Why wasn’t Doctor Strange at Comic-Con this year? Is Chris Hemsworth getting ready for a Thor 3? Want to take a tour of the Milano with Chris Pratt? How did James Gunn make Guardians of the Galaxy the funniest Marvel movie yet? What does “I Am Groot” sound like in multiple languages? When does the Tyler Stout Guardians of the Galaxy poster go on sale? And just how big a fan of Ant-Man is new director Peyton Reed? Get answers to all that and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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I’m still trying to figure out how Guardians of the Galaxy works. It’s a movie set in an unfamiliar universe, it introduces several new characters with diverse backstories on numerous worlds, and features a talking raccoon, a fighting tree, familial death, and multiple villains, all set to seventies and eighties pop music. On paper, there’s no way the movie should work. But not only did writer/director James Gunn find the perfect mix to make it work, Guardians of the Galaxy soars. All of those elements marry each other just right to tell a singular, direct and entertaining story. Along the way there’s room for jaw-dropping and innovative action, beautiful visuals, robust characterizations and more laughs than probably all the other Marvel movies combined. Yes, Marvel has another winner in Guardians of the Galaxy. Read the rest of our Guardians of the Galaxy review below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
There’s been a lot of talk about a third xXx movie over the years, and now it’s finally becoming a reality. Vin Diesel has confirmed that he will star in the next installment of the action franchise, with shooting slated to begin in the Philippines in the near future. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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After the tragic death of star Paul Walker, the fate of Fast and Furious 7 was very much in doubt. Everyone knew Walker would want nothing more than the film to be finished, and the cast and crew pulled together to get the movie done. New cast members were added and a later release date was set. Finally, Fast and Furious 7 finished filming this week. It’s the same week, coincidentally, that the film was originally going to be released in theaters.
To mark the occasion, a note was put on the Fast and Furious Facebook page thanking fans for their kinds words and prayers. It’s a really nice tribute to Walker and the rest of the group. Read it below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s theoretically possible that someday we’ll run out of sequel news to discuss. Today is not that day. After the jump:
- Chef‘s Emjay Anthony also joins Insurgent
- Cam Neely isn’t sure if he’s in Dumb and Dumber To
- Here’s how you can be an extra in Pitch Perfect 2
- Vin Diesel might be slowing down Fast & Furious 7
- William Eubank has ideas for a The Signal 2
- What was Guillermo del Toro‘s contribution to How to Train Your Dragon 2?
- Did you notice the subtle coming-out in HTTYD2?
- Watch a cute trailer for Dolphin Tale 2
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Guardians of the Galaxy opens in just six weeks, so this is the point where Marvel really has to start the full-court press. The first two trailers, a couple of TV commercials, and those character videos have all started to introduce the strange team of characters. Now a new Guardians of the Galaxy international trailer gives some more detail to that crew: a thief, two thugs, a murderer, and a maniac, as Glenn Close says in this new footage.
(Chris Pratt‘s character ran down the same roster, with one slight difference, in the last trailer. I’ll let you figure out the alteration here.)
This trailer also contains some new Rocket footage, and a good bit of input from Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). Read More »
This week will bring a slew of Guardians of the Galaxy character posters and Marvel and Disney are starting things off right. The first one features the duo of Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) in full on badass mode. The film, written and directed by James Gunn, opens August 1. Check out the first character poster below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Everyone wants to make a sequel in this edition of Sequel Bits. It’s just that some of these sequels are less theoretical than others. After the jump:
- Eva Green responds to her Sin City poster rejection
- Sean Astin feels optimistic about The Goonies 2
- Zach Galligan wants in on the Gremlins reboot
- Angelina Jolie will “maybe” play Maleficent again
- Insurgent adds Daniel Dae Kim and two others
- Fast & Furious 7 welcomes musician Romeo Santos
- Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster get close in a new pic
- Get your groove on with a new Step Up All In trailer
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