‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Posters For Michael Rooker’s Yondu, John C. Reilly’s Corpsman Dey & Glenn Close’s Nova Prime
A bunch of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ character posters focusing on the titular team of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot have already hit the web, yet today we get some new one-sheets centering on some of the film’s key supporting characters: Yondu, Nova Prime and Corpsman Day.
The top-notch cast for the hugely anticipated flick includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and if recent reports are true, Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry, Marama Corlett, Emmett J. Scanlan and Enzo Cilenti co-star. The film arrives in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on July 31st before opening in the US on August 1st.
With Comic-Con around the corner, EW has revealed this first official look at Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ In addition to the above image, the outlet’s article seems to confirm that Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark creates Ultron: “For better or worse (trust us, it’s worse), his Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the Iron Man suit anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk to get some much needed R&R as well. His solution is Ultron, self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark’s Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers instead.” Head on over to EW for the full piece and expect a lot more ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ news shortly.
Focus Features has debuted this new behind-the-scenes featurette and collection of clips from ‘Wish I Was Here,’ actor-director-writer Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded follow-up to his 2004 directorial debut ‘Garden State.’ Braff’s comedy-drama centers on a 30-something actor coming to terms with his life in the face of his father’s illness and his life’s dreams unfulfilled. Co-starring the likes of Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Ashley Greene, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, Michael Weston, Josh Gad, Jim Parsons, Donald Faison and the late James Avery, ‘Wish I Was Here’ opens on July 18th in the US and September 19th in the UK.
Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have issued a joint press release announcing that they will produce a new authorized documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles’ career – the touring years. The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. This film will focus on The Beatles’ journey from the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool and engagements in Hamburg to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco, in 1966.
On the topic of the documentary, Ron Howard said, “I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.” Howard’s most recent films include the Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde-starring ‘Rush’ and the Jay-Z documentary ‘Made in America.’ His next film, ‘Heart of the Sea,’ opens next Spring and stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, Michelle Fairley, Frank Dillane, Charlotte Riley, Donald Sumpter and Ben Whishaw.
‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’: Awesome “King Under The Mountain” Artwork Of Richard Armitage’s Thorin
Artwork by TheMinttu.
While director Peter Jackson recently confirmed that we won’t be getting the full trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ until October, he did say we should at least get some early footage “soon” – I’m guessing a teaser trailer later this month in time for Comic-Con. The trilogy of ‘The Hobbit’ films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will be released worldwide on December 17th.
From Universal Pictures, once the home for literature’s most horrifying characters, comes these four new images from ‘Dracula Untold.’ Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks, the film opens on October 3rd in the UK and Ireland and October 17th in the US. The story is a mix of mythology and history as it follows the story of Vlad III Țepeș (Evans), the inspiration for the Dracula character popularized by Bram Stoker’s novel. Gary Shore directs.