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During a promotional interview with Collider for Marvel’s upcoming superhero adventure Ant-Man, studio chief Kevin Feige referred to the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy sequel as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and now director James Gunn has confirmed on his Facebook page that the follow-up to last year’s cosmic blockbuster is indeed going by that title.
See Also: Benicio Del Toro unsure if he’ll appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is set for release on April 28th 2017 in the UK and on May 5th in the States. Confirmed as returning to the cast are Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebulda), Michael Rooker (Yondu) and Sean Gunn (Kraglin).
- Gary Collinson
After reducing leading man Chris Pratt to tears with a first draft of the sequel, director James Gunn has reaffirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be a much more emotional affair than Star Lord’s original outing.
Speaking in an interview with Collider, the filmmaker trumpeted Marvel’s upcoming actioner as a bigger, yet smaller movie due to its intimate nature and focus on the titular motley crew.
“It’s gonna be exciting. I think it’s a more emotional movie. I think it’s both a bigger movie and a smaller movie ‘cause we focus more intensely on some of the characters. We get to learn a lot about fathers in the second movie, and I think we focus a lot on that.”
Though his identity was merely teased throughout the course of the first film, it seems as though Star Lord’s – aka Peter Quill – father will »
- Michael Briers
On Friday, Jimmy Fallon gave fans a scare when he checked into the hospital for emergency surgery on his hand following a mysterious injury. Today, the host is fine, taking to Twitter to reveal that he's recovering comfortably -- and tweeting with one hand -- thanks to a combination of drugs, Jell-o, and excellent medical staff.
Fallon posted a series of updates to Twitter over the past few days, first showing off a big bandage on his left hand, then explaining what happened: He tripped and caught his fall on a nearby table, but his wedding ring latched onto the table and "almost ripped my finger off."
Tweeting with one hand. pic.twitter.com/1Yyp8Nl5eR
- jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015
Tripped and caught my fall (good thing)! Ring caught on side of table almost ripped my finger off (bad thing).
- jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015
- Katie Roberts
More than a decade after Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic” took on U.S. drug policy, popular culture is once again turning a jaundiced eye toward the government’s failed efforts to stanch the flow of narcotics.
On the bigscreen, the documentary “Cartel Land” and the thriller “Escobar: Paradise Lost” present parallel stories of vigilantism and criminality, all of it fueled by America’s insatiable appetite for marajuana, cocaine, heroin and other illicit pleasures.
In book stores, Don Winslow, the crack novelist behind “Savages,” is criss-crossing the porous border between Mexico and the U.S. to examine the intractable standoff between cops and drug barons in “The Cartel.” The picture that emerges in each of these works is of rampant lawlessness, shocking violence and dysfunctional policies that have done nothing to reduce illegal drug consumption.
“The war on drugs is a disaster,” Winslow told Variety. “For 45 years we’ve been doing »
- Brent Lang
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Ultron Revolution, Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four, Batman, Green Lantern, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Hellboy III, Heroes Reborn and more…
Well, the speculation is finally over. Marvel and Sony have cast their new Spider-Man! The two studios announced this week that young British actor Tom Holland (The Impossible) has secured the role of Peter Parker for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s incarnation of the wall-crawler, while up-and-coming director Jon Watts (Cop Car) will also helm the as-yet-untitled Spider-Man reboot set for release in July 2017. Sony chairman »
- Gary Collinson
By Alex Simon
Most people know Paradise Lost as the title of John Milton’s epic poem, first published in 1667, concerning the Biblical story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose, stated in Book I, is to "justify the ways of God to men.” With this metaphor in mind, writer/director Andrea De Stefano has fashioned a new piece of historical fiction, Escobar: Paradise Lost, putting a wide-eyed Canadian tourist named Nick (Josh Hutcherson) who has traveled to 1988-era Colombia looking for surf, sand and fun with his brother (Brady Corbet) at the story's center. After falling hard for a local beauty (Claudia Traisac), Nick is introduced to her favorite uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro), who takes »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Opening in theatres this week is the explosive new thriller, Escobar: Paradise Lost, which stars Benicio Del Toro as the titular drug lord and Josh Hutcherson as a young man who becomes romantically involved with his niece. Suffice to say, things take a dark turn from there.
Full of dread and suspense, not to mention a thrilling final act, Escobar: Paradise Lost first premiered back at the Toronto International Film Festival to mostly solid reviews, with our own Jordan Adler concluding the following about it:
Last week at the film’s Los Angeles press day, we sat down with both Hutcherson and Del Toro to discuss the captivating new movie and how they prepared for their roles in it. During the course of our interview, they spoke about their pre-conceived notions of Pablo Escobar, the »
- Jami Philbrick
It's sort of crazy to think that Josh Hutcherson is still only 22-year-old. The Kentucky native has already been a centerpiece of two major studio franchises ("Journey" and "The Hunger Games"), appeared in a Best Picture nominee ("The Kids Are All Right"), starred in an unnecessary remake ("Red Dawn"), voiced a major character in an animated release ("Epic") and starred in two classic family films ("Bridge to Terabithia" and "Zathura"). His four-year journey as Peeta comes to an end this November, but Hutcherson is actually spreading his wings into his first real adult role this weekend with "Escobar: Paradise Lost." Directed by first-timer Andrea Di Stefano, "Escobar" centers on a Canadian surf boarder (Hutcherson) who falls for one of the nieces of the notorious Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro). While the movie's storyline is fiction it was inspired by the tale of a young Italian who made »
- Gregory Ellwood
There’s a good idea floating around somewhere inside Escobar: Paradise Lost. This thriller, about a young Canadian surfer who finds himself tight with infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, starts before Escobar had become Public Enemy No. 1 in his own country, back when he was a popular politician. Showing the allure and gradual corruption of power through the eyes of a third party — sort of a mixture of The Great Gatsby and Scarface — is a solid conceit. But Andrea Di Stefano’s underbaked film doesn’t quite know what to do with it.Josh Hutcherson is Nick, a young man surfing the waves of Colombia’s beaches with his brother Dylan (Brady Corbet) when he meets the beautiful, energetic Maria (Claudia Traisac). She, it turns out, is the niece of Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro), a popular figure who lives on a sprawling hacienda and gives away just »
- Bilge Ebiri
Despite being an important character in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie and maybe an even more important character in the overall McU, Benicio Del Toro has said that he is unsure whether his character Taneleer Tivan – better known as The Collector – will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
During an interview with IGN to promote his latest movie Escobar: Paradise Lost, Del Toro said he would like to return “but it’s not up to me.”
“I would like to keep working on that character, though…It was kind of like a cameo. I would like to keep developing the character based on what’s written in the comic books. I’d like to see some different sides. I had a blast working with James Gunn and the cast.”
Del Toro also spoke about trying to understand the character and his motives, “One of the most interesting things »
- Gavin Logan
While we know the main characters from last year's "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be back of the sequel, questions still remain over some of the supporting talent. One such question mark is Benicio Del Toro's eccentric Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) character.
It's a role Del Toro says he's love to reprise, but he has yet to hear anything about whether he'll get the chance. Speaking with IGN, the actor says:
"I would like to keep working on that character, though. It was kind of like a cameo. I would like to keep developing the character based on what's written in the comic books. I'd like to see some different sides. I had a blast working with James Gunn and the cast - but it's not up to me."
- Garth Franklin
Earlier this month, writer-director James Gunn revealed that he has finished the script for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which was so good it apparently brought star Chris Pratt to tears after reading it. We know the main characters will all be back, Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, Dave Bautista's Drax the Destroyer Zoe Saldana's Gamora, Vin Diesel's Groot and Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon. While we wait for other characters to be confirmed for the sequel, IGN recently spoke to Benicio Del Toro, who played The Collector in last year's blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, who said he would love to reprise that role, but he hasn't heard anything official yet.
"I would like to keep working on that character, though. It was kind of like a cameo. I would like to keep developing the character based on what's written in the comic books. I'd like to see some different sides. »
In a cast that features Vin Diesel as a talking tree, Bradley Cooper as a talking raccoon, and Glenn Close as the leader of the space police, it's easy to see how Benicio Del Toro's Collector gets lost in the shuffle in Guardians of the Galaxy. When Del Toro signed on for the role, it was assumed the Collector would pop up in a number of Marvel movies. However, it seems like we still don't know when he'll show up next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to an interview he did with IGN, Del Toro is unsure if the Collector will even appear in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 2. "I would like to keep working on that character, though. It was kind of like a cameo. I would like to keep developing the character based on what's written in the comic books. I'd like to see some different sides. »
- Charles Dean
Though he was only in the movie for a short amount of time, and largely served to provide some very important exposition, Benicio Del Toro gave one of the most fascinating performances in Guardians of the Galaxy, playing the odd and kooky museum curator Taneleer Tivan a.k.a. The Collector. But while the character emerged as a fan favorite, it seems that the actor's future with the franchise is a bit murky, as he has not yet been informed whether or not he will be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Currently out promoting his new movie Escobar: Paradise Lost, Del Toro recently sat down to chat with IGN, and during their conversation the subject of James Gunn's forthcoming sequel was discussed. Asked if The Collector would be making his return in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, the actor revealed that he hasn't actually heard anything yet, but that he »
Marvel is definitely playing the long game with Benicio del Toro’s powerful and eccentric Collector. The ancient supervillain, also known as Tanleer Tivan, appeared first in the post-credits sequence of Thor: The Dark World, being entrusted with the Aether (one of six Infinity Stones), then showed up again in Guardians of the Galaxy, when he attempts to gain possess of another Infinity Stone contained in the mysterious Orb, only to have his entire workshop disintegrated by an opportunistic slave. Now, del Toro is saying that it’s really anyone’s guess when the Collector might show up again.
Speaking with IGN on the eve of Escobar: Paradise Lost hitting screens, del Toro said that he has no idea whether director James Gunn is incorporating his character into Guardians of the Galaxy 2. He commented:
“I would like to keep working on that character, though. It was kind of like a cameo. »
- Isaac Feldberg
While promoting his upcoming romantic thriller Escobar: Paradise Lost, Benicio del Toro told IGN that he doesn't know if he will be reprising his Guardians of the Galaxy role as Taneleer Tivan, the Collector, in the 2017 sequel; despite writer/director James Gunn previously declaring that he will. "I would like to keep working on that character, though," said Toro. "It was kind of like a cameo. I'd like to keep developing the character based on what's written in the comic books. I'd like to see some different sides. I had a blast working with Gunn and the cast - but it's not up to me." Considering The Collector has one of five Infinity stones that will surely play a role in the two-part Avengers: Infinity War event, Benicio Del Toro was then asked if Marvel Studios had informed of the direction they were heading before he officially signed on. "[In doing the research] »
Drug War Diaries: Di Stefano’s Peripheral Take on Famed Drug Lord’s Activities
For those wishing to learn much of anything about famed Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, the logical place to start is not with Andrea Di Stefano’s feature directorial debut, Escobar: Paradise Lost, a starry depiction relegating its titular drug titan to the sidelines. True, there are aspects worthy of admiration, thanks mostly to moments with a paunchy Benicio Del Toro as the notorious “King of Cocaine.” But Di Stefano chooses to focus on the perspective of a token white outsider, presented in a formula used to design mainstream comedies—idealistic young man meets sexy young woman, inadvertently leading to his involvement with her ‘kooky’ familial environment.
In 1991, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar (Del Toro) has resigned himself to the fact he must turn himself into authorities. He rallies a small crew together, including nephew-in-law Nick »
- Nicholas Bell
Josh Hutcherson finally confirmed that he's dating Claudia Traisac during an adorable red carpet appearance on Monday night. The couple, who met on the set of Escobar: Paradise Lost, posed for photographers at the film's Hollywood premiere on June 22. When asked about their two-year romance by the media, Josh said, "It's pretty good. Distance is hard, but we make it work." Claudia added, "I'm really happy. It's really great." In the movie, Josh plays a Canadian surfer who falls in love with the girl of his dreams, played by Claudia, while visiting Colombia. There's just one major problem: she's the niece of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, played by Benicio Del Toro. Keep reading to see more photos of the pair having a ball at the premiere, and then check out Josh in the Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 trailer. »
It's only taken about two years, but Josh Hutcherson has finally confirmed he is dating his Escobar: Paradise Lost co-star Claudia Traisac. The two met while making the movie. "It's pretty good," Hutcherson gushed about their romance last night at the film's Hollywood premiere. "Distance is hard, but we make it work." Too sweet. "I'm really happy," Traisac said. "It's really great." In the movie, Hutcherson plays a surfer from Canada who finds the girl of his dreams (Traisac) while visiting Colombia. Unfortunately, she also happens to be a niece of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro). The film is an intense action thriller that »
Escobar: Paradise Lost Radius Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya. Grade: B Director: Andrea Di Stefano Screenwriter: Andrea Di Stefano Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac, Brady Corbet, Carlos Bardem, Ana Girardot Release Date: June 26, 2015 When young surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) and his brother Dylan (Brady Corbet) arrive in Colombia and settle for sun and surf on the beach, one gets the impression that the two Canadians found paradise. To top all this Nick meets and falls in love with Maria (Claudia Traisac). Maria works for her uncle Pablo (Benicio del Toro) and is full of admiration for the guy. The entire family, if [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
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