God of War: Ragnarok is official, and it's coming to PS5 in 2021.
The follow up to 2018's God of War, rumored to be called God of War Ragnarok, is coming. Here's everything we know about the forthcoming sequel.
Titan Quest is one of those old games that has made a resurgence under THQ Nordic. Originally released way back in 2006, Titan Quest quickly became one of the most visible and popular competitors to Diablo 2 (and later Diablo 3) in the action RPG genre. After it received an expansion called Immortal Throne in 2007, things went mostly quiet … Continue reading
For several years, we have seen that winners of the Toronto Film Festival always find themselves a nomination spot in the biggest category of the biggest award function on the planet.A fan favorite at Toronto International Film Festival, Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland finally bagged what it deserved on Sunday night.The road odyssey could very well now find itself to be one of the drawing-room conversations happening all over the world as the gate for the Best Picture Award at 93rd Academy Awards is now open.Last year’s Toronto winner Jojo Rabbit by Thor: Ragnarök famed director Taika Waititi was a big deal at last year’s Oscars.Not only did it seal a nomination in the prestigious Best Picture category but also bagged an award in the Best Screenplay.Jojo Rabbit lost the award to Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite.In the last eight years, we have seen winners of Toronto scoring big at Academy Awards, and “Nomadland” has even increased its chances with blowing trumpets as it also won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival, making itself the first-ever film in the history of the cinema to bag the award prizes at both the film festivals.A very strong social message was also delivered by TIFF as it made all the winners a film directed by a woman.Regina King’s “One Night in Miami” was the runners up(Another strong contender considered by Oscar pundits to win the nomination and even receive the Best Picture awards at Oscars).
Disney Plus has launched with an impressive 16 Marvel movies, up from disappointingly thin eight pictures that were originally promised at release.That's a solid line-up to get started with, but if you want to marathon the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, some of the best films are missing, like Avengers: Infinity War and Thor: Ragnarok.Luckily, if you search the Disney Plus app for some of those films in the US, you'll see release dates on their respective pages.On December 5 of this year, you can watch Thor: Ragnarok on Disney Plus.On March 4 2020, Black Panther joins the service, while Avengers: Infinity War, an essential pairing with Avengers: Endgame, arrives on June 25.Finally, one of the most forgettable Marvel movies, Ant-Man and the Wasp, arrives all the way on July 29, 2020 – but it's really not worth waiting for if you've never seen it.
Charting Jeff Goldblum’s career on its surface does a great disservice to the long list of intriguing choices he has made over the years.“I’m as interested [in the world] now as ever,” he said in conversation with Adweek and BETC Paris’ Stéphane Xiberras during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in June.“So if I’m interesting at all, maybe it’s because I still stay interested.”Goldblum is known for plenty: his blockbusters, like the Jurassic Park series and Thor: Ragnarok; his turns in several Wes Anderson projects; and his successful music career as a pianist with The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, to name a few.Over the years, he has lent his unique style in fun commercial gems around the globe, including ads for Holsten Pils; several Apple spots in the ’90s; and a riotous 2015 campaign for U.K. electronics retailer Currys, in which he gave acting tips to not-so-thrilled Christmas gift recipients.His most prominent U.S. work is for Apartments.com, featuring his quirky appearance as tech maven (and inventor of the “Apartminternet”) Brad Bellflower.
Taika Waititi is no stranger to coming-of-age stories.Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople are filled with his trademark cheeky irreverence and focus on young male protagonists.His next movie in between Thor: Ragnarok and the recently-announced Thor: Love and Thunder is JoJo Rabbit, a satirical tale about a young boy (Roman Griffin Davis) growing up in World War II.It just so happens his imaginary best friend is Adolf Hitler, played with as much eccentricity as possible by Waititi himself.Adapting the novel Caging Skies by Christine Leunens, Waititi wears the director and writer hats as well as stepping in front of the camera.The teaser, which Waititi tweeted Tuesday, has a familiar touch of Wes Anderson in the camera angles and the colorful world.
He's back for Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth in the series, and he's brought a huge amount of news.Most of it came out of San Diego Comic-Con, where Marvel basically won Comic-Con by announcing 10 of 11 projects planned for Phase Four.Days before Marvel's Comic-Con panel, it came out that Thor 4 would be happening with Waititi returning to both direct write.After playing Thor's girlfriend Jane Foster in 2011's Thor and 2013's Thor: The Dark World, Portman was absent from Thor: Ragnarok, reportedly because Marvel gave the screenwriters permission to write a story that didn't include Earth-based characters.For her part, Portman seemed well and truly done with the character.In introducing her, he said, "When we were shooting Ragnarok, I was reading one storyline by Jason Aaron called The Mighty Thor, and for those of you who know that storyline, it's incredible, it's full of emotion and love and thunder.
The newest Schiit shipment came in a plain brown shipping carton, but its insides were anything but ordinary: The Schiit Ragnarok 2 stereo integrated amplifier looks, feels and sounds like no other amp.Meanwhile, the Ragnarok 2's ultra high power headphone amp delivers up to 24 watts for 32 ohm headphones, but can also safely work with high sensitivity in-ear headphones that play happily with just tiny fractions of a watt.The fully loaded Ragnarok 2 has two pairs of XLR inputs, along with two RCA inputs (one moving-magnet phono input, one line level) and one USB digital input.Both versions of the amp have stereo RCA and XLR preamp outputs that can be hooked up to a subwoofer or separate amplifier (more on that later).The original Ragnarok didn't come with a remote control -- the new one has a spiffy, small easy-to handle aluminum one that controls volume, input selection, gain level and mute.I first auditioned the Ragnarok 2 with a Schiit Yggdrasil 2 digital converter while alternating between two sets of speakers, KEF LS50 stand mount monitors and large Klipsch Forte III speakers.
The filmmaker who wrote and directed Thor: Ragnarok and Hunt for the Wilderpeople has signed on to pen and helm Thor 4.Chris Hemsworth is also expected to return as Thor for the sequel, according to an exclusive scoop by The Hollywood Reporter.With any luck, Thor’s rocky, would-be revolutionary sidekick, Korg, will be back to — Waititi voiced Korg in both Thor: Ragnorok and Avengers: Endgame.For Marvel fans, Waititi’s return to the series is welcome news.Thor: Ragnarok, Thor’s third solo adventure, charmed audiences with its unique mix of humor and action and its colorful, Jack Kirby-inspired production design.Thor: Ragnarok earned $854 million at the global box office, and helped pave the way for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, in which the beer-guzzling, pot-bellied “Bro Thor” quickly became a fan favorite.
Director Taika Waititi will direct a fourth Thor movie, his representative confirmed on Tuesday.Waititi directed 2017's Thor: Ragnarok, and the star of that film, Chris Hemsworth, is expected to return as the God of Thunder/Avenger.There's no date yet, and very little additional info, about the new Thor film.In addition to directing and writing Thor: Ragnarok, Waititi played the alien Korg in both that film and in 2019's Avengers: Endgame.But what's good news for Thor fans may be disappointing info for fans of the Japanese manga Akira.Waititi was set to direct a 2021 film based on that manga, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but the Thor news will delay Akira "indefinitely."
Ubisoft slowed down the development cycle for the Assassin’s Creed games, reinvigorating the series as a result, but the next title has seemingly sprung a leak.WCCFTech reports that Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok has surfaced and there are screenshots to go along with some of the game mechanics, story, and post-launch details.If the name didn’t give it way, Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok is set in the age of Vikings.Though the name and the newer details weren’t known, our previous report shared that anonymous sources revealed the new Assassin’s Creed game’s setting and watchful players of Ubisoft’s The Division 2 have even noticed Norse images featuring AC’s Apple of Eden scattered around Washington D.C.Despite the previous reports and because the game is still in development, take these new leaks with a grain of salt.Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, allegedly code-named Kingdom, is going to be a cross-gen title.
Twitter is gearing up for Avengers: Endgame with 40 new emoji that celebrate almost every single Marvel Cinematic Universe hero — even those who were snapped away by Thanos.Marvel Studios partnered with pop artist Truck Torrence to create the Twitter emoji seen in the photo below.The obvious superheroes are there — Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, and Hawkeye — along with newcomers like the cast of Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Thanos himself.Most importantly, there are two emoji for Korg and Miek, the best characters from Thor: Ragnarok.One of the only notable missing characters is Vision.The last time we saw Paul Bettany’s character was in Avengers: Infinity War when he was being tortured by Thanos while the Infinity Stone sitting in the middle of his forehead was ripped from his head.
A new clue might just indicate that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is not only slated to guest direct an episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorian series, but may also be voicing the robot bounty hunter IG-88.On Thursday, The Mandalorian director and producer Jon Favreau posted a new photo on Instagram without a caption showing Waititi behind a microphone while looking at a screen with IG-88 prominently displayed, during a post-production recording session.Skeptics could argue that Waititi isn't voicing IG-88, but merely directing the episode that has IG-88 in it.But with the presence of microphones, it seems more likely that Waititi could be lending his voice to the familiar robot character.Lucasfilm, Favreau and Waititi did not immediately respond to a request to comment.The new Star Wars series will be set seven years after Return of the Jedi (so six years after the Empire's final defeat at the Battle of Jakku and 23 years before The Force Awakens) and will focus on all-new characters.
If you've seen Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Doctor Strange or any other of a number of MCU movies, you've seen films with Victoria Alonso's stamp all over them.She's been described as "part of the holy trinity that runs Hollywood's most successful superhero label," along with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and co-president Louis D'Esposito.She started her career as a production assistant and then worked in production at Sony, DreamWorks, Fox and Paramount.In 2016, she was the first woman to receive the Advanced Imaging Society's Harold Lloyd Award, which recognized her achievements as a storyteller whose body of work embraces technology.In 2017, Alonso got a Visual Effects Society's Visionary Award in recognition of her contributions to visual arts and filmed entertainment.I also asked her what took the studio so long to get a woman in the director's seat.
Taika Waititi, the comedic filmmaker best known for directing “Thor: Ragnarok,” has signed on to co-write and direct the pilot of a “Time Bandits” series currently in development for Apple.The series is being co-produced by Anonymous Content, Paramount Television and Media Rights Capital.Deadline broke the news of Waititi’s involvement.The “Time Bandits” series was first announced last year.It’s based on the cult classic Terry Gilliam film of the same name, which follows a young boy who tags along with a group of dwarfs as they jump through space and time, hoping to get rich and encountering a long list of famous semi-historical figures (Sean Connery as Agamemnnon!John Cleese as Robin Hood!)
A fourth Thor film may never happen (contracts and Infinity Stones depending), but the leads of the wonderfully bent Ragnarok are back to save a different beloved franchise.The first trailer for Men in Black International reunites Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as Agents H & M (the discount department store jokes write themselves), two MIB agents tasked, naturally, with saving the world from alien scourges.The London-based spinoff of the series also stars Liam Neeson, Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani and Emma Thompson — one of the few through lines with previous entries in the series.The first trailer for the finds Hemsworth and Thompson traveling the world under the command of Neeson and (Emma) Thompson, variously in and out of those familiar black suits.Agent M’s role appears to be similar to that of Will Smith’s in the first — a hot shot new recruit attempting to learn the ropes of the secretive organization.Hemsworth, meanwhile, knows a good hammer joke when he reads it.
Like "Wonder Woman" and best adapted screenplay nominee "Logan," it offers a fresh take on an overdone, often dull genre that will without a doubt pave the way for movies and filmmakers of the future.It definitely deserved to get recognized at the Oscars for its excellent (and hilarious) screenplay, directing, and visuals.Waititi established who he is and what's to come in one movie — in an established franchise that often swallows a director's vision."Wonder Woman" proved that a female-led story works, and doesn't even need to focus on a woman's figure to do so.The movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe work because they're fun — even the worst ones, with the exception of "Iron Man 2."Not even "Ant-Man" went this far, and it is about a man who can control ants.
All of it is absolutely worth checking out, but for those who can’t, we went through all of the extras, as well as Waititi’s director commentary, and pulled out everything you didn’t know about Thor: Ragnarok.• Thor’s scenes with Doctor Strange, which are both in this movie and in the credits of Doctor Strange, were shot eight to nine months before production on Thor: Ragnarok formally started.• Marvel Studios used the planet of Sakaar to fully embrace the visuals of iconic artist Jack Kirby.• You get a brief glimpse of one in the film, but the Grandmaster was originally going to have many more musical scenes, because Jeff Goldblum himself is quite the singer.• In the Marvel Cinematic Universe chronology, the events of Ragnarok happened at almost the exact same time as Captain America: Civil War.Additionally, Jason Aaron’s very recent “God of Thunder” storyline also had a few details plucked from it, specifically Hela’s power to create knives and stuff—although in that context, that particular power was used by the character Gorr, the God Butcher.
When Loki creates a psychic link between himself and Valkyrie during Taikia Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, he’s given the briefest glimpse into the warrior’s past.He witnesses the time when she and all of Asgard’s other Valkyries fell in battle against Hela.Though the scene was shot in live-action, it looks and feels like an epic painting in motion, and Waititi shared some behind-the-scenes visuals of it on Twitter.Dozens of people put thousands of hours into creating Ragnarok’s breathtaking visual effects, but last night the director took to Twitter to call out Carlo Van de Roer and Stuart Rutherford, the two founders of Satellite Lab, the New York City-based studio that built the camera technology used to film the flashbacks.It’s called DynamicLight and even in its earliest stages, Satellite’s camera rig was able to capture the depth of shadow and blinding brightness at high speeds so that when slowed down all motion takes on the dramatic weight of the scene in the film.They write: “When using a high speed cinema camera and light sources moving at over 10,000 feet per second, this technology creates the ability to move light sources within images frozen in time.”
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