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Tom Hiddleston reveals the odds for Loki's Avengers 2 return
Nathalie Caron

Loki's been a bad boy. In fact, he's been the big baddie for both last year's Thor and this summer's hit movie The Avengers. Heck, he's been so bad (in a good way) that he's even returning for an another encore in Thor: The Dark World. But will Loki make another return to be a pain in the butt for Earth's Mightiest Heroes in The Avengers 2?

Saoirse Ronan responds to rumors she’ll be Avengers 2's Scarlet Witch
Nathalie Caron

If you're hoping to see young Irish actress Saoirse Ronan slip into that form-fitting red spandex costume to play Scarlet Witch ...

11 Thor 2 set pics show off tons of bad guys + TWO Gods of Thunder
Jeff Spry

An alien zoo is loose on the Bourne Wood set of Thor: The Dark World, with some ugly warriors slugging it out with buffed Asgardians. Check out the set pics of dual Gods of Thunder and some macho Marauders.

So will that villain teased in Avengers' credits pop up in Thor 2?
Matthew Jackson

That mid-credits coda scene in The Avengers obviously has big implications for the Marvel movie universe going forward, but just how soon will that scene start affecting Earth's Mightiest Heroes? Will that villain setup be a part of Thor 2? Chris Hemsworth thinks he knows. SPOILERS AHEAD!

Always truthful, forthright Loki talks Thor 2 and The Avengers
Nathalie Caron

There had been rumors that Thor 2's new director — Kenneth Branagh is not coming back in the director's chair, as you know — would be a Game of Thrones director by the name of Brian Kirk. But it's still not set in stone, according to Tom Hiddleston, who plays the Trickster God himself, Loki.

Tom Hiddleston thinks Kenneth Branagh deserves a role in Thor 2
Nathalie Caron

Kenneth Branagh may be out of the directing gig for Thor 2—the honor having gone to Monster director Patty Jenkins due to a scheduling conflict between the Shakespearean actor and Marvel Studios—but that doesn't mean the actor/director can't have a role in the anticipated sequel.

8 Marvel supervillains who could take on the Thunder God in Thor 2

Here's the problem with Thor: His rogue's gallery is more of a collection than a gallery. He's not overflowing with titanic baddies. With Thor 2 heating up—and Marvel's cinematic honcho promising a "major, major" villain—we started thinking of who it might be.

Marvel's finally talking about its super-secret new Avengers short
Dany Roth

We all knew there was going to be a short film attached to Marvel's Avengers Blu-ray. We knew it was going to be awesome. Now we know just how awesome. So—what is Item 47 about, who is in it and what does it mean for the future of the Marvel movie franchise?

Russian Avengers trailer gives us a few more seconds of Loki evil
Matthew Jackson

A few weeks ago, we brought you the first international trailer for The Avengers, in German, featuring a few precious new seconds of footage. Now the Russians are getting their turn at a trailer, and we get a few seconds more. Behold the Avengers trailer, now with more Loki!

Kevin Feige explains why Marvel's Spider-Man is different from anything that's come before
Trent Moore

Marvel is getting ready to make the sixth live-action Spider-Man film in the past 13 years, so what will set this one apart from all the others?

Marvel exec tactfully explains how Avengers and Justice League differ
Trent Moore

Marvel struck gold with their Phase One film plan leading into The Avengers, weaving several tentpole films into one massive box office bonanza. Now DC wants to get in on the action with a Justice League flick. So what does Marvel Studios head-honcho Kevin Feige think about DC's approach?

Marvel says its movies are better than DC's due to 'brainpower'
Trent Moore

Considering that DC's roster of comic heroes includes two of the greatest to ever grace the page—Batman and Superman—Marvel's recent box office dominance is almost hard to fathom. But one Marvel exec thinks he's figured out why they're "light years" ahead of DC when it comes to the big screen.

Which sci-fi Halloween costumes do moviegoers most want this year?
Matthew Jackson

We're just one week away from the worldwide costume party also known as Halloween, so if you haven't decided who or what you're going to be yet, it's crunch time. If you ask moviegoers what costume to get, they'll tell you it's all about superheroes this year, but which super-costume comes out on top?

Awesome Serenity replica + 24 other great gifts for Joss Whedon fans
Matthew Jackson

It's been a great year for Joss Whedon fans—we got The Avengers, The Cabin in the Woods, a Firefly reunion special and a number of promised future projects. So it's no surprise many fans have Whedon on the brain this holiday season.

Confirmed: Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers

A Web site confirms rumors that Joss Whedon is in final talks to direct the superhero saga.