We still don’t know who will voice Rocket Raccoon or Groot, the two CG-created team members in James Gunn‘s comedic sci-fi action film Guardians of the Galaxy. But a press release announcing the start of production (which in reality was more than two weeks ago) Marvel Studios officially announces that Glenn Close is in the film, playing Nova-Prime. That’s a confirmation of a report from late this spring, and also an interesting choice as the character is typically male in various comic book appearances. Read More »
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Prior to this past weekend, James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy was a big question mark in Marvel’s slate. Serious Marvel fans know the characters, but the casting and thin advance word on the movie suggested that what Gunn is cooking up is something pretty different, both from the original comics and from the rest of Marvel’s slate. Indeed, the footage premiered on Saturday was strange and funny, and promised a film that is unlike most tentpoles.
But there are still some big unknown aspects of the movie. Most of the Guardians are cast: Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax) and Zoe Saldana (Gamora) are the three primary team members. But there are two other Guardians who will be realized on screen primarily through CG: the tree-man Groot, and Rocket Raccoon. With everything else proceeding apace on the movie it’s easy to surmise that those roles are cast already, but have not been announced.
We also don’t know much about the specific direction of the story. But with James Gunn on hand at Comic Con answers to those questions at least started to creep out. Get many more details below. Read More »
After the Marvel Studios presentation last night, the /Film Comic Con coverage team (Russ Fischer, Germain Lussier, Angie Han and Peter Sciretta) gathered together to record one last video blog in San Diego. This time our discussion centers on the footage that premiered during the Marvel Studios panel. This footage includes early looks at Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and a small tease for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
If you’re looking for a beat by beat description, look elsewhere on this site or on other blogs. Instead we give you our reaction and thoughts on what we saw. Watch the video embedded after the jump. Hope you had a good Comic Con!
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Our friend Emergency Awesome recorded the entire Marvel Studios panel at Comic Con 2013 (minus the film footage of course) in High Definition. I’ve posted it after the jump for you all to enjoy!
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Posted on Saturday, July 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
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 »
Briefly: At the end of today’s Riddick panel at Comic Con, room was made for one last question. A guy stepped up to ask Vin Diesel what his vision — emphasis on that word — might be for his possible role in the Marvel Universe. The actor laughed and said he regretted allowing one last question, since it brought up the one thing he’s not supposed to talk about.
Diesel then said that there is “some very big news coming at the end of the month” with respect to Marvel. Why it would take place later in the month, rather than at Marvel’s panel tomorrow, is open to question. Regardless, he’s continuing the long tease about just what he might end up doing for Marvel Studios. The same range of speculation about the answer continues, with the idea of him voicing Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy or playing Vision in The Avengers 2 being the biggest options fans are talking about. (One writer said Diesel told him the role involves a love story, which vaguely suggests he could play Thanos, the being who is in love with Death.)
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This is more a “don’t get your hopes up” piece than anything else. Vin Diesel is happy to use Facebook and Twitter to issue missives to his fans. Some of these feature concrete info about films like the Fast and the Furious sequels and Riddick. Others are more cryptic, as when he recently talked about setting up a meeting with Marvel Studios. Today Diesel said the meeting went well, and threw in a couple words and ideas that got peoples’ imaginations running.
But are his teases anything more than talk? Hard to say from here. Read More »