THOR: RAGNAROK ADDS NEW CAST MEMBERS 82

It’s been some time coming but now Marvel Studios have officially announced the cast for the third instalment of the Thor movie franchise titled Ragnarok. 

Chris Hemsworth returns in the titular role, together with Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Anthony Hopkins as Odin. Mark Ruffalo will put in an appearance as The Hulk but there will be no Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) as she ruled herself out of returning to the franchise earlier this year.

The new additions to the cast are actresses Tessa Thompson (Creed) and Cate Blanchett (Carol) along with actors Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Karl Urban (Star Trek Beyond).

Blanchett is to play Loki’s daughter Hela, the goddess of death who rules over the dead in the realms of Hel and Niflheim, with Thompson taking on the part of Valkyrie. Goldblum will be The Grandmaster – who in the comic books is one of the Elders of the Universe, while Karl Urban has been cast in the role of The Executioner, a.k.a Skurge.

To mark the cast announcement, Marvel have also shared this concept art for the film:

In a statement, Marvel’s Kevin Feige said:

“The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet. The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.”

Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi and is scheduled for release on November 3, 2017.

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FOO FIGHTERS CONFIRMED FOR BRIT AWARDS 2018 30

We are so delighted to announce that four-time BRIT winners and one of the world’s most successful bands Foo Fighters will perform on The BRITs stage for the first time on 21 February.

The international superstars will deliver one of their legendary live performances alongside performances from Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Stormzy and Dua Lipa.

Foo Fighters have sold more than 25 million records and sold out countless world tours. The band’s acclaimed ninth studio album ‘Concrete and Gold’ was their fourth to hit No.1 in the UK charts on release in September, topping the charts in more than a dozen countries.

BRITs Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley said: “Anyone who was lucky enough to witness one of their shows on the recent sold out UK tour, or their set at Glastonbury – which was undoubtedly one of the best performances the festival has ever seen and a night that will be talked about forever – will know why Foo Fighters are the biggest and most exciting rock band in the world. Quite remarkably they have never performed at The BRITs, so I am over the moon to confirm a massive BRITs exclusive to have them grace our stage.”

With four BRIT Awards under their belt winning International Album in 2008 and International Group in 2008, 2012 and 2015 we can’t wait for Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee to bring the incredible Foo Fighters energy to The BRITs stage.

The nominations for the 2018 BRIT Awards will be revealed at ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ on Saturday 13 January. The show broadcast live on ITV will be hosted by Emma Willis and include live performances from Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith, Liam Payne and Paloma Faith.

CTD TILES LAUNCH FAN-ART INSPIRED RANGE IN THE BUILD UP TO ‘BLACK PANTHER’ 25

With the anticipation and excitement for the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther, in cinemas next month, seemingly rising with every passing day, CTD Tiles have launched a fantastic, fan-art inspired range ideal for those individuals who have a passion for superheroes and an array of popular culture characters.

This new Pixel Pop range allows members of several fandoms to recreate their favourite heroes, with Thor, Hulk, Yoda and Flash designs among the many available. With the help of Callum Pearson, a student from Leeds College of Building, they’ve also recreated one of the most popular designs; that of the Night Vigilante, inspired by Batman.

The full list of available characters is as follows:

●        Green Galactic Genius

●        Green Giant

●        Magical Baby Horse

●        Night Vigilante

●        Red Italian Plumber

●        Sir Superspeed

●        Space Soldier

●        Thunder Warrior

Each pack has a blueprint of the easy to follow design and contains all the tiles needed to create each superhero or fandom icon. The tiles are part of the Reflections by GEMINI tiles collection, which are ceramic and glazed to help protect against staining while giving a high-class, pristine and glossy finish to each project.

Speaking about the range, CTD team member Tracy Hildreth said:

“Fan art has become increasingly popular over the years and we believe that everyone will enjoy our whimsical take on nostalgia. We wanted to create something that would delight and excite our customer base and we believe our customers will quickly fall in love with these characters.”

The Pixel Pop range is available from the CTD website and prices start at £39.99.