Briefly: Guardians of the Galaxy is director James Gunn‘s biggest movie ever by far, but that’s not stopping him from casting some of his regulars. The director of Slither and Super already has Michael Rooker in the film (as Yondu) and now he’s cast Gregg Henry in an unknown role. Henry appeared in both of Gunn’s previous two movies and is a TV mainstay, with roles on shows such as The Killing and Scandal.
The pair announced the casting via Twitter.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is still shooting aiming at an August 1, 2014 release date.
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Sorry to anyone out there holding out hope the whole Vin Diesel voicing the talking tree Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy thing wasn’t true. It is. The actor spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the role, all but confirming that we’ll hear Diesel’s iconic voice saying “I am Groot” come August 1, 2014. Read his quotes below. Read More »
Few Facebook pages generate buzz like Vin Diesel‘s. All the actor has to do is change one thing on his page and his 45 million fans just go nuts. This happened recently with an image of xXx, talk of a meeting with Marvel and it happened again Sunday. Diesel posted a photo of a talking tree, suggesting he could be joining James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy as the voice of Groot.
That rumor circulated for a few hours until it became official. Deadline reported Diesel was, indeed, in talks to play Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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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