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 »
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 »
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 »
What Clark Gregg is to The Avengers, John C. Reilly could soon be to the Guardians of the Galaxy. HitFix is reporting the Oscar-nominated actor known for roles in Boogie Nights, Chicago and Step Brothers has been offered the role of Rhomann Dey in James Gunn‘s 2014 cosmic Marvel team-up movie. The role is basically a human go-between for the Guardians (Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana and more to be announced) and S.H.I.E.L.D. back on Earth. Plus, if you know the comics, he might have a little superhero in his future too. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
While the first three releases from Marvel’s Phase Two will be sequels to films from Phase One, the studio also has plans to introduce a whole bunch of new faces to the Cinematic Universe with films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. The cast for the former has been shaping up nicely as of late, with Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Zoë Saldana clinching the leads. It’ll be a while yet before we get to see what those guys actually look like in character, but a new piece of concept art offers a peek at a young Peter Quill.
Meanwhile, casting on Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man is expected to get underway later this year, along with some rewrites. And if you’re having trouble imagining how such a tiny hero might look on the big screen, fear not. According to Feige, a polished version of the test reel shown at Comic-Con will be released sooner or later. Hit the jump to see the Guardians pic and get a status update on Ant-Man.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
Having cast several good guys already for Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn is now moving on to the film’s bad guy. According to a new report, Lee Pace is closing in on a deal to play the villain.
The character’s identity is officially being kept under wraps, though we’ve heard it’ll be The Controller. Pace joins Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, and Ophelia Lovibond. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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