Sunday was a big night for writer and director Taika Waititi, who took home the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Jojo Rabbit. Previously, he was attached to direct the long-gestating live-action Akira movie, but in light of all the shake-ups on scheduling, his involvement is growing more and more uncertain. Read on for more.
The last update we had on Hollywood's live-action Akira film wasn't a great one. While the movie wasn't shelved, the time it took to properly develop the script ended up pushing production back far enough to clash with Thor: Love and Thunder, which is also being directed by Taika Waititi. Hit the jump for the latest.
Good news arrived today for Thor fans alongside bad news for those looking forward to the live-action Akira. In the case of the former, director Taika Waititi is officially returning to direct the followup to Thor: Ragnarok. Find out how this bodes for Akira after the jump.
So far, this December, Good Smile Company has launched pre-orders for nineteen Nendoroid chibi figures. In the closing weeks, that selection has not only included more Madoka Magica and KanColle. There's another Overwatch Nendoroid. There's Kemono Friends, and also Thor and Clannad. More after the jump.
Japan will be getting Thor: Ragnarok on November 3rd, same day as the US release. Kenta Miyake (My Hero Academia's All Might) is back voicing the Marvel superhero take on the titular Norse God. Newly added for this latest Thor movie, Takarazuka Revue performer-turned film/TV actress Yūki Amami voices Cate Blanchett's villain Hela and anime favorite Miyuki Sawashiro adds another Ame Comi role (she was recently Enchantress in Suicide Squad) as Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie.
After teasing them leading into last weekend's Wonder Festival Winter figures event, Kotobukiya has now revealed illustrator Shunya Yamashita's designs for Bishoujo statues based on Marvel's Thor (currently a woman in the comics) and Loki (who had a female form several times in the comics, notable for years after 2008). Get a look after the jump.
While Iron Man was previously featured as a super-deformed Nendoroid, the first Avenger to receive the Max Factory posable figma treatment is the mighty Thor! The God of Thunder is slated for release by Good Smile Company in July and is available for pre-order. Get a look after the jump.
To celebrate the Japanese releases of Marvel Comics based movies Thor: Dark World and Captain America: Winter Soldier, Kinnikuman (or MUSCLE in English) creator(s) Yudetamago have drawn a tribute of the two super heroes, to be published in the issue of Shonen Jump doing on sale January 4th. Get a look after the jump.
Get ready to go back to Asgard, Marvel fans, because the official trailer for Thor: The Dark World is here. Check out the video after the jump.
Marvel and Disney picked a 2013 release date for the next solo movie starring the Asgardian thunder god Thor. Getting attached to the project has proved more difficult. Kenneth Branagh opted not to return. Brian Kirk and Patty Jenkins were in and out due to "creative differences," and since then the studio has looked for a new Game veteran for the project. More after the jump.
Following his outing with The Avengers, Marvel Comics' thundergod Thor plans to make his solo return to theaters in 2013. After director Kenneth Branagh couldn't make the return trip to Asgard, Marvel and Disney began questing for a replacement, and the ensuing search has become more complex than the continuity of a super hero comic. More after the jump.
Plenty of preparation is going into making Marvel Comics big screen adaptation The Avengers a global phenomenon. Now Cap and company are joining the Kewsion series of pop culture characters reimagined in the style of Rose O’Neill’s Kewpie doll illustrations for a series of Japanese web comics. More after the jump.