Marvel has released two brief teasers featuring Guardians of the Galaxy‘s animated characters, Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and now they have teasers for the other three members of the crew. This time, they’re focusing on the live-action characters: Chris Pratt as the roguish Peter Quill (aka “Star-Lord”), the assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and the rampaging Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). I assume these are the end of the character teasers, but it would be nice to see ones for Nebula (Karen Gillan) and The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) since they also made appearances in first trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the teasers. The film also stars Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Lee Pace, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, and Peter Serafinowicz. Guardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.
This week is all about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Not only did the first trailer for the film drop late last night, but we’ve also seen a host of great images from the colorful cast of characters. However, there are some moments in the trailer that zipped by so fast that the eye could hardly register them. We’ve gone ahead and remedied this by snagging 20 new images from the trailer that show off Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly and more in costume.
Also starring Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Peter Serafinowicz, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, Guardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st. Hit the jump to check out the screencaps.
Hot on the heels of Marvel’s first trailer for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy come 12 new images from the snarky superhero film. In addition to looks at Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, and Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, there are also some excellent shots of the more unconventional characters of Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). We also get our first clear looks at Taneleer Tivan/The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) and Nebula (Karen Gillan).
Also starring Lee Pace, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, and Peter Serafinowicz, Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st. Hit the jump to check out the new images.
Marvel has released the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. Led by half-human, half-alien Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), the team is comprised of humanoid aliens Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), talking raccoon Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel), a giant, walking tree. If you were at last year’s Comic-Con, you’ll recognize a lot of the footage, but for the majority of audiences this first look gives a great sense of tone and the type of humor on display in the film. We also get a solid look at Karen Gillan as Nebula and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector; a dozen new still images from the film can be found here.
Lee Pace, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, and Peter Serafinowicz also star in the comic book adaptation directed by James Gunn. Guardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st. Watch the trailer after the jump.
The first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy will air tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Marvel has released a 15-second teaser for it. The film centers on misfits Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) teaming up to protect a mysterious orb from the clutches of the villainous Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). I’m incredibly excited for this movie, and so while I’m usually annoyed by teasers for trailers, in this case I’ll make an exception.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser, and click here for new images. The film also stars Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Serafinowicz, and Benicio Del Toro. Guardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.
In addition to three new images from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, we’ve got the details for how you can check out the first trailer for Marvel’s upcoming superhero film. In addition to all that goodness, Gunn and star Chris Pratt recently shared some insights into the movie and teased how it will be different than any comic book film adaptation that’s come before it. A tall order, but this cast and crew appear to be up to the task.
Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Serafinowicz, and Benicio Del Toro also star. Guardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st. Hit the jump to check out the new images and to see what Gunn and Pratt had to say.
We’ll hopefully be getting the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy very soon, but in the meantime we’ll have to settle for another take on the police lineup that’s run through the concept art, the live-action shot, and now the action figures. In plastic form we now have (from left to right) Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). The figures are from Hasbro and measure around 6-inches except for Rocket, who’s a little shorter, and Groot, who’s a little taller. As for the quality, it’s probably best to look past the accuracy of the faces and instead look at the overall detail in the clothes and accessories. I’m particularly impressed with the markings on Drax, and I hope the mass-produced paint-job does justice to this official image.
Hit the jump to check out the images; the figures will be released in July. Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st.
Roadside Attractions has released the first theatrical trailer for director Guillaume Canet’s crime drama Blood Ties. The story takes place in New York in 1974, and centers on two brothers. One has recently been released from prison (Clive Owen), and the other is a cop (Billy Crudup) who is trying to help his brother out only to discover that old habits die hard. The trailer paints the film as a crime thriller, but I saw the pic at TIFF and it’s really more of a family drama with tense elements. Regardless, the film never really comes together and kind of slogs its way through the tropes and clichés of a 1970s crime movie.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and click here to read Matt’s review from TIFF. The film also stars Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Marion Cotillard, Noah Emmerich, and James Caan. Blood Ties will be released in theaters and on iTunes March 21st.
Though there wasn’t really any concern about them not coming back, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have now officially solidified their deals to star in all three of the upcoming Avatar sequels. Heat Vision confirms that Worthington and Saldana will be reprising their roles as Jake Sully and Neytiri, and while plot details for this trio of films are under wraps, the report notes that Sully and Neytiri will have children. The first actor to sign on for all three films was Stephen Lang, and the announcement of his casting took away any stakes we had with regards to his character surviving or dying in the next two movies.
Director James Cameron is co-writing Avatar 2, 3, and 4 with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno, respectively. We know that filming will take place entirely in New Zealand, and Cameron plans on shooting all three pics at once when production gets underway later this year. Avatar 2 is finally slated for release December 2016, with the other two films following in December 2017 and 2018.
NBC has found its lead for the upcoming miniseries adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby. We learned last month that the Hannibal network was moving forward with a miniseries based on Ira Levin’s 1967 novel Rosemary’s Baby, and now Variety reports that Zoe Saldana has been tapped to lead the project. The story focuses on a young couple who move into a Paris apartment that has a “darkly storied past.” After getting pregnant, “the woman becomes increasingly suspicious that her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.” Director Roman Polanski famously adapted the novel in 1968 with Mia Farrow taking on the harrowing lead role, and this iteration has James Wong (American Horror Story) and Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge) penning the script.
The team behind the miniseries certainly has big shoes to fill, but Saldana—who will be seen later this year in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy—is a strong actress, so I’m interested to see her take on the titular role of Rosemary.
On the last day of 2013, Disney has released a new official image and synopsis for the much-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy. It looks like everyone is finally on board the film and the humanoid characters have taken their place in the line-up, stepping in for their two-dimensional concept art counterparts. We also learn a bit more about the plot, which includes an almighty MacGuffin.
The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Serafinowicz, and Benicio Del Toro. Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014. Hit the jump to check out the new image and read up on the official synopsis.
This week in Blu-ray/DVD recommendations I confidently offer up writer/director Maggie Carey‘s The To Do List for your consideration. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, and many more, The To Do List delivers consistent laughs and, at times, an all too realistic depiction of the awkwardness of “first times”. As an added bonus, I imagine viewers who grew up in the 90′s will appreciate the fashion and accessory induced nostalgia the film provides (the sound of a Trapper Keeper ripping open is music to my ears). Moreover, having a story like this told from a female perspective is refreshing to say the least. I don’t want to oversell it as being a comedic game-changer but The To Do List is a solid feature debut for Carey and Plaza is excellent as the overachieving lead who approaches sexual experience the only way she knows how: like it’s a class final that’s worth 75% of your overall grade.
Home entertainment recommendations aside, this week’s Top 5 highlights the first trailer for director Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Out of the Furnace interviews with Christian Bale and more, Gal Gadot landing the role of Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman, Sundance 2014 announcing its competition lineup along with a slew of first/new images from many of the entries, and the possibility of X-Men: Apocalypse hitting theaters in May 2016. For more, check out a brief recap and link to each of the above after the jump.
Opening this weekend is writer/director Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) drama Out of the Furnace. Shot entirely on location in and around Braddock, Pennsylvania, the film stars Christian Bale as an ex-con steel worker who seeks vengeance when his brother (Casey Affleck) disappears after getting involved with a local crime ring. Out of the Furnace also stars Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe and Forest Whitaker. For more on the film, watch the trailer or read all our previous coverage.
At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive interview with Zoe Saldana. She talked about how she got involved in the project, what it was like to work with the amazing cast (specifically Bale), how she’s changed as an actor, changes on set, J.J. Abrams not directing Star Trek 3, working with James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy, having to do four to five hours of makeup every day, and much more. Hit the jump for what she had to say.
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival In Competition lineup has been unveiled, and along with it some first-look images and synopses have been released. After the jump, find the images and synopses for the following films that will screen as part of the U.S. Competition category:
- Hellion – Written and directed by Kat Candler; starring Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Josh Wiggins, Deke Garner, Jonny Mars, and Walt Roberts.
- Infinitely Polar Bear – Written and directed by Maya Forbes; starring Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, and Ashley Aufderheide.
- Jamie Marks Is Dead – Written and directed by Carter Smith; starring Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Judy Greer, Madisen Beaty, and Liv Tyler.
- Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter – Directed by David Zellner; starring Rinko Kikuchi.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs January 16 – 26th.
Acclaimed writer and director Scott Cooper has long been drawn to the personal stories of people living on the margins of society. His new film, Out of the Furnace, takes audiences on a tragic yet inspiring journey into the heart of a fading American Dream where fate, family and loyalty drive an ordinary man to take heroic measures to fight for those he loves. Opening in theaters on December 6th, the film was shot entirely on location in and around Braddock, Pennsylvania and features an impressive cast that includes Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe and Forest Whitaker.
At the film’s recent press day, Bale, Affleck, Harrelson, Saldana and Cooper revealed what appealed to them about the story and its characters, how shooting on location helped inform their performances, why it’s important to be cool and calm when playing an intense character, how trust is essential when a high level of physicality is involved, what Bale and Affleck did to create an authentic chemistry between their characters, what it was like for Cooper to bring the story to life with such a talented group of actors, and why he feels it’s important to be true to yourself and to your artistic world view. Hit the jump to read the interview.