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Today, Disney Interactive and Marvel Entertainment confirmed that the world’s most iconic Super Heroes are assembling for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes – the 2.0 edition of the #1 best-selling new hybrid toy / video game of 2013, according to the NPD Group’s video games retail sales data.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes features more than 20 new interactive figures from across the Marvel universe, original storylines penned by award-winning Marvel comic writer Brian Michael Bendis, and an all-new Toy Box mode that makes it easier for players to create and share their one-of-a-kind levels and mini-games with family and friends. In addition, all characters and power discs from last year’s release of Disney Infinity will be compatible with the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box.

“Disney Infinity was, from the start, built to be an interactive experience where players could bring together their favorite Disney characters and stories to create new Disney memories. With the introduction of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, we’re ushering in a new chapter of adventures, featuring a cast of the world’s most popular Super Heroes,” said Jimmy Pitaro, President of Disney Interactive. “Bringing popular and iconic Marvel characters to the Disney Infinity platform truly takes this game to the next level.”

“We’ve worked closely with the Disney Interactive team to deliver an incredible line-up of Marvel characters and great storytelling for the next chapter of Disney Infinity,” said Peter Phillips, EVP and General Manager, Interactive & Digital Distribution at Marvel Entertainment. “The 2.0 edition will allow Marvel fans around the world to interact with their favorite Marvel Super Heroes in entirely new ways, including compelling gameplay and a new line of collectible interactive figures.”

The Avengers’ Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and Hawkeye will debut when the game launches this fall, along with additional Play Sets and characters from other popular Marvel and Disney franchises, which will be announced in the coming months. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be available for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the WiiU™ system from Nintendo, PC and iOS tablets and smart phones.

“Marvel Super Heroes fit perfectly into Disney Infinity, and with them we are pushing the platform’s limits of creativity and imagination,” said John Blackburn, VP and General Manager of Avalanche Software. “We’ve enhanced and redesigned the gameplay to match the Marvel characters, while also making it easier than ever for players to express and share their own creativity.”

– See more at: http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/disney-news/press-releases/2014/04/disney-and-marvel-team-super-powered-sequel-disney-infinity-marve#sthash.Y3K1B3Ms.dpuf


Announcing Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)! Bring many of your favorite Marvel Super Heroes into an even bigger Toy Box and all new Play Sets. Unlock the freedom to create worlds and combine Marvel and Disney characters in ways never-seen-before in the Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box. Disney Infinity Just Got Super-Powered.

Loki vs. Lorelei!It’s the battle of the Asgardian younger siblings – from the casinos of Monte Carlo to a speed date in New York! Loki goes speed dating. We should have mentioned that earlier, really.

Published: March 05, 2014
Rating: Rated T+
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Lee Garbett

As with the last issue, we have the pleasure of following Loki’s missions for the All-Mother as he attempts to rewrite the evil from his own history. This time he has been tasked with bringing Lorelei back to Asgard. The most interesting thing about this comic, though, is how the story is told – such a fresh take.

It opens with a disastrous night of speed dating through the eyes of a mystery woman who has the power to know exactly when somebody is lying – the perfect foil for Loki, no? Eventually however, she is approached by Loki and, using her power, sees through his disguise. Realizing her gift, Loki tells his story which is the main story focus of the issue.

We are then given fragments of what happened between Loki and Lorelei as the story quickly becomes an Ocean’s Eleven-esque bank heist with Lorelei playing the robber and Loki attempting to thwart her

In only 21 pages, writer Al Ewing somehow managed to fit enough plot to fill multiple issues, but kept it from feeling claustrophobic. In fact, I found it to be paced perfectly with a fabulous mixture of action and development.

Lee Garbett’s art, as always, is almost worth the title price itself. With the varied expressions and intricate tattoo design throughout, it is difficult trying to pull yourself away from the gorgeous work long enough to actually read the comic. Superb from beginning to end.

Admittedly I thought this book was just an attempt to cash in on Loki’s cinematic popularity – especially with the character design they went with and the fact that they opened the first issue with random appearances from the Avengers, but my doubts were immediately put to rest. The writing has been clever and involving and the art quality besting most books on the shelves. Absolutely an issue to buy and a series to follow.

The Verdict

10Perfect

The Good: Enjoyable Loki antics. Interesting plot. Dazzling art.

The Bad: Quite literally nothing.

Thor and LokiCraig Kyle, senior vice president of Production and Development for Marvel, has gotten the job of co-writing with Christopher Yost. Yost cowrote Thor: The Dark World with Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat. That picture became Marvel’s highest grossing film behind The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Kevin Feige is producing. Kyle was exec producer of Thor: The Dark World and has worked in exec capacities at Marvel since 2001. Yost is repped by Verve and Industry.

“I am proud of Craig and have enjoyed working with him over these past years,” Feige said. “His creative instincts have helped shape Thor and Thor: The Dark World at every level of the filmmaking process. The entire team at Marvel is very happy to continue collaborating with Craig as he continues as a screenwriter working with Christopher on the forthcoming chapter of Thor’s adventure.”

Lady Sif thorThe Lady Sif is making a trip to Midgard, and her journey will lead her straight to our favorite Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

That’s right, True Believers, Jaimie Alexander will make a special guest appearance as Sif in an upcoming episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” reprising her role from Marvel’s “Thor” and “Thor: The Dark World”!

Last seen in “Thor: The Dark World”—now the third largest grossing Marvel Studios film—Sif has come to Earth with a very specific mission. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you just what brings her to our neck of the woods just yet.

Don’t miss “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC, and to catch up with Sif get Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” on Digital 3D and Digital HD February 4, and on 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD February 25.

More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/tv/2014/1/17/21783/the_lady_sif_set_to_drop_in_on_marvels_agents_of_shield.#ixzz2qgg0sMCN

CHRIS HEMSWORTH TO JOIN ACADEMY PRESIDENT CHERYL BOONE ISAACS FOR OSCAR® NOMINATIONS

oscarsBEVERLY HILLS, CA – Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the 86th Academy Awards® nominations on Thursday, January 16. The Oscars® will air Sunday, March 2, 2014, live on ABC.

Boone Isaacs and Hemsworth will unveil the nominations at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered. Nominations information for all categories will be distributed simultaneously to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards website,
www.oscar.com.

Hemsworth made his feature film debut in 2009’s “Star Trek,” but it was his title role in “Thor” two years later that propelled him to worldwide prominence. He reprised the character in the Marvel blockbusters “The Avengers” and “Thor: The Dark World.” Hemsworth’s other feature credits include “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Rush,” and he has starring roles in “Cyber” and “In the Heart of the Sea,” both due out next year.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

On the heels of Iron Man 3, Sir Ben Kingsley returns as Trevor Slattery as part of a Marvel One Shot to be featured on Thor: The Dark World DVD/Blu-Ray release.

After the events of Iron Man 3, Trevor Slattery is an infamous icon. He’s also locked up in a high-security prison. Luckily, his newfound profile has brought him celebrity and protection on the inside – and the actor has gladly agreed to an in-depth profile with a documentary filmmaker.

ALL HAIL THE KING is available on Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD in 3D and HD Digital February 4th, 2014 and on 3D Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray™, 2D Blu-ray, Digital Copy), Single-Disc Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 25th, 2014.

Walt Disney Company LogoDisney announced today that it has broken the $1.547 billion domestic box office record it set just last year. The landmark comes after Disney became the first studio to reach $1 billion in 2013 and then hit $2 billion internationally for the fourth consecutive year. Disney also broke its own international all-time record of $2.302 billion and its global all-time record of $3.791 billion in 2013 in large part to brand acquisitions Marvel and Pixar, with Marvel’s Iron Man 3 raking in $409 million domestic and $806.3 million internationally ($1.215 billion worldwide), Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World adding $198.2 million domestic and $423 million internationally ($621.2 million worldwide), and Disney-Pixar’s Monsters University taking in $268.5 million domestic and $476.4 million international ($744.9 million worldwide). Disney’s Oz The Great And Powerful added $234.9 million domestic and $258.4 international ($493.3 million worldwide) while recent opener Frozen has taken in $164.8 million domestic and $103.7 million international to date ($168.5 million worldwide). Not mentioned among today’s back-slapping, however, was Disney’s big box office flop of the year The Lone Ranger, which grossed a mere $89.9 million domestic for a $260 million worldwide return but was budgeted at upwards of $215 million.

Walt Disney StudiosBURBANK, Calif. – November 12, 2013 – Today, The Walt Disney Studios will break its previous global box office record of $3.791 billion, set in 2010.

“With incredible results from our Marvel, Disney and Pixar brands, this is a phenomenal achievement and we still have seven weeks and three exciting films to go this year,” said Alan Bergman, president, The Walt Disney Studios. “What all of our films have in common is not only quality but great characters and universal stories that connect with people around the world, which is so important to us.”

In July, Disney was the first studio to reach the $1 billion domestic box office milestone for the year, a threshold it has achieved for eight consecutive years. In August, in record time, Disney reached the $2 billion international box office threshold for the fourth year in a row, and in early November the studio surpassed its previous all-time international box office record of $2.302 billion, also set in 2010.

The announcement comes as Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues to dominate the global box office. The film opened domestically November 8 with $85.7 million and has earned $348.5M million worldwide since beginning its international rollout October 30.

In addition to Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, the studio’s box office results this year have been led by Marvel’s Iron Man 3, which opened domestically May 3 and has amassed over $1.21 billion to become the year’s top-grossing film and the fifth highest-grossing film of all time; Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University, which opened June 21 and has earned over $744 million to become the year’s fourth highest-grossing film and Pixar’s third highest-grossing film ever; and Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful, which opened March 8 and has brought in over $493 million worldwide.

Still to come in 2013 are DreamWorks Studios’ Delivery Man (Nov. 22), Disney’s Frozen (Nov. 27), and Saving Mr. Banks (Dec. 13 limited; Dec. 20 wide).

Thor: Treasures of AsgardFor the first time at a Disney Park, a Marvel character has arrived and that character is the God of Thunder, himself, Thor. The Treasures of Asgard exhibit is a chance to see props from Thor: The Dark World and to meet and take pictures with Thor himself.

Meeting Thor is simple. The exhibit is located on the second floor of Innoventions at Disneyland. You’ll find it right next to the Iron Man Hall of Armor. The line to see Thor was 30 minutes on Sunday. As you enter the main pavilion, you’re lead into the Treasures of Asgard showcase room. Here you can take see and take photos of props from the movie. This includes Loki’s helmet, shackles and dagger; Heindall’s helmet, sword and daggers.

When the time is right, the voice of Odin encourages visitor to stand in the middle of room in order to be transported to Asgard via the Bifrost. Once everyone is in the middle of the room, a circle of smoke descends upon the guests emitting a pretty disgusting smell. Not to mention an incredibly cheesy effect. As the smoke clears, the doors open to the throne of Odin and there is Thor with Mjolnir.

This is where the show begins. Thor welcomes his visitors and presents his trusty hammer. He places it on a pedistal and asks if anyone is worthy to lift the hammer. He grabs a young volunteer from the crowd who unsuccessfully lifts the hammer…that is until Thor helps you left it. Then the fun begins, we all line up for pictures with Thor.


Thor is friendly and very attractive to my 6-year-old daughter. They speak and Disney’s Photo Pass Photographer is there to capture every moment. When it’s all said and done, it’s a character greeting experience. The thing is that Disney does character experiences right. You’re in a small group for extended access to Thor and you’re at Odin’s throne for a fantastic backdrop. If a picture with Thor is what you want this is the best possible way to get that picture.

The Verdict

8Great

The Good: Disney does the character greeting experience better than anyone.

The Bad: It’s still just a character experience