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Taika Waititi, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Stars on Raising the ‘Ragnarok’ Bar: “Is It Possible to Top That? We Did”

Love (and thunder) was certainly in the air on Thursday evening, as the cast and creators behind the fourth installment of the Thor franchise gathered for the film’s premiere. Hundreds of cosplayed fans lined up on Hollywood Boulevard, ready to greet the stars and watch the long-anticipated follow-up to Taika Waititi’s hit Thor: Ragnarok. Thor: […]

Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’: Film Review

Chris Evans voices the big-screen Space Ranger who became a 'Toy Story' action figure in the sci-fi adventure spinoff, also featuring Uzo Aduba, Keke Palmer and Taika Waititi.

Zendaya, Taika Waititi, Andrew Garfield Celebrate Their Time 100 Honors

From stars like Zendaya, Andrew Garfield and Taika Waititi to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, 2022’s Time 100 honorees came together at a NYC gala on Wednesday to celebrate their place on the list of the most influential people in the world and stir the attendees to action. “The temptation of a gathering like this, especially […]

Chris Evans on Channeling Captain America, Taking Over for Tim Allen in ‘Lightyear’

After four Toy Story films, audiences will meet a new version of Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s latest film, Lightyear, which tells the story of the man who inspired the iconic action figure voiced by Tim Allen. In this story, Buzz is a space ranger embarking on an intergalactic adventure, leading a team of recruits in […]

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6

FX is wasting little time in solidifying the future of its critically beloved comedy What We Do in the Shadows. The Disney-backed basic cable network has handed out a two-season renewal for the comedy series inspired by the feature film from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The pickup, which arrives more than a month before […]

Taika Waititi Says Natalie Portman Will Play Less “Boring” Role as Mighty Thor in ‘Love and Thunder’

Taika Waititi is promising that Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster is going to be funnier and play a bigger part in the adventure of Thor: Love and Thunder. In a new interview with Empire magazine, the director teased how Portman taking on the mantle of Mighty Thor will offer a different — and expanded — version […]

New ‘Lightyear’ Trailer Reveals Time and Space-Hopping Plot, Teases Villain Emperor Zurg

The latest Lightyear trailer unlocks the hatch on the animated Toy Story spin-off’s plot and villain. In the second and more in-depth look at the upcoming Pixar animated film, Buzz (voiced by Chris Evans) and his team are seen stranded on a hostile planet more than 4 million light-years from Earth. Alongside his commander, the […]

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Trailer Hammers Out 209M Views in 24 Hours

A lot of cosmic eyeballs were on the Thor: Love and Thunder teaser that dropped Monday. The first look at the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe installment received over 209 million views in its first 24 hours of release, across all digital platforms. That puts the preview in the top tier of Marvel trailers for most […]

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Drops First Hilarious, Stylish Trailer

The first trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder finally descended from the heavens Monday — and it didn’t disappoint. Backed by the Guns N’ Roses’ classic, “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” the Marvel Studios preview is nearly two minutes long. It opens with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) getting back into amazing shape after the God of Thunder […]

Taika Waititi Pokes Fun at Talent-Publicist Relationship During ICG Awards: “I Get it, We’re Annoying”

You can always count on Taika Waititi to go off-script at an awards show, and that’s precisely what he did on Friday during the Publicists Guild Awards. While accepting the Television Showpersons of the Year award with his Reservation Dogs comrade Sterlin Harjo (who appeared on video from the set of season two), Waititi dedicated […]

ICG Publicists Awards: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ Take Top Prizes

The International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600) announced the winners for its 59th annual ICG Publicists Awards, which were presented during a March 25 luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Marvel/Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home and Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso won the Maxwell Weinberg awards for motion picture and television publicity campaign, respectively. Five-time Oscar winner […]

Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson Sign Petition Urging Bank to Stop Financing Canadian Gas Pipeline

Hollywood celebrities have signed a petition organized to urge the Royal Bank of Canada to stop financing the Coastal GasLink, a gas pipeline set to cut through the Wet’suwet’en territory in northwestern British Columbia without the consent of local hereditary chiefs. The petition, organized by Indigenous Climate Action, is signed by Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo DiCaprio, […]