Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’: New Extended TV Spot & European Premiere Announced At The IMAX Empire Leicester Square
Featuring a couple snippets of new footage, Marvel has unleashed this latest “Unstoppable Threat” TV spot for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ Additionally, the studio has just sent word of European premiere deets. On July 24th, the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ will land in Europe and disembark in London for the very first IMAX 3D premiere in Leicester Square’s Empire Cinema. Stay tuned for more details about that event shortly.
The top-notch cast for the sci-fi action/adventure movie includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Batista 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 Rhomann Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and if recent reports are true, Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry 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.
Picturehouse has unleshed this first trailer for the Sundance hit ‘The Guest,’ which is from the same team behind the acclaimed horror ‘You’re Next’: director Adam Wingard, writer Simon Barrett and Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder. ‘The Guest’ stars Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley in ‘Downton Abbey’), Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, and Lance Reddick. The f
‘The Guest’ tells the story of a young soldier (Stevens) who arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their beloved son who died in action. The Petersons welcome David into their home and into their lives, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, mayhem ensues as their teenage daughter Anna starts wondering if David is responsible. I’ve heard great thing about ‘The Guest,’ so fingers crossed we get some concrete release info shortly.
Uger has put together this great illustration of Michael Fassbender’s Magneto. Next up on the X-Men franchise plate is ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ which has been set a May 27th, 2016 release date. Writer-director-producer Bryan Singer has confirmed that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will focus primarily on the returning cast members from ’X-Men: First Class,’ which includes Fassbender’s Magneto, James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, in addition to some younger versions of other mutants like the previously-teased Gambit and Nightcrawler. Gambit’s only big-screen appearance to date was in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ where he was played by Taylor Kitsch. Nightcrawler was played by Alan Cumming in ‘X2.’ It looks as if Gambit will be played by Channing Tatum in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’
Alright, now this is brilliant. Appearing on Conan to promote ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ motion capture king Andy Serkis improvises a ‘Lord of the Rings’ meets ‘Planet of the Apes’ conversation between Gollum and Caesar. Just when I thought I couldn’t love Andy Serkis any more he proves me wrong!
The Matt Reeves-directed ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is the sequel to the 2011 film ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ which began Fox’s reboot of the original ‘Planet of the Apes’ series. Opening on July 11th in the US and July 17th in the UK, the cast for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is as follows.
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon,’ Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs.
With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. Set for a June 27th release in the US and a July 10th bow in the UK, Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ also stars Li Bingbing, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T.J. Miller, Han Geng and Titus Welliver, while the voice cast includes John Goodman as Hound, Ken Watanabe as Drift, Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Frank Welker as Galvatron, John DiMaggio as Crosshairs, Mark Ryan as Lockdown, Robert Foxworth as Ratchet and Reno Wilson as Brains.
I know you first talked with Michael Bay about doing ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ on the set of ‘Pain and Gain,’ but how did that conversation go? And what was it about Michael that made you want to feature in his next film… ?
Mark Wahlberg: Well, he was walking with me back to my car in the parking lot on ‘Pain and Gain’ and said, “Hey, how about doing another movie with me.” I said, “absolutely.” He said, “Well, we have this idea for a new Transformers movie.” I said, “I’m in.” So he said, “… do you want me to tell you the story?” I said, “You can, or I can wait for the script. But I’m in.” And I added, “The only thing is, I only want to make sure that like on ‘Pain and Gain’ you give me the freedom to kind of develop the character and make him my own.” And he said, “Absolutely, that’s why I want you.” So I was very excited, and I loved the fact that I was playing a dad with a teenage daughter, which is something I will be faced with in the near future – so it was good practice (laughs). I had such a great experience working with him on ‘Pain and Gain,’ and I love the way he works and I love everything about the experience. It was a no brainer for me.
Yesterday it was reported that Shane Black, the screenwriter behind ‘Lethal Weapon’ and writer-director of ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ and ‘Iron Man 3,′ will write the treatment and is attached to direct a ‘Predator’ reboot. Roughly 24 hours after that news hit, Black has revealed that his ‘Predator’ film isn’t a “reboot”. He and his co-writer Fred Dekker are actually envisioning an “inventive sequel” with this iteration. “Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” Black tells Collider, adding that he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, noting that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.”