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Canvassing the Dark World: Thor’s Craig Kyle

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World

By Zack Zeigler

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” Executive Producer Craig Kyle had a figurative tightrope to walk during the making of the film. He had to find a way to keep the folks who have less familiarity with the original stories from the Marvel comics interested in the movie while making sure enough was included for diehard Marvel fans.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in chains in “Thor: The Dark World”

“It’s really important for us as we move further out in the stars [and] we move deeper into the worlds that we’re visiting and the characters themselves so that people…who don’t read comics…[are told a] great story [in terms of] character, depth, and detail,” Kyle said.

“Thor: The Dark World” opens in theaters nationwide on November 8, with the story picking up after the catastrophic events that brought Thor back to Earth in search of his step brother Loki in “Marvel’s The Avengers.”

“It’s been about a year and a half, two years since the first movie, and promises were made: ‘I’ll come back for you, Jane Foster.’ [Thor] did come back, [but] not for her,” Kyle recalled.  “That’ll be awkward when they [meet] again, I’m guessing.”

That awkwardness won’t be regulated to those two characters or situations.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) & Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) reunite in “Thor: The Dark World”

“Now all those threats continue to send a ripple effects throughout our model cinematic universe,” he said. “You have Thor, who had to take the prisoner, Loki, back Asgard to be dealt with, and this time he’s going to be locked up in a cell where he’s not going to have control. You have Erik Selvig who had a god in his head messing around for an entire movie, which probably isn’t good for your psyche. Lots of these threats continue to just spread outwards in ways that only deepen the stories we’re about to tell in these individual sagas.”

And when the Dark Elves resurface, it adds another level of complexity.

“They haven’t been seen in 5,000 years,” he revealed. “So as far as anyone knows, Odin [Anthony Hopkins] was a child the last time they were dealt with, and [the Dark Elves were] believed to be wiped out. So when they return it is not good news.”

Idris Elba returns as Heimdall in “Thor: The Dark World”

The glitzy side of Asgard served mainly as background in the previous Thor film; this time it will be explored and given more depth.

“The first time around we got to see Asgard and all of this beauty during the ascension ceremony,” Kyle remarked. “Everyone had their costumes buffed and polished, but we didn’t really get to see the other shades of it where the normal folks live, the darker under belly.”

Courtesy of Loki, we’ll also get a peek at what life is like behind bars for Asgardian criminals.

“The prisons of Asgard are…a fitting home for a character like Loki,” Kyle said. “[There’s] this horns characters, and marauders, and various demons, and then in [Loki’s] cell there’s a bed and a couple books that Frigga [Rene Russo] brought down there just so he could be as comfortable as possible. But as far as Odin’s concerned, [Loki’s] staying.”

Another tidbit Kyle dropped was to expect Heimdall (Idris Elba) to play a larger role.

“Heimdall also has some extraordinary scenes in this film. He really plays a much larger role, and he turned out to be a real fan favorite in the last film, so we were lucky to have him come back and do some more for us.”

Get your tickets now for Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” only in theaters November 8, and for the latest on the Mighty Avenger’s new big screen adventure keep your eyes on Marvel.com, like the official Thor Facebook page and follow @ThorMovies on Twitter!

IDW Joins The Party At Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

Publisher’s Big Plans For
L.A.’s Big Convention
San Diego, CA (October 31, 2013) – Over the weekend of November
1st – 3rd downtown Los Angeles will be taken
over by one of the fastest growing conventions: Stan Lee’s
Comikaze Expo. For IDW’s first app…

Download Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game Now

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World - The Official Game

Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Marvel have joined forces once again to bring “Thor : The Dark World – The Official Game” to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices, timed with the launch of the highly anticipated new film Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World.” The game is co-written by prolific Marvel author Christopher Yost.

Download “Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game” now on the App Store and Google Play, then watch the final game trailer now, and scroll down for even more details!

Help Thor save the Nine Realms in “Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game”

In this action-packed adventure, you will play as Thor in his epic quest to stop Malekith’s dark ambitions, and restore order to the Nine Worlds.  Explore the worlds by immersing yourself in a rich Thor experience. Fight alongside legendary Asgardians, like Sif or Heimdall, summon Einherjar warriors for help, upgrade your skills and allies, and compete with friends for unique rewards. A great variety of fast-paced missions, familiar environments and characters await you, all in beautiful 3D graphics.

“’Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game’ is devoted to capturing action-packed entertainment,” said Karine Kaiser, Vice President Marketing & Licensing at Gameloft. “Fans, gamers and moviegoers alike can enjoy hours of entertainment with this official game.”

Upgrade your armor, weapons and skills in “Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game”

“We are always thrilled to partner with Gameloft and to see how they will capture all the heart of the film brand within the game” said Javon Frazier, Vice President Marvel Games Marketing. “’Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game’ is a perfect way for fans to immerse themselves in the world of one of Marvel’s most iconic super heroes.”

Gameloft and Marvel have previously partnered on a number of successful games, including “Iron Man 3: The Official Game.” “Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game” was inspired by Marvel’s new theatrical film, only in cinemas worldwide.

“Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game” is free-to-play and already available for download on the App Store and Google Play. A feature phone version will also be available through main carriers worldwide.

Summon mighty allies as Thor in “Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game”

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Offers Up Campfire Scares in New Clip

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Some campers get more than they bargained for when their counselor disappears after a spooky campfire tale…and that’s just the beginning of the latest mystery for Coulson and his team in Tuesday’s new “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!

Catch the beginning of the all-new episode directly below, then tune in live to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” at 8:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 5 on ABC to find out what’s causing the laws of gravity to disappear!

In the meantime keep your eyes on Marvel.com as well @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news!

Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).

From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” pilot co-writers (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”); Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”); and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) comes Marvel’s first TV series. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

Download Episode 105 of This Week in Marvel

Download Episode 105 of This Week in Marvel

Download episode #105 of This Week in Marvel from Marvel.com

It’s episode #105 of This Week in Marvel! Join Ryan and Ben as they look at the latest print and digital releases including CATACLYSM #0.1, DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #4, INFINITY #5, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP SPECIAL #1, X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM #2 and more, plus new additions to the Marvel Comics app and Marvel Unlimited and the latest movie and TV news from Marc! Also, it’s the return of the Marvel Unlimited Reading Club as X-Editor Jordan D. White joins the gang to talk X-MEN: INFERNO just in time for Halloween!

Download episode #105 of This Week in Marvel from Marvel.com, check out Marvel Podcast Centralgrab the TWiM RSS feed and subscribe to This Week in Marvel on iTunes or Zune, so you never miss an episode!

This Week in Marvel will focus on delivering all the Marvel info on news and new releases–from comics to video games to toys to TV to film and beyond! New episodes will be released every Thursday (or so) and TWiM is co-hosted by Marvel Digital Media Group Executive Editorial Director Ryan “Agent M” Penagos and Marvel.com Editor Ben Morse, along with Marvel.com Associate Editor Marc Strom and Manager, Video & Content Production Blake Garris.

We also want your feedback, as well as questions for us to answer on future episodes! Tweet your questions, comments and thoughts about TWiM to @Agent_M@BenJMorse or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel! And if your message is longer than 140 characters, send it through fans.marvel.com!

Want more info on what’s in this episode? Here you go:
Print comic books and collections on sale this week
Track the latest developments with Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

SIGNINGS FOR THE ART OF ARCHIE: THE COVERS

From the official press release:


New York, NY – We at Archie Comics are so excited about The Art of Archie: The Covers that in the coming weeks we’ll be hosting FOUR signings at four different locations. The Art of Archie: The Covers is the follow up to the acclaimed The Art of Betty and Veronica, which was lauded by USA Today as one of the year’s best graphic novels and received a Harvey Award nomination for Special Award for Excellence in Presentation.

The first signing takes place on Monday 11/4 at 7pm at Barnes & Noble in Paramus, NJ (765 N State Rt 17, Paramus, NJ 07652) with co-editors Victor Gorelick (Archie Comics Co-President/Editor-in-Chief) and Craig Yoe (Eisner award-winning comic book historian) who is this year’s recipient of the Jerry Bails Award for Excellence in Comics Fandom at the Shel Dorf Awards.


On Thursday 11/7 at 7pm, Strand Books in NYC (828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003) will again host Gorelick and Yoe along with Archie fan-favorite artists Dan Parent (Kevin Keller) and Fernando Ruiz (Life with Archie) for another panel discussion/Q&A at the famed bookstore. A purchase of the art book is your ticket in to the event which is sure to be a lively and informative walk through Archie’s 70-plus year history.


Gorelick and Yoe will sign at the City Center on Tuesday 11/12 at 7pm at Barnes & Noble in White Plains, NY (230 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601), which hosted a signing for last year’s The Art of Betty and Veronica. This will be followed by a final signing at the Gardiner Manor Mall on Thursday 11/21 at 7pm at Barnes & Noble in Bay Shore, NY (842 Sunrise Hwy, Bay Shore, NY 11706).


Be sure to make it to one of these events and add this beautifully designed hardcover art book to your collection which is destined to become a perennial favorite. Not only does The Art of Archie: The Covers make the perfect gift, but the chance to meet the creators and get it signed will make it a prized possession
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