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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With Iron Man 3 about to escape fully into the wild and Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Solider in various states of production, we’re moving closer to the point where things will be made clear about the studio’s next team movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. With Marvel’s other Phase Two movies being primarily sequels to established properties, Guardians stands as the biggest curiosity on the studio slate.
(Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man is also something of an unknown, but given that it features a human lead and that we’ve seen test footage, it isn’t as much of a question mark.)
Now Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has given an interview in which he starts to clear up some ideas about the team that features an alien assassin, a robot, a sentient tree, and a gun-toting raccoon. Read More »
Director James Gunn and actor Michael Rooker have worked together more than once in the past, most notably in the horror film Slither. Now Gunn has added Rooker to the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy. The actor will play a character named Yondu, who is a game hunter native to Centauri IV, which in Marvel’s continuity was the first planet system to be colonized outside of the Sun’s solar system. Read More »
The third member of the Guardians of the Galaxy has just been cast. Zoe Saldana, who is well-known to franchise fans for her work in Avatar and Star Trek, is in talks to play Gamora in James Gunn‘s Phase Two Marvel film, set for release August 1, 2014.
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The concept art and screen shots uncovered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Box Set were just the beginning. This video is The Avengers to those individual shots.
Below, watch a nearly five-minute video from the set that shows footage not only from Iron Man 3, but behind the scenes shots from Thor: The Dark World, and those concept art pieces for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Alan Taylor, Anthony and Joe Russo, and James Gunn all discuss their upcoming films. Then, as a capper, Joss Whedon discusses The Avengers 2 (refered to as Marvel’s The Avengers Sequel) and some of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man test footage is shown.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two starts in just over a month with the release of Iron Man 3. It ends May 1, 2015 with the release of The Avengers 2, and a new report says director Joss Whedon will reassemble the team in the United Kingdom in early 2014 to get started on production.
Read more about that, see a Phase Two teaser video from the Phase One box set, and see some possible concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
Despite the presence of characters like Thor and Loki, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has mostly been grounded in an Earthbound reality. But Phase Two seems to be taking a more otherworldly bent, with Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy on the table.
We’ve already seen how Marvel Studios does Asgard thanks to the first Thor, but Guardians promises to take us into a whole new corner of the MCU. According to studio head Kevin Feige, Guardians will be set “95% in space.” And yes, that means we won’t see much of the Avengers out there. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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The leap to the big screen has been rough for Jason Momoa, who until a few years ago was best known for roles on Stargate: Atlantis and the late-model Baywatch. The Conan remake didn’t do him any great favors, but at least he landed in Game of Thrones. Numbers tell me that not many of you saw Momoa menace Stallone in Bullet to the Head last month, but here’s the thing: the movie isn’t good, but Momoa lights it up every time he’s on screen. The guy is charismatic, scary, and brutish all at once.
Now he reportedly has one of the biggest roles in town: Momoa has been offered the character of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Read More »