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The superhero movies released by Marvel Studios tend to downplay the more outré elements of their source material. Even the Thor films have mostly held back on the elaborate space-god architecture of the comic book’s mythology, defaulting to a few familiar fantasy-genre elements (evil elves, shining cities, magic-as-plot-shortcut). Not so with Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie which dives deep into a few different deep-space cultures. Perhaps fearful of scaring people off, the movie’s first act drops a lot of exposition grenades about the key points of Galaxy’s Galaxy. Even if you can’t tell the Kree from the Xandarians, »
- Darren Franich
The video we posted yesterday of all the Easter Eggs in Marvel movies was a nice cerebral look at the groundwork that the studio has laid for their cinematic universe so far. But if you’re looking for a more visceral, adrenaline-fueled onslaught of visuals that will leave you with goosebumps, then this official video the studio just released will do just that. The video takes us through all 10 of the films in Phase 1 & 2 so far, from the first Iron Man to Guardians of the Galaxy. There is even a quick look at Josh Brolin as Thanos in that film, and a quick tease of Ultron, who will appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the final chapter of Phase 2 coming out next May.
Guardians of the Galaxy opened in theaters today, and if you haven’t seen it already (we highly recommend that you do), this is just the thing »
- Eli Reyes
Sneak Peek your first look @ the super-villain 'Thanos' from Marvel Studios' "Guardians Of The Galaxy":
Thanos debuted in Marvel Comics' "Iron Man" #55 (Feb. 1973), created by writer-artist Jim Starlin. The character has since appeared in 40 years of Marvel Comics continuity as well as in a dedicated, self-titled series.
Thanos was born on Titan, a moon of the planet Saturn, to 'Mentor' and 'Sui-San'. Due to a genetic quirk, Thanos is born with the 'Deviant' gene and as such resembles the 'Deviants' — the cousin race of the 'Eternals' — more than his own people.
Maturing to adulthood, and via the use of bionics and mysticism, Thanos augmented his abilities to become the most powerful of the Titanian-born Eternals, and is often referred to as the 'Mad Titan'.
Bitter at being an outsider, Thanos becomes »
- Michael Stevens
As Marvel Studios celebrates the release of its tenth Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in Guardians of the Galaxy [read our reviews here, here and here], the studio has released a retrospective video which was shown at the San Diego Comic-Con and looks back over Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Solider and Guardians of the Galaxy, including our first official look at the Mad Titan himself Thanos (Josh Brolin), as well as a brief glimpse of Ultron from Avengers: Age of Ultron; take a look here…
So while you’re here, how do you think Guardians of the Galaxy stacks up against the rest of the Marvel CInematic Universe?
The post Marvel Studios looks back at Phase One and Phase Two, first official shot of Thanos released appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The Avengers sequel closes Marvel's second phase, with Ant-Man kicking off a brand new era for the blockbuster franchise.
Marvel Studios' new promotional video closes by featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy's cosmic adventure and the reunion of the Avengers, before finishing on a shot of the motion-captured Brolin as Thanos.
Thanos is pictured seated on a throne in the middle of space and uttering a menacing warning to the heroes of the Marvel universe.
"I will bathe the star-ways in your blood," Thanos bellows in the teaser, before smiling callously.
Brolin was confirmed at Comic-Con International last week to be playing the super-villain in multiple Marvel Studios films. »
Check out a 5-minute featurette Marvel Studios put together for Hall H over at Comic Con last week. It’s basically a retrospective on what the studio has managed to accomplished with its titles over the last few years, capping off with “The Avengers” in 2012, then following that up with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Thor: The Dark World” in 2013. The video, of course, is also a nice launching pad for Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” opening this Friday everywhere people are still going to the movies. Check your local listings or some such. The featurette also gives us a fresh look at Josh Brolin as Thanos. Nice flying chair, Thanos: »
One of the most exciting casting announcements to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in recent months has been that Josh Brolin is taking on the role of the incredibly powerful Thanos, a major villain who will show up here and there in Marvel movies before ultimately threatening the Avengers in Avengers 3 (or so the fan theories go). One can imagine that Brolin got a pretty hefty paycheck as part of his multi-film deal with the studio, and Marvel definitely isn’t letting the actor rest on his laurels until Avengers 3 in 2018 or ’19. In fact, Brolin appears in the (purple) flesh for the first time in this week’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
I won’t spoil the character’s role in that (amazing) movie, but suffice to say Thanos is going to be around for quite a long time, which explains why Marvel went after a high-profile actor like Brolin. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Premiering at the Hall H panel during this year's San Diego Comic-Con presentation, Marvel Studios cobbled together a 5.5 minute retrospective reel covering the various films of the first and second phases of its cinematic universe. It's all here from the first "Iron Man" through to "Guardians of the Galaxy". The real kicker though is at the end, a bit of footage and a single line from Josh Brolin's brief appearance as Thanos in 'Guardians'.
- Garth Franklin
Gather 'round children and let me tell you a tale of how Earth's Mightest Heroes joined forces with a bunch of A-holes to save America from Obamacare and Thanos, which we didn't realize were the same thing until after Captain America's shield got broken.
Here's the thing: we haven't seen Thanos do anything or even get off his throne, but he's going to be important as the unmoved mover in the Marvel Universe. Then, hopefully he'll do something to prove his menace.
It's okay, Thanos is an odd character to encounter even in the comics. It's not always clear why everyone is afraid of him. Then, you get to an issue where he finally does something.
We don't know when that cinematic installment of Thanos action is going to come about, but Marvel has begun allowing us official looks at the Josh Brolin performance capture re-design of »
"We will bath the starways in your blood!" Celebrate the expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Guardians of the Galaxy, in theaters starting today, as Marvel unveils an exclusive look back at the first two phases of the McU previously shown at Hall H during San Diego Comic-Con!
This 6-minute video features footage from all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One movies, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel's The Avengers, along with Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two adventures Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, this weekend's Guardians of the Galaxy and even a sneak peek at next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron. It all ends with a tease of Thanos' arrival.
This weekend you should be checking out Guardians of the Galaxy, because it's just awesome (and let us know what you think afterwards too). It's the last film to hit before Phase Two's of Marvel's cinematic universe concludes with The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it's been a long road to get here. At Marvel's Comic-Con panel last weekend, they wanted to remind everyone how they got here with a cool retrospective reel that starts with Iron Man back in 2007 and goes all the way through Guardians of the Galaxy today, finally revealing Josh Brolin as the villain Thanos, who is really going to shake things up. Watch below! Here's the retrospective reel on Phase One & Two of their cinematic universe from Marvel: And here's a high-resolution photo of Josh Brolin as Thanos from Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super »
- Ethan Anderton
Marvel Studios’ The Avengers was a massive success, and while most fans were left satisfied by the film as a whole, Marvel kicked off another whirlwind of anticipation with the film’s post-credits scene in which the comics supervillain Thanos was first glimpsed. Speculation ran rampant that the cosmic baddie would be the foe in The Avengers 2, but that turned out to be false as Joss Whedon and Co. instead settled on the robot Ultron. And so it appears that Marvel is playing the long game when it comes to Thanos, but his time may finally be drawing near as the character makes his first in-movie appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy, opening in theaters this weekend. Josh Brolin was cast in the integral role, performing the facial performance capture for the character after principal photography on Guardians had already wrapped. Though Thanos isn’t on screen for too long in the film, »
- Adam Chitwood
When Josh Brolin took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con wearing an Infinity Gauntlet, it wasn’t a surprise. Though Marvel had been very coy as to the identity of the actor who now plays the “mad titan” Thanos, the news broke a few months earlier. Plus, once you see Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s right there […]
- Germain Lussier
Updated: Marvel has now officially released a high quality version of the image which you can see below. (via ComicsBlog.Fr)
Original: Whilst we saw a side-on glimpse of him during the end credit sequence of "Marvel's The Avengers," it's this week's "Guardians of the Galaxy" that offers our real first look at everyone's favorite Marvel super villain who, lets face it, kind of looks like a gold-plated male appendage. Yes, it's the mad titan Thanos.
Minor Spoilers Ahead
Josh Brolin voices and mo-caps the character in two scenes in 'Guardians' - the first takes place about one-third during the movie and shows us the character in the flesh and on his throne. The second is a holographic video recording of just his face around the two-thirds mark.
Now, a user known as 'skiesthelimitx92' appears to have used a phone to snap a photo of the character during that first sequence. »
- Garth Franklin
Guardians of the Galaxy is on the way to breaking a box office record.
Box office company Fandango claims that the Marvel Studios film is on course to win the most pre-order tickets for an August release in its history.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper star as a mismatched team of criminals and outlaws who must prevent a potential universe-destroying weapon from falling into the wrong hands.
Guardians was considered a gamble for Marvel - being the studio's first film not based on a well-established property - but has been well received by critics.
Read our Guardians of the Galaxy review: "Not the superhero movie you were expecting"
A sequel has already been announced »
There aren't really any spoilers here, but if you want zero information about Guardians of the Galaxy, save this explainer for later. There's a new bad guy in town (or, more accurately, deep space), and his name is Thanos. If that name means nothing to you, you're not alone: Although he's been a comic-book villain for more than 40 years, he's never gained the pop-culture recognizability of dastardly comics baddies like Lex Luthor, the Joker, or Magneto. But, as any viewer walking out of this weekend's Guardians of the Galaxy can tell you, he's poised to take up a lot of cinematic real estate. Played by Josh Brolin, the big-jawed baddie who first appeared in the cryptic mid-credits sequence of 2012’s The Avengers only has two scenes in Guardians, but those scenes make it very clear he's going to play a major role in the Marvel cinematic universe going forward. But »
- Abraham Riesman
Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014.
Directed by James Gunn.
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro and Peter Serafinowicz with the voice talents of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.
In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.
Marvel’s Phase Two has without a doubt been successful; however it is quite easy for people to overlook the risks that have been taken throughout and up to their latest offering with Guardians of the Galaxy. From Ben Kingsley’s turn as the Mandarin/Trevor Slattery in Iron Man 3 to their destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D in Captain America: The Winter Solider and the far reaching effects that has »
- Gary Collinson
At Comic-Con International, Marvel Studios announced that a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy" is in the works and will be released on July 28, 2017. The reveal was made at Marvel's panel in Hall H on Saturday, with a special video recorded in London by "Guardians of the Galaxy" writer-director James Gunn and lead actor Chris Pratt. "Guardians of the Galaxy" may not arrive until next week, but early buzz has been extremely positive, and the early announcement of a sequel shows that Marvel has faith in Gunn's vision. It was recently confirmed by Marvel producer Kevin Feige that Josh Brolin ("No Country For Old Men," "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For") will be portraying the cosmic super villain Thanos in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and subsequent films. During the panel, after showing »
A film adaptation of The Last of Us is happening - and there is optimism that it could be great.
For starters, Naughty Dog - the developer behind the PlayStation 3 classic - has been given a large amount of creative control, including having the final say on casting and the director.
Taking place in a devastated, post-apocalyptic world populated by the Infected and hostile bandits, the story follows cynical survivor Joel, who escorts the young Ellie across the United States, in the process forming a close bond with her.
Josh Brolin is a fan favourite for Joel, with Hugh Jackman not far behind. But how about Mark Wahlberg, Matthew McConaughey, Hugo Weaving or Dylan McDermott? Perhaps it's a part made for Jon Hamm or Timothy Olyphant. »
Warning: Guardians of the Galaxy spoilers to follow…
It’s a given that every Marvel offering will feature a fun little tongue-in-cheek post-credits scene. After bearing witness to two hours of drama and action, it’s a pleasant gesture to have the final takeaway from the film consist of something lighthearted. Send the audience home with a smile they can’t wipe off their face.
Guardians of the Galaxy is no different, but director James Gunn has opted for a post-credits scene that captures the spirit and irreverent tone of the rest of the film. Ladies and gentlemen, Howard the Duck has returned and is apparently a thing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you’re having flashbacks of terror to that god-awful monstrosity of a film, remember that this is just a playful joke, and that there are no plans to actually make a new Howard the Duck film. »
- Robert Kojder
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