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According to Comic Book Movie, director Joss Whedon will be linking up with a new cinematographer when production gets underway on The Avengers: Age of Ultron early in the New Year, with British cinematographer Ben Davis set to replace The Avengers' Seamus McGarvey for the hotly-anticipated sequel.
Davis has recently finished shooting another Marvel project, the James Gunn-helmed Guardians of the Galaxy, while his previous credits include the Matthew Vaughn-directed Layer Cake, Stardust and Kick-Ass, as well as the likes of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Wrath of the Titans and Seven Psychopaths.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release on May 2nd 2015, with a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver) and James Spader (Ultron. »
- Gary Collinson
It appears that The Avengers director of photography Seamus McGarvey, who just wrapped Godzilla and is currently shooting Fifty Shades of Grey, will not return for Joss Whedon's 2015 Marvel sequel. Likely due to filming taking place in the U.K. this time around, cinematographer Ben Davis will instead be behind the lens on The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ben Davis is a member of The British Society of Cinematographers, and he's best known for his frequent collaboration with director Matthew Vaughn on Kick-Ass, Stardust and Layer Cake. However, it would seem that his latest work as director of photography for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is what landed him the Age of Ultron gig. I asked Guardians director James Gunn if that was the case and he replied: “I did everything I could to let Joss know how great I thought [Davis] was. And, of course, Joss was able to »
Everything I've seen and learned about director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy tells me it's going to be something special. Not only does the film have an incredible cast (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Lee Pace and John C. Reilly) and feature plenty of new characters in the Marvel universe, it’s going to be unlike any Marvel film and unlike any other Hollywood sci-fi space adventure. While we all knew Bradley Cooper was voicing Rocket Raccoon, I've been wondering what type of voice and accent he'd use for the role. Earlier today, at the press junket for David O. Russell's American Hustle, I asked Cooper how he got involved in the project and Rocket's voice. He revealed he wasn't familiar with the comic when he was first approached for the role, and about his accent he said, "one thing we debated was. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Opening this weekend is writer/director Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) drama Out of the Furnace. Shot entirely on location in and around Braddock, Pennsylvania, the film stars Christian Bale as an ex-con steel worker who seeks vengeance when his brother (Casey Affleck) disappears after getting involved with a local crime ring. Out of the Furnace also stars Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe and Forest Whitaker. For more on the film, watch the trailer or read all our previous coverage. At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive interview with Zoe Saldana. She talked about how she got involved in the project, what it was like to work with the amazing cast (specifically Bale), how she's changed as an actor, changes on set, J.J. Abrams not directing Star Trek 3, working with James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy, having to do four to »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Though she appeared briefly in Captain America: The First Avenger begging for Cap's autograph, British actress Laura Haddock is set to play Meredith Quill, mother of Chris Pratt's Peter Quill, in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy next year. Speaking with Diabolique Magazine during New York Comic-Con, Haddock gleamed when she was asked about her role in the James Gunn-directed movie. “Yes, I got an opportunity to go in and do a part in that movie,” she gushed. “It was amazing working with James Gunn and Chris Pratt. It was one of the most brilliant jobs because it's huge! My part is very personal, very important to the story, but quite a small part. But [still] very important certainly to [Star-Lord's] journey. I don't know much I can say it's very different to anything I've ever done. It's a complete opposite of anything I've ever done.” According to producer Kevin Feige, »
This is where we start a war. We'll lose friends, and cause controversy. Because somewhere on this list below is something you're dying to see. In fact, you might be fanatical about some of these inclusions (Christopher Nolan fans, we're staring straight at you). But it's inevitable. And unavoidable. Hollywood is releasing hundreds of movies in 2014. Some of them will be good. Some of them will be bad. And some will be box office disasters. In compiling this list, we're not declaring that all, or even any, of these movies will be unwatchable. Some will be quite good. Maybe even a masterpiece or a classic in the making. There are a few that we're desperate to see ourselves. We really want them to succeed. But every movie here is a risk taker. And some of this shit? Hollywood should clearly know better. These are the 14 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2014.
News Glen Chapman 28 Nov 2013 - 06:46
Marvel's upcoming adventurous projects aren't limited to just Guardians Of The Galaxy. There's also the small matter of it trying to sell Edgar Wright's Ant-Man to the moviegoing public. Whether such projects based on lesser known characters will go down as well as previous instalments remains to be seen (Iron Man certainly paved the way in that respect) but the fact that two quality directors in James Gunn and Wright are behind the movies is certainly a bonus.
Wright has recently been chatting about Ant-Man and how he's not able to shoot entirely at Pinewood studios as originally planned. Talking to Screen Daily, he said that "ironically, Ant-Man was meant to shoot in London, but London is full because I guess that Pinewood extension got turned down". He continued, »
How does one describe LocoCycle, the latest from the twisted minds at Twisted Pixel (see what I did there)? That’s the question I asked myself as I sat down to write this review. This is a game that is so absurd, so out there and so completely bonkers that it absolutely should not work, on any level. Yet miraculously, it kind of does.
So again, how does one describe LocoCycle? Let’s see, it’s an on-rails shooter with both brawling and racing elements thrown in for good measure. But honestly, that doesn’t even really begin to scratch the surface here. LocoCycle is a strange amalgamation of several different genres that provides for an experience that is quite literally, loco.
You play as I.R.I.S., a sentient motorcycle who isn’t a far cry from Portal‘s GLaDOS. Along with her mechanic Pablo (who only speaks »
- Matt Joseph
Guardians Of The Galaxy looks really weird. It does, after all, feature a talking tree and a gun-loving anthropomorphic raccoon. Weird yes, but undoubtedly Awesome. The film, which is likely going to be Marvel’s least conventional superhero movie yet, tells the story of a team of alien outcasts that defend, not the earth, but the entire galaxy from potentially apocalyptic threats.
In the past months we have been finding out more about Guardians, which had been largely mysterious since its announcement. We even got an intentionally confusing teaser for it during the credits of Thor: The Dark World, which revealed that an odd-looking Benicio Del Toro is gathering together a collection of alien artefacts for some unknown and ominous purpose. Now, Chris Pratt, who portrays the Guardians’ human leader Star-Lord, has discussed with Fandango why the film and the character appealed to him:
“Just the fact that he was »
- Tom Durbin
During a recent interview with Fandango, actor Chris Pratt talks more about his role as Star-Lord in director James Gunn's upcoming film The Guardians of the Galaxy. This is going to be a very different Marvel film than what the movie fans are used to. It is a very different part of the universe, but it's going to be awesome!
Pratt talks about landing the role, how much he knew before he got it, and why he took they part.
“Just the fact that he was part of the Marvel brand was really exciting. I was signed up to do the movie before I was even allowed to read a script, so it wasn't like something about this particular character that got me to do it. The fact that it was a Marvel movie is what got me to do it. Granted, once I did read it there were »
- Joey Paur
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, The Dark Knight Rises, Constantine, Arrow, The Flash, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Luke Cage, Ant-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Wolverine, Kick-Ass 2 and more...
While there's been plenty of rumours surrounding the Man of Steel sequel since its announcement at Comic-Con, it's rare that we've heard any comments on Batman vs. Superman from anyone involved with the project. However, producer Charles Roven - whose DC credits include The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel - has given an update on the sequel's status, revealing that principal photography is set to get underway in February, as well as discussing the casting of Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader: "On Batman vs. Superman, we started soft prep in June, »
- Gary Collinson
"Just the fact that he was part of the Marvel brand was really exciting," Pratt told Fandango.
"I was signed up to do the movie before I was even allowed to read a script, so it wasn't like something about this particular character that got me to do it. The fact that it was a Marvel movie is what got me to do it.
"Granted, once I did read it there were so many things about the character that I love, and one thing is that he's very much a kid at heart. He's like a man-child.
"And I like the idea that he's got a false sense of bravado. »
News Glen Chapman 25 Nov 2013 - 07:01
2014 should be quite a year for Chris Pratt. The actor already has good work under his belt, but his high-profile turns in The Lego Movie and Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy film should see his star lifted. In the latter, he's playing Star Lord, and he's been chatting to Fandango about the film, and the character.
"Just the fact that he was part of the Marvel brand was really exciting", Pratt admitted. "I was signed up to do the movie before I was even allowed to read a script, so it wasn't like something about this particular character that got me to do it. The fact that it was a Marvel movie is what got me to do it".
He added that "once I did read »
After playing the Elvenking Thranduil in The Hobbit trilogy back-to-back, actor Lee Pace was in store for something quite different when he signed on for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy playing the primary villain, Ronan the Accuser, who's a Kree leader and Thanos employee. “The characters couldn't be more different!” he told SciFiNow magazine recently. “I remember walking on set [of Guardians of the Galaxy], and I was like 'Very un-elfy, right guys?'” Pace said. “[Ronan] is a real psychopathic beast. I'm having the best time playing it. I kept looking over at James Gunn when we were shooting, 'Too much? Should I pull back?' He's like 'No, more, go for it!'” Also joining the ranks of the villains (or antiheros) in Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the first few actors to join the film, Michael Rooker, who's playing the Centaurian game hunter Yondu Udonta. “It's felt like a »
Funnyman Chris Pratt, best known for his work on the sitcom Parks and Recreation, is tackling his first superhero role with Star-Lord (aka Peter Quill) in Marvel's upcoming sci-fi epic Guardians of the Galaxy. This weekend, you can see him in the comedy Delivery Man, where he plays Vince Vaughn's best friend. While doing press, he revealed why he decided to take on the half-alien, half-human leader of Marvel's next big gamble.
According to him, it all had to do with the Studio. In fact, he didn't even read the script before signing on for this coveted part in director James Gunn's mammoth undertaking.
"Just the fact that he was part of the Marvel brand was really exciting. I was signed up to do the movie before I was even allowed to read a script, so it wasn't like something about this particular character that got me to do it. »
Next year will see the release of Marvel's most unique film to date, James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy , and with it comes one of their more eccentric heroes, Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt. Pratt recently spoke with Fandango about the role, revealing why he signed onto the film and what he loves about the character. .Just the fact that he was part of the Marvel brand was really exciting,. Pratt said. .I was signed up to do the movie before I was even allowed to read a script, so it wasn't like something about this particular character that got me to do it. The fact that it was a Marvel movie is what got me to do it. .Granted, once I did read it there were so many things about the character that I love, and one thing is »
With roles in Avatar, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, Zoe Saldana is quickly becoming a fan favourite in the sci-fi genre, and next year we'll see her heading back into space as she links up with Marvel Studios for the cosmic superhero ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy, where she's set to play Gamora, the adopted daughter of Thanos. During an interview with MTV (via ComicBookMovie) to promote the release of her latest film Out of the Furnace, Saldana offered some insight into what drew her to the role in the James Gunn-directed Phase Two offering...
"[It's] a new way to view superheroes. I love sometimes the consistency of what the classics have left behind, but I need innovation. You can only have so much of, ‘I’ll save you!’ After a while, it’s ‘Oh God, does he go to the bathroom? Is he hungry?’ It’s like, »
- Gary Collinson
We already know that Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) wasn't the only director to shoot scenes for Thor: The Dark World, with - Spoiler - Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn filming the mid-credits sequence (much to Taylor's displeasure).
Well, now it's been revealed that Tim Miller (who happens to be attached to Fox's long-gestating Deadpool solo movie) and his Blur Studio VFX house were also responsible for the opening prologue, which sees the Asgardians battling Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), Algrim the Strong (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim 5000 years before the events of the movie. Miller, executive producer Craig Kyle and editor Wyatt Smith oversaw the live-action shoot in London, leading to a final sequence of 75 shots, of which more than a third were entirely CGI courtesy of Blur's VFX supervisor Kevin Margo.
"This project hit on so many sweet spots for Blur, combining live action performance with photo-real CG action, »
- Gary Collinson
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Next year Marvel Studios is going to release Guardians of the Galaxy. It's a property not many people are familiar with, but I have a feeling it's going to blow audiences away. It's going to be the most different film that Marvel has done, but the characters and setting are awesome. We all kind of got our first look at the film at the end of Thor: The Dark World.
In a recent interview with MTV, Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora in the film, says the movie will be a different experience. She also talks about the innovation of superheroes and how amazing it will be.
"A new way to view superheroes. I mean I love sometimes the consistency of what the classics have left behind, but I need innovation, and you can only have so much of 'I'll save you!' after a while it's like 'Oh god, »
- Joey Paur
After the success of Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World it seems Marvel Studios can do no wrong in the eyes of the audience. And next year they will be putting that to the test with their biggest gamble to date in Guardians Of The Galaxy from James Gunn (Slither, Super). The film has attracted an impressive amount of talent and the project is looking more and more interesting as the days go by. You can read what Saldana said to MTV about her role as Gamora below:
‘A new way to view superheroes. I love sometimes the consistency of what the classics have left behind, but I need innovation. You can only have so much of, ‘I’ll save you!’ After a while, »
- Ben Read
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