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Among the Neon Genesis Evangelion, Shining Wind Clalaclan Maid, and other models and statues, Kotobukiya has announced a new Scarlet Witch and Thor statues arriving at the end of the year.

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Here’s a bit of breaking news – Natalie Portman has just been signed to appear in the upcoming Thor movie directed by Kenneth Branagh. Portman will be playing Jane Foster, love interest to the Norse god. From the Wiki At first she was a nurse for Donald Blake, eventually developing feelings for him, not knowing that Blake and Thor were one and the same. The love triangle went on for a while, until Thor revealed his secret identity to Jane, and in return even took her to Asgard with him. There, Jane was briefly granted immortality and the power 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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The Norse god isn’t going to be too happy with the news that Marvel has bumped the release dates for the Thor and Avengers movies back by almost an entire year.  Thor, which was scheduled to be released in June, 2010, now has a July, 2011 release date, while the Avengers are getting moved to May of 2012 — which is just about the time that final issue of Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk hits the shelves. Execs did not offer a reason for the deferrals; Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel said only that the move “maximizes the visibility of our

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That’s the surprising news from Variety this morning, which has the famed Shakespearean actor/director in talks with Marvel Studios to helm the Thor adaptation for a 2010 release. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige‘s choice of Branagh is surprising, as Branagh hasn’t really directed an action-heavy film since his debut on “Henry V,” a bloody telling of the British king’s conquest of France. Marvel has yet to announce who will play the blond haired Norse god, and many wild rumors have circulated with everyone from Matthew McConaughey to Matt Damon to Brad Pitt playing the lead. via Variety

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