Marvel Studios is growing ever-more confident. Once, Guardians of the Galaxy was seen as a risky move. The success of that film proved that the combination of smart casting and Marvel’s marketing machine can overcome the big hurdle of audience unfamiliarity. So how weird can Marvel’s character stable get? The next test may be The Inhumans. Rumors have flown for some time, of development of a film based on the strange characters. Vin Diesel just teased the possibility of the movie, and now there’s a report that Marvel has an Inhumans script in hand. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Just when you thought the saga between Vin Diesel and Marvel was over, he pulls us back in. Who can forget last summer when Diesel told the world he’d been called into Marvel Studios for a meeting? He then teased various different announcements culminating in the revelation he was voicing the tree character Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. All questions seemed to be answered.
But now, the actor is at it again. Diesel took to his Facebook page to thank his fans for the Marvel opportunity and then said they think he’s “Inhuman.” Of course The Inhumans is a Marvel movie that has long been in development with very few updates of late. Marvel has many untitled movies coming in the next few years. Does Diesel’s quote suggests The Inhumans is back on? Read more of the Vin Diesel Inhumans story below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Elijah Wood is ready to head back into the fantasy realm. The Lord of the Rings star has just signed on for The Last Witch Hunter, from The Craziers director Breck Eisner.
He’s the latest addition to an eclectic and intriguing cast that also includes Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, and Rose Leslie. Hit the jump for more details.
Posted on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
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 Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Germain Lussier
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.
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.
Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
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 »
Sequel Bits: ‘Fast & Furious 7′, ‘Dumb and Dumber To’, ‘Pitch Perfect 2′, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′
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
Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
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 »