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Inside Marvel's Top Secret Weapons Warehouse -- VIDEO

Marvel’s secret weapon is the man who makes them: propmaster Russell Bobbitt.

Now at work on his sixth film for Marvel Studios, Bobbitt builds the objects that save (and sometimes threaten to destroy) the world: Thor’s hammer. Iron Man’s glowing ARC reactor. Captain America’s vibranium shield.

Among the countless objects he supplied for this Friday’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bobbitt crafted 46 different shields of various levels of flexibility and style, constantly refreshing and repainting those that were damaged in stunts or fight scenes throughout the three-month production. He has previously worked on all three Iron Man films, Thor, and is currently assembling gear for Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man.

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Critical Mass: Can lightning strike twice for Thor in 'The Dark World'?

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Before Marvel’s conquest of pop-culture became a fait accompli, the first Thor movie had the feel of a bridge too far. Sure, movie audiences had lined up around the block for Iron Man, but two Hulk movies had failed to smash, and Thor — a Norse god in the comics who wielded a flying hammer — seemed like the most inaccessible hero of the bunch of Avengers. But then director Kenneth Branagh’s “momentous and lighthearted” 2011 movie came out, and people really seemed to dig Chris Hemsworth’s buff Shakespearean warrior. The movie grossed $181 million and even the critics were kind… ish.

In Thor: The Dark World, the crown prince of Asgard is reunited with his love, astrophyicist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), after she discovers an alien substance that puts Earth and the known universe in danger. The threat from a race of Dark Elves — led by Christopher Eccleston — is so great that Thor has no choice but to call upon his devious brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who may be puny but is always a dastardly delight. “Hiddleston, with pleading eyes and a mad-dog grin, plays Loki as a wounded sociopath who’s cackling at the world but seething on the inside,” says EW’s Owen Gleiberman.

Thor was a promising beginning, The Avengers solidified the hero’s standing and made Loki a cinematic god. Will The Dark World raise them to even greater heights? Click below to see what the nation’s critics think before heading to the theater. READ FULL STORY

'Thor: The Dark World': Malekith the Accursed gets some facetime -- NEW POSTER

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Well, well, well, Christopher Eccleston … I mean, Malekith the Accursed.

Looks like you finally got your own Thor: The Dark World poster.

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Thor continues his battle in new 'Thor: The Dark World' clip

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Thor’s back once again.

Following Thor and The Avengers, Chris Hemsworth is ready to save Earth and all the Nine Realms. This time around, Asgardian warrior Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston) wages a war that threatens Thor’s beloved Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), while Thor’s evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), plots his own revenge.

Check out the clip, first shown during the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D premiere, below: READ FULL STORY

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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How Chris Hemsworth lost 30 pounds for 'Rush'

Chris Hemsworth was still filming The Avengers when made an audition tape for the role of British Formula One driver James Hunt in Rush. The tape impressed Rush director Ron Howard and the film’s writer-producer Peter Morgan, but the pair had one major concern. As Hemsworth was still filming The Avengers he had the musclebound physique of Thor rather than that of the lithe Hunt. “He had the right look, assuming he could lose the weight,” says Howard. “Chris said, ‘Thor can’t even get in an F1 car — but I will be able to.’”

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'Thor: The Dark World': New trailer highlights Tom Hiddleston's sinister Loki

Loki sure ends up spending a lot of time in glass boxes.

The new trailer for Thor: The Dark World has hit, with Tom Hiddleston’s cackling bad brother front and center.

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'Avengers 2': Tom Hiddleston confirms Loki is out

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Tom Hiddleston’s Loki had some of the best scenes in The Avengers, from bringing an entire crowd in Germany to their knees to getting whipped around like Raggedy Andy by the Hulk. And fans of the mischief-making villain should savor those moments — because Loki won’t be back for the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. “He’s not in it,” Hiddleston confirms to EW. “Here’s the thing: I don’t think there’s anything else Loki could contribute to The Avengers, narratively. Joss gave me so many wonderful things to do in that first film that we’d only be trying to repeat ourselves, and probably less well in the second one.”

The actor, who earned a spot in EW’s New Hollywood issue (on stands now) for bringing Loki to life with such devilish charm, says there are no hard feelings — he truly believes it’s better for the series to move on without him. “When I think of all the things I loved as a child, for example, Hans Gruber wasn’t in Die Hard 2. And in Indiana Jones, by the time he moved from the Lost Ark to the Temple of Doom, there was a whole new bad guy. I think keeping it fresh and new is good for The Avengers even though it’s a shame for me. And let’s face it, there’s seven or eight of them as it is, and Joss is thinking about adding two more, so the screen’s gonna be a busy place. But I had the time of my life on that film. It was the most fun ever.”

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'The Avengers' star Tom Hiddleston on being Loki and meeting unexpected fans

Whether he’s channeling bow-down-to-me villainy as Loki in The Avengers and Thor or bookish wit as F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris, Tom Hiddleston is one of the most exciting British actors to hop the pond in recent years. And we’re not the only ones who think so. “I met David O. Russell for dinner when he was in London for Silver Linings Playbook. I just wanted to tell him how much I loved the film. And he basically spent an hour telling me why he thinks Midnight in Paris is the greatest film that’s been made in the last 20 years, and he insisted on taking a picture because he was such a fan of Fitzgerald,” recalls Hiddleston, 31, who’s part of EW’s New Hollywood cover package, on stands now. “And I wanted to say, ‘David, can you please stop? I need to tell you how great your film is!’” READ FULL STORY

New 'Thor: The Dark World' poster: Evil looms, Loki cackles, and Jane cuddles

By the beard of Odin! Behold the latest poster for Thor: The Dark World.

Christopher Eccleston’s Malekith the Accursed looms large, the sky falls, Tom Hiddleston’s eternal troublemaker Loki cackles, and Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster squeezes in close to Chris Hemsworth’s hero, sporting her own fetching Asgardian armor.

Fans would argue Loki is really the one who needs a hug.

The poster for the Nov. 8 movie also shows Malekith’s army of dark elves marching forward in silhouette across the bottom. In the lower right, we see a shimmering palace of Asgard, and above it hovers the Fist of Malekith, the name of his invading Black Ark ship.

Meanwhile, the entire cosmic cast of characters is reunited — Idris Elba’s stoic gatekeeper Heimdall, Anthony Hopkins as the one-eyed paterfamilias Odin, and of course the Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg) being very careful to keep their axe, sword, and mace away from grabby elf hands.

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