LOKI Hangs With Children, New 'SMAUG' Trailer, Marvel & LEGO Team on New Series, More
CREDIT: Comedy Central
LOKI Says the Darndest Things
In the spirit of a popular series of AT&T commercials where a stoic man sits down with a group of children and asks them a leading question to hilarious (and often adorable) results, Comedy Central had Tom Hiddleston - in character and garb as Loki - sit down with four children to ask "Who's better - Thor or Loki?" The results are once again hilarious and adorable, though Loki doesn't keep his demeanor quite as well as the AT&T guy.
LEGO & MARVEL Team For Online Animated Series
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes has only just come to the video game world, boasting a roster of 160 characters from the Marvel Universe in playable form, plus a super powered Stan Lee, and cameo appearances from Marvel executives like Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada.
Now, the goofy and fun-loving take on the characters is coming to episodic content, but not on TV, digitally.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lego and Marvel Studios are teaming on a five episode online animated series Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload. The episodes will air exclusively on Disney.com, Disney’s YouTube channel, and across Disney's Roku- and Xbox-connected TV apps.
THR reports the series will feature Lego Spider-Man and a line-up of Marvel’s most popular heroes and villains in a “Lego-designed backdrop.”
“In the series, the mischievous Loki has found a way to put the ‘super’ in super-villain and is amassing an army to conquer Earth and beyond. His antics are keeping Spider-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s finest busy as they tackle old foes who possess new powers.”
Due to the unique licensing nature (Lego has access to nearly the entire Marvel Universe), this is one of the few times we'll see all of Marvel's characters together in a video game, and now in a digital TV series. All 5 episodes of the series will reportedly premiere sometime today, Tuesday Nov. 5.
Newsarama Note: While Hollywood Reporter originally reported a ten-episode series, Marvel TV has informed us it is a five-episode series.
Kevin Feige Keeps MARVEL MOVIE CROSSOVER Options Open
While games and the animated world may be the most likely place you'll see Spider-Man, the FF, the Avengers and the X-Men all interact on screen, Marvel Studios president isn't quite pulling the plug on the fan dream of a big-screen crossover of the various properties currently held by themselves, Sony, and Fox.
In a new interview in promotion of Thor: The Dark World, Feige once again answers questions (this time a fan's, via IGN) about any potential movie crossover between Sony's Spider-Man, Fox's X-Men and Fantastic Four, and the rest of Marvel's properties held by Disney-Marvel Studios. And while generally throwing water on the notion as he usually does ("not anytime soon," he says) and familiarly citing the amount of characters Marvel Studios already has at their disposal, but he gives himself an out with a "I would never say never."
New THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Trailer
Not to be left out of the recent geek movie trailer blast (uh. Sony, where's Amazing Spider-Man 2?), Warner Bros released a massive three minute trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Monday night, after premiering it at a fan event.
The trailer begins with nearly a minute of nothing but dwarves, with no mention of hobbits or dragons, despite the title of the film. We see elves, fighting, explosions, Gandalf, giant spiders, and repeated mentions of "grave danger." Check out the three minutes of fantasy glory below. Oh, and did we mention more Benedict Cumberbatch as the dragon Smaug (but still not a clear look of him in action)?
Watch KHAN Do a CHEWBACCA Impression in Front of HAN SOLO
And speaking of Benedict Cumberbatch... Yes, we live in a word where this can happen: