Stan Lee walks out from behind a curtain and emerges into Tony Stark's laboratory, now set up to accommodate cameras and press. Iron Man's suit is encased in the background, the floor is lit up as an enlarged replica of his electromagnetic chest implant, and his inventions, like J.A.R.V.I.S. and his particle accelerator, adorn the far wall. "I don't know how they did it," remarked the famed Marvel creator. "I can't wait to see the rest."
Stan "The Man" was in New York City to promote the latest brain child of Marvel Studios -- the Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., an interactive exhibit for Marvelites at Discovery Time Square that allows fans to immerse themselves in the world of 'The Avengers' films and S.H.I.E.L.D. Filled with movie props and costumes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- including the Chitauri chariot and weapons from 'The Avengers,' Loki's scepter and vintage Captain America memorabilia -- this S.T.A.T.I.O.N. transforms attendants into S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and dives into the science behind the famed superheroes and their abilities.
After checking out this exhibit for ourselves -- but not before Stan, of course -- we sat down with the true believer to chat about this one-of-a-kind experience and what's coming up next in the Marvel movie canon.
We've speculated for months on who would be playing Thanos, the overarching villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Would it be Vin Diesel? Benicio Del Toro? Kevin Feige said they had the actor cast, but that they weren't ready to reveal who it was just yet. Well, they might not be ready, but that doesn't matter because the word is out.
With 'Guardians of the Galaxy' set to launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe into space and beyond, the toy companies are responding appropriately. After all, you can't introduce the cosmic side of the Marvel world to mainstream audiences without throwing the real nerds a bone ... and by bone, we mean cool exclusive action figures that can only be picked up at Comic-Con 2014.
Or, more precisely: People love fictional universes. At least, I hear much more about the Marvel universe and the ‘Star Wars’ universe these days than our own infinitely fascinating real universe, but I digress. This isn’t inherently a bad thing – it’s not too surprising that serialized stories, which is really what we mean when we talk about universes – are popular. If a person likes a character, why shouldn’t he or she want to see more of that character?
We theorized that Vin Diesel was secretly cast as Thanos under the guise of Groot, but, now 'Guardians' director James Gunn says that's not true and we're right back to square one. During the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' fan Q&A on Facebook yesterday, one fan did God's work and asked Gunn straight up who would be playing Thanos.
Today, Marvel dropped the full-length 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer during a Q&A with the cast and director James Gunn over Facebook, and we couldn't be more pumped to see this superhero space opera hit the big screen. From our first look at Lee Pace's villainous Ronan The Accuser to Bradley Cooper voicing the foulmouthed and sassy Rocket Raccoon, the new footage has plenty to offer fans of Marvel and this relatively obscure comic property, while offering some nuggets that you may have missed on first glance.
Join us as we breakdown the latest 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer and reveal its secrets.
It's time to start getting really excited for 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' While the past two months have brought us superhero movies like 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (with varying results), we mustn't forget that there's still a big one on the way in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and what better way to remind yourself of this summer's other entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with this fantastic new trailer.
Yesterday, we got a peek at a new poster and photos from Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' as well as a brand new teaser to get you pumped for the release of the new trailer, which drops on Monday. And now Marvel has released yet another teaser, and in the words of Rocket Raccoon himself: "Oh yeah!"
Here's the thing about Peter Quill, AKA Star-Lord, the hero at the center of Marvel's upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy': he has a really, really cool helmet. The sad truth is that he'll probably spend most of the film not wearing it so actor Chris Pratt can show off his handsome and newly-chiseled mug. Anyway, that's just our long-winded way of saying "They've released two new images of Chris Pratt in costume and he looks really cool!"
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