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Source: Disney Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Summer's most buzzworthy movies, and not just because it's the latest Marvel comic-book adaptation. The stars of the movie all transformed themselves for their space-traveling counterparts, including Chris Pratt buffing up to play Starlord and Bradley Cooper voicing a raccoon named Rocket. Though most of the cast members are household names, you may be surprised when you see the celebrities and their characters side by side. Keep reading to see Starlord and Rocket, plus Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), and Groot (Vin Diesel) - just slide right for the character and slide left for his or her real-life counterpart. Chris Pratt as Starlord Source: Disney, Getty / Steve Granitz Zoe Saldana as Gamora Source: Disney, Getty / Jb Lacroix Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer Source: Disney, Getty / Ethan Miller Vin Diesel as Groot Source: Disney, Getty / Albert L. Ortega »
- Alyse Whitney
Disney's next Marvel superhero movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” is tracking for an opening in the $60 million range, according to pre-release data that came online Thursday. That's a strong early projection for the film, which will introduce a new set of lesser-known Marvel Comics characters when it opens nationwide on Aug. 1. James Gunn directs the action-adventure epic about a band of extraterrestrial misfits on the run after stealing a coveted orb, and co-wrote with Nicole Perlman. “Guardians” stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio Del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Karen Gillan. Bradley Cooper, »
- Todd Cunningham
In this week’s episode of Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys looks at the alleged ‘leaked script’ of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (read our breakdown of it here), reveals which former-Superman is joining the cast of Arrow, has a tantalising first dinosaur glimpse of Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World, and sees how well those other, more mechanical dinosaurs are doing in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Here’s a clue: box office record-breakingly well.
That’s all the biggest film stories of the week in one easy-to-digest Movie Newsgasm video! Call a friend directly after to impress them with your new-found knowledge (it won’t annoy them, honest). Watch the video below…
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- Oliver Davis
Marvel Studios has continued its promotional push for Guardians of the Galaxy by releasing a new featurette focussing on Zoe Saldana’s green-skinned assassin Gamora; take a look below after the official synopsis…
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team — the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. »
- Gary Collinson
Disney and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," directed by James Gunn and out August 1, is full of colorful characters. This is a movie, after all, anchored by a human thief (Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt), who is joined by a green-skinned alien warrior (Gamora, played by Zoe Saldana), an anthropomorphic, trigger-happy raccoon (Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper), and a towering, bizarre tree creature (Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel). But the most amazing member of the Guardians, at least from a visual standpoint, is Drax the Destroyer, a mountain-sized man hellbent on revenge, and played, with the imposing physicality of a dinosaur or maybe an industrial machine used to level buildings, by wrestler Dave Bautista.
When we visited the set of "Guardians of the Galaxy" last year, Bautista had been filming, and so we got to see him in real life: his skin was the color of old olives and every »
- Drew Taylor
Guardians of the Galaxy is due for release in three weeks and it’s definitely a risk for Marvel Studios – we all know that – and it could be an epic failure. This is largely due to the facts that very few people outside of the comic book fandom know who the characters in the movie are and it is so far removed from anything seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date – as a result, people might not be interested.
The movie has a fantastic cast; Chris Pratt will be starring as the cocky space outlaw Star-Lord, Dave Bautista is the green and vengeful alien Drax the Destroyer, Zoe Saldana portrays the equally green and kick-ass Gamora, Bradley Cooper will be voicing Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel will be voicing Groot and there will be a supporting cast that includes Josh Brolin, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, »
- Kev Stewart
Hollywood Records and Marvel are set to release three albums from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on July 29, 2014.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe soundtrack features classic 1970s songs from the film, plus score by composer Tyler Bates (“Watchmen,” “Slither,” “Dawn of the Dead”). Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is the collection of 12 songs including Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling,” “I’m Not in Love” by 10cc, Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love,” and The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb,” and Guardians of the Galaxy is the digital score soundtrack.
The film opens in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.
Music plays a major role in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” as the 1970s songs featured in the film are part of the storyline in a unique way. Explaining how the songs come to play in the story, director James Gunn says, “One of the main »
- Michelle McCue
We brought you the details and track listings for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack about a week ago, but some new quotes from the director reveal just how important that music was both on set and within the film itself. In addition to the twelve classic songs found on the soundtrack, Tyler Bates' score was equally important, as Gunn asked him to finish some of the tracks before principal photography even began in order to use it on set to establish emotional beats. The film stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounson, John C. Reilly, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack will be released on July 29th; click here to pre-order. The film will be released in 3D on August 1st. Hit the jump »
- Dave Trumbore
Karen Gillan, who sci-fi fans might know from "Doctor Who" and horror fans might remember from this year's excellent "Oculus," is one of the sweetest, most unassuming people we've ever met. She's prone to giggling and her Scottish accent is dainty and wilting. Which makes her appearance in "Guardians of the Galaxy," Marvel's comic-book space opera starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper (in raccoon form), all the more surprising.
Gillan is Nebula, a blue alien who has been artificially (technologically) enhanced. She's got jet black shark's eyes and fearsome armor and she can wield a sword like nobody's business. (Saldana described her character's relationship with Nebula as "complicated," saying that the characters have "very, very similar paths." "They were abducted from their families, their parents were probably killed in front of them." Still, Nebula stands apart according to Saldana, mostly due to her dogged refusal to do anything »
- Drew Taylor
“Guardians of the Galaxy,” only three weeks away from blasting across the big screen, makes another appearance in an extended trailer. Marvel Studios released the trailer today (July 9) and provides the most in-depth look yet at the film’s anti-heroes. The ensemble cast includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro. ...Read More »
Minor Spoilers Ahead
In the film, when Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) was a young boy on Earth he endured a tragedy. He was then taken off his home planet by Yondu (Michael Rooker) who became the kid's surrogate father figure.
Yondu raises Peter alongside the space biker gang the Ravagers. He and Yondu scheme to steal a mystical and powerful orb which Peter grabs and decides to go off with on his own - setting off the events in the movie.
As a result not only is the film's villain Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) seeking the orb for his master Thanos, but Yondu and the Ravagers are also after Peter and the rest of the so-called 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. »
- Garth Franklin
The video reuses much of the same scenes and lines as previous trailers, though it provides some new shots of the cast in action. It concludes with an extended scene from the recent U.K. trailer of Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) laughing at Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) inability to come up with a solid plan for action.
Along with Pratt and Cooper, “Guardians of the Galaxy” stars Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel voicing Groot and Benicio Del Toro as the villainous Collector. The film follows the five Guardians as they go from being criminal misfits to a team of heroes that have to save the galaxy.
Directed by James Gunn, who has recently announced his completion of the project, »
- Sebastian Torrelio
Gamora is the adopted daughter of galactic warlord Thanos, but turns against her mentor to become a force for good as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Take a galaxy getaway in new viral video
Guardians of the Galaxy: Two-minute extended clip debuts
"Gamora is this stealth assassin," Saldana says in the clip. "She's relentless. She's lethal. She's rough!"
There is also an exclusive look at battle scenes from the movie which allow Gamora to show off her expert fighting skills.
The rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy team is comprised of Chris Pratt as the human Star-Lord, WWE star Dave Bautista as the warrior Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as tee-like being Groot and Bradley Cooper voicing genetically-modified raccoon Rocket.
Together they must stop the Kree »
Emmy nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 10 by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. The pundits and critics have come to a consensus on the most likely nominees out of the numerous television shows on the air: a showdown between Breaking Bad and True Detective in Best Drama Series, Modern Family accruing a number of nominations at the cost of other comedy series. But what about the long shots? These performers and series would make deserving nominees, but for various reasons, are not expected to hear their names called. Here are five dream nominations in each of the major Comedy categories.
(Note: I only considered a nominee a long shot if it was actually submitted to that category. For example, I could not select Bob’s Burgers as Best Comedy Series, since it was submitted in the Animation categories instead. I also considered nominees only in the category they were submitted; for example, »
- George Morvis
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper »
"There will be a new dinosaur created by the park’s geneticists," confirmed Trevorrow. "They want something bigger, louder...with more teeth...
"I know the idea of a modified dinosaur put a lot of fans on red alert, and I understand it. But we aren’t doing anything here that (author) Crichton didn’t suggest in his novels.
"This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn’t have a »
- Michael Stevens
Recently, these 2,new pics for the upcoming "Guardians Of The Galaxy" super hero/action flick, hit the net,and it gives us a new look at Michael Rooker's character in the movie, Yondu. He's looking very serious in these scenes to say the least. "Yondu was a game hunter of the primitive Zatoan tribe, which were humanoid beings who were native to Centauri IV. The first planet system to be colonized outside of the Sun's solar system." As for the movie, it stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Gregg Henry, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel. In the new movie, Peter Quill will find himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, »
Marvel has been releasing a lot of great stuff for Guardians of the Galaxy this week, and I'm sure there is more to come. If you haven't seen that extended trailer yet, I highly suggest you check it out here! Today we have three new photos of Michael Rooker as Yondu in the epic sci-fi space adventure. In an interview with USA Today, the actor talked a little bit about his character.
For those of you who don't know the backstory of Yondu, he is connected to Chris Pratt's character Peter Quill. When Quill was a little kid he went through a tragedy and was taken off Earth by Yondu, who became his surrogate father figure, and he raised Peter alongside the Ravagers. This is how Rooker explains it:
"He's feeling lost, vulnerable, defeated, emotionally drained and hurt, and here is Yondu in this light coming down and brings »
- Joey Paur
Earlier today, Walt Disney Pictures served up this new Gamora featurette/movie clip (below) for their upcoming "Guardians Of The Galaxy" super hero/action flick, and it delivers up a ton of new Gamora action scenes, along with interview action with the chick who plays Gamora, Zoe Saldana. She gives more insight into what Gamora is all about, her psyche, and more. Check it out,below. The film stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Gregg Henry, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel. In the new movie, Peter Quill will find himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, »
Marvel is well-known for sprinkling Easter Eggs throughout their movies, with their most recent offering, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, briefly referencing the upcoming Doctor Strange. When Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters next month, fans should prepare themselves for an Easter Egg overload, according to director James Gunn.
During a recent interview with Moviefone, the filmmaker revealed that there are "tons" of Marvel Easter Eggs throughout the movie, with a character count that is "four times" greater than any previous Marvel movie. However, he did have to clear everything with Marvel's legal department.
"I actually have to clear everything with legal. We put in little things like graffiti on the walls and stuff like that. There's a ton of characters from the comics in this movie, in little tiny roles. But we have to clear everything with legal because once I use their name then I'm screwed in that scene or whatever. »
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