Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
In contrast to the all-star lineup of The Avengers, the heroes and villains that populate Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are to be played by a more diverse collection of actors. Not all of them are household names. It’s a good thing, then, that director James Gunn has some excellent talent to help introduce these oddball characters to the wider audience.
Among his top-shelf lineup is John C. Reilly, who’s just been confirmed after being rumored last month. There’s been a bit of confusion recently over whom he might be playing in the intergalactic saga, but we’ve now learned that the initial reports were correct — he’ll star as Rhomann Dey, essentially the Agent Coulson of the Guardians universe. Hit the jump to learn more about him.
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A monkey wrench has been thrown into our collective understanding of what Marvel has in store for Phase Two. We’ve seen what Tony Stark is up to in Iron Man 3; we have an idea what Thor will tackle in Thor: The Dark World; and Captain America is currently working his butt off filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Next up is 2014′s James Gunn film Guardians of the Galaxy, which starts shooting in England this Summer, followed by Joss Whedon‘s sequel The Avengers 2 in 2015. Many assumed whatever happens with Gunn’s team of galactic superheroes would dovetail into what happens with Whedon’s team on Earth. Well, that might not be the case, according to Whedon. A new quote suggests the Guardians will not appear in The Avengers 2. Read More »
Doctor Who isn’t the only big geek property that is the subject of rumor today. Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (and the likely Amazing Spider-Man 3) and James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy are both the subject of rumor, with each specifically talking about a villainous character. The Spidey rumors are more likely to be substantial reveals than the Guardians one, but both remain unconfirmed at this point.
We’ll keep all the actual detailed talk until after the break, to prevent those who don’t want to be spoiled from learning anything. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
That Marvel Studios and director James Gunn are collecting quite a cast for Guardians of the Galaxy is clear. But exactly which roles these stars will play has been a bit tougher to suss out.
When Benicio Del Toro was announced for a “lead role” earlier this week, we didn’t even know whether he’d play a hero or a villain. However, one site is now claiming to have confirmed information on Del Toro’s character. And since the actor is signed to appear in multiple Marvel movies, it could have interesting repercussions for the Cinematic Universe as a whole. Hit the jump to find out who he is.
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Which famous director has a role in Guardians of the Galaxy? Is Henry Cavill interested in joining the Justice League? Does Joss Whedon think the return of Agent Coulson is important? Will Hugh Jackman come back to play The Wolverine after Days of Future Past? What major event was Marc Webb filming this weekend for The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Was The Winter Soldier wreaking havoc on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Briefly: James Gunn has added an Oscar winner to the already-impressive cast for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Benicio Del Toro will play an as-yet-unannounced role the cosmic team up movie. There’s no word specifying whether he’s a hero, a villain, or something in between. All that’s known is it’s a “lead role” and he’ll sign a multiple movie deal with Marvel, meaning the character will be in future films. Could he be Thanos? Rocket Raccoon? Groot? Khan? (Probably not that last one.)
Del Toro joins Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Karen Gillan and Glenn Close in August 1, 2014 release. [Deadline]
Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamorra and Groot may have met their match in the form of the good Doctor’s assistant. Karen Gillan, who played Amy Pond for several years on the popular show Doctor Who, has just been cast in James Gunn‘s cosmic Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy. Details on exactly who the actress is playing are scarce, but it’s believed she the primary female villain. Read More »
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The Guardians of the Galaxy are either going to report to John C. Reilly or Glenn Close. Or maybe John C. Reilly and Glenn Close. It’s not exactly clear which actor is up for what role but after news broke over the weekend that John C. Reilly was up for a role as a go between for the cosmic superteam and S.H.I.E.L.D. back on Earth, now it seems Glenn Close is up for a similar role. Reportedly, James Gunn‘s script calls multiple parts that serve a similar purpose. Read More »