IMAX and L.A. Times to host fanboy-friendly advanced screening series kicking off with Thor

IMAX announced today that is teaming up with the Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex website, as the presenting sponsor of a fanboy-friendly screening series. Along with collaboration from various film studio partners, IMAX and Hero Complex anticipates multiple screenings throughout 2011. Exclusive to IMAX theatres, the ongoing series will focus on upcoming tent-pole titles and ….

Well reviewed Thor to get IMAX 3D release opening day

IMAX, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment formally announced today that they will indeed release the epic film Thor in digital IMAX theatres worldwide day-and-date on May 6, 2011. The film, which has been getting rave reviews from critics, is based on the Marvel comic of the same name. Thor is directed by Kenneth Branagh, produced ….

Pirates 4, Transformers 3, Captain America and more Super Bowl trailers coming to the big game

Super Bowl XLV is just over two weeks away, and THR has reported on the blockbuster movie trailers that will pepper this year’s event. Paramount will have a huge studio presence during the February 6 telecast, buying ad time to showcase five movies, including J.J. Abrams’ alien-invasion film Super 8, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, ….

Astonishing new Comic-Con 2010 posters revealed for Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger

Ahead of their big panels at San Diego Comic-Con this week, Marvel has released two incredible new posters for Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. These Comic-Con International posters are based on production concept art by Ryan Meinerding. Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet), and starring Chris Hemsworth (A Perfect Getaway) as the hammer-wielding ….

Thor coming to game consoles as well as theaters

“By Odin’s beard!” SEGA today announced they will bring Marvel’s hall-of-fame franchise Thor to video game systems for an epic third-person adventure titled Thor: The Video Game, scheduled for release on all five major video game platforms in 2011 including the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment ….

New Thor image released ahead of Comic-Con preview and director reveals 3D news

ForcesOfGeek posted this new image of the Asgard family, from Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming Thor film, which was originally part of an L.A. Times interview with Branagh and Kevin Feige. During the interview, it was revealed that Thor will indeed be released in 3-D, and while not actually shot in the format, Marvel Studios claims that ….

Avatar success leads to renewed interest in sci-fi projects Ion, Pacific Rim, Logan’s Run and more

According to HeatVisionBlog, Fox 2000 Pictures is circling an original spec script by Will Dunn titled Ion, which is generating interest from several studios. Channing Tatum is attached to star in the project, with Ridley and Tony Scott attached to produce. Ion centers on a man who travels to different Earths and dimensions in order ….

JJ Abrams and Stephen Spielberg team up for Super 8

HeatVisionBlog has posted details on JJ Abrams’ and Stephen Spielberg’s hush-hush collaboration project, tentatively titled Super 8, which they concocted a year ago from discussions of their own early filmmaking experiences. Apparently bits and pieces about the project began bubbling up last week. Abrams wrote and will direct the film this fall for a summer ….

Disney, ABC, ESPN and Marvel Studios to offer massve video content for Apple’s iPad

Disney is poised to launch a series of video applications on the new Apple iPad, when it launches tomorrow. The ABC Player app extends the reach of ABC’s full episode web player onto the iPad. iPad users will have the ability to watch free, ad-supported episodes from approximately 20 popular ABC series through a wi-fi ….

Jude Law and Robert De Niro to appear in Branagh’s Thor feature film

Actor Matthias Schweighofer (Valkyrie) revealed to GQ magazine that he is close to nabbing a role in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor and that both Jude Law and Robert De Niro have already been cast, according to AICN. Branagh has worked with both actors previously: He directed De Niro in the 1994 film Frankenstein and Jude Law ….

Could Pixar do a Marvel superhero animated feature film now that Disney’s buying them?

Most of you probably know by now that Disney is buying Marvel Entertainment outright. The deal puts Marvel’s list of comic characters into the stable of Disney’s history, expertise and multimedia infrastructure. Some additional details have been released at ComingSoon, regarding the specifics of the deal, including a meeting with Pixar’s John Lasseter with Marvel, ….

Tim Roth’s Abomination character to return for more films?

Tim Roth, who played Emil Blonsky/The Abomination in The Incredible Hulk, confirmed that Marvel has discussed reprising the role with him in future films, possibly including the impending Avengers live-action film, according to Sci-Fi Wire. “They have, but in a very different way,” Roth said in a group interview at the Television Critics Association summer ….