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Comic Book Movie Updates : Spider-Verse, Thor : Love and Thunder, Madame Web

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Thor : Love and Thunder

A new trailer has been released for Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder,” offering long-awaited clues to what’s in store for the God of Thunder.

The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.

Directed by Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Jojo Rabbit”) and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, “Thor: Love and Thunder” opens in Australian cinemas July 7, 2022.

 

Spider-Man : Across the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures is delaying “Spider-Man : Across the Spider-Verse” from Oct. 7 this year to June 2, 2023. The postponement of the animated superhero sequel is just one of several films the studio shuffled on their release calendar today.

That film’s sequel, “Across the Spider-Verse Part II” is dated for March 29, 2024.

 

Madame Web

“Spider-Man” spin-off “Madame Web” has been skedded for July 7, 2023.

“Fifty Shades” star Dakota Johnson is playing the title character in a spinoff centered on the Spider-Man character. S.J. Clarkson is attached to direct the feature.

Madame Web is a clairvoyant mutant who specialises in predicting the future of Spider-themed superheroes, having mentored not only Peter Parker’s alter ego, but also multiple generations of heroes calling themselves Spider-Woman. Traditionally depicted as a blind, paralysed old woman, she is surrounded by a web-like machine necessary to keep her alive, meaning that she stays away from direct conflict, and rather sends others on missions.

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