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Marvel drops new clip for ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

- April 8th, 2014

Marvel has released a new 60-second clip from this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy (via MTV). The new ad recycles some of the footage we’ve already seen in the trailer in which Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord attempts to steal a mysterious floating orb. Speculation is that it is one of the infinity stones from Thor: The Dark World.

Things don’t go smoothly, and when he finds himself held up by Korath (Djimon Hounsou), Star-Lord looks a little non-plussed after the rival gang hasn’t heard of him.

Then we get into the new stuff. Star-Lord drops to the ground and then rockets out of there with a pair of high-powered boots, giving us the first glimpse of his space helmet, as well as some of his intergalactic toys. And as a series of explosions go off around him, Star-Lord is seen running in leaps and bounds across the terrain of an unknown extra-terrestrial planet.

Pretty cool getaway.

It looks more and more likely that Guardians will tie in with Thor (a post-credits Dark World scene ties in with the new film).

If you’ve seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you’ll know that it hints at… Wait, I’m not going to spoil that for you.

Guardians of the Galaxy opens Aug. 1.

‘Jurassic World’ casts Vincent D’Onofrio in villain role

- February 28th, 2014

Vincent D’Onofrio has been tapped to play the human villain in Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming reboot Jurassic World.

The news was first reported by Deadline.

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Vincent D’Onofrio. Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com

 

Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) wrote the script with Derek Connolly and will direct. Steven Spielberg will produce the film, which comes 12 years after the last instalment.

The reboot stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson and Indian star Irrfan Khan.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but an early outline published by JoBlo last summer hinted at a direction the story might take.

“Isla Nublar, is now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe – until it’s not. The park itself is described as very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino’s for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there’s concept art showing one of the aquatic dino’s, as part of a show, jumping out of the lagoon and eating a strung up great white shark like it was a fish for a dolphin at sea world.
“As part of a show, you ask? That’s right, folks, this will feature “tamed” dino’s. In fact, our source indicated that the usually menacing Velociraptors (which will finally be muzzled, along with the T-Rex – until they’re not) will actually be used to help fight the threat, which begins in the form of a new dinosaur, not seen in any of the previous films (and not disclosed to us) shows to be much smarter than originally thought and is the main cause of havoc breaking out at the park.”

Jurassic World will be released on June 12, 2015.

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’: Marvel releases official trailer and new photos

- February 19th, 2014

After its world premiere on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Marvel has released the first official trailer for this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy. And if you were worried about the departure from tried and true franchises like Iron Man and The Hulk, don’t. The two-minute clip looks like it’s going to be fun sci-fi romp in the vein of Stars Wars (yes, I mean the original trilogy).

The spot opens with Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) trying to steal a mysterious sphere. When a group of armed aliens show up led by Djimon Hounsou (playing Korath the Pursuer), he’s asked who he is, Quill replies, “Star-Lord… the legendary outlaw.”

“Who?” Korath asks dumbfounded.

After that, the action moves to an off-world prison where John C. Reilly gives us the skinny on Quill and his space pals who have been arrested on Xandar including Drax the Destroyer (he’s been on a rampage across the galaxy in a search for vengeance since his family was killed); Gamora (soldier, assassin wanted on over a dozen counts of murder); Rocket Raccoon (he’s wanted on over 50 charges of vehicular theft); Groot (a houseplant that’s Rocket’s muscle) and Peter Quill (public intoxication sounds about right).

“They call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy,” Reilly’s Rhomann Dey quips.

“What a bunch of a-holes,” Peter Serafinowicz’ Nova Corps Officer replies.

The rest of the clip shows off some pretty spectacular action set to Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling.”

Here’s the official synopsis:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team–the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand–with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Check out the photos below for more of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord and his ship the Milano, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Benicio Del Toro as the Collector, as well as Rocket Raccoon (which will be voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). Let us know what you think in the comments.

Guardians Of The Galaxy will be the final film in Marvel’s Phase Two when it is released Aug. 1, 2014.

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Marvel releases first image from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

- December 31st, 2013

Well, 2013 is not quite over yet. And for those of you not out putting the finishing touches on New Year’s Eve party plans, Disney’s Marvel has released the first image from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Due out Aug. 1, 2014, the movie was teased at the end of Thor: The Dark World, and follows the adventures of a lesser-known group of interstellar heroes from the Marvel universe.

Director James Gunn tweeted the news earlier this afternoon.

An official plot synopsis released to Variety reads:

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

GOTG, which stars Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord), Benicio del Toro (The Collector), Glenn Close (Nova Prime), WWE’s Batista (Drax the Destroyer) and Zoe Saldana (Gamora), along with the voices of Vin Diesel (Groot) and Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), will be the second film on Marvel’s docket this year, following Captain America: The Winter Soldier April 4.

Chris Pratt in talks for ‘Jurassic World’

- November 13th, 2013
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Parks & Recreation star Chris Pratt. REUTERS FILE

Buh bye, Josh Brolin, hello Chris Pratt.

After multiple reports that Brolin was being eyed for the male lead in Jurassic World, the fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park movie series, Variety is now reporting that Chris Pratt is in talks to star.

Talks with Brolin didn’t extend far beyond the preliminary stages, but if he accepts, Pratt will be playing an ex-military man in the 3D sequel, which is due out June 12, 2015.

Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson are also lined up for the new film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg, who is exec producing, are working closely to choose the actors for the movie.

Plot details are scarce, but a report on JoBlo revealed that Jurassic World could be set in present day Isla Nublar (the island from the first film) and could feature aquatic dinosaurs.

Pratt, already a well-known commodity from TV’s Parks & Recreation, will be getting a huge push next summer courtesy of his leading role as Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Jurassic World could tip him all the way into the A-list club.