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New Thor: Love And Thunder Trailer Features Christian Bale’s Gorr The God Butcher And He Looks Metal

Marvel Studios has released a new Thor: Love and Thunder trailer that runs more than two minutes long and features a ton of new footage, especially compared to the teaser trailer released last month.  The new trailer features extended looks at scenes from the teaser, like when Thor realizes Jane Foster is back and now wielding Mjolnir. It also contains new footage of Korg, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the villain of Taika Waititi’s latest Thor film, Gorr the God Butcher. For comic fans, one look at Christian Bale’s Gorr, and it’s immediately apparent that this is a very different take. Gorr is typically more alien-looking but still humanoid. Bale’s Gorr looks very much like a human, and it’s not surprising because if you’re going to hire someone like Bale to play a villain, why not squeeze out as much as you can by reminding folks that this is Bale.  However, regardless of where you fall on “he’s too human” or “I like it,” it’s hard to disagree that Bale’s Gorr is appropriately metal. Right off the bat, Gorr the God Butcher is an incredible title to hold if you’re a villain. Couple that with his first announcement – that all gods need to die, including Thor – and his design, which features black-tipped fingers, a planet-shattering weapon, and a black liquid that runs out of his mouth, and Gorr might be the most metal MCU villain yet.    For more, watch the first Thor: Love and Thunder teaser trailer and then listen to this episode of From Panel To Podcast, which is Game Informer’s comic book podcast, to hear us talk about Thor: Love and Thunder.  What did you think of this trailer? Let us know in the comments below!
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    Sideshow’s Virtual Con Returning With Sideshow New York Con in Fall

    Sideshow’s virtual con returning with Sideshow New York Con in fall Following the rousing success of this summer’s Sideshow Con 2020, a first-of-its-kind experience for the collectibles company, this fall’s Sideshow “New York” Con 2020 will keep collectors and fans entertained and excited with new product reveals and announcements from the industry’s leading artists and manufacturers. RELATED: CS Collectibles: Sideshow-Con, McFarlane Batman & More! While most physical conventions have moved entirely into the digital realm, Sideshow New York Con will recreate their bold custom-made installation that debuted during the summer show season, with updates to the format to keep fans engaged throughout the week. This secure and private environment captures the spirit of the incredible “pop culture art gallery” style presence that Sideshow traditionally exhibits at shows like New York Comic Con in order to augment the comprehensive virtual streaming experience for audiences at home. “Once again, we’re building a bespoke physical space at Sideshow Studios – but this time in the form of an intimate museum/art gallery-style venue – with podium displays with fine art on the walls, and beautiful pop culture dioramas showcasing statues and figures by Sideshow, Hot Toys, PCS Collectibles, Iron Studios, Tweeterhead, Unruly Industries, Atomic Misfit, and more,” Sideshow PR Manager Andy Smith said in a statement. “Sideshow will be sharing a wealth of social media content throughout the event, including live-streamed booth tours, photos, interviews, and contests – and we’ll be showcasing different displays every single day!” Sideshow Con’s summer 2020 swag bundle was an instant sell-out, with the fall swag bundle- complete with a collectible pin, an event T-shirt, and a promotional code- expected to be equally as popular. Fans who purchase this limited edition swag bundle will also receive a free bonus Stan Lee collectible pin celebrating the comic book legend and the city that never sleeps. Fans can also score reward points for their Sideshow account during the event, meaning there are plenty of chances to collect throughout the convention. RELATED: Sideshow Unveils Chris Sanders Statue From Lilo & Stitch Creator Sideshow New York Con offers fans a chance to engage closely with their favorite products, artists, and fandoms without lines, crowds, or taxis- the only traffic here is web traffic! Access to Sideshow’s full convention experience has never been easier with comprehensive product livestreams, as well as creator interviews, up-to-the-minute reveals and announcements, and other content features that bring all of the news right to you from October 6-11. Fans can sign up for free pre-registration for the virtual event here!

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