GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn spoke with HeyUGuys about many of the rumors floating around about the film and how he approached getting into the head of Rocket Raccoon.
“I’ve done a lot of studying with real raccoons, and we had real raccoons come in,” Gunn told HeyUGuys. “We’ve done photography with them, I’ve played with raccoons, and fed raccoons, and dealt a lot with real raccoons to get some of the behavior down, because it’s really, really important to me that Rocket Raccoon, who is the heart of the movie, is not a cartoon character, it’s not Bugs Bunny in the middle of The Avengers, it’s a real, little, somewhat mangled beast that’s alone. There’s no one else in the universe quite like him, he’s been created by these guys to be a mean-ass fighting machine.”
Opens August 1, 2014
IRON MAN 3
Comic Book Movie has posted quote highlights from the “Iron Man 3” press conference in London, including a tidbit from Robert Downey Jr. on how the movie’s been received so far.
“All I know is that we’re doing something right. I’m really glad that audiences are responding to this movie,” Downey Jr. said. “Being able to do this again with Don and Gwyneth, it’s a great pleasure, but having Sir Ben rocketing us into another dimension with arguably the most complicated arc in superhero history and the over talented Rebecca Hall doing us a big solid by classing up the joint has just made this a most delightful experience. And Drew and Shane listened to us all run our mouths for weeks and weeks and weeks and then they said ‘Thank you very much’, went away and came back with a script which was the story we shot. That’s the reason we’re sitting here and that’s the reason most of you aren’t saying this one sucks.”
Opens May 3
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Hayley Atwell spoke with TheAge.com.au about the nature of her reprisal as Peggy Carter in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” though she couldn’t say much.
“They’re so tight, the Marvel family, and private,” Atwell said. “I can say that I am involved in some way in the second one. Just know that it’s not me being cryptic, it’s Marvel. They can just as easily kill me off if I threaten to tell the story before it’s time. They’re keeping it all under wraps.”
The actress further stated that Marvel would bring a “snapshot as to what Peggy’s actually really capable of” to Comic-Con International at San Diego later this year.
Opens April 4, 2014
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
Yahoo! Movies has posted a new viral clip for “Star Trek Into Darkness” featuring some intense narration by Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison.
Opens May 17
New photos of James Mangold’s “The Wolverine” have popped up online, courtesy of ReviewSTL. Check out this photo of Wolverine versus a bunch of ninjas (photo by Ben Rothstein) and click through for the whole gallery.
Opens July 26
Check out this new clip of “Superman Unbound” featuring Matt Bomer as the voice of Superman.
Releases on DVD/Blu-ray May 7
Spinoff Online spoke with Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko about their work in Joseph Kosinski’s “Oblivion” with star Tom Cruise.
“Tom is fascinating,” Kurylenko told Spinoff. “I don’t know what that man doesn’t know what to do — he flies a plane, a helicopter, everything.”
Now in theaters
OSWALT’S STAR WARS GETS A POSTER
While Patton Oswalt’s amazing filibuster in “Parks and Recreation” aired last night, EW.com had Jef Castro create the theatrical poster for his amazing pitch for “Star Wars Episode VII.” The poster is just fantastic. Check it out below.