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The two poster boys, Thor and Loki, are each on their own separate character posters. But who else would they put on the posters? I guess you could do a Malekith poster to show the evil in the movie. Thor will team up with evil adopted brother Loki in the movie to fight Malekith.

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I’m excited to see how this movie turns out with all the re-shoots that have been taking place. I just hope they don’t make too many changes and make it of Spider-Man 3 quality.

Check out the first Thor: The Dark World featurette!

Looks like there could be some trouble in the Marvel Universe. Jaimie Alexander, better known in the Marvel Universe as Sif, tweeted this the other day:

Who knows if the whole cast got called back to do re-shoots for the movie or maybe they are just back on set to shoot the post credit scene. The current cut of the movie is at 2 hours and 30 minutes, but Marvel does not want the movie to be over 2 hours long.

About a month ago there had been some falling out between Marvel and the director Alan Taylor about said length of the movie. Taylor was said to be fired because of the dispute over the length of the film, but now it has emerged that Taylor had not been fired and that editing had been placed on hold to allow the 2 parties to cool their heads.

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Uncanny Avengers Issue 8 Review

     As always lets start with the cover, by John Cassaday and Laura Martin, which is masterfully done.  There is also a Sunfire variant cover, which is a nice touch, because of the whole foreshadowing aspect. It’s no secret that Sunfire is a criminally seldom-used Marvel character, so it is nice to see him get some ink in a major book.  (Speaking of criminal, how is there no confirmed casting of Sunfire in the upcoming The Wolverine movie? I mean, he is the most popular Japanese mutant and he—as of yet—hasn’t even been mentioned! Not even a simple cameo in a movie set in Japan?) While on the subject of the Avengers’ new additions, it is great to see Wonder Man back where he belongs, along with the Wasp; it would not feel like much of an Avenger book without them. Rick Remender has definitely been putting together quite the roster for this; a nice diverse mix of characters, personalities, and abilities.

    Remender is picking up where he left off with the Uncanny X-Force, while delightfully upping the ante even more. This issue begins with Thor attempting to save millions of lives from a falling space station that is hurtling towards the Earth.  He obliterates half of it by hurling Mjolnir through it, while a last second save from Sunfire takes care of the other half. This scene is action packed and looks like something worthy of a blockbuster movie like Iron Man 3. The Apocalypse Twins, Eimin and Uriel, are back in this issue, and are making a huge splash in a short amount of time. From crashing a space station, killing a large gathering of Apocalypse worshippers, and killing a Celestial last issue, they are making their extreme power and presence known.  The twins lure Thor and Sunfire inside their ship and whisk them away to places unknown. Eimin and Uriel touch on Wolverine and Thor’s shady past with Apocalypse and his ilk and make it known they are out to make them, and the world, pay for it.

    The story moves to Sudan where Captain America, wounded and trapped, comes to the realization that this a calculated move.  Someone is pulling strings to get him in this place at this time and has been watching him since he landed. While aboard the Quinjet, Rogue and Wolverine have a conversation where Logan manages not to totally tip his hand about his knowledge of the Apocalypse Twins and Archangel. Janet comes in on the end of the conversation and shows a clear concern over this private talk between “ X-Men types”.  This is an interesting dynamic that Remender has touched on several times throughout this book.  This tension is amazingly refreshing and come on, it would be too cliché if after the Avengers vs X-Men storyline the two teams blended seamlessly after a few issues.  The icing on top of the cake about the Uncanny Avengers, is that the tension seems completely organic. In addition to the natural feel to the drama between the teams, there is no new car smell to it. This beef has been brewing for a while. The book ends with the Apocalypse Twins letting loose a powerful widespread blast of energy and with a last page of pure white.

     Overall this issue was action packed and kept the story moving. Nothing short of a feather in the cap of Remender.  I give this issue a 4.5 out 5.