Now that Guardians of the Galaxy has finished shooting, what’s director James Gunn up to? Editing, of course, and hitting the red carpet for the next Marvel film to talk all about it. Gunn was at this week’s Thor: The Dark World premiere and did several red carpet videos where he both showed his incredible passion for the project, and also dropped a few nuggets of information.
Below, watch Gunn talk about the painstaking voice work Bradley Cooper is doing as Rocket Raccoon, evade conversations about Vin Diesel playing Groot, tease when we might see a trailer, and then discuss something that should be treated as a major spoiler for Thor: The Dark World. Read More »
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Briefly: James Gunn has completed filming next year’s Phase Two Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a legit teaser trailer is likely to land in the coming months. If we’re following the Marvel Studios marketing trajectory, though, we’ll get a teaser poster long before that. This image is not that poster.
What purports to be a new promotional image – though there are a few red flags – has now come online featuring Star Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) in all their glory, something a teaser poster probably won’t do. Check it out below. Read More »
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The runup to big reveals from Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, which recently wrapped its main shoot with James Gunn at the helm, is that we have only a vague idea of how some of the film’s ideas will come to life. We saw a reel at Comic Con that gave us a good sense of the comic adventure tone, but then there are some pretty wild elements. There’s the tree-man-alien Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel, whose only line in the film is “I am Groot.”
Then there’s the gun-toting Rocket Raccoon. Bradley Cooper voices the critter, but he’s not a merely meant as a cuddly ploy to drive merchandise sales. He’s an angry one, according to Guardians star Chris Pratt, and possibly the best character in the film. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Vin Diesel has spent his downtime on the Fast & Furious 7 set getting ready to play Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, but it seems memorizing lines isn’t a big part of that prep. While the sentient tree is a key member of the intergalactic team, he’s not much of a talker. As a matter of fact, he only says one thing: “I am Groot.”
Still, Diesel insists that while his Groot isn’t much of a talker, he wants to make that single phrase count. Hit the jump to see Diesel talking about and preparing for his big Marvel role.
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Posted on Friday, August 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy already has its Star-Lord, its Gamora, its Drax, and its Groot. Now it may have found the final piece of its superhero puzzle.
According to a new report, Bradley Cooper has been offered the role of Rocket Raccoon in the superhero flick. Whether he’ll accept, however, remains to be seen. More details after the jump.
Update: Marvel says the deal is now done. Cooper is officially the voice of Rocket Raccoon.
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A composer has been set for Marvel Studio’s August 2014 galactic adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy. Tyler Bates will write the music for the James Gunn directed film. Bates has worked with Gunn on his previous two films, Super and Slither, plus he’s also well-known for his work with Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder on films like Watchmen, 300 and Sucker Punch. We’ll next hear his work on the thrillers 7500 and The Sacrament. [The Wrap]
Below, read Gunn’s thoughts on the hire. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
If you’ve seen our coverage of the Marvel Studios panel at this year’s Comic-Con, you already know we were very impressed by the first peek of footage from James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. Sure, the effects were a little slapdash, but the scenes overall were funny and energetic, and all in all it was much more than we expected from a film that had only started shooting a few days prior.
But unfortunately, if you weren’t actually at Comic-Con or D23, the odds of you catching that same reel online in crisp, legally sanctioned HD are nonexistent. According to Gunn, there’s a “zero percent chance” that the trailer will ever get an official release from Marvel.
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