Hot Trailer: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

By | Tuesday February 18, 2014 @ 9:05pm PST

Marvel‘s superhero team-up Guardians Of The Galaxy unveiled a first-look trailer tonight on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Chris Pratt stars alongside Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Benicio Del Toro, and Vin Diesel in the cosmic tale of Peter Quill (Pratt), who becomes the … Read More »

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CBS’s ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Cast, Disney’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Pitch In To Battle New ‘Tonight Show’: Video

To compete with the premiere of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman tonight welcomes the cast of CBS’ departing How I Met Your Mother, who read the night’s Top 10 List.  “Someone finally points out that I don’t sound like Bob Saget,” contributes Josh Radnor. (Watch the … Read More »

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Vin Diesel Confirmed To Play Alien Tree In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’: Photo

By | Sunday December 22, 2013 @ 11:31am PST

The worst-kept secret of the superhero film universe is now official: Marvel has finally confirmed that Vin Diesel is voicing Groot, the extraterrestrial plant monster of comics lore, in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. The Fast & Furious star has been … Read More »

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Bradley Cooper Confirmed For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Role

Bradley Cooper has made his deal with Marvel Studios to join Guardians Of The Galaxy to voice furry gun-toting hero Rocket Raccoon. The news was made official on Marvel’s website just now. Talk… Read More »

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Bradley Cooper Close To Joining Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

By | Thursday August 22, 2013 @ 12:19pm PDT

Rocket Raccoon may have found his voice. Bradley Cooper is in deep negotiations with Marvel to join Guardians Of The Galaxy as the furry gun-toting hero. While nothing is … Read More »

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John Gallagher Jr. & Kate Lyn Sheil Set For ‘The Heart Machine’; Gregg Henry Joins ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy,’ Tye Sheridan Heads To ‘Dark Places’

By | Monday August 19, 2013 @ 5:00pm PDT

John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom, Short Term 12) and Kate Lyn Sheil (V/H/S, House of Cards) have been set to star in Parts & Labor‘s indie mystery-drama The Heart Machine, from writer-director Zachary Wigon. Gallagher Jr. and Sheil will play Cody and Virginia, a couple in a long-distance online relationship who have never met in person. Cody begins to suspect Virginia’s been living in New York the whole time and sets out to investigate. Filming begins today in NYC. It’s the debut film for Wigon who is a film critic for The Village Voice among other outlets. Lucas Joaqui and Alex Scharfman are producing. Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen of Parts & Labor will exec produce with Abe Schwartz and Jordan Lewis. Gallagher Jr. is repped by Gersh, Station3, and Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo. Sheil is repped by APA and One Entertainment.

After appearing in James Gunn’s Slither and Super, actor Gregg Henry is re-joining the helmer in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. Henry tweeted the news over the weekend. His official role in the superhero comic book pic has not been disclosed. Last week it was revealed that Vin Diesel was in talks to play Groot in the ensemble. Henry is also set to star opposite Christina Ricci in Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden pic following stints on AMC’s The Killing and ABC’s Scandal. Henry is repped by Domain Talent. Read More »

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Vin Diesel In Talks To Join ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

By | Sunday August 11, 2013 @ 8:17pm PDT

Vin Diesel just might be Groot. The Fast and The Furious franchise actor is in negotiations to join Marvel’s newest ensemble tent pole, I’ve learned. If it all works out, Vin Diesel would play … Read More »

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Lensing Begins On Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy,’ Glenn Close Confirmed As Nova Prime

By | Tuesday July 23, 2013 @ 11:34am PDT

Days after director James Gunn took his Guardians of the Galaxy cast to Comic-Con, production has officially begun in the UK. As Deadline reported, Glenn Close will play the Nova Corp. leader Marvel and Disney confirm is Nova Prime in the August 1, 2014 release:

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Comic-Con: Marvel Announces ‘Avengers 2′ Villain & Title: ‘Age Of Ultron’

Mike Fleming

In the final moments of Marvel’s rousing panel at Hall H, Marvel chief Kevin Feige brought out Joss Whedon, who showed a very early teaser of the sequel The Avengers and revealed that the film will be called Age Of Ultron with a May 1, 2015 release date. Marvel Comics aficionados might know that the title and the baddie Ultron are the subject of 10-issue limited series comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics that involves the return of Ultron and his conquest of the earth. Ultron and his Sentinels should prove a worthy antagonist for the Avengers and it looked like all will be back though there was no mention of Vin Diesel, who is rumored to be in line to play The Vision. The comic series was published between March and June 2013 and features a storyline by Brian Michael Bendis. Artist Bryan Hitch provided the art for issues one through five, and Brandon Peterson for issues six through eight. Other artists who contributed to the series include Carlos Pacheco and Joe Quesada, the latter of whom drew part of the final issue.

After DC’s announcement earlier today that the sequel to Man of Steel would be a Superman/Batman team up, the pressure was on for Marvel to top that bombshell during their own Hall H Comic Con panel. Marvel delivered with the announcement of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it wasn’t just Avengers news that electrified the assembled throngs of fanboys and fangirls. Marvel put on a highly theatrical presentation that featured never before seen footage of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, and Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as some of the most elaborate fan service seen at this year’s Comic Con courtesy of Loki actor Tom Hiddleston.

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After a brief introduction from panel moderator Chris Hardwick and Feige, Hiddleston came onstage dressed in character as Loki to present new footage from Thor: The Dark World. “Silence, you mewling quims,” a scenery chewing Hiddleston said, referencing The Avengers‘ most notorious line of dialogue. Delivering a speech based heavily on his lines from the blockbuster, Hiddleston exhorted the crowd to shout his name. The Thor footage included scenes previously seen in the recent teaser, but mainly offered a much expanded look at the film’s larger scope. It was small on actual plot details but demonstrated that Marvel intends to keep doing what has worked for them for the last 5 years.

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John C. Reilly Firmed For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ As Rhomann Dey

By | Friday June 14, 2013 @ 9:28am PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: I got it backward. John C. Reilly will play Rhomann Dey, leader of the Nova Corps, in Marvel StudiosGuardians Of The Galaxy, the James Gunn-directed franchise launch that stars Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, and Michael Rooker. He’s not playing Ronan the Accuser, the Kree Empire’s badass juror and military governor in space. According to Comicvine.com, here’s the deal on Rhomann Dey: Read More »

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Benicio Del Toro Takes Lead Role In Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

Mike Fleming

Benicio Del Toro Guardians Of The GalaxyEXCLUSIVE: Benicio Del Toro has joined the killer cast of the James Gunn-directed Marvel Studios franchise launcher Guardians Of The Galaxy. They are keeping his role under wraps, but he’s playing … Read More »

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Glenn Close Is Head Cop In Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

By | Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 4:41pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Here is a big one for Marvel fans. I’m told that Marvel Studios is setting Glenn Close to a major role in its newest franchise creation, Guardians Of The Galaxy. They’re always circumspect at Marvel, but … Read More »

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Michael Rooker Joins ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

By | Tuesday April 16, 2013 @ 11:02am PDT

Michael Rooker, who was fantastic on his now-completed run on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has been cast as one of the four founding superheroes of Guardians Of The Galaxy, the Marvel Studios pic that James Gunn is … Read More »

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Chris Pratt Getting ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Lead

By | Tuesday February 5, 2013 @ 12:34pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After a long search, Marvel Studios has found its lead for its next big superhero franchise, the James Gunn-directed Guardians Of The Galaxy. I hear the role will go to Chris Pratt, the Moneyball star who … Read More »

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Disney Release Date Moves: Slots For ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5′, ‘Muppets 2′, ’1952′; 3D for ‘Captain America’ And ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

By | Monday January 14, 2013 @ 12:20pm PST

The studio announced a slew of release schedule additions and alterations today. Among the films getting new wide dates are Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, which is set for July 10, 2015; The Muppets 2, which will bow March 21, … Read More »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Race

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The derby to land the lead role of Starlord Peter Quill in Guardians Of The Galaxy has gotten even more interesting. Marvel Studios has added Joseph Gordon-Levitt to the list of actors they are considering for what is seen as its next major franchise launch.

Deadline reported that Marvel had made test deals with Zero Dark Thirty‘s Joel Edgerton, Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston, Cloud Atlas‘ Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace (who has roles in both Lincoln and The Hobbit), and Eddie Redmayne from Les Miserables. More recently, Zachary Levi was identified as a candidate.

I’m not sure if Gordon-Levitt has been offered the role and nobody would comment, but he’s in the mix. He is just coming out of the superhero movie The Dark Knight Rises, which left him in an intriguing position as Chris Nolan’s film trilogy concluded. Read More »

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Marvel Testing Short List Of Actors For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Leader

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: As Marvel Studios does each time it looks to land a lead for a superhero franchise, Kevin Feige’s hit-making studio has put together a short list for the lead in its next major project, Guardians Of The Galaxy. Marvel, after reportedly hiring James Gunn as director, has begun the effort to cast Peter Quill, the Guardians leader who is the offspring of a human mother and an alien father. I’m hearing that Marvel is making test deals with a small group of leading men. Here are the names: Zero Dark Thirty‘s Joel Edgerton, Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston, Cloud AtlasJim Sturgess, Lee Pace (who has roles in both Lincoln and The Hobbit), and Eddie Redmayne from Les Miserables.

I’ve confirmed all of them are in contention but can’t say definitively that this list is all-inclusive as I’ve also heard of interest from or in Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden (he already played Cyclops in X-Men, but then again Chris Evans played Fantastic Four‘s Human Torch before landing Captain America) and Edgerton’s Animal Kingdom co-star Sullivan Stapleton. We’ll stay tuned, but this certainly means that Marvel and Disney are serious about launching new superhero franchises. Read More »

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Comic-Con: Marvel Sets Dates For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, ‘Captain America’ And ‘Thor’ Sequels

Mike Fleming

Marvel Studios is keeping busy. Marvel’s Kevin Feige confirmed August 1, 2014 as the release date for the next super-hero ensemble Guardians Of The Galaxy. Edgar Wright said he and Joe Cornish have written Ant-Man and … Read More »

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