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Report: Tom Hiddleston confirms Loki will NOT be in “Avengers 2” but WILL be in “Thor 2″…

Rumors been going strong for a long while now that Loki is not going to be in the sequel for “The Avengers” but Tom Hiddleston the man who plays Loki just confirmed he’s not going to be in it. Why is Loki not going to be in the “Avengers 2”? Well, Tom says they can’t think of anything else they can do with the character and they want to give other villains a chance which makes a lot of sense.

Tom Hiddleston has grown a large fanbase since the first “Avengers” movie but his fanbase is mostly women. Apparently, young women have the hots for this character and they were dying for their Loki to be in the “Avengers 2”. I find it pretty odd that people would go crazy over Loki for “The Avengers” when he was already in the first “Thor” movie. Loki is a pretty cool villain and Mr. Hiddleston is a good actor. While it may be disappointing that he won’t be in the “Avengers 2”, Tom says Loki won’t be going away anytime soon ’cause he’s still going to be in “Thor 2”. So if you ladies out there need your Loki fix, “Thor 2” is the way to go.

More on the story, here.

You gotta love Tom’s response about Loki not being in the Avengers movie. He sounded so down to earth and humble about it, too! In his response, you can tell he was very careful not to upset fans and tries to get people excited for “Thor 2” instead. Most actors are very rude when they respond about not reprising their roles but Tom was pretty cool about it. He seems like a pretty cool dude!

Maybe Loki can even get his own spin-off movie someday? I wouldn’t be surprised if he does get one! Tom is extremely popular because of the Avengers movie. In fact, I never even heard of this actor myself until he landed the role for the first “Thor” film. Loki is a pretty likeable villain.

In the photo above is Tom Hiddleston in full Loki costume at San Diego Comic Con that happened earlier this summer.

Kev

Report: Joss Whedon officially on board for “The Avengers” sequel!!!

In the beginning, Joss Whedon wasn’t sure if he was going to be on board to be director for, “The Avengers” sequel, now it appears that he is on board! I can’t see no one else but him directing these movies ’cause no one else could make it as good as he does. I’m glad he’s on! I thought “The Avengers” was one of the best movies of this year, so far. I was very impressed with the film.

Yes, I’m sure Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye will return but I’m sure, they will add a few more heroes to the team. I’m sure Tom Hiddleston will return as Loki, but they will probably add a few more villains too.

“The Avengers” was a pretty big team. I never read the comics, but I know they keep adding more members as they go along.

I can’t wait for the Blu Ray release of “The Avengers”.

AICN, reports.

Kev

Film Review: The Avengers

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Well, I finally went out and saw it this afternoon. Finally, saw, “The Avengers”! Here is my review…

Plot/synopsis: Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who’s who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster.

Over the last several years, the movie industry has gone crazy over Superhero flicks. Both Marvel and DC kept coming out with them. Trying to make every superhero movie from the comics they could think of. It was only a matter of time that Hollywood was going to give: Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, and Thor their own film by Marvel. At the end of each of those films, they keep teasing the Avengers is on the way. Well, the Avengers is finally here, the wait is finally over. Most of the superheros in the Avengers were played by the original actors from the original films except for Ed Norton as the Hulk. Remember, Marvel fired Ed Norton and was replaced by Mark Ruffalo instead. While it is sad that Ed Norton was not a part of this movie, I thought Mark Ruffalo did a great job playing, Bruce Banner. I have been a fan of these characters for years, and it was awesome seeing them all on the big screen in one movie. Of course, they added a few more characters in the Avengers from the comics. Black Widow (played by Scarlett) and Hawkeye (played by Jeremy).

On with my thoughts on the movie, it was a perfect superhero film. Over the years, Hollywood has been trying to make a great superhero film, but most of the superhero films over the years haven’t been that good. Finally, we get a great one that we can walk out of the theater with smiles on our faces! There are no complaints about this film at all. The film was a good long 2 and a half hours. It was action packed. The film was well acted by everyone in the cast. The pacing of the film was very well done. The action scenes is what impressed me the most. It was an action packed ride for sure and I even liked the fight scenes with Scarlett Johansson. After seeing Scarlett in those fight scenes, makes me wish Marvel would give Black Widow her own movie, solo sometime in the future.

I also loved the visuals and special effects with this movie. I hate most of today’s 3D movies. Today’s 3D is mostly bad, but I was very impressed with the 3D in, “The Avengers”. They did a good job with the 3D this time around. The score of the film is what made you kept watching all the way through. The music composed in the film was brilliant. Why can’t other superhero films be just as good as this? The question that I’m wondering, will, “The Dark Knight: Rises” and “Man of Steel”, be just as good as “The Avengers”? I don’t know about that one. Joss Whedon was a perfect choice of director for “The Avengers”, and I couldn’t see anybody else doing it. I admired Joss Whedon’s work for a while, especially his great sci-fi film, “Serenity”, which is a film that I love. I’m already hoping Joss, will do the sequel for “The Avengers”. I hope he stays on. Of course, Stan Lee, makes a cameo in this movie just like he appears in all Marvel flicks.

This was one of the best superhero films I’ve seen in a long time. I’m definitely getting this film on Blu Ray when it comes out.

Score for “The Avengers” = **** (4 stars as in “Excellent”)

Kev

 

Report: Joss Whedon confirms he is directing, “The Avengers” movie at San Diego Comic Con…

Rumours been on the internet for months now that Joss Whedon could possibly be the one to direct Marvels, “The Avenger’s” movie. At the Q&A session with fans at SDCC today, Joss Whedon himself confirmed that he is directing, “The Avengers”.

More on it here:

http://heatvision.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/07/joss-whedon-direct-avengers.html

Joss Whedon directed that sci-fi action movie, “Serenity”. Maybe he will make “The Avengers” a good flick, with or without Ed Norton.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Ed Norton is no longer starring the Incredible Hulk ever again…

Marvel Studios President, Kevin Fiege, announced that Ed Norton will not play The Incredible Hulk in the “Avengers” or any other type of Hulk movie ever again. Fiege claims that the reason they fired Ed Norton they needed an actor that has the creativity and the collaborative spirit of other cast members. They want a team player that is able to work with other cast members in the film. In other words to keep it simple, Marvel plans to go for a new direction for the Hulk character and they feel Ed no longer fits.

Read Fiege’s statement here:

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/2008-12-6-motion-captured/posts/exclusive-marvel-confirms-they-will-hire-new-hulk-for-avengers

Ed Norton immediately fired back by having his attorney hit back at Marvel with an angry rant, Ed’s lawyer claims Ed was all up for the “Avengers” movie and it was something he was looking forward to.

http://www.hitfix.com/articles/2010-7-11-exclusive-edward-norton-s-agent-responds-to-marvel-ceo-s-statement?m=k

I’m totally on Ed’s side. I thought Ed made a perfect Bruce Banner. Ed was like a young Billy Bixby. I thought Ed’s “Incredible Hulk” movie was fantastic. I LOVED IT!  It was definitely better than the Ang Lee/Eric Bana version.

Besides, Marvel movies suck anyway. Marvel only made like a few good superhero movies. Movies I liked that Marvel has done:  “The Punisher” (Thomas Jane version), “X-Men” (the first one only), “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (it was actually a fun movie), but that’s about it.

Watch out Marvel, I smell a big lawsuit coming by Edward Norton!

Kev

Report: Robert Downey Jr. signs on to “The Avengers”, also “Iron Man 2” and “3”…

Robert Downey Jr. has signed an extensive deal with Marvel to play Tony Stark as Iron Man in three different films: “The Avengers”, “Iron Man 2”, and “Iron Man 3”.

As you know, “The Avengers” are a huge mix of Marvel comic superheros into one whole group and Iron Man is part of the “The Avengers”. The first “Avengers” movie is aiming for a July 15th, 2011 date and the first “Avengers” film will only focus on the superheros of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Incredible Hulk characters first.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117994793.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

I wonder if Edward Norton will sign on to play in “The Avengers” as the Incredible Hulk? That be pretty cool.

Kev

Report: Robert Downey Jr. signs on to “The Avengers”, also “Iron Man 2” and “3”…

Robert Downey Jr. has signed an extensive deal with Marvel to play Tony Stark as Iron Man in three different films: “The Avengers”, “Iron Man 2”, and “Iron Man 3”.

As you know, “The Avengers” are a huge mix of Marvel comic superheros into one whole group and Iron Man is part of the “The Avengers”. The first “Avengers” movie is aiming for a July 15th, 2011 date and the first “Avengers” film will only focus on the superheros of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Incredible Hulk characters first.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117994793.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

I wonder if Edward Norton will sign on to play in “The Avengers” as the Incredible Hulk? That be pretty cool.

Kev