After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor, held captive on the planet Sakaar without his hammer(Mjolnir), must win a gladiatorial duel against an old friend Hulk in order to return to Asgard in time to stop the villainous Hela and the impending Ragnarök, the doom of the Asgardian civilization.
Thor: Ragnarok is an upcoming superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and the seventeenth film installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Eric Pearson.
A third Thor film was confirmed in January 2014, with the title and involvement of Hemsworth and Hiddleston announced that October. Waititi joined the film as director the next October, after Alan Taylor chose not to return from the second film, and Ruffalo joined the cast, crossing over the character Hulk from other MCU films. With the Hulk’s inclusion, elements from the 2006 comic storyline “Planet Hulk” were adapted for Ragnarok. The rest of the cast was confirmed the next May, with Pearson revealed to be involved with the film at the start of filming in July 2016. Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to be released on November 3, 2017.
Best friends who are on vacation find themselves competing for the affection of a man after their plane is rerouted to St. Louis during a hurricane warning.
The Layover is an upcoming road trip sex comedy, Macy also directed the film which was written by David Hornsby and Lance Krall. On April 11, 2017, it was reported that the film would debut on DirecTV Cinema on August 3, 2017, followed by a limited release through Vertical Entertainment on September 1, 2017.
On March 25, 2015, it was announced that William H. Macy would direct and star in a road-trip sex comedy film, titled The Layover, Keith Kjarval would produce through Unified Pictures, along with Aaron L. Gilbert through Bron Studios. Lea Michele and Kate Upton were cast to play the best friends who decide to take a vacation to avoid their problems. Matters become even worse when both find themselves falling for the same guy during an extended layover in St. Louis. On April 24, 2015, TheWrap revealed that Alexandra Daddario joined the film. Rob Corddry, Kal Penn and Matt Barr were confirmed for the cast on following months, by THR. Later reports confirmed the casting of Daddario as Michele’s replacement after she left the project, while Matt L. Jones was also confirmed.
In October 2015, it was confirmed that an Annabelle sequel was in development. David F. Sandberg replaced Annabelle‘s John R. Leonetti as the sequel’s director in March 2016. The first film’s screenwriter, Gary Dauberman, returned to write the script, with Peter Safran and James Wan returning to produce. Benjamin Wallfisch composed the film’s score and then later in March 2017, Sandberg revealed the film is a prequel and the title is Annabelle: Creation. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 100% based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 7.9/10.Metacritic, another review aggregator, assigned the film a weighted average score of 71 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
The story is focused on a dollmaker and his wife, whose daughter died twenty years earlier, as they decide to open their home to a nun and several girls from an orphanage that has been closed. The dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle 2, sets her sights on the girls, turning their shuddered shelter into a storm of terror. The film was initially set to release on May 19, 2017. It was then pushed back to August 11, 2017, to avoid competition with Alien: Covenant. The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 19, 2017.