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We’re in the homestretch in the Major Spoilers 28 Days of Geek Giving guide for 2009.  The big day is quickly approaching, and there’s still plenty of time to find that something awesome for the geek in your life. Today’s installment we have a fairly inexpensive life-sized model of Thor’s Hammer.  While other replicas will set you back several hundred dollars, this officially licensed plastic hammer will only set you back a Jackson (plus shipping). If you have someone that love’s to cosplay and needs a cool looking hammer when they dress up as the Norse god, then this is

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There have been some artist renderings of what Mickey Rourke would look like in Iron Man 2, but USA Today got the scope (is it really a scoop if the paper is working with the company to get first access?) and the picture of Rourke in his getup. This first image of the character shows Whiplash making an appearance at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. Favreau as usual is tight-lipped about plot points and declines to discuss whether the big-screen Whiplash is, as in the Marvel Comics, a weapons designer who works for Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), a competitor of

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Variety is reporting that Tom Hiddleston has been tapped by Kenneth Branagh and Marvel Studios to put on the curly yellow horns of Loki to torment Thor in the upcoming movie.  This news is hot on the heels of the confirmation that Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek’s George Kirk) will play the hammer weilding Norse god. Kenneth Branagh, who is prepping to direct “Thor” for a May 20, 2011, release, already had a relationship with Hiddleston, having co-starred with the actor in the BBC miniseries “Wallander.” The two were in a London stage production of “Ivanov.” Hiddleston also played Winston Churchill‘s

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We’ve discussed the relative ages of superheroes a couple of times on the Major Spoilers Podcast, and while we’d all like to think truly evolved heroes are in their mid 30’s, it turns out Thor is still twenty-something.  Or at least that is the age range Marvel is looking for in the upcoming Thor movie as revealed in this casting call notice. Male MUST BE MID-LATE 20’S and SIX FEET OR TALLER. LEAD. Physically powerful, very handsome, occasionally egotistical, petulant, and wild. A natural warrior with a quick charming wit who must be genuinely and severely humbled before becoming the

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The Humanity NOW! organization is really causing grief for the mutants of the world, and with the hammer coming down, things don’t look too good.  Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of The Uncanny X-Men #506 by Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson.

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My guess is probably not, but check out Hasbro’s new Thor/Transformer action figure.  It may look like the Norse god of Thunder, but throw in those special sound effects that only you know how to make, and guess what it turns into?

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It really shouldn’t come as any surprise, when I tell you DC has decided to cancel Manhunter with issue #38 in January.  Low sales probably have something to do with it, and as I’ve mentioned before, look for more cancelations of favorite DC titles in the near future. This is not the first time Manhunter has received the axe, was back at issue #25, DC brought the hammer down, but thanks to a write-in campaign, DC brought the series back for another run.  Sadly, it looks like the comeback lasted only eight issues.  Writer Marc Andreyko has encouraged fans to

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I’m still catching up from last week, so forgive all the announcements from Marvel hyping its multitude of sold out issues. The latest is Thor: Ages of Thunder that will be going back to press with a variant cover with interior art by Patrick Zircher on the cover. “All of us here on Team: THOR – AGES OF THUNDER are pleased as punch to discover that America enjoys the sight of Ice Giants getting brained with giant hammers as much as we do,” said Fraction. “We look forward to carrying that momentum forward through this upcoming time of transition, where

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