new Guardians of the Galaxy TV spot

Still trying to figure out just who all the main characters are in Guardians of the Galaxy? The one-minute TV spot that ran this evening during the MLB All-Star Game has you covered, at least with respect to a couple of the more unusual ones. The spot lines up character info for Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista), and throws out some new footage. There are a couple of good jokes, too. Watch the new Guardians of the Galaxy TV spot below, and for anyone who wondered how Dave Bautista was going to fare in the film, this could be the spot that really sells the concept of him as Drax. Read More »

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Avengers: Age of Ultron footage preview

A small audience in London got a taste of what audiences in Hall H are likely to see next week at Comic Con when Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige presented some Avengers: Age of Ultron footage along with a Guardians of the Galaxy preview. This presentation included Tony Stark in the Hulkbuster armor, and appearances from Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. We’ve got more info here – note that some early spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron could be below, along with a bit about the Winter Soldier post-credit scene.

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Marvel Comics Announces Female Thor

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If you tuned into The View Tuesday morning, you were presented with the biggest Marvel news of the day. Not from Marvel Studios, mind you, but from Marvel Comics. The original. The company announced a new Thor comic is coming out, written by Jason Aaron with art from Russell Dauterman. However, the person most people think of as Thor is no longer worthy to wield Mjölnir, and he’s been replaced by a woman. Yes, the new Thor comic will star a female Thor. See another image and read more below. Read More »

Big Hero 6 trailer

As if Disney Animation weren’t doing well enough already, this fall sees them joining forces with Marvel for the very first time. Big Hero 6 tells the story of young robotics prodigy Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter), who assembles a ragtag team of superheroes to save his town of San Fransokyo.

The first trailer was basically just a clip, showing Hiro trying to squeeze his puffy robot pal Baymax into an Iron Man-style suit. But today, we have a new Big Hero 6 trailer that teases a little more of the action that awaits — including a brief glimpse of the villain. Check it out after the jump.

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guardians of the galaxy

In filmmaking, the score is almost always one of the last pieces of the puzzle. By the time a composer completes and records their score, the movie is almost always in the can. It just needs a tweak here or there before it’s done. That’s the usual order of things. For James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy though, things moved in a different order.

Gunn worked with composer Tyler Bates (300, Watchmen, Super) very early in the process so the actors could listen to the film’s eventual score during the creation of the movie’s most emotional moments and action scenes. The hope was hearing the film’s score so early in the process would let them better understand the film’s tone. Read the full quote below. Read More »

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This was supposed to be the year, the San Diego Comic-Con that blew away all others. A quick look at the movie release schedule shows an epic spread of massive films that will be released in the next year, before the 2015 incarnation of the Con. That list includes Avengers: Age of Ultron, Interstellar, Jurassic World, The Fantastic Four, Terminator, Mad Max: Fury Road, Fast and Furious 7, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Tomorrowland, Big Hero 6, Pitch Perfect 2 and Dumb and Dumber To. Not to mention the two big films now in production that were rumored to come out before next year’s event, then moved: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars Episode VII.

The full schedule is now out and – barring any surprises or additions – only two of the above films are confirmed to appear: Avengers: Age of Ultron and Mad Max. Others (like Fantastic Four, Interstellar, Terminator, Jurassic World) could still appear because their studios have panels, but are unconfirmed. Most surprisingly though, is that studios which have regularly been at the event, such as Disney, Universal and Lionsgate, don’t even have panels. Comic Con 2014 went from one with the highest expectations to the opposite.

Below we’ll break down which of these massive films are confirmed, and which aren’t confirmed, could appear, won’t appear, and why it’s all happening this way. Read More »

Big Hero 6 voice cast

After months of hints and clues, Disney has finally revealed the full voice cast for Big Hero 6, the studio’s first animated Marvel feature. Ryan Potter will lead as robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who assembles the titular team, while Scott Adsit will voice his robot BFF Baymax. T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans Jr., Maya Rudolph, and Alan Tudyk are also among the cast.

After the jump, get the rest of the lineup, plus new images of the Big Hero 6 and character descriptions for most of them.

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Karen Gillan guardians of the galaxy

In September 2013, I visited the London-based set of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy (you can find out more about what we learned and watch a video blog reaction here). While on set, we are able to talk with many of the key cast and crew and will be posting transcripts from those roundtable interviews all this week.  You can read our on-set Karen Gillan interview now after the jump.

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