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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First Look: Kurt Russell in ‘Fast & Furious 7′

Kurt Russell

It was only a few weeks ago that we first heard Kurt Russell could join Vin Diesel and company for Fast & Furious 7. Now, not only has that casting been 100% confirmed, we actually have our first look at the action star on set. Check it out after the jump.

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Joss Whedon‘s Serenity finally gets a sequel, but it’s not a movie. Also after the jump:

  • Atlas Shrugged: Part III turns to Kickstarter
  • Independence Day might not become a trilogy
  • Top Gun 2 is still happening, says Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Goon 2 could shoot next year, with some luck
  • Weep over this sad moment from Fast & Furious 7
  • Meanwhile, Vin Diesel has a video message for fans

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James Wan is shooting Fast & Furious 7 now, with returning stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, and Tyrese Gibson, and newcomers such as Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell, Djimon Hounsou and Nathalie Emmanuel. The film is shooting in Atlanta, which also acted as the production home for much of Fast Five.

Vin Diesel has offered a couple early photos from the shoot, as he often does. Check those out below. James Wan, meanwhile, says that he’s done with horror, as Fast & Furious 7 allows him to transition into a new career phase. Read More »

Vin Diesel

These days, it feels like Vin Diesel is the new president of Marvel Studios. Since revealing he took a meeting with the company in late June, the Riddick star seemingly can’t stop talking about Marvel movies. He’s teased various different announcements culminating in his voicing the tree character Groot in 2014′s Guardians of the Galaxy. But for most fans, that felt like a very anti-climactic finish to Diesel’s summer of Marvel madness.

Now it seems Groot might just be the beginning. In a new interview, Diesel suggests he might be doing more with Marvel in the future, and teases Phase Three features “a merging of brands.” Read More »

Insidious-Chapter-2 Wilson Simpkins

How can you get “The Ultimate Insidious Experience”? Find out after the jump. Also:

  • Daniel Craig wants more “irony” in Bond 24
  • How did Shaun of the Dead inspire The World’s End?
  • The Scorpion King 4 is a thing that is happening
  • The new Transformers 4 logo has claw marks
  • Toys R Us is ready for the influx of Dinobots toys
  • Vin Diesel flirts and fights in new clips from Riddick

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Next week, Vin Diesel is back as everyone’s favorite night-visioned, ass-kicking sci-fi star Riddick. It’s a sequel almost 10 years in the making that was willed to the big screen by the star, its director David Twohy, and the fans.

A movie like that deserves to be seen in the IMAX format. Universal gives fans that option come September 6 when Riddick opens everywhere. These days an IMAX debut means an exclusive poster for fans who attend the first showings and we’re proud to exclusively debut the FanFix poster for Riddick. It’s by artist Alex Fuentes and will available at 8 p.m. IMAX screenings on September 5. Check it out below. Read More »

Vin Diesel in Fast Five

This summer, Vin Diesel had a great time talking up meetings he had with Marvel. That led to a great deal of speculation about what he could be doing with the company, with the biggest ideas being that he would play Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy and future projects, or perhaps (this was a longshot) play the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Some thought he might voice Rocket Raccoon, a job which has gone to Bradley Cooper.

Instead, Diesel is in talks to voice the ambulatory tree-creature Groot in Guardians.

But that wasn’t what he originally went to the company about. No, the actor says he met with Marvel about a “new IP,” with the idea that it might have launched Marvel’s third phase a couple years from now. Read More »

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