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Thor: Ragnarok has surpassed Wonder Woman at the global box office

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok has now moved past DC’s Wonder Woman at the global box office.

Much is said about the Marvel/DC rivalry, and while none of it really matters, it is certainly interesting to see how various superhero movies perform at the box office compared to one another.

Thor: Ragnarok has been doing particularly well in markets across the world, having pulled in $301 million in the Us and an impressive $833 million worldwide. Comparing this to past Thor films, Ragnarok looks even better, beating out Thor ($449 million) and Thor: The Dark World ($644 million) with considerable ease.

But it’s not just previous Thor movies that Ragnarok is besting, with the movie now surpassing the very popular Wonder Woman at the box office as well (via Box Office Mojo). The $833 million of Thor: Ragnarok has just edged it past Wonder Woman’s $821 million.

Wonder Woman, however, still has bragging rights at home,
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The God of Thunder assumes the throne in Thor: Ragnarok concept art

Marvel’s visual development supervisor Andy Park has shared a piece of production artwork for Thor: Ragnarok which sees the God of Thunder assuming his throne alongside Valkyrie, Hulk, Heimdall, and Korg.

See Also: Concept art from Thor: Ragnarok featuring alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Hela, The Grandmaster and more

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor,
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Zachary Levi’s final words in Thor: Ragnarok ended up on the cutting room floor

Warning: Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok follow…

After taking over the role from Joshua Dallas for Thor: The Dark World, Zachary Levi made his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Fandral this year in Thor: Ragnarok, although depending when you blinked, you may have missed what proved to be his final outing as one of the Warriors Three.

During an appearance at the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, Levi spoke about his brief role in the film, which saw him and Ray Stevenson’s Volstagg killed off by Cate Blanchett’s Hela in mere seconds, as well as revealing that his final line in the McU ended up on the cutting room floor.

“For those of you who have watched the movie, you see that Cate Blanchett comes out and she very just willy-nilly throws some knives of demonic purpose, I don’t know, they’re evil knives impaling both me and Volstagg,
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More concept art from Thor: Ragnarok featuring alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Hela, The Grandmaster and more

We’ve seen a fair few pieces of concept art from Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok over the past few weeks, and now we have another batch, this time from artist Aleksi Briclot, who has shared some alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Valkyrie, The Grandmaster, Hela, Surtur and Fenris; check the artwork out here…

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor,
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Thor: Ragnarok concept art shows an alternate design for Valkyrie

Following a look at some early concept art for Loki, Thor, and Surtur’s Minions, Marvel’s visual development supervisor Andy Park has now shared two new pieces of concept art for Thor: Ragnarok which shows a very different look for Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie; take a look below…

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor,
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Thor: Ragnarok concept art showcases Surtur’s minions

This past week we’ve seen concept art for Thor: Ragnarok for providing a more colourful look for Loki and an alternate design for Thor in his Gladiator armour, and now artist Ian Joyner has taken to Instagram to share a few pieces of concept art, this time featuring Surtur’s minions and his dragon; take a look below…

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows
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Thor: Ragnarok crosses $800 million at the worldwide box office

Despite competition on the superhero front from Justice League, Marvel StudiosThor: Ragnarok has reached another box office milestone this week, passing $800 million globally and helping Walt Disney Studios to cross $5 billion worldwide for the third consecutive year (and with Star Wars: The Last Jedi still to come!).

All three of this year’s Marvel Cinematic Universe releases have hit $800 million, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 earning $863.6 million and the Sony co-production Spider-Man: Homecoming reaching $880.2 million – the biggest superhero release of the year.

Thor: Ragnarok is the seventh McU movie to pass $800 million globally, and has pushed the franchise’s total box office just short of $13.5 billion.

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and
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Accident Man Trailer Is Full of Nasty 90s-Style Action

Accident Man Trailer Is Full of Nasty 90s-Style Action
Brace yourselves for the utter insanity that is the Accident Man trailer. Deadpool and Logan have kicked the door wide open for Hollywood to explore the idea of R-rated comic book movies in a big way. And, in this case, in kind of a small way. Accident Man isn't going to make its way to the big screen, but that doesn't mean it can't pack a serious R-rated punch. If nothing else, this footage looks absolutely nuts and, though cheesy, pretty impressive for something on a very minimal budget. Dare we say, there are even gentle shades of John Wick in here. After all, this movie was directed by a former stuntman, much like John Wick and John Wick: Chapter Two.

That said, it's hard to expect that Accident Man, which arrives on DVD and Digital platforms on February 6, 2018, will be nearly as pleasantly surprising as John Wick. However, the
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First trailer for Scott Adkins ‘Accident Man’

Based on the comics book by Pat Mills and Tony Skinner (The Complete Accident Man review), Accident Man stars one-man action movie industry Scott Adkins as the titular character – an assassin who’s Very good at his job!

Mike Fallon, the Accident Man, is a stone cold killer, whose methodical hits, baffle the police and delight his clients, he is the best at what he does. But when a loved one is dragged into the London underworld and murdered by his own crew, Fallon is forced to rip apart the life he knew in order to hold those accountable and avenge the one person who actually meant something to him.

Directed by Jesse V. Johnson, who also helmed the Adkins starrer Savage Dog, Accident Man also stars Ray Stevenson, Michael Jai White, Ashley Greene, David Paymer and Ray Park. The film is released on DVD and Digital on February 6th
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First trailer for Accident Man starring Scott Adkins

Sony Pictures has debuted a trailer for the upcoming action thriller Accident Man. Directed by Jesse Johnson, the film is based on Pat Mills and Tony Skinner’s Toxic! comic book series and features a cast that includes Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Ashley Greene, David Paymer, Ray Park, and Ray Stevenson; check it out below…

A deadly hitman becomes an accidental hero in the pulse-pounding action-thriller Accident Man, available on DVD and Digital February 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the underground British comic Toxic! by Pat Mills (creator of the “Judge Dredd” comic) and Tony Skinner, this darkly humorous and stylishly violent adaptation stars Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, The Expendables 2) as Accident Man, a stone-cold killer who must face off against a rogue’s gallery of ruthless assassins in order to uncover the truth about his ex-girlfriend’s murder. Accident Man hits its target with a
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Thor: Ragnarok concept art features alternate designs for Thor’s Contest of Champions armor

Yet another batch of concept art has arrived online for Thor: Ragnarok from artist Andy Park, this time showing an alternate design for the God of Thunder’s Gladiator arena battle armour; check it out below…

See Also: Concept art shows alternate costume for Loki in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok

Here's a early design version I did of Thor's gladiator look during preproduction of #ThorRagnarok I was going for the armored look reminiscent to Odin's from the Thor: God of Thunder series @chrishemsworth #thor pic.twitter.com/UJ8cMsZX2S

Andy Park (@andyparkart) November 25, 2017

Here's a closeup of an early gladiator concept design l painted up of Thor from #ThorRagnarok @TaikaWaititi wanted to go short w/his hair so I went for it! #thor @chrishemsworth pic.twitter.com/7I7ACiKVCY

Andy Park (@andyparkart) November 26, 2017

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe
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Concept art shows alternate costume for Loki in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok

Costume designer Anthony Francisco has shared a piece of early concept art featuring an alternative look for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in the Marvel blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok which sees the God of Mischief sporting a more bold and colourful look; check it out below…

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin,
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Thor: Ragnarok concept art featuring Thor, Hulk, Hela, Surtur and Valkyrie

Marvel’s Andy Park, Jackson Sze, and Ryan Meinerding have took to Instagram to share a selection of their concept artwork for the Marvel blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok featuring Thor, Hulk, Hela, Surtur and Valkyrie; take a look below…

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as
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Christopher Eccleston says Marvel was dishonest about his role in Thor: The Dark World

Actor Christopher Eccleston has criticised Marvel for being dishonest about his role in Thor: The Dark World.

The second Thor film may feel like a lifetime ago, having been released in 2013, but the actor behind the film’s villain, Christopher Eccleston, is still a little miffed about the filming process, telling The Graham Norton Show (via Digital Spy) that Marvel weren’t honest with him about what the part would entail:

“The first couple of days it was about seven hours, eight hours. I think we got it down to six and a half. It’s a day’s work before [anything]. Marvel were dishonest to me. Because they never, ever let me know that there’d be that amount of makeup. So yeah, that was not my finest moment.”

Eccleston also told Norton that money was a motivating factor behind his decision to take the role of Malekith but that
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Thor: Ragnarok closing in on $750 million worldwide

Despite some stiff superhero competition this weekend from Warner Bros.Justice League (which debuted to $281.5 million around the globe), Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok continued its impressive box office run as it approaches the $750 million mark worldwide.

The Taika Waititi-directed blockbuster has pulled in $738.1 million, making it the ninth Marvel Cinematic Universe title to cross the $700 million mark. It had already surpassed Thor: The Dark World’s $644.6 million to become the biggest Thor movie to date, and currently sits in eighth place in the list of highest-grossing McU movies behind 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy on $773.3 million.

Ragnarok could potentially become the third McU movie of the year to hit $800 million globally after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($863.6 million) and the year’s highest-grossing superhero movie Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880.1 million).

See Also: Thor: Ragnarok was originally going to feature a romance between Thor and Valkyrie

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,
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Kenneth Branagh discusses the pressure on the first Thor movie

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok has come in for heaps of praise for its change in direction, taking the Thor franchise fully into the realm of cosmic comedy. However, it’s easy to forget now that, at the time of its release, the first Thor movie also marked a huge tonal shift for the fledgling Marvel Cinematic Universe, introducing cosmic elements after the Earth-based adventures of Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.

During an interview with Uproxx to promote his latest film Murder on the Orient Express, Thor director Kenneth Branagh spoke about the pressure on the first movie:

“Remember, there were only two pictures in the Marvel Universe. Iron Man, genius, the first one. Hulk hadn’t worked as they’d hoped. And then number three, it was sink or swim before Captain America and then suddenly, oh, it was fine after that. No question that Kevin Feige used to say to me,
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Thor: Ragnarok was originally going to feature a romance between Thor and Valkyrie

When it was first revealed that Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster would be absent from Thor: Ragnarok, many assumed that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie would be taking the spot of Thor’s new love interested in the Marvel blockbuster. However, as it turned out, that wasn’t the case – although screenwriter Eric Pearson has revealed to Yahoo! that it was originally intended for romance to be in the air.

“It was like, let’s give Valkyrie her own story that connects with Thor, and if it makes sense for them to get together, then great,” said Pearson. “You’ve got two really good-looking people who can fight and who’d probably be [good together] if the story went there, but it just didn’t. It became more about the mutual respect, and also dealing with her Ptsd. She’s someone who’s drowning her sorrows in the bottle, and I just thought
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The Punisher: All of the Different Frank Castles Ranked

Ahead of The Punisher on Netflix, Ben Robins ranks all of the different Frank Castles…

In an almost unprecedented act of genius, Marvel’s long lost, secretly loved but consistently butchered anti-hero The Punisher is finally getting his own ultra-violent spin-off series. And with star of just about every crime/drama movie/series in the last few years Jon Bernthal returning to re-don the skull-soaked tee after his first bow in Daredevil season 2, it feels like the perfect time to revisit all of the temporary Frank Castles that came before him.

Because it seems that Bernthal is actually here to stay, something that can’t be said of any of the hard-nosed actors that leapt into the role before him. In fact, Bernthal’s return to the role is the first time anybody has ever played the character more than once in an official context. Although as you’ll soon see,
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Kevin Feige explains how Matt Damon’s Thor: Ragnarok cameo came about

Minor spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok follow…

A few weeks before the release of Thor: Ragnarok, it was revealed that Matt Damon would be making a brief cameo in the Marvel blockbuster, and as we’ve now seen, Damon takes on the role of an Asgardian actor portraying Loki in a play alongside Luke Hemsworth as Thor and Sam Neill as Odin. Speaking to Collider, Marvel StudiosKevin Feige has discussed the origin of the scene, and how Damon came to be involved.

“There was an idea in the script phase,” said Feige. “I don’t remember if it was our writer, Eric Pearson’s or if it was Taika Waititi’s or if it was our executive producer, Brad Winderbaum to bring the audience up to speed on the fact that everybody thinks Loki is dead. So that when it was revealed that he was Odin, it would make some
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Taika Waititi discusses Thor: Ragnarok deleted scenes and alternate post-credits scene

With Thor: Ragnarok topping the box office around the world, having already passed the $500 million mark globally, director Taika Waititi has been chatting about some of the film’s deleted scenes, including one which delivers a nod to The Avengers, and alternate post-credits scene featuring The Grandmaster and Topaz.

“They all land on the bridge – Thor, Loki and then Hulk,” Waititi tells Empire. “They stand for a second. Then Hulk just smashes Loki, punches him out of the frame – just like in Avengers, when Hulk did it to Thor. It was a crowd favourite, but we just had to get rid of it for time. It might be on the DVD.”

Waititi also discussed the original plan for Odin, which – as we saw in some set photos last year – would have seen Anthony Hopkins’ character wandering New York as a homeless person: “What we wanted originally was for Thor and
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