A lot of people think EW writers spend their days boozing it up with stars. In the case of this week’s cover profile of actor Chris Pratt, that’s 100 percent accurate. The Parks and Recreation star already has one box office hit under his belt this year thanks to The LEGO Movie, and he might well have another when the latest Marvel spectacular, Guardians of the Galaxy, arrives in theaters Aug. 1. On a break from shooting next summer’s dinosaur fourquel Jurassic World, Pratt hoisted some beers with EW’s Clark Collis in New Orleans while recounting his unlikely career trajectory. READ FULL STORY
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Before Nathan Fillion became the star of ABC’s ridiculously successful Castle, Nathan Fillion was the star of many things that were less ridiculously successful but possibly even more beloved by Fillion partisans. This was the era when Fillion became a regular presence in the films of James Gunn, taking a starring role in 2006′s slimy-alien film Slither and a smaller-but-hairier role in 2010′s Super. Suspicion ran high that Fillion would have some kind of role in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, especially since the movie had already cast fellow Gunn regular Michael Rooker as a blue man with a red mohawk.
And now, wonder of wonders, Gunn has confirmed the rumors on Twitter: READ FULL STORY
As Marvel continues its campaign to convince you to watch Guardians of the Galaxy—its raccoon-, tree-, and classic rock-starring sci-fi film—fans have done some reverse engineering on an older property, recutting footage from the original Star Wars trilogy into an imitation of a recently released Guardians trailer.
The video, made by Youtube user The Unusual Suspect, features an introduction to the rebel team set to the rhythms of “Spirit in the Sky.” Once that’s over, it shifts gears into pure action as “Hooked on a Feeling” plays. The music and cutting all comes courtesy of Marvel’s trailer, but it’s a fitting reminder of the decade that spawned George Lucas’s saga. No matter how hard Star Lord tries, he’ll never be as old school cool as Han Solo.
The newest trailer for upcoming blockbuster curiosity Guardians of the Galaxy continues to walk a fine line of publicity, simultaneously offering up a feast for hardcore fans — The Accuser! The Collector! Blue people! — while also making a convincing argument to non-fanboy laypeople that Guardians of the Galaxy is the Gun-Toting Talking-Raccoon movie of the summer.
Most of the broad strokes were covered in February’s trailer, but the new footage features a look at a key character in the movie, plus a sneak peek at some of the deep-space settings. Also: Vin Diesel speaks! And this is the moment when, as a journalist, I am forced to remind you that Vin Diesel is playing a tree. READ FULL STORY
You’re in my world, now I’m in yours. Crossing over among movies in the world of Marvel seems to be as easy as slicing through a jet plane with your super strong shield.
The much-anticipated premiere of Captain America: The Winter Solider in Hollywood Thursday at the El Captain Theatre came with the blocking of streets, the screaming of fans and a nearly complete turn out of the cast. (Only Robert Redford was absent) But we’re hoping we’ll see him again, in another Marvel franchise, and until then, here are five crossover flashes direct from the red carpet.
Marvel Studios officially commences its Deep Cut era with this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy, a wild departure from the comic book adaptation factory’s previous (and hugely successful) franchise launches. The lead characters aren’t Avengers. Heck, most of them aren’t even human. And as the first official trailer makes clear, they’re definitely not golden-god heroes like billionaire Iron Man, super patriot Captain America, or actual-golden-god Thor. They’re misfits…in space.
Let’s dive in and take a look, shall we?
We meet lead human Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) as he tries to sneak into some kind of outer-space temple and steal an important-looking orb. There’s a bit of Raiders of the Lost Ark homage in his careful approach… READ FULL STORY
Stan Lee won't cameo in 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' thinks Ben Affleck will make a 'wonderful Batman'
Stan Lee spent 2013 continuing the ongoing story of the time-traveling con man who appears in every Marvel movie, this time popping up in Iron Man 3 as a beauty pageant judge and Thor: The Dark World as a patient in a mental institution. 2014 will see the release of four Marvel-based movies…but Lee will definitely not appear in one of them. In an interview with Ora TV’s “DweebCast,” Lee admits that he will not appear in the space oddity Guardians of the Galaxy. “This is the one group that I didn’t create,” says Lee. “I’m not even sure who they all are.” So there you have it: Stan Lee knows exactly as much about Guardians of the Galaxy as you do. READ FULL STORY
UPDATE (DEC. 22, 2013): Vin Diesel officially cast as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy
ORIGINAL POST: Vin Diesel is going to play a tree. Specifically, Vin Diesel is going to play Groot, a giant alien tree-creature from Planet X.
At least that’s the latest rumor in this summer’s best-running cultural enigma, the Mystery of Vin Diesel and Marvel Studios. According to Deadline, Diesel is in negotiations to play Groot in next summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s kookbat space-fantasy, which is currently scheduled for an August 2014 release. When reached by EW, Marvel had no comment on the rumor, but there is some vague evidence: Diesel posted a picture of Groot over on his Facebook page.
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Chris Pratt knows it’s “kinda douchey” to post a shirtless pic on Instagram, but we’ll forgive him. The Parks and Recreation star’s brother convinced him to show off his new physique for Marvel’s big-screen Guardians of the Galaxy in which Pratt will play leading man Star Lord, the half-human half-alien leader of a bio-engineered team of space-traveling heroes. We’re guessing this took Henry Cavill hours in the gym, but Pratt credits “Six months no beer.” READ FULL STORY
In the search for universal insight, we bring you two cosmic questions from the Marvel Universe: Will moviegoers embrace the unknown next summer when Marvel Studios delivers the eccentric Guardians of the Galaxy film? And, in the uncharted frontier of digital comics, how far can Marvel’s Infinite Comics go with its ongoing mission to find new readers?
Time will answer those shrouded mysteries, but there may be hints to both in a new release that arrives today in the Marvel digital space: Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comics, the first in a special four-issue series (written by Brian Michael Bendis and posted bi-weekly — you’ll find exclusive looks at the art above and below) in the Infinite format.
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