MTV has exclusively released the first clip from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. This clip provides a more complete look at the scene that opened the trailer we saw back in February. There’s also a cool glimpse of how Star-Lord’s mask will work in the film. Enjoy, then hit the jump for a look behind the scenes from director James Gunn!
Fresh off of last week’s bombshell that STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is already filming with its script and most of its cast finalized (via The Hollywood Reporter), we didn’t even have time to get 12 parsecs into the Kessel Run before news arrived today (also from THR in an exclusive report) that the original Chewbacca, 69-year-old British actor (and professional gentle giant) Peter Mayhew, will return for his fifth cinematic mission as everyone’s favorite Wookiee in the first episode of the new trilogy.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This news is just too much fun, and yet another indication that director J.J. Abrams fully intends to honor the original characters as he simultaneously takes us to new corners of that long ago galaxy so far, far away.
Marvel Studios has another winner on its hands with CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. The latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe raked in $96.2 million (via The Hollywood Reporter) in its domestic opening weekend, an April box office record. The post-AVENGERS multiplier was in full effect, as this total is a 48% increase over CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER’s opening frame in July 2011.
Superhero Summer has come early in 2014 with the release of Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. As April box office records begin to fall, The Gentlemen sit down to discuss Cap’s first solo outing in the modern world. Please enjoy our complete analysis in this MMM tradition- our roundtable review.
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returned Tuesday night with the first of seven straight new episodes including the season finale. On the hunt for Deathlok and The Clairvoyant, the team is joined by a who’s who of previous guest starring agents. Things are heating up as this episode sets the stage for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.
Hot Toys is back with more stunning collectibles from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. The leader in cinematic collectibles will release two versions of Cap in his stealth suit, one of which includes him in civilians clothes as Steve Rogers. Both are available for pre-order now, so check out the links and images below.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is in theaters now, earning rave reviews on its way to setting box office records. Fans all over the globe are able to celebrate this momentous Marvel occasion via the Captain America Augmented Reality App. Aiming the smart phone and tablet app at posters for the film will render a 3D image of Cap himself crashing to the rescue!
Super Soldier enthusiasts in Los Angeles can do it a little, or a lot bigger at the Sunset Wall. For more information and an image of what the app looks like in action, see the press release below.
Variety has the scoop on three new actors joining director Zack Snyder’s still untitled MAN OF STEEL sequel. Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, and Tao Okamoto will play three new characters created for the screen in the film unofficially known as BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN. Hunter needs no introduction while Mulvey was recently seen in 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE and Okamoto debuted as Hugh Jackman’s love interest, Mariko, in THE WOLVERINE last year.
Warner Bros.’ MAN OF STEEL sequel is due for release on May 6, 2016.
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for its homestretch run without guest stars or other obvious audience boosting strategies and received a series low 1.8 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 5.39 million viewers overall based on early overnights (based on tvbythenumbers.com). I won’t be surprised if that’s bumped up slightly when final numbers come in, but nobody involved can be very happy about those numbers. Continue reading
Variety has exclusively reported that Toby Kebbell is in talks to play Doctor Doom for director Josh Trank in FANTASTIC FOUR. Kebbell, who’s previously appeared in films like WRATH OF THE TITANS and THE COUNSELOR, is going to be a very busy man in near future. He’s already filmed this year’s DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and has also been cast in 2016′s WARCRAFT.