Quentin Tarantino Names ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ His Favorite Marvel Studios Movie

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Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has revealed that his favorite Marvel Studios movie is Thor: Ragnarok.

Well-known filmmakers like James Cameron and David Fincher have criticized the Marvel Studios formula in the past, but Quentin Tarantino is not among them. In fact, Tarantino is a longtime comic book fan and almost made a movie about the street-level hero Luke Cage back in the ’90s.

During a recent interview with Empire, Quentin Tarantino revealed that he recently started binge-watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies he missed in theaters so he can check out Avengers: Endgame. That’s when the legendary director mentioned that Thor: Ragnarok is his favorite Marvel Studios movie.

“I haven’t been keeping up to date with them for, I guess, the last four years. I think the only comic book movies I saw last year at theaters were Wonder Woman and Black Panther. But about a couple of weeks ago I started catching up with some of the Marvel movies so I could go see Endgame. I just finished Captain America: Civil War, so next up is Doctor Strange… Actually, the last one I saw was [Thor:] Ragnarok. I loved it. It was my favourite one of the series since The Avengers – drastically my favorite.”

Ragnarok was directed by Taika Waititi, the man behind critically-acclaimed indie flicks like What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Waititi was praised for revitalizing the Thor franchise with Ragnarok after Thor: The Dark World, which is widely regarded as one of the weakest entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

What do you think? Do you agree with Quentin Tarantino’s comments? Do you have a favorite Marvel Studios movie? Let us know in the comments!

Thor was last seen in Avengers: Endgame, which is still playing in theaters. Here’s the synopsis:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers:Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Source: Empire (via ComicBookMovie)

Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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