GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
The first full clip from “Guardians of the Galaxy” has debuted, and though it’s only an extension of the first scene in the trailer, the extra few seconds shown are pretty cool.
As is the custom for big summer blockbusters, some of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” cast have headed back for reshoots — and Zoe Saldana posted a cool photo of her facing down Karen Gillan in rehearsals.
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) April 7, 2014
Opens August 1
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Nick Fury is headed back to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Samuel L. Jackson confirmed in an interview with Vulture that he had filmed a cameo for the season finale of the ABC drama.
“I did! Last week! I just shot the end-of-the-season show,” Jackson told Vulture. “You’re trying to get me fired and killed! I don’t talk about Marvel’s business. None of us do. … If they ask Kevin Feige and Kevin says, ‘We’d like for you to do it,’ I do.”
Jackson previously cameoed early in the season for a pre-credits sequence of Nick Fury berating Agent Coulson for not taking better care of the Bus, the team’s aerial base of operations.
Airs Tuesdays on ABC
More casting news for “Star Wars: Episode VII” — according to The Hollywood Reporter, Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, will reprise his role as the most famous walking carpet. Mayhew has played Chewbacca in all the Star Wars films in which the character has appeared, including the original trilogy and a brief appearance in “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith.”
Opens December 18, 2015
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Comic Book Movie spoke with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” co-creator Peter Laird about his first reactions to the recent trailer.
“I was impressed with what I saw of the production values — if nothing else, it looks like the new TMNT movie will have a lot of stuff going on and looking good (that toppling tower, for example) — but the changes to the basic design of the Turtles seemed to me to fall into the ‘fixing what is not broken’ category,” Laird told Comic Book Movie. “It’s altogether possible that, in the context of this new movie, these designs will work well and not seem so odd, but I still point to what Jim Henson’s ‘Creature Shop’ team did with their rendering of the Turtles in rubber and paint as the best translation (in live action, anyway) of the Turtles as Kevin Eastman and I created them.
“That being said, so far I have only seen this short trailer with just a few brief glimpses of the Turtles,” he continued. “My opinion could change. One thing that comes to mind if how cool it would be if someone did CGI versions of those same Henson designs, with all the incredible flexibility and seamless action potential available with today’s CGI.”
Opens August 8
THE SINISTER SIX
With “Amazing Spider-Man 2’s” release on the horizon, new information has come to light about Sony’s upcoming “Sinister Six” spinoff film. “Cloverfield” director Drew Goddard is reportedly in talks to direct the “Sinister Six” spinoff, which should come as little surprise considering his name was in rotation as a possibility when Sony’s plans to expand the franchise were announced.
Goddard’s other credits include “Lost,” “The Cabin in the Woods” and the upcoming “Daredevil” Netflix pilot.
The CW has released the official synopsis for “Seeing Red,” an upcoming episode of “Arrow” that focuses on Colton Haynes’ Roy Harper.
ROY SPINS OUT OF CONTROL – The mirakuru sends Roy (Colton Haynes) into an uncontrollable rage and he unleashes on the city. After Roy’s deadly fight with a police officer, Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes the mirakuru has taken over Roy completely and must figure out a way to stop him. Things get more complicated after Sara (Caity Lotz) declares that Roy is too far gone and the only way to stop him is to kill him. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) believes she can breakthrough to Roy so she goes on camera at Moira’s (Susanna Thompson) campaign rally to lure him to Verdant. Her ploy works but after Roy attacks Thea, Team Arrow unleashes on him. Doug Aarniokoski directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Hardees has released a series of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”-centric commercials featuring Quicksilver and Mystique with a behind-the-scenes look at a third that focuses on Colossus. Check out all three below.
Opens May 23