, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    i'd bone Kat dennings

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    she looks like she'd let you do whatever you want because of low self estemm issues..plus she's got a giant set of tits so i'd lube them up and go at it

  • July 25, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by enderandrew

    Protruding hip bones and ribs just means she needs a hamburger. The first (and only?) nude scene she did was for that short, and she looked like she dropped below 100 lbs for that. It makes me wonder if she'll only take off her clothes if she's got bones sticking out.

  • July 25, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    The Punisher has been back at Marvel for a while now.

    by The Funketeer

    I'm pretty sure Punisher War Zone was a Marvel produced film.

  • July 25, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    yeah Punisher WZ was a deal similar to Incredible hulk

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    It didn't fall under the 9 film deal with Paramount, but MArevel still owned the film and could use aspects of it in future paramount films. Although i doubt Lionsgate would fuss much about losing punisher profits if he appeard in the avengers

  • July 25, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    The links work fine, Pimp...

    by Peter Franks

    you just have to remove the spaces to visit them. Superman's costume without the cape, on the other hand...that doesn't work at all.

  • July 25, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Stevenson for Punisher 3 (2?)

    by Axl Z

    And Snipes for Blade IV!!

  • July 25, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    They need to give it up with The Punisher already

    by Yeti

    3 films, 3 flops. Maybe John Q Public is trying to tell you something, Marvel.

  • July 25, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Isn't Natalie Portman a vegetarian?

    by Thanos0145

    She really needs to eat meat!

  • July 25, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    I doubt we'd get Wesley Snipes back as Blade

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Marvel are jewing the cast of these movies, so likely Blade would be offered to Doug E. Doug to save some cash

  • July 25, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    But there's always some motherfucker trying..

    by Axl Z

    To ice skate up hill! The proposed Blade 3, a vampire inhabited planet set years after 2, would actually work well now.. Shame!

  • July 25, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Blade and Punisher films...

    by Peter Franks

    have all been complete and utter shite. Marvel would be smart to distance themselves from both characters on the silver screen.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    OF COURSE they need to reboot the Punisher

    by IndustryKiller!

    You cannot keep things in continuity and just conveniently ignore a previously unwatchable installment and just completely change the tone. War Zone was unwatchable crap as was the Mctiernan Punisher. Reboot it with a new actor and start fresh with Michael Mann style man on a mission NOT CAMPY action. jesus Christ, fucking fanboys.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Why can't Marvel just admit that they were too cheap

    by jimbojones123

    To continue paying Norton.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    ENDERANDREW - SHE BURNS CALORIES WITH LOTS OF FUCKING

    by BringingSexyBack

    In fact I took that pic after we were done. Trust me, she's sexy.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Nothing wrong with Blade, Blade 2 and Punisher WZ

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    "complete and utter shite"?<p>Nope.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Both characters are not even second tier in the Marvel U...

    by Peter Franks

    Kathy Bates. They're 'C' grade at best. Why should or would Marvel waste time on them when they can instead continue to build the Marvel Universe around the 2012 event of Avengers?

  • July 25, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    No video of the trailer, but audio is out!

    by savagedave

    If that helps you<p>http://tinyurl.com/2vls8f9

  • July 25, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Agree Punisher WZ is a good little flick

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I think it gets a negative rep due to the low box office and some of the films camp, but it honestly fit in with the movie, Punisher is supposed to be the dark one, so having a campy villan worked for the film also the movie was full of hardcore action and ray stevenson is one of the best casting choices in the history of comic book movies (he looked like the artwork come to life). I also agree that the first 2 blade films are great (the first one after all kicked off this comic book movie obsession in hollywood)

  • July 25, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    And if we're going to do third-tier Marvel films...

    by Peter Franks

    make mine Luke Cage and Iron Fist over Blade and the fucking Punisher, please. They've had their chances...repeatedly.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Punisher

    by smatt584

    Stevenson was a pretty damn good Punisher, he just needed a better script to work with. He definitely sold the "I'm going to kill every motherfucker in this room" vibe. Although the violence was too cartoony and the villains in War Zone were caricatured bullshit, I agree, Stevenson is the best representation of the character so far.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I would say punisher is higher tier then thor

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    My mom knows who punisher is, i doubt she'd know what a thor was

  • July 25, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    "I would say punisher is higher tier then thor"

    by Peter Franks

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Your mom knew who the Punisher was likely because you have shit taste in comics (like you do in films) and she saw one of those Punisher rags in your room one afternoon. Thor is not only a Marvel character, genius...he's the God of Thunder in Norse fucking mythology. Oh, and tell your mom I'll be her God of Thunder later tonight when I lay that shit down after you go nighty night.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Blade laid Marvel Studios foundations

    by Axl Z

    First serious proper dip into films.. It did for them what Freddy did for New Line. Think a 4th would be bugger now that the kids love vampires, make it Blade V Twilight.. I'd pay good money to see them constipated fuckers get slayed and I wouldn't be alone!

  • July 25, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Didn't Punisher kill the Marvel Universe?

    by Axl Z

    Top-Tier to me then!!

  • July 25, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    "By the might of Mjolnir!"

    by Peter Franks

    A direct quote from RedBull Werewolf's mom right around midnight tonight. Is she worthy to hold the hammer and to possess my power? Oh, you'd best believe it!

  • July 25, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    I would kill everyone on Earth for Natalie Portman

    by Lone Fox

    Although... I can't imagine any scenario where that would be a likely cause of action.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    I doubt we'd get a fouth Blade film

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Warner's now own new line and i can't see the parent company of DC comics releasing a Marvel film, which means likely the right would revert back to marvel and they would want to reboot it rather then be stuck to the coninuity of the previous films

  • July 25, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    maybe branagh is playing donald blake.

    by alice133

    bcuz who cares.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    AAAH THEE PUNISHER

    by MrFacety

    My futuristic black smith/weapons builder versus the cyborg hordes and mutant legions. Matrix lobby shootout extended for 2 hours with 3-d. I pray for Keanu and him being older and grizzled is an actual plus.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Werewolf

    by smatt584

    I never thought of that until now, WB will probably just shelve the property to keep Marvel away from the royalties, the sneaky bastards.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    OOOOOOODDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNN!!!!!

    by Uncle Stan

    TV Thor still owns your asses!

  • July 25, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    IndustryKiller!

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Maybe you live in an alternate reality from mine but McTiernan has never had anything to do with any of the Punisher films. I most definitely agree with you about War Zone being fucking awful though. Aside from the spot on casting of Ray Stevenson that is.<p> Speaking of Ray Stevenson, wouldn't people be upset with him staying on as Punisher seeing as how he is also in THOR?

  • July 25, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Punisher might make a cool Showtime series......

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    And they could get the actor from the last flick - he was cool.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Footage

    by adomenic

    I really wish I could see this footage, just reading it sounds pretty awesome.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    I SHOULD BE A PRODUCER

    by MrFacety

    Tony JA in the REAMKE OF Vandam's "Cyborg" would be a fucking monster. Imagine that film with a real budget and his abilities.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Good idea, Rancor...

    by Peter Franks

    either that or an animated series in a similar vein to HBO's Spawn. Just animate the Punisher MAX line. Much like McFarlane's character, Punisher may be best suited for the animated realm.

  • July 25, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    snipes is...

    by emeraldboy

    going to jail. judge threw snipes's appeal out.

  • July 25, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Punisher may be best suited for the animated realm.

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ...that's a cool idea too. Some over the top animated violent shit....tell me who wouldnt check for that on DVD or if it were a TV series?<P> Not everything NEEDS to be some giant multimillion dollar film.

  • July 25, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    GREAT ODIN'S RAVEN

    by Canuck815

    I don't like to be reduced to talkbacker fanboy-ness (that she herself has acknowledged) but Portman! Damn! I even watched that Top Chef episode she was a guest judge for and was pleasantly surprised when her dirty mind made a joke out of something "being a delicious prick on the tongue".

  • July 25, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    this is offf subject but...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Hey guys, check out my Inception spoof at www.fumpdibbidy.blogspot.com

  • July 25, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Guillermo Del Toro to direct THE HAUNTED MANSION...

    by CountryBoy

    Not newsworthy? It sounds idiotic to me, actually; but maybe GDT wants to mastermind a chunk of Disney real estate, a la THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER. Still a disappointing choice, though.

  • July 25, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Punisher would work as a showtime or HBO series

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    short seasons of 10-13 episodes, hard egde violence, nudity, language with a great cast, each season could be a story arc adapted from the comics. Something like that would work better for punisher then a 2 hour movie

  • July 25, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    exactly - a Punisher series done right could work

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ........now let's see Marvel pay me for that idea.

  • July 25, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Infinity Gauntlet?????????

    by godhatesusall

    to be in Thor?????what the what...this could really become a big f'n deal for the avengers flick

  • July 25, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Infinity Gauntlet?????????

    by godhatesusall

    to be in Thor?????what the what...this could really become a big f'n deal for the avengers flick

  • July 25, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    English accent for Thor?

    by Raymar

    and fuck Agent Coulson. We want Clay Quartermain!

  • July 25, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    its the 'ODIN'S SLEEP' there guy...

    by vincebell

    he's not dead. quint: how did you not know that?!?!

  • July 25, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    thanks vincebell

    by butterbean

    Word!

  • July 25, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Quartermain, agreed

    by deelzbub

    What if Thor, not worthy to lift the hammer, goes about in search of something to redeem himself. He meets lame little Dr. Blake, who teaches him what true heroism is. Blake sacrifices himself for whatever reason, Thor calls on Odin to help Blake. Gets his power back, but tied with Blake!

  • July 25, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Unleash the Video

    by AdamWarlock

    ....or I will steal you soul with this insidious gem affixed to my forehead.

  • July 25, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to it.

    by Yelsaeb

    I think Branagh can pull it off.

  • July 25, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Haunted Mansion

    by cyberskunk

    I read that Del Toro was going to write and produce it, but now he's for sure lined up to direct it as well? That would be nice.

  • July 25, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Goddammit... please.... just... NO!

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ... I can't take another Punisher fail.

  • July 25, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Still no Inception review, BUT...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ... At least Harry didn't review Salt, either. So there's that, anyway. Yeah, off topic... but I did post an on-topic one as well.

  • July 25, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Portman and cleavage

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Actually, you'd be surprised. They do amazing things with push-up bras these days... and all the chicks know about them, too. It is sort of a disappointment to finally get one of them off a woman and the illusion of C's or D's suddenly become the reality of B's or A's... but by then it's too late.

  • July 25, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    has natalie ever done a nude scene?

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ...

  • July 25, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    the 80s punisher sucks ass

    by brabon300

    the only way a reboot works is if ennis gets to write the script<p>not sure why everyone is in love with stevenson in the role...he is ok...but he spent most of the film fighting with his accent

  • July 25, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Hammer, its whats for dinner tonight-Natalie

    by leo54304

  • July 25, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    He knows how to lay the wood with that hammer

    by leo54304

  • July 25, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Jamie Alexander as Sif, Look her up.

    by leo54304

  • July 25, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    The Infinity Gauntlet also makes an appearance in this movie

    by beane2099

    And there are indeed photos of the prop which looks pretty awesome. If ya wanna see what it looks like head over to the Comic Book Resources website.

  • July 25, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Portman would have to have cleavage first.

    by planetran_fan

  • July 25, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    the Best Part About This...

    by Good_Doctor_B

    ...is the meter. "I was a fool… to think you were ready." Pentameter. "Your ancestors called it magic, yet you call it science," and "the answers you seek will be yours once I claim what’s mine,” both fourteeners. Maybe I'm reading too far into this, and MAYBE, just MAYBE, nobody but me gives a crap, but I'm hoping Branaugh was specifically chosen for this purpose. It was always my favorite part of the Thor books.

  • July 25, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Micheal Bay, Get Off My Lawn

    by Good_Doctor_B

    I want Richard III with superpowers. I want King Lear with a thundering hammer of doom, damnit.

  • July 25, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    AdamWarlock...there is audio...no video

    by brabon300

    unlike the other panels, which had no security, seems the thor panel made sure that no camera phones were out of pockets<P>but the sound of the trailer is pretty awesome<p>i would like to see what branaugh could do with kirby's 4th world

  • July 25, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    New Gods

    by Good_Doctor_B

    "i would like to see what branaugh could do with kirby's 4th world" I like the cut of your jib.

  • July 25, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Natalie showed her ass in a short film

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    The only time we've seen her titties is in paparazi pics. But yeah check out that short film for some nice shots of that sweet ass

  • July 25, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Marvel movies are going to need a supreme villain

    by kabong

    An evil character who can pull the strings in many movies, as counter for Nick Fury. <p> Loki, Magneto, the cloud Galactus are not dominating. <p> Mandarin? Baron Strucker? Red Skull?

  • July 25, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Kabong: Loki in a land scheme with Luthor

    by leo54304

  • July 25, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    If vegetarian Portman needs meat . . .

    by kabong

    I'm not continuing with that because it would make me seem juvenile, coarse, and it might offend Natalie and thus ruin my admittedly scant chances.

  • July 25, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Did you just hear thunder?

    by leo54304

    Thor just finished Natalie in her room. Better than seeing the crack of dawn. Bad joke.

  • July 25, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    I NEED NATALIE!!!!!!

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Some friends and I are re-shooting & editing (fixing) scenes from the star wars prequels and we need her to re-do many scenes.....then we are going to work on it in adobe after effects.<P>Realistically - Does anyone think she'll help us out with this project and also will she accept Burger King & White Castle meals as payment? Anyway in the end I'm sure you guys will love are Star Wars edit.....it'll be the prequel trilogy you always wanted.

  • July 25, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Smallville capeless costume pic is fake from last year

    by cockdiesel

    Those were from SDCC last year, and they were already debunked as fakes.

  • July 25, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Goya's Ghosts

    by dasaroo

    I believe she goes nude in that film- some evil Monk locks her in a dungeon and does unspeakable things to her. Uses and abuses her.

  • July 25, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    you fuckers asked...so here it is....hall h vids

    by brabon300

    http://tinyurl.com/2cdhonn

  • July 25, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Central villain?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Motherfucking Skrulls be all up in their shit!

  • July 25, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    waiting for a Secret Wars movie

    by Excelciyour

    now tell me THAT wouldn't be the epic cinema event of all time! True Marvel fans know this!

  • July 25, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    yea man

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    or at least an animated dvd film of secret wars.

  • July 25, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Secret Wars would cost 700 million to make..

    by ganymede3010

    However, I'm sure Marvel will get around to it eventually.

  • July 25, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Spidey would be needed for Secret Wars

    by Excelciyour

    and Sony won't be letting go of that cash cow franchise any time soon...unless the reboot fails.

  • July 25, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    not that I'm pervy, but Natalie did strip

    by oisin5199

    in a movie called Closer with Clive Owen, Jude Law and Julia Roberts. Devastating relationship by the director of the Graduate. But yes, her role required her to be a stripper and she does do a full on strip tease where you get to see her ass quite prominently.

  • July 25, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Just let loose with Punisher...

    by andrew coleman

    Not campy and not sappy bull shit. Just read one fucking comic and make a Punisher movie. I literally am not a great writer but I could put a script together. Same goes for Blade actually both could be done well. Let the Oldspice guy be Blade he'd be perfect.

  • July 25, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    This is disgusting mysogyny!!!!

    by The Dark Shite

    Just kiddin;-)! Keep up the good work.

  • July 25, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Does anyone...

    by VinnyMac666

    know of a bootleg of this footage? I can't find anything. It took all of three minutes to see War Machine last year... this is frustrating.

  • July 26, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Infinity Gauntlet pic

    by Monolith_Jones

    http://tinyurl.com/37n7cp5

  • July 26, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Still the one I'm most excited about

    by Jaka

    But Avengers is lookin' pretty cool now, too.

  • July 26, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    this would be exciting if Ed Norton was in it..

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    Feige sucks.

  • July 26, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Portman's not a quitter like Amanda Bynes

    by Orionsangels

  • July 26, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Sounds Promising

    by Waka_Flocka

  • July 26, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    All films are working toward THANOS. Thanos will eventually

    by UltraTron

    take on the power of god as we all know. And reset the underlying flaw in the language of the universe. Apparently it's a huge secret but in Thor you will see Thanos wielding the infinity gauntlet as they introduce his character and lady death. Some of the asguardians are battling Thanos as he steals the gauntlet. Eventually Thanos will reset the entire marvel universe and they'll reboot all the movie franchises for a new generation. This is marvel's overall battle strategy for their new films. It's kinda like how Lucas and Disney have this gigantic generations long milking strategy

  • July 26, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Ambulance for Ultratron.

    by The Dark Shite

    Mental patient 32 must return to the asylum immediately.

  • July 26, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Hrrrmmm, that Thor looks like a big guy

    by Robots In Das Guys

    I want Chris' hammer inside of me.

  • July 26, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Really? Eurgh!

    by The Dark Shite

    That thounds tho thor!

  • July 26, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj3dxO6aOOE

    by Acid_Frio

  • July 26, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST

    They unveiled a FUCKING INFINITY GAUNTLET!!!!!!!!

    by IndustryKiller!

    Oh my God if Thanos ends up in any of these films then I will drop to my knees and immediately become a religious man.

  • July 26, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Urgh! Where's my shakey cam footage?

    by sonnyfern

    C'mon, someone HAD to have gotten some video of the trailer??

  • July 26, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    PUNISHER'S BACK BABY!!!!

    by J-Dizzle

    Let Frank Castle show those pussy Avengers how to deliver superhero..... no not justice.... not vengeance.... punishment! Thor, Ironman, Hulk, Hawkeye can go screw themselves.... the Punisher will be fucking their eyeballs!

  • July 26, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST

    PUNISHER will be butchered again

    by frg10

    with no-name or b-list actor, talentless cheap director and budget of $30mil, becouse Marvel will make him one of their sub-heroes

  • July 26, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Stallone as The PUnisher

    by hallmitchell

    You all know he's born to play this.

  • July 26, 2010, 3:53 a.m. CST

    There has been three versions of The PUnisher

    by hallmitchell

    Why didn't one work? Comments welcome!

  • July 26, 2010, 3:54 a.m. CST

    They should recast Hulk at least twice during the same movie

    by jawsfan

    Ruffalo should be Hulk at the beginning of the movie, then switch actors every time he appears as Banner again. It could be like The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Maybe the fourth time through it could be a female or a young kid, a la Hellraiser.

  • July 26, 2010, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Only use Punisher as a cameo in another movie

    by Cobb05

    The Pushier sucks as a character. He's basically just every guy in every action movie. There's nothing interesting you can do with Punisher. I would rather he just pops up in a Marvel movie here or there in cameos. Like if you throw in him the Captain America sequel as someone who has to help Cap. out. That could be cool. Or even if he showed up in an Iron Man movie. I don't think he's worth his own movie. The Thomas Jane movie sucked. The Ray Stevens movie really sucked. I actually don't think Ray Stevens was bad in the movie, but the tone of the movie and a lot of the other actors sucked. Dominic West and Doug Hutchinson tried to play it too campy and it just came off as bad. The Punisher will never work as a movie. If you made it an anime, it could be amazing though.

  • July 26, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Do the Punisher like Casino Royale and Heat.

    by IndustryKiller!

    Casino Royale just without James Bond would be very easy to do. That film did a brilliant job showing a guy who is incredibly deadly and adept at violence without de-humanizing anything or going over the top. Even when obviously impossible shit was happening it was grounded in a refreshing sense of realism. Like, ok people couldnt really do this, but if they COULD this is what it would look like. And give the action a cool stark but incredibly cinematic tone like Michael Manns bank heist in Heat.

  • July 26, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Ahhh, so Asgard is based on advanced science. Now the

    by Mr Nicholas

    look of the armour all makes sense.

  • July 26, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Inception video game just released

    by DioxholsterReturns

    heres the link: http://tinyurl.com/25533mq

  • July 26, 2010, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Asgards blew up their homeworld in mass suicide

    by DioxholsterReturns

    because they couldnt ascend and didnt want people having their advanced tech

  • July 26, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Portman had a body double in "Closer."

    by DiscoGodfather

    So, no nude scene, ever. Sorry to be Captain Bringdown, guys.

  • July 26, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    if natalie portman doesnt get naked in Thor

    by DioxholsterReturns

    then whats the point of the whole movie!?

  • July 26, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Keep a close eye on the MvC3 cast

    by Axl Z

    Whoever they've okayed for this I can see then investing in.. All the Avengers are in already!

  • July 26, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    And even then he's generic.

    by Shermdawg

    But hey, them skull shirts sell, lets keep pumping that shit out.

  • July 26, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    *it's, not "he's"

    by Shermdawg

  • July 26, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    PETER FRANKS -

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    Hypocritical nerds are the bane of this fucking place"? Not quite. Hypocritical nerds are the fucking LIFEBLOOD of this fucking place.

  • July 26, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Stevenson is the best representation of the PUNISHER so far.

    by fanboy71

    I second that. And third and fourth it. Stevenson was a great Punisher. Jane's Punisher was a pussy.

  • July 26, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Forsooth

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Dame Portman looks winsome and verily prepared for mounting by the Son of Odyn!<p> That said, dost thou not think yon moviemakyrs are getting ahead of themselves, plannyng multiple fylms without gaugyng the success of the fyrst?

  • July 26, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Does anybody where I can see the leaked

    by templar

    trailer. Youtube is busted

  • July 26, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Know where

    by templar

    Damn chubby fingers

  • July 26, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck

    by rogueleader66

    Is Rachel Portman? Natalie's sister? Where and who said anything about Rachel Portman? Stupid people should read what they write.

  • July 26, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    What Marvel should do with Punisher

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Leave the solo film alone for a few years, but Include Ray stevenson in a small cameo in The avengers, Guage the fan reaction and then after all this avengers stuff is over, greenlight a punisher movie set in the Marvel film world (i don't belive war zone took place in that world, but i could be wrong)

  • July 26, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Was their any discussion of the special effects?

    by leo54304

    Would like to know what plans they have for Thors hammer (and not the one Natalie can't keep her eyes off of)

  • July 26, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Kat Dennings is kinda hot

    by mojoman69

    In a nerdy Jewish girl next door kinda way. and she has a decent rack. Liked her in Nick and Nora. Looks like this flick is shaping up. I hoped beyond hope that Branaugh would do a good job, looks like he is the right man. I would have loved to see John McTeirnan have done this though. 13th warrior showed how Vikings should look.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Kat

    by rogueleader66

    Is cute, and you dorks who say she is ugly would fuck her and cum on here huge tits in a heartbeat and you know it, don't lie, you know you would.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Punisher again?!?

    by Stalkeye

    i guess the third time wasnt a charm.Ever heard of "3 strikes and you're out"?I did like both Lungren's and Stevenson's versions but mostly as a guilty pleasure. it's high time to focus on the more lesser known characters from the marvel universe. especially the 3-4th tier heroes from the silver age instead of another potential flop regarding Mr. P.<p>Am I right?

  • July 26, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    BRIAN BLOOM

    by Terrmaster

    Would be the best Frank Castle. Watch The A-Team.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    The Punisher HBO TV Show

    by Gigrantor

    Forget making anymore lame movies, The Punisher deserves to be on either HBO or Showtime. A weekly TV series is the only way for The Punisher to get any justice. What do ye all think?

  • July 26, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Thors attempt to retrieve hammer scene with

    by leo54304

    Odin doing the voiceover narrative of worthiness reminds of a scene Simonson did on his run of Thor. It was his 2d issue and had Blake and Beta Ray Bill racing for the staff of Thor. Bill won and was summoned to Asgard leaving Blake in a thunderstorm alone and crying "father!". Think that was the inspiration for this scene.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    money quote from whedon

    by Dradis Contact

    <p>“A team is more than the sum of its parts,” Whedon continued, “this cast is more than I could ever have dreamed for. And I am going to blow it!”</p> <p>Did you think movies were made by actors performing scenes staged by directors working from scripts? Movies are made by a series of blowjobs.</p>

  • July 26, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    ASSBEAD SALES DECLINE

    by JaimeFoxx

    after the announcement of the Punisher being back in the hands of Marvel. Jewish community celebrates!

  • July 26, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Kat Dennings has some serious melons

    by HawtSauce

  • July 26, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Vikings are HUMANS CRYBABIES!!!!

    by The Founder

    I wish some of you nerds would quite with the Asgardians should look like Vikings. NO THEY SHOULDN'T!! The Vikings Worshipped them, they were their gods. I can understand some similar instances but Thor and Co should not look just like human Vikings Dammit

  • July 26, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Enough with Norton already, Damn he's gone.

    by The Founder

    Norton was fine as Banner but the guy and Marvel couldn't come to terms.

  • July 26, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Jackson and Rourke worked it, but Norton was being to difficult

    by The Founder

    The more I give thought on this whole Ed Norton debacle the more I realize that this man is the problem and not Marvel. Now I'm not saying that Marvel is all innocent but looking at the situation with Jackson and Rourke and how they came to a deal with Marvel speaks in volumes. Both of those actors didn't just role over and took it up the @ss by Marvel. If they weren't happy they would've walked. Jackson is an Alister who works constantly and Rourke popularity is rising again. Neither of them gave in to Marvel. Norton's ass was being difficult and wanted some outlandish demands that Marvel wasn't going to give him. So they parted ways.

  • July 26, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Just curious: when dos Daredevil revert to Marvel?

    by MCVamp

  • July 26, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Fareal

    by eric haislar

    Yeah Both are piss poor, I will say this about war zone. It is a good looking movie. Probably the best looking bad movie ever made.

  • July 26, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    With the Cosmic Cube and the Infinity Gauntlet...

    by Chewtoy

    With those objects existing in the Movie Marvel Universe, the Avengers film better not settle for some lame-ass generic alien invasion as in "The Ultimates".

  • July 26, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Red Skull gets the Cosmic Cube, cracked or not,

    by kabong

    there will be trouble.

  • July 26, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Tamalewood

    by illegal alien vs sexual predator

    Thor! Another quality genre picture brought to you,in part, by New Mexico.

  • July 26, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    No Donald Blake? MOURN...

    by kaijuturtle

  • July 26, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Why the Portman hype?

    by conspiracy

    Ok..she is a hot piece of ass and not the typical moronic Hollywood bimbo...I'll give her that.</p><p>But for FUCKS SAKE the girl is a horrible actress. Unless the script and direction are perfect...she brings NOTHING to the table. Really, she is incapable of delivering a decent performance unless everything around her is pitch perfect. When people still point to movies you did when you were 12-13 as an example of your best work...something is amiss in your skill set.

  • July 26, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Me salivating

    by donkingkong

    next summer can't come quick enough.

  • July 26, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    NERD RAGE: COMIC CON ATTENDEE STABBED IN THE EYE!

    by J-Dizzle

    Here's the report:<br /> <br /> http://tinyurl.com/2comz4w

  • July 26, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    100% medically accurate!

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Forsooth

  • July 26, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    AUDIO LINK OF FOOTAGE - http://tinyurl.com/23qntgf

    by CREG

    http://tinyurl.com/23qntgf Can't see it but it sure sounds cool!

  • July 26, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    LMMFAO@Comments from the link.

    by Stalkeye

    "The stabber is Black? Imagine that". "are theere really black nerds"?Damn, that comment was uncalled for, but hilarious.

  • July 26, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    too bad it wasn't MJ's dead corpse who got jabbed.

    by Stalkeye

  • July 26, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    AUDIO LINK OF CON TRAILER http://tinyurl.com/23qntgf

    by CREG

    Not of the Nerd stabbing...

  • July 26, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    My buddy says Thanos is 100% digital and you'll

    by UltraTron

    see him introduced as well as the infinity gauntlet and lady death. They even mention galactus. I'm just waiting for a marvel zombies flick. That would be the coolest thing ever.

  • July 26, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Galactus?!? Don't Fox own his cinematic ass?

    by Axl Z

    That's what I thought anyway..

  • July 26, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    If it had been a stabbing with a #2 pencil in the mouth...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...I'd say that 2for2true was out wreaking TFD on unfortunate shitheels.

  • July 26, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    ray stevenson

    by tomwaitsisgod

    The only Punisher for me anymore is Ray Stevenson. I really hope Marvel doesn't dismiss him completely. I know War Zone was considered a failure, but his performance as Frank Castle was certainly not. He embodied the character to an extent that neither Dolph Lundgren nor Tom Jane could even dream about.

  • July 26, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Please Marvel...

    by MakNeil

    Please Marvel, I just finished watching both Boondock Saints and its sequel, and Troy Duffy should direct any relaunch of The Punisher (this is assuming that he is over his 'ego issues,' which I honestly have no idea). Look at either of those two films and you see that he gets it. He was born to do The Punisher, though coupled with the writing of Garth Ennis, then I can't see how you can't have box-office gold (as long as it is handled in a Blade-like fashion, namely with no more than $25-40 million dollar budget and, unlike Blade, making sure that David Goyer is nowhere where his very Goyerness will force the director to use vampire Pomeranians or something stupid like that).

  • July 26, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Troy Duffy

    by smatt584

    Could work if you don let him anywhere near the script and the casting. Or the filming. And he should stay at least 100 yards from all actors, sets, or equipment. Even then, I would say that I would be best for the producers to keep a very close eye on Mr Duffy.

  • July 26, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Rachel Portman is a music composer

    by D.Vader

    Did the music in Chocolat, which was pretty great. Never saw the movie though. Have a few tracks on my iPod.

  • July 26, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Sounds fucking *awesome*

    by D.Vader

    I'm now officially much more excited about this than I am Captain America (though hearing about that Red Skull scene with the Cosmic Cube and mentioning Odin got me excited). This sounds pretty badass.

  • July 26, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Glad to hear Agent Coulsen is in this

    by D.Vader

    Huzzah for continuity!

  • July 26, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    shameless plug time

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...check out my Inception spoof at at tinyurl.com/2atv3q3... also, Greek Gods FTW!

  • July 26, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I want a badass Silver Surfer film

    by D.Vader

    With Nova and Captain Marvel, The Skrulls and the Kree, and Thanos! <p> Marvel! Give us a badass sci-fi space action film!

  • July 26, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeah Vades.

    by TedKordLives

    An epic cosmic marvel movie would indeed rock. <P> But only if you find a way to get Beta Ray Bill in there somehow.

  • July 26, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Ebonic Plague!

    by D.Vader

    Praise 2for2true!

  • July 26, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Beta Ray Bill, of course!

    by D.Vader

    He won't look out of place in a Cosmic Marvel film the way he might in another one (well, he'd fit in Thor just fine I'm sure). It could be badass and epic. Man I hope someone has the balls to try it one day.

  • July 26, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    What's wrong with that?

    by D.Vader

  • July 26, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Yeah, what IS wrong with that?

    by TedKordLives

  • July 26, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Send Natalie Portman to Hell.

    by hatespeech

    I'm so tired of her dopey ass. Hey Nat, just close your eyes AND BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW ME!

  • July 26, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Will Portman act in this one?

    by RPLocke

    Or just look stoned the entire time?

  • July 26, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Scott, I'm having a sense of deja vu. Are you?

    by leo54304

  • July 26, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Trolls

    by smatt584

    You have to pay the trolls toll I you want the boys hole!

  • July 26, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Have the ewoks invite him over for dinner

    by leo54304

    and have him bring Michael Cera.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Marvel Studios should just stick to comics now.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 27, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Dost thou all now see...?

    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    ...the true might of Thor?! <p> And yes, the OdinSleep.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    i killed odin

    by DioxholsterReturns

  • July 27, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    I would suck a fart

    by shiekybaby

    out of Natalie Portmans butt.

  • July 28, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    You serious?

    by SunTzu77

    "“Why don’t you tell me where you received that training. Afghanistan? You strike me more as a soldier of fortune type. Who are you?”" <br> <br> "Oh no... this is Earth isn't it?" <br> <br> This is actual dialogue from the film? Good lord!!!!! ROFLMAO

  • July 28, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    @conspiracy you're dead on about Portman but I still love her

    by The Founder

    Despite liking her she is such a flat actress. I just think she gets credit and respect and work cause she is one of the few young respectable actresses in Hollywood that young girls can look up to I think. When you look at the other Hollywood actresses or those famous for nothing personalities like Paris Hilton or those worthless Kardashion or how ever it's spelled sisters Portman has to be kept in the mix to somehow balance out the junk. Hell I could be wrong, she may have friends in high places and plus she's Jewish.

  • July 28, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Infinity Gauntlet and Thanos? Oh Lord?

    by The Founder

    As awesome as that would be I don't trust Marvel now to deliver correctly on the big screen. A couple of years ago with Marvel at the helm of them doing theirnown films I would've been like sweet but now, I'm not sure they'll do any better then Fox did with Galactus.

  • July 28, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Never thought of the scene that way Sun

    by leo54304

    If thats an indication of the dialogue, uh oh. Plus wasn't there a scene where Thor is asking Natalie and her sister where he is and he does the same thing. Don't remember it exactly but it was another cringeworthy moment.

  • July 28, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Galactus as a dust tunnel, Thanos as Gumby

    by leo54304

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