Groot voice actor

“I am Groot” might not seem like much of a line, but it’s a big deal coming from the character in Guardians of the Galaxy. Vin Diesel made the most of it in James Gunn’s film, and now another actor is going to play with those three words for the animated GuardiansKevin Michael Richardson will voice the walking tree alien in the upcoming Disney XD animated series Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Update: Trevor Devall will voice Rocket Raccoon. Read More »

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Lots of great discussion points in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • Star Wars Battlefront might tie into Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Watch Harrison Ford predict his Force Awakens leg injury back in 1980.
  • If you’re attending Star Wars Celebration, both the Dodgers and Angels are having Star Wars nights.
  • Read a potential line Han Solo says in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • A new rumor about who Domhnall Gleeson is playing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • The Star Wars Rebels season 1 finale will air on March 2.
  • Watch two clips from the next episode of Star Wars Rebels.
  • Lucasfilm employees are auctioning off original artwork for charity.
  • See some fake, but interesting, mockups of rumored original trilogy Star Wars Blu-rays.

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mark ruffalo hulk future

Now that we’ve seen what Marvel’s Phase Three will hold, it’s safe to say the future Avengers movies have to double as Hulk movies. He appeared in the first Avengers and has a big role in Avengers: Age of Ultron. While there are rumors of him appearing in another Phase Three film, there’s a chance it won’t be until Avengers: Infinity War Part 1.

Mark Ruffalo does admit there are moments in Age of Ultron that tease what’s to come for the character. In a new interview he talks about how the character’s internal conflict could set up future Hulk films and the likelihood of those happening at all. Read the new Mark Ruffalo Hulk quotes below. Read More »

Tomorrowland

Disney’s marketing team has been pretty secretive about Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland, but details have a way of leaking out anyway. Today it’s thanks to Funko, which unveiled a line of Tomorrowland toys at this weekend’s Toy Fair.

The figurines reveal the movie’s major characters, including one we’ve never seen and a couple we barely know. Plus, they all come with accessories including shiny guns and a jet pack. Join us after the jump as we attempt to figure out what the Tomorrowland toys mean about the Tomorrowland movie.  Read More »

Robert Downey Jr Civil War Quotes

As much as we’re all looking forward to Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, fans are already looking beyond that film. Specifically, they’re looking towards May 6, 2016 and Captain America: Civil War. Directed by the Russo Brothers, the film will feature two of Marvel’s most popular superheroes, Captain America and Iron Man, going head to head. The conflict not only kicks off Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it might even set the stage for the return of Spider-Man.

Though the title says “Captain America,” the inclusion of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man is what makes Civil War so epic. He’s the biggest movie star in the world. And yet, in a new interview, Downey stresses that Civil War is “Steve’s story,” meaning Steve Rogers as played by Chris Evans. He also talks a bit about the conflict between the two characters. Read the Robert Downey Jr Civil War quotes below. Read More »

jony ive star wars

Few objects in recent history have been more visually impactful than Apple’s iPhone. One of the men primarily responsible for that look, and the look of numerous other iconic Apple products, is Jony Ive. Ive is the senior vice president of design at Apple and “one of the two most powerful people in the world’s most valuable company,” according to The New Yorker.

The New Yorker is also where Ive revealed that he and good friend J.J. Abrams have had private discussions about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not only that, Abrams took one of Ive’s suggestions about the design of the film and you’ve already seen it. Read more about the Jony Ive Star Wars connection below. Read More »

Pixar musical

At Pixar, movies are in development for years before we even know they exist. Then, even when we do hear of their existence, they’re still multiple years away. So when news breaks about Toy Story 4 or The Incredibles 2, those films are still several years away and have been in development for much longer than that.

In 2012, it was revealed that Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich was working on “a wholly original Pixar Animation Studios film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos.” Since then, we’ve heard dribs and drabs about the film but Pixar has yet to give it a title or a release date. That’s curious, but not uncommon, at Pixar. Now, we’ve heard a potentially very big piece of information about the movie.

Oscar-winner Randy Newman, who has been a mainstay at Pixar, said in a new interview that Unkrich’s new movie is a musical. Does he mean the Dia de los Muertos movie? Seems likely. Below, find out more about what might be the first Pixar musical. Read More »

Frozen broadway

As the unfathomable success of Frozen continues to sustain, Disney is being very careful with how they exploit the title. They’re slowly but surely rolling the film and its characters into theme parks. There are no immediate plans for a sequel, but a short film will be out in March. And there have been talks of a stage adaptation too, which just took a major step forward.

The Frozen stage show just officially announced its writers, songwriters and director. Good news, Frozen fans, they’re familiar. The writer and director will be Jennifer Lee, the co-director of the film. Then Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the Oscar-winning duo behind the songs in the original film, are doing the songs for the show. So basically, the Frozen musical is in capable, familiar hands. Read more on the Frozen Broadway musical below. Read More »

Abrams Kennedy Star Wars Celebration

For months, everyone’s been hypothesizing that the next trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was going to debut at Star Wars Celebration (before hitting theaters and online). Well, Lucasfilm just announced that the film’s co-writer and director, J.J. Abrams will kick off the event with producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy “in a big way” on April 16. I think we all know what that means. Read more below. Read More »

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