‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios, is filming now at the UK’s Shepperton Studios. Directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super), the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, with Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is slated for an August 1st, 2014 release.
You pretty much landed straight from London to appear at SDCC, and now you’re flying right back to continue filming. How was it for you getting to see the audiences reaction to the footage shown – footage from a film you’re not even a quarter of the way shooting?
Chris Pratt: That was so awesome. So energizing. We just flew here from London and went immediately straight to Comic-Con. We’re about to fly back in an hour or so.
Zoe Saldana: And then go back to work straight away!
Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans Discuss The Changing Relationship Between Black Widow & Captain America In ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’
At Comic-Con last night, Scarlett Johansson discussed her changing relationship with Chris Evans’s Captain America in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Johansson explained that the two characters’ similarities begin to emerge in the sequel. “Their working relationship becomes a more intimate friendship,” she said. “They have some unexpected similarities – they both have their guard up, they have trust issues, and they’ve also both been working for ‘the man’ for their entire career. Through this unexpected friendship that forms, they both start to question what they want.”
Chris Evans suggested that the relationship will be instrumental to Captain America becoming a more morally complex character. “The first Captain America film is about being given the opportunity to serve. This movie’s more about what happens once you’re given the opportunity to serve, the ability to give yourself up to that, and the question becomes ‘What’s right?’ In the ’40s, it’s easy to say ‘Nazis are bad’. Today it’s a little bit harder to know, who am I serving?” Evans continued. “It’s not about just doing the right thing, now it’s about ‘what is the right thing?'” The relationship with Black Widow is interesting because she’s somebody who has always had the ability to compromise her morals, and see things in black and white.” (Quotes via Digital Spy.)
Pics Of Zoe Saldana, Tom Hiddleston, Scarlett Johansson, Karen Gillan & More At Marvel’s Comic-Con Panel
A number of images have arrived online from Marvel’s much buzzed about Comic-Con panel, featuring some of the stars of the studios upcoming “Phase Two” movies: ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ Check pics of the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Lee Pace, Anthony Mackie, Karen Gillan, Samuel L. Jackson, Dave Bautista, Benicio Del Toro, Scarlett Johansson and more after the jump.
New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Concept Art Showcases (From L To R) Drax, Gamora, Star-Lord, Groot & Rocket Raccoon
Marvel Studios has just let out the hatch this stunning piece of concept art for their upcoming flick ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ highlighting the film’s five main characters: Drax, Gamora, Star-Lord, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn, the August 1st, 2014 release stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Djimon Hounsou, Enzo Cilenti and John C. Reilly. Check out the concept art in hi-res here.
Guardians of the Galaxy,” the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios has started shooting at the UK’s Shepperton Studios. Directed by James Gunn (“Slither,” “Super”) from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt (“Zero Dark Thirty”, “Moneyball”) as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (“Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Avatar”) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (“Riddick”) as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace (“The Hobbit,” “Lincoln”) as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”) as Yondu, Karen Gillan (BBC TV’s “Doctor Who”) as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Amistad”, “Gladiator”) as Korath, with Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro (“Traffic”) as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly (“Chicago”) as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs,” “Fatal Attraction”) as Nova Prime. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is slated for an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S.
Following their panel at San Diego Comic-Con, 20th Century Fox has just sent over this first image from the upcoming ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ Andy Serkis, celebrated for his performance in the last film, reprises his role as Caesar in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ The Matt Reeves-directed sequel also stars Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, Jocko Sims, and Judy Greer. The studio will release ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ worldwide on May 23rd, 2014. ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ opened theatrically during the summer of 2011, grossing nearly half a billion dollars worldwide. The image can be viewed in higher resolution here.
The brief synopsis for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is as follows: “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”
Djimon Hounsou Joins The Cast Of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy'; Benicio Del Toro & Lee Pace’s Roles Confirmed
Alongside the news that Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ as Korath the Pursuer, Marvel Studios has also confirmed a number of casting appointments that had been previously reported, yet up until now had not been officially announced by the studio. The intergalactic ensemble sees Karen Gillan playing Nebula, Benicio Del Toro playing The Collector, John C. Reilly playing Rhomann Dey, and Lee Pace playing Ronan The Accuser.
The James Gunn-directed ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ finds Peter Quill leading a group of alien superheroes as they protect the solar system from an evil alien race. The cast also includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Glenn Close as the head of the intergalactic Nova Corps, and Michael Rooker as Yondu. Ophelia Lovibond and Enzo Cilenti also star, although it’s currently unknown who they are playing. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is set for August 1st, 2014 release.