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Tom Hiddleston explains why he's drawn to villains

This weekend at D23, Tom Hiddleston was revealed to be the latest in a long line of greats to portray the famous villain Captain James Hook, in The Pirate Fairy. The next day, he took the stage again, promoting the Thor sequel, in which he will play trickster and hellion Loki for the third time.

Hiddleston is, as a man, easygoing and thoughtful. He is quick to smile and kind to strangers — so why is he so drawn to playing bad guys?

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'Tomorrowland': D23 blows the lid off Disney sci-fi saga's 'mystery box'

What’s in the box?

For months, ever since Disney revealed that its upcoming, epic sci-fi saga would be called Tomorrowland, the studio has teased fans with the contents of an archived box containing a hodgepodge of mysterious items.

On Saturday at D23, Disney’s Comic-Con-like fan gathering, director Brad Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindelof opened it before thousands of onlookers.
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'Cinderella': Director Kenneth Branagh previews his plan for the classic fairy tale at Disney's D23

There aren’t exactly a lack of Cinderella adaptations. From the musical versions to Disney’s animated take, even the live-action Drew Barrymore re-telling, everyone has their favorite.

Disney wants to add one more to the slate, and called on Thor director Kenneth Branagh to bring the impoverished, unlucky heroine to the screen once more. Fans attending Disney’s D23 Expo on Saturday got a chance to see a pre-taped segment with Branagh, who teased audiences with his plans for the film and the story and how he plans to honor the beloved animated classic.
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'Maleficent': Angelina Jolie says she scared real children as Disney villainess

Angelina Jolie says she frightened numerous small children while playing the lead role in Maleficent, Disney’s villain-themed take on Sleeping Beauty‘s fairy tale.

“The strange thing was people with little kids would visit the set and I would think, ‘I’m a Disney character!'” Jolie said at the D23 fan convention in Anaheim, Calif., right next to Disneyland, where far less-famous actors play such characters.

“I’d go over to the children and say hi,” she told the crowd. “And they would scream and run off. One little boy actually said Mommy, ‘Please, tell the mean witch to please stop talking to me.'”

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Marvel: D23 debuts new scenes for 'Thor' and 'Captain America' sequels

Natalie Portman is not feeling well.

Those who have followed the footage and trailers released from this November’s sequel know that the Oscar-winner’s Jane Foster is taken by Thor from Earth back to his homeworld of Asgard, but until now we haven’t known exactly why.

According to new scenes showcased by Marvel Studios at Disney’s D23 fan convention, it turns out she’s infected.
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'Star Wars': This isn't the news you're looking for at Disney's D23

Boos and groans greeted news that there was no news.

Fans gathered in the Anaheim Convention Center for Disney’s D23 on Saturday hoping for some sort of tease about the highly anticipated seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise. We were, of course, warned yesterday that there wasn’t going to be any news. But we didn’t expect it to be true.
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Disney Animation preview: 'Frozen,' 'Big Hero 6' at Disney's D23; Plus 'Zootopia' announced

John Lasseter has one rule: Walt Disney Animation Studio films have to be amazing. They bear Walt’s name, after all.

In celebration of a slew of announcements at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, audiences were treated to never-before-seen clips and concept art behind two of their most anticipated properties — Frozen, with appearances by voice actors Kristen Bell and Josh Gad, and Big Hero 6. Lasseter also announced the development of Zootopia, a brand-new concept for 2016 that puts the animals back in clothes.

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Pixar preview: Casts revealed for 'Finding Dory,' 'The Good Dinosaur,' 'Inside Out' at Disney's D23

Pixar turned its table lamp on its voice actors for the upcoming films The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out at the Disney fan convention D23.

The equivalent of Disney’s Comic-Con brought new revelations about the plots for the upcoming movies, which feature a dinosaur keeping a toddler human as a pet, a journey inside the workings of the human mind, and a return to the ocean for a sequel to a Pixar classic.

Disney animation czar John Lasseter also showed off footage from the films, and presided over a parade of voice talent.

Among the biggest news was that Pixar’s Finding Nemo sequel — Finding Dory — would feature Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton as the parents of Ellen DeGeneres’ forgetful fish, while Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell will voice a beluga named Bailey.
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