Guardians of the Galaxy
Odds are director James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy film will be a lot of fun, given Gunn's pedigree and the cast, but I'm not sure it'll top this video of Vin Diesel being so super-excited about playing Groot that the's walking around the set of Fast 7 on high-tech stilts, hosting impromptu gatherings to talk about his tree-alien role, and, most importantly, high-fiving Kurt Russell.
Diesel posted the video on Facebook. Check it out after the jump.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movie probably seems like a pretty weird concept to a lot of folks unfamiliar with the comics source material, so Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is here to offer a primer.
Speaking with Empire magazine, Feige said the Guardians are "an unlikely band" brought together by "pure circumstance." He went on to describe each character. You can catch all his descriptions after the jump.
New photos from the London set of Guardians of the Galaxy hit the Web today, giving fans their first real glimpse at several of the alien races set to appear in the movie (there's a definite Star Trek feel to the makeup), and the uniforms the Nova Corps will be wearing.
Check out a smattering of photos (the first of which reportedly featured Glenn Close in full makeup as Nova Prime, but is in fact not her) from a scene in which aliens run across London's Millennium Bridge after the jump.
After a cryptic picture of a meeting at Marvel got people thinking he'd be starring in Avengers 2, Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel posted a picture to Facebook Sunday that seemed to indicate his adventures in the Marvel cinematic universe will be a bit more... galactic.
That picture was of Groot, the tree-like alien from Planet X who and member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The scuttlebutt now is that Diesel may be the voice of the character, who in recent years has limited his speaking to nothing more than the phrase, "I am Groot."
Starting today and running through Sunday, August 4th, Marvel Comics is offering a free 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Drax the Destroyer' digital comic. Part of the publisher's Infinite Comics initiative, the release will further promote one of the characters starring in their upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film, as well the ongoing monthly title from Brian Michael Bendis, with art by Steve McNiven and Sarah Pichelli.
Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista has posted a behind-the-scenes image of him as Drax... doing something underwater? Or maybe it's to simulate space? Either way, he's Draxin' it up.
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As neat as it was to see more Asgardian artifacts from Thor: The Dark World and Cap's new red-less costume and shield from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the real hotness for many was the plethora of Guardians of the Galaxy props displayed at the Marvel booth during Comic-Con. The film's concept art promo image featuring Dave Bautista as Drax (the Destroyer), Zoe Saldana as Gamora and Chris Pratt as Star-Lord mostly focuses on character likeness, but the props -- which include SL's mask and guns, Drax's daggers and... somebody's Sony Walkman? -- definitely help complete the looks of a few characters. And did we mention they were being guarded by full-on Nova Corps troopers? See what you make of the GotG goodness after the jump.
Marvel Entertainment closed out day three of Comic-Con with their highly anticipated 'Marvel Studios: Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' Hosted by Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige, the panel started out with Tom Hiddleston coming out and going into his Loki character to entertain the crowd, was followed by the cast of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film joining Feige on stage as they debuted footage from the film, and closed out with Joss Whedon coming out to make Marvel's biggest announcement of this year's SDCC: the sequel to last year's phenomenally successful Avengers film will be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, meaning the villain will be the powerful android with close ties to the Avengers who's tormented the team for decades.