Guardians of the Galaxy featurette

Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t really look like anything that’s come before it in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s a good thing for those of us eager to see Marvel branch out, but a potential WTF for those who take comfort in Marvel’s reliability and consistency.

So a new Guardians of the Galaxy featurette tries to encourage those in the latter camp to join the former. Producer Kevin Feige and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper promise the film will “blow you away with how unique it is,” while still reassuring viewers that it’s part of the same old MCU. Watch it after the jump.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens this weekend, and then all eyes turn to the skies. That’s where James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy takes place: in deep, deep space. There, an Earth-born transplant named Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) will be arrested and meet four other crazy creatures to form a formidable team to fight Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). Those allies are Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel). And if that plot sounds a little thin, that’s because the film doesn’t open until August 1 and Marvel has been pretty tight lipped about it. We’ll surely learn more soon, though, as it becomes the primary focus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A few weeks back, we saw the teaser poster for Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, the character elements from that poster have been uploaded as large, individual images. Each offers a great opportunity to check out the detailed designs of each of the main characters. Check out some Guardians of the Galaxy photos below. Read More »

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After years of anticipation, the first trailer for Marvel’s new cosmic superhero movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, finally hit Tuesday night. And as expected, it’s pretty awesome. Two minutes-plus of sci-fi candy for your eyeballs, complete with a humor and tone totally unique to the Marvel universe. Along with the trailer, Marvel released 12 new stills. They give you a chance to get a closer look at several characters including Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Nebula (Karen Gillan), The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) and others.

Below, see all the new photos and read writer/director James Gunn‘s commentary on many of the trailer’s surprises. Read More »

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Christmas came and went last week, but Marvel’s got a couple more gifts for us before we launch into 2014. The studio has just revealed the first still and the official synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy, coming next summer with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel in the lead roles and James Gunn at the helm. Hit the jump to check it out.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Concept 3

One year after Guardians of the Galaxy was officially announced at Comic-Con, the Guardians of the Galaxy cast and crew descended upon Hall H with the first footage from the new movie. Guardians is in Day 13 or 14 of shooting in London, but the team took the day off to fly into San Diego for Comic-Con. They were rewarded with an enthusiastic reception.

Director James Gunn and stars Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Benicio del Toro, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Pratt were at the panel to present the reel, as well as to dish out a few spare details about their characters. Hit the jump to get the details.

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Marvel Studios knocked its panel out of the park today in Hall H at Comic Con. The third film on the schedule was James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. Until today we’d seen only some concept art showing off the characters in a general sense. Now, along with a new logo treatment above, we have a concept poster design that reflects part of the footage shown today.

Even better, it gives you a very good idea of what the five primary characters will look like. Check it out below. Read More »

‘Riddick’ Trailer: Catch Him If You Can

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Nearly a decade after The Chronicles of Riddick, our favorite Furian warrior is finally charging back onto screens this fall with Riddick. Star Vin Diesel revealed the first peek at the new adventure a couple months back, by way of a 22-second teaser, but now there’s a meatier full-length trailer to sink our teeth into. Check it out, along with a new teaser poster and images, after the jump.

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This is a bit of a surprise, but also likely a good choice. We knew that Marvel Studios was testing many actors to play the big hero Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. The last name that came up was Jason Momoa, as Marvel reportedly really liked the actor for the role. But he didn’t want it on Marvel’s terms, and so the studio moved on to new candidates.

One person who has been considered for a while, going back to the early test reports, is wrestling star Dave Bautista. He’s now taking the role.  Read More »

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