Thor: Ragnarok

Interview: Thor: Ragnarok visual development supervisor Andy Park on his Marvel journey and Thor being their “Love Letter To Jack Kirby”

March 6, 2018

Andy Park is, without a doubt, one of the finest artists and human beings that has walked in the nine realms for the last 20-Years of modern comics, video-games and now cinema. Starting his career with fellow comic artist Rob Liefeld at Extreme Studios and (then new) Image Comics and working on the Tomb Raider comic […]

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The Road to Thor: A Beginner’s Guide to New Zealand Director Taika Waititi

February 8, 2018

Under Taika Waititi’s imaginative direction and influence, Thor: Ragnarok single-handedly innovated Marvel’s Thor franchise forever. Waititi’s refreshing exploration with the established Thor-lore while expanding Thor: Ragnarok’s artistic palette by mixing New Zealand humour, unique scene-stealing characters and eye-catching visuals earned him acclaim from critics and fans alike. Before going behind the camera for Marvel, however, […]

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Watch Taika Waititi fool around the set of Thor: Ragnarok in this new featurette

January 15, 2018

Marvel Studios have recently released a small featurette of Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok, aptly named “On Set Moments with Taika”, fooling around on the Gold Coast set and giving us a deeper understanding of Taika himself, and how his energy, personality and passion rubbed off on Thor: Ragnarok to great effect. After Taika’s hilarious […]

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Australian Box Office Report: The mighty Thor: Ragnarok remains at the top of box office

November 7, 2017

Although this film’s earnings were down 34% from last week’s whopper of a weekend opener, the mighty Thor: Ragnorak still managed to take in $6.68m at the box office this week, and hold onto the no. 1 spot for the second week in a row.  Thor, Loki and Co. can still be seen on 781 screens nationally. This one […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Thor: Ragnarok smashes its way to the top

November 1, 2017

Hooray for Kiwi director Taika Waititi and his leadership in taking the Marvel franchise (at least, just this part of it) into a fresh and fun direction! Leading and supporting cast worked their superhero muscles off to take Thor: Ragnarok straight to no. 1 at the box office in its opening weekend.  It made a mind-boggling $10.13m, […]

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Film Review: Thor: Ragnarok (USA, 2017) may be the best entry into the MCU yet

October 25, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok hits Australian cinemas tomorrow, and by now you’ve heard that this Marvel series’ third instalment lives up to expectations. Helmed by the great Kiwi director Taika Waititi, who assembled a cast of returning favourites and a few excellent additions from his own repertoire, Thor: Ragnarok takes the Marvel Cinematic Universe to new heights, […]

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Interview: Thor: Ragnarok Producer Brad Winderbaum on Matt Damon, Devo, Taika Waititi, Jeff Goldblum and the Gold Coast

October 24, 2017

While in Australia last week for the premiere of the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we sat down with Thor: Ragnarok producer Brad Winderbaum to talk about filming on the Gold Coast, working with New Zealand director Taika Waititi and Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo, bringing in Matt Damon and Jeff Goldblum – and we ask the […]

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Photos: Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo hit the red carpet at the Sydney premiere of Thor Ragnarok

October 15, 2017

Stars Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth joined director Taika Waititi and producer Brad Winderbaum at the Sydney premiere of Thor: Ragnarok today. Nathan Atkins was there and brings The Iris these pics from the red carpet: [print_gllr id=43529] Thor: Ragnarok arrives in cinemas on October 26th. ———- This content has recently been ported from its original […]

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The five biggest and best trailer reveals from San Diego Comic-Con

July 25, 2017

Another Comic-Con, another year of rumours, superstars and a whole lot of trailers. Over the last handful of years, Comic-Con has summated itself as the prestige event when it comes to inviting us to unchartered blockbuster worlds. This year has proved no different, with a plethora of trailers to salivate over with a slew of […]

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The first teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok has dropped and it looks like the Marvel film to beat

April 10, 2017

Take direction from New Zealand’s Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), film in Australia and add cast members like Australia’s Cate Blanchett and the one and only Jeff Goldblum, then consider the strong track record of the last two Thor standalone films, and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok has just […]

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Oscar winning set designer Dan Hennah reflects on Alice Through The Looking Glass and talks Thor Ragnarok

September 23, 2016

Speaking to Dan Hennah, fresh off the set of Thor: Ragnarok at Village Roadshow studios in shiny Brisbane, we get to discuss his life making movie magic. Dan has designed sets for some of the biggest films of all time, Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, Underworld and The Warriors Way. In fact, he won […]

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“Send a Raven”: The latest video from Marvel reveals where Thor and Hulk were during Civil War

August 31, 2016

Even the Reddit detectives would have been a little dumbfounded when it came to the true whereabouts of Thor during Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. The absence of both Thor and The Hulk from Marvel’s recent venture did not go by without notice and while fans took time to try and figure out where it […]

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Talking Hunt for the Wilderpeople with Julian Dennison and director Taika Waitiki

May 27, 2016

Taika Waititi‘s Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a delightfully off-beat trek through the New Zealand bush, starring Julian Dennison and Sam Neill. We caught up with Waititi and Dennison to chat about what it was like working on the film, its origins and what’s on the cards next for the two. Taika, how do you feel Hunt […]

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Jeff Goldblum and Karl Urban join Thor: Ragnarok

May 25, 2016

Adding to an already fantastic cast, Jeff Goldblum and Karl Urban have been cast in Thor: Ragnarok. The pair will joining Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo who will be showing up as Bruce Banner/The Hulk. “The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with […]

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The next Thor and Ridley Scott Alien projects to film in Australia

October 30, 2015

The shinking Australian dollar does have is advantages – much as it did in the late 90’s when films like The Matrix were enticed to come to Australia, two massive new projects will film in Australia in the year ahead, as the US sees their dollar going further here – with financial support from the […]

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