Guardians of the Galaxy
Recently we reported that James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was testing five actors for the lead. Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace and Eddie Redmayne were all up for the role of Peter Quill, a half-human, half-alien who brings the Guardians together. It now looks like the race is down to two people: Jim Sturgess and new contender Zachary Levi.
With James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' a little under two years away, superhero fanatics have a substantial (but ever-closing) window of time to speculate on what actors will ultimately be cast in the roles of the interstellar group. We haven't had any solid leads yet, only theories, and one new theory looks to grow considerably in the near future: Michael Rooker as the voice of Rocket Raccoon!
Thanos (aka the most highly-anticipated villain in superhero movie history thanks to his minute-long cameo in 'The Avengers') is about to be a busy guy. Undoubtedly the main baddie in 'The Avengers 2,' the Mad Titan could end up appearing on the big screen before then; perhaps in 2014's 'Guardian of the Galaxy.' Find out what Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige is willing to reveal after the jump.
All the non-comic book lovers were scratching their heads at the end of 'The Avengers' when an image of the Mad Titan Thanos popped up in a bonus scene after the credits. Now, this big guy is the only thing anyone's talking about when on the subject of 'The Avengers 2.' We all assumed that moment was Joss Whedon's unofficial statement that Thanos would be our new villain in the sequel, but has it been made official? And what about the upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie? Will Thanos be in that too?
News recently broke that oddball director James Gunn will be directing Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie -- but just how will he handle translating something like a superhero raccoon from the pages of the comic book to the big screen? Joss Whedon isn't too worried about it and gives Gunn his full support, so maybe we shouldn't worry, either.
Marvel is well aware that its upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is going to be a tough sell compared to the earthbound adventures of Iron Man, Captain America and the other Avengers. For whatever reason, men transforming into giant green rage monsters just seems easier to believe than a universe-trotting team of heroes that includes a sentient tree and a genetically modified raccoon. This is the type of project that requires a director with a very specific touch. Enter James Gunn.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' - Marvel's next original superhero movie - doesn't hit theaters until 2014 and little is known about the film except for what was revealed at Comic-Con - production art and the team's lineup. But now we might have an idea of the film's plot (and what it might mean for 'Avengers 2').