The Avengers, Thor 2, In Your Eyes: January 17th Comic Reel

Tue, January 17th, 2012 at 6:57am PST

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

THE AVENGERS

Tom Hiddleston spoke with Den of Geek about the process of getting all the Marvel movie universes together.

"Ken [Branagh] and Jon [Favreau] and Joe [Johnston] all swapped information, and Joss [Whedon] was brought on at a very early point on 'Avengers,' and Ken showed him 'Thor,' I think," Hiddleston told Den of Geek. "They just sat down and watched it together, because Joss had asked, 'Can I watch the film before I start writing, I just want to see what you’ve done with Thor and Loki.' And Joss really loved what Ken had done, and what we’d all done together."

The actor also mentioned his excitement at coming back to play Loki for "The Avengers."

"It’s like meeting an old friend after years of not having seen them," the actor said. "Coming back to play Loki, having played F. Scott Fitzgerald, Captain Nicholls and Freddie Page in the interim, it was like meeting an old friend. But also, having the confidence that I’d already spent six months inhabiting him. I’d already built the house, I just had to move back in, and redecorate. And the thrill of changing him... I remember saying, 'Let’s make his hair longer.'"

Directed by Joss Whedon and starring everybody. Opens May 4

THOR 2

Golden Globe winner Idris Elba spoke to MTV after his big win on Sunday and confirmed his character Heimdall, will be making an appearance in "Thor 2" and possibly "The Avengers."

"'Thor 2' for sure," Elba told MTV. "'Avengers,' we're not sure about, but 'Thor 2' we're going at it again."

Opens November 5, 2013

IN YOUR EYES

Joss Whedon has a new movie coming -- one that's not "Much Ado About Nothing." Whedon's new film, "In Your Eyes," was described by cast member Abigail Spencer ("Mad Men") as a "supernatural romance," but no other major details are known.

"His next movie, I start that next month," Spencer told Vulture at the Art of Elysium gala in Los Angeles. "It’s my first time [doing a project with Whedon], but I’ve always wanted to work with him. I’m so excited to do it."

The Hollywood Reporter describes the story as centering on "two people who are preternaturally or supernaturally connected, despite being polar opposites."

THE WALKING DEAD

Here's a brand new scene from the season premiere of "The Walking Dead," "Nebraska."

Premieres February 12 on AMC

SHERLOCK

Although Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are both busy with "The Hobbit," UPI reports the BBC series "Sherlock" will get a third season. Starring Cumberbatch as Holmes and Freeman as John Watson, the series is written by "Doctor Who" showrunner and "Adventures of Tintin" writer Steven Moffat. "Sherlock's" second season just concluded on BBC and will air on PBS in America this spring.

GAME OF THRONES

A new still featuring Gethin Anthony as Renly Baratheon, Lord of Storm's End, courtesy of SFX.

Premieres April 1 on HBO

THE LONE RANGER

According to a press release posted by ComingSoon.net, Disney's "The Lone Ranger" will begin filming in New Mexico during February through August this year.

"We couldn't be happier to bring The Lone Ranger production to New Mexico," said Producer Jerry Bruckheimer via Press Release. "The state's world-class crews, local talent and spectacular locations will be critical in helping us take this iconic story and legendary characters to new heights."

Opens May 31, 2013

RAIDERS OF THE LOST TOY ARK

An enterprising Indiana Jones fan, Jeff Gurwood, put together this amazing stop-motion animation of the opening scene from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" using Hasbro toys.

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TAGS:  avengers, thor the dark world, in your eyes, the walking dead, sherlock, game of thrones, the lone ranger

 
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