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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.

‘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.

Vin Diesel to play Groot in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

- December 22nd, 2013

After months of speculation, Marvel has officially announced that Vin Diesel will voice the part of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy.

The news was confirmed on the company’s website, with a photo of Diesel hugging a model of his CG character in front of a Guardians of the Galaxy logo. The site also mentions that Diesel will be reprising his role as Dominic Toretto in Fast & Furious 7, which seems to indicate filming on that sequel, which was halted in the wake of Paul Walker’s death, should be moving ahead shortly.

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Diesel has been teasing the role since July by posting photos of himself standing in front of an Avengers comic book cover and a pic of the “tree” creature on his Facebook page.

“Marvel meeting today,” Diesel wrote in one post. “Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed.”

GOTG is the final film in Marvel’s Phase Two before Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theatres in May 2015.

Adapted from the Marvel comic that follows the ragtag adventures of an unlikely group of space warriors, the James Gunn-directed film features an eclectic cast that includes Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Bradley Cooper (voicing Rocket Raccoon), Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser), John C. Reilly (Rhomann Dey), Glenn Close (Nova Prime), and Benicio Del Toro (The Collector).

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theatres Aug. 1, 2014.

Vin Diesel reveals Marvel role?

- August 12th, 2013

After hinting for weeks that he’s got a role in one of Marvel’s upcoming movies, Vin Diesel may have confirmed which character he’s playing in a post on his Facebook page.

As Badass Digital first pointed out, Diesel posted a photo of Guardians of the Galaxy member, Groot, late Sunday night.

Deadline later confirmed that the actor is in talks for the role in the James Gunn-directed film, which is part of Marvel’s Phase Two.

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Diesel didn’t offer any commentary, just the picture, which was changed an hour later.

Last month, Diesel announced that he had a meeting with Marvel. He later posted a photo on Facebook of himself standing in front of an Avengers comic book poster. “Marvel meeting today,” Diesel wrote. “Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed.”

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Following that, movie fans speculated that Diesel could be appearing in GOTG and The Avengers 2 as the villainous Thanos. There were also rumours that he was being eyed to play ’60s-era hero The Vision or possibly the lead in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man.

But these latest tidbits pretty much guarantee that Diesel will be voicing a CG character in GOTG, which also stars Chris Pratt, Benicio del Toro, Zoe Saldana and Glenn Close.

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Groot made his debut in 1960 in Tales to Astonish #13. The character originally came to Earth to capture humans, before he turned good and joined the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Diesel’s upcoming Pitch Black sequel, Riddick, is out next month, and filming on Fast 7 begins soon with James Wan taking over the directing duties.

What do you think? Are you happy with Diesel possibly being Groot, or should he be playing a non-CG role? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Guardians of the Galaxy is slated to hit theatres Aug. 1, 2014.