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The Avengers 2 Begins In Iron Man 3 Says Kevin Feige

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5237:]]Though we have heard that Iron Man 3 will be a standalone film – or more so than the previous IM movies – Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige teases that The Avengers 2 actually begins there.

While the previous Marvel Studios Phase One movies may have made it seem more obvious that they were building to something big, Feige says that we might not noticed the hints for The Avengers 2 in Iron Man 3.

“I would say that the exercise of this film is very much standalone, more so than any ‘Iron Man’ film since the first one. But because we are in Phase Two and we’re heading towards another ‘Avengers’ movie, there’s certainly a road that’s being paved — you just might not notice it,” Feige told MTV about signs for The Avengers 2 in Iron Man 3. “While you’re driving on the road, not knowing where it’s going, you might not realize that there are road signs and signals and lane changes that we’re setting up now — they might not be readily apparent the first time you see the movie.”

Feige is tight-lipped when asked about specifics, but offers that it’s more about Tony Stark than any other grandiose designs.

“In this one, it has less to do with any sort of larger S.H.I.E.L.D. or cosmic overlay, but much more about Tony, his frame of mind, his viewpoint and the things he wants to pursue.”

Feige also offered that Joss Whedon is still working on the script and that, “there are already seven things in there that are worth the price of admission alone.”

Any ideas?

The Avengers 2 assembles May 1, 2015 with Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie on August 1, 2014 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015..

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No Plans For DnA In Marvel Cosmic Says Stephen Wacker

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The new Marvel Cosmic features three books, and so far that looks to be it.

There is Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinnessNova, Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi’s Thanos Rising.

There’s also a big rumor of a big Marvel Cosmic event on the horizon.

Marvel Cosmic was relaunched in 2005-6 by Keith Giffen with Annihilation who turned the reigns over to Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA). They were onboard from the get go writing the Annihilation: Nova mini series. From there, they took on Richard Rider and Nova, Annihilation: Conquest, Guardians of the Galaxy, War of Kings, DarkhawkRealm of Kings, the Thanos Imperative and Annihilators.

With the resurgence of Marvel Cosmic under the direction of the big guns at Marvel, will DnA be a part of the new cosmic?

A fan asked the editor on the new stuff, Stephen Wacker, just that.

Sorry, DnA fans, doesn’t seem like anything is in the cards.

2) Whilst it is obviously not a simple matter, but it does look like from the outside that Marvel are basing their GOTG film on the stuff that DnA did. Any chance of more DnA cosmic stuff? There is a lot of love for their stuff. 

Stephen Wacker: 2-No plans beyond the 3 announced books right now.

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Now Bendis Compares His Guardians of the Galaxy Costumes To Whedon’s Firefly

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5215:]]I’m really beginning to enjoy myself reading these interviews and such by Loeb, Bendis, McNiven and editor Stephen Wacker.

They just keep digging themselves a deeper hole.

Wacker has been visiting various forums going off on little tangents; in effect the guy is what the net deems a “troll.” I believe more than a few fans out there said they stopped reading his books because of his behavior. Always a good thing.

Regarding Bendis, we saw in his last Avengers Assemble issue that Tony Stark is joining the team looking forward to scoring with all the alien babes. In addition, Stark’s the Captain Kirk of the Marvel Universe with Bendis comparing his Guardians of the Galaxy to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean as well. Or maybe that was just pirates in general. I forget.

The latest from Bendis is that he compares Steve McNiven’s new Guardians of the Galaxy look and the look of the book to Joss Whedon’s Firefly, which starred the likes of Nathan Fillion, the fan-favorite choice to play Star-Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Firefly was awesome, and ironically enough, shares something in common with DnA’s Guardians of the Galaxy in that it, too, was screwed over by the bigwigs in charge. When Firefly debuted, the episodes were broadcast out of order and Warner Bros. canceled it after one year, and – get this – told Whedon the news about the cancellation the same day they shot down his Batman movie. Of course, Marvel Cosmic fans know that DnA’s four year run on the Marvel Cosmic stuff was cast aside for Loeb, Bendis and the new movie (and if I’m lying about that, prove me wrong).

So we don’t disagree that the Guardians of the Galaxy can be compared to Firefly, but we do about Steven McNiven’s new designs.

If you recall, in an interview with Newsarama, McNiven went on record stating that Marko Djurdjevic’s WWI Guardians of the Galaxy designs didn’t fit.

“Double-breasted jackets and outer space adventure don’t really fit these days,” he said.

McNiven didn’t say Djurdjevic’s name specifically, as he had most likely no idea, but he goes on to say had no idea there were even fans out there, as McNiven has never read or worked on Marvel Cosmic previously.

“I hadn’t noticed but I’m glad there are big fans of the characters out there!” McNiven offered in regards to Star-Lord and his helmet (which is noticeably absent).

So getting back to Bendis, he compares the new redesign and feel of his Guardians to Joss Whedon’s Firefly.

Via CBR:

The cast has had a redesign of their uniforms, something that Bendis stated was “a big thing for Steve [McNiven],” who wanted to redesign everything. “I’m a big fan of in comic book artwork that alien worlds look like people live in them,” he said. “They don’t look like sets. These worlds look lived in, they look thought out, they look like everything works. I’m applying all of that to the character. What these people wear in space isn’t just form for function, it’s a representation of who they are as people.”

“You look at ‘Firefly,’ ‘Serenity,’ everything looks lived-in,” he continued. “This is their home, this is their apartment.”

McNiven’s Guardians of the Galaxy:

“What these people wear in space isn’t just form for function, it’s a representation of who they are as people.” – Bendis

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Marko Djurdjevic’s Star-Lord:

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2008):

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Concept Art:

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Say It Ain’t So: Jim Carrey & Adam Sandler Up For Roles In Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5196:]]While filming for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie is said to begin this Summer in London, all we have to go with in regards to casting is a bunch of rumors.

By my count there has been 11 actors said to be up for the lead role of Peter Quill, Star-Lord, and now we can add 3 more.

No. Not Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler.

Latino Review says they have three more names to add to the list with Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Chris Lowell (The Help), and Cam Gigandet (Priest).

But that is not all they have as LR also says Marvel Studios is asking for both Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler to be available.

As they note, it sounds like a little comic relief as the actors could perhaps voice Rocket Raccoon, Groot or both.

Sorry, but I can’t imagine Sandler reciting “I am Groot,” in that Sandler voice of his, and a definite “no” from me for Carrey as Rocket Raccoon.

Of course, this might not be the case and they might be up for different roles altogether, which I give a big negative to as well.

A couple fan-favorites mentioned for roles include Nathan Fillion for Star-Lord and Jason Statham to voice Rocket Raccoon.

Jim Carrey will also portray Colonel Stars in Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass 2.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release date and is directed by James Gunn.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy movie hub for news, images and more.

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Rocket Raccoon & Gamora Revealed In Jeph Loeb’s Nova #3 (Solicit)

Jeph Loeb‘s new – as fans describe it – NINO (Nova In Name Only) Nova will see the likes of Rocket Raccon and Gamora.

The April solicit for Nova #3 reveals the Guardians of the Galaxy members appear to be training Sam Alexander, and this one gets a Mark Bagley variant.

We also see from the cover that both are not wearing the new Steve McNiven costumes.

NOVA #3

JEPH LOEB (W) • ED MCGUINNESS (A/C)
Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY
• It’s time for Sam Alexander’s Training Day. And with the Guardians of Galaxy’s Gamora and Rocket Raccoon in charge, Nova soon learns that old lesson “Practice Makes Painful!”
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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Bendis Guardians of the Galaxy #2 Gets 5 Covers; Quesada, Madiuera, Movie, More

After poor sales on both Moon Knight and Avengers Assemble, Marvel seems to be doing all they can and more to make sure the new Brian Michael Bendis written Guardians of the Galaxy is a sure seller.

The April solicit for Guardians of the Galaxy #2 reveals that not only are there five covers, and one from Joe Quesada and Joe Madiuera, but a movie variant as well.

We also see that the book will feature the original bad guys from the original team, the Badoon (clue to the movie, perhaps?), but also will be set in London.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • STEVE MCNIVEN (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY Paolo Rivera
Variant cover by JOE QUESADA
Variant cover by JOE MADIUERA
Movie Variant Also Available
• While London deals with the brutal Badoon invasion, the fate of the Guardians of the Galaxy may have been decided millions of miles away.
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Marvel Launching The Cosmic Event We Always Wanted But Not The Way We Wanted It

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5151:]]When you have the likes of Joe Quesada personally calling an artist to get them onboard a cosmic comic book — you know the pigs are flying sky high.

Of course, it’s all because of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon, and we’re guessing nothing really about Quesada’s input, as everyone who has been reading anything from Marvel for the past 10+ years knows Joe doesn’t like cosmic.

It’s even been said that during Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s Guardians of the Galaxy run that the character of Jack Flag really represented Joe Q., as Flag would often quip how much he disliked the cosmic stuff. At least that was the inside joke amongst cosmic readers.

So when Marvel Comics cancelled DnA’s stuff, and Joe Q. said it wasn’t because of sales, he was telling the truth, it was because of movies, we shouldn’t have found it a surprise that when the cosmic was brought back it was only “cosmic.”

Iron Man. X-Men. Earth.

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That’s Marvel’s new cosmic, which actually isn’t new anything.

All it is, is the Guardians wrapped up in a neat little package with a nice Avengers bow tied to the top. So when the Guardians of the Galaxy movie does comes out, the Marvel Comics folk can make it look like they didn’t ignore their cosmic stuff for years, and that the Guardians are an integral component to the Avengers, and of course Iron Man.

We all know better as Marvel Cosmic was regulated to their little own “universe” with barely any promotion — and definitely not involved in any of the Marvel “big” events. Yet, they survived.

Well, the latest is that Marvel is planning a big “cosmic” event that begins in Jeph Loeb’s Nova, which fans dub NINO (Nova In Name Only) and will continue in the new Guardians of the Galaxy comic book and involve the recently announced Thanos Uprising as well as into Age Of Ultron. It’s being described by Bleeding Cool as being as big as Avengers Vs. X-Men (and we all know how good that turned out).

What’s that you say? Ultron? Yep, DnA already did that in Annihilation: Conquest.

Obviously, we can see what’s going on here. With Matt Fraction spilling the beans that the Marvel Studios movies have a direct influence on the comics and writers, we see that Marvel Comics is following along The Avengers movie with Thanos, Guardians of the Galaxy and into The Avengers 2.

I can only imagine the look on Quesada’s face when he was told that the movies would be heavily cosmic. 

Who knows though, that could have been shortly before Quesada gave up the EIC gig and moved on.

Basically what we are getting, is an inorganic story from writers who have no idea or would have never thought about diving head first into cosmic in the first place.

Instead of bringing the Annihilation era, which had a loyal and steady fan base of its own, into Marvel, they “axeled” it (as I like to say) and relaunched under their good buddies who will have gone on to get a movie credit.

Though underserving.

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And I won’t be buying it. Won’t you join me?

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Variant Comic Book Cover Announced

Marvel Comics will be releasing a Guardians of the Galaxy movie variant to their upcoming comic.

As part of the FIVE covers Marvel will be releasing for their April issue, we see a movie variant is listed:

Movie Variant Also Available

The cover has yet to be revealed, but we are hoping it’s similar to the concept art (below) which resembles Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s run.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release date and is directed by James Gunn.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy movie hub for news, images and more.

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Marko Djurdjevic’s Thanos Rising #1 Variant Cover Revealed

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This April sees Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi take on the Mad Titan’s origin with Thanos Rising #1.

Marvel revealed Marko Djurdjevic’s variant cover (below) with the normal cover (right) and solicit as well.

Djurdjevic had a hand in launching Marvel Cosmic back in the Annihilation era as he designed the DnA Guardians of the Galaxy costumes that the new upcoming movie seems to be based on.

Artist Steve McNiven in a recent interview basically insulted Djurdjevic’s look and re-designed them from the head down, apparently nixing Star-Lord’s popular helmet in the process.

THANOS RISING #1 (OF 5)

JASON AARON (W) • SIMONE BIANCHI (A/C)
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Blank Variant Also Available
Young Variant Also Available
• What comes after “Marvel NOW!”? Whatever it is, it starts HERE.
• The vile face left movie audiences in shock after last summer’s Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers” movie, but who is this eerily disturbing villain?
Thanos rises as the unrivaled rogue of wretchedness in this gripping tale of tragedy, deceit and destiny. Where did this demi-god of death and destruction come from and…more importantly what does he want?
• The answers come from the incredible creative team of Jason Aaron (Wolverine, X-Men Origins) and Simone Bianchi (Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men) as they take you on journey that will not only change the course of one boy’s life…
…but will soon change the very nature of the Marvel Universe.
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Look: Our Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Comic Is Worth Something Now

About two years ago or so I couldn’t get fifty cents an issue on eBay for an issue of Guardians of the Galaxy (2008).

Now, the first issue has been sold for as high as 66 bucks!

Another sold for close to $40 and an active listing is around $20.

Not bad!

Better sell them fast before Bendis mucks it all up!

The movie hits August 1, 2014.

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Help James Gunn’s Mentor, Lloyd Kaufmann, Take Troma Films To Cannes Film Festival

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5088:]]All of us cosmic fans know that our favorite upcoming moving slated for August 1, 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, is being directed by James Gunn.

But did you know that James got his start at Troma Films under the guidance of Lloyd Kaufman?

Kaufman and Troma Films are known for cult classics such as The Toxic Avenger as well as The Class of Nuke ‘Em High. Actually, Kaufman shot the sequel, Return To Nuke ‘Em High, in the backyard of Cosmic Book News offices, with a huge beach party scene filmed in Niagara Falls, NY.

For over 40 years Llloyd Kaufman has been providing fans original independent films as well as mentoring upcoming filmmakers, such as James Gunn. If you are familiar with Troma Films, you see where Gunn’s Super and Slither got their inspiration from; if not, well know you know.

Now we see that Lloyd wants to take his Troma Films to the Cannes Film Festival in France to shoot the follow-up to his 2002 documentary with Occupy Cannes.

Check out the following promotional video for their IndieGoGo fundraiser – it’s a real hoot – and be sure to help out. They even offer a plethora of prizes including a trip with them to the Cannes Film Festival as well as props, art books and autographs.

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We Don’t Want Melissa Stetten As Gamora In The Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Either

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With the Guardians of the Galaxy movie said to begin filming as early as this Summer in London, Marvel Studios and James Gunn are going to have to get the ball movie on casting for the movie.

We’ve heard a plethora of names attached to the lead role of Peter Quill, Star-Lord, as well as a couple for Drax, but nothing much for the character of Gamora – the adopted daughter of the Mad Titan Thanos, from The Avengers movie – and the most dangerous woman in the universe as well.

However, maybe that will change as in the following video the girlfriend of James Gunn, Melissa Stetten, offers up an audition for Gamora.

She notes in the beginning that Gunn won’t let her audition, and then proceeds into the following.

She also notes she’s not familiar with the comic books and that’s is all in good fun in the comments on her YouTube channel.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie opens August 1, 2014 directed by James Gunn.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie To Face Annihilation Wave? “Cosmic Force Of Epic Proportions” Reveals Synopsis

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Earlier, Disney announced that the James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy movie will be released in 3D, and now we also get a small bit of the synopsis.

It reveals that the Guardians will be taking on a cosmic force of epic proportions.

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. James Gunn will direct. In theaters August 1, 2014 in 3D.

Cosmic Book News was the first to inform you that the villain from the mid-credit scene featured in The Avengers movie, Thanos, The Mad Titan, will be appearing in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie as well as The Avengers 2, which fits the bill.

Could the synopsis be talking about  – not someone – but something else?

It’s interesting that the synopsis reads a “force” of “epic proportions” — could it mean an army?

Like an Annihilation Wave army?

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5031:]]The Guardians of the Galaxy comic book that the movie and concept art seem to be based on sprang from a popular Marvel Comics Cosmic event known as Annihilation. Annihilus, the leading bug from the Negative Zone, led his Annihilation Wave into the Marvel Universe decimating billions (at a time when the Marvel heroes were fighting amongst themselves during Civil War).

Thanos played a prominent role seemingly befriending Annihilus, with the likes of Drax, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Richard Rider, Nova, defending and saving the entire universe.

However, it’s quite possible that Fox Studios may actually hold the rights to Annihilus, as he is primarily a Fantastic Four villain.

If that’s the case, the next best guess – if indeed it’s an army – would be the Badoon, the original foes of the original Guardians of the Galaxy. The original GoTG members were a rag-tag bunch from the future that assembled to save the future of the Earth — with the help of the Mighty Avengers.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie opens August 1, 2014 directed by James Gunn.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie & Captain America 2 Get A 3-D Release

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The James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy movie is confirmed to get a 3-D release as well as the Russo brothers’ Captain America 2, “The Winter Soldier.”

Marvel.com released the news:

Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” will now be released in 3D!

The second solo film starring Chris Evans as Captain America hits theaters April 4, 2014, while the Guardians launch into their spacefaring adventure August 1, 2014!

It’s rumored that the Guardians of the Galaxy movie will begin shooting this Summer in London; if true, we can expect casting announcements sooner rather than later. To date, no member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, which includes Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, has been cast.

The Avengers 2 assembles May 1, 2015 with Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie on August 1, 2014 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015..

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Avengers Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.

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Major Loki Spoilers Revealed In Thor 2 By Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje & Kurse

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5022:]]We recently found out that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing both Elgrim the Strong and Kurse in Thor 2, “The Dark World,” which could suggest a whole host of possibilities.

Now we hear that those might not be his only roles in the Marvel Studios universe, as he talks with MTV and confirms the two characters again, but this time also mentions that he is in talks to play another Marvel Studios character.

But before we get to that, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje lets loose a bunch of in-depth details on Kurse as well as – possibly – spoiling Loki’s role in the movie.

Spoilers ahead.

Kurse is the one where I do all the fighting. It’s 40lbs of extra weight, and the good thing about it, is it’s very flexible and elastic,” he tells MTV about the prosthetics. “Me and Chris [Hemsworth], we would go toe-to-toe. It was hard core.”

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Next we hear about a major possible spoiler about Loki’s character, in that this time around he could be a good guy as Loki is set to battle Kurse as well, which could mean Loki and his brother Thor teaming up against Malekith the Accursed.

“There’s fights going [on]. He [Loki] gets his fair [share], and me and him as well,” the actor tell MTV’s in response to a question about Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in battle. “The great thing about Kurse is, he is having it with everybody. But no, Loki has some amazing fights in there. They are really going to be happy with this. Everybody gets their little shine and I won’t really tell you what happens, but there are some great surprises.”

Regarding the other character he might be playing, MTV brings up Drax from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje playing coy.

“Funny you say that, as we speak, we’re talking about that,” he said.

When asked specifically about the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Akinnuoye-Agbaje responded back, “I’m not talking about anything yet. I’m just talking about having a really good relationship with Marvel.”

Here’s the video:

Thor 2: The Dark World hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin,  Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurse.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Thor movie hub for images, news and more.

Synopsis:

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Starts Filming This Summer In London

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4995:]]For those wondering who will play their favorite Marvel Cosmic characters on the big screen in the James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy movie, you will probably not have to wait long to find out as the movie is said to start filming this Summer in London.

According to ScreenDaily, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie will film at the same place of Thor 2, in London at Pinewood-Shepperton Studios.

Apparently the UK offers big tax breaks with Pinewood-Shepperton Studios being a major draw, as in addition to Thor 2Maleficent and Jack Ryan filmed there with the new Muppets movie and Disney’s Cinderella upcoming.

If the news is indeed true, we should be getting more on the cast of the Guardians, with members including – so far – Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot.

For Peter Quill, the leader of the Guardians, a number of names have been mentioned, so many that it’s currently in double digits.

A couple names have been thrown out for Drax as well; we can assume CGI for Rocket Raccoon and Groot, but nothing as-of-yet has been mentioned regarding the most dangerous woman in the Universe, Gamora.

It’s also said that Thanos, the alien from the mid-credit scene in The Avengers, will play the part of the villain and go on to have a role in The Avengers 2 as well.

If you need to get caught up on the history of Star-Lord and the latest on the Guardians of the Galaxy, head on over here and check out this cool video, where Star-Lord is described as a “half alien, half cybernetic Machiavellian bad ass.”

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release date and is directed by James Gunn.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy movie hub for news, images and more.

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Who The Bleep Is Star-Lord? Get Caught Up On The Guardians of the Galaxy (Video)

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4993:]]With August 1, 2014 fast approaching, and with James Gunn directing the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, various Marvel fans will be left scratching their heads wondering who exactly are these guys.

We’ve put together a batch of articles on the Guardians of the Galaxy members including Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot to help you out.

Now you can check out the rather cool video below that gives us an in-depth look at the Guardians of the Galaxy as well as their leader, Star-Lord.

GeekWorldRadio points out that James Gunn is the perfect choice for the role as well as the fact that Star-Lord is kind of an a–hole!

They cover the early history of Star-Lord all the way through Annihilation and DnA’s stellar run, and also go into the actors that are said to be up for the role.

“So now we have a half alien, half cyborg, Machiavellian bad ass,” they say.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release date and is directed by James Gunn.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy movie hub for news, images and more.

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Marvel Heroes MMO Available Spring 2013; Starter Packs Announced

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The highly anticipated Marvel Heroes MMO PC video game will see its debut this Spring, and Gazillion Entertainment, the developer behind the game, announced a Founders Program with starter packs.

Though Marvel Heroes is free-to-play online, it still features various upgrades and add-ons that can be purchased with the Founders Program offering players the choice of starting heroes, alternate costumes, special game boosts, and more.

For instance, the Rocket Raccoon starter pack features 2 costumes, in-game currency, boosts and other bonuses.

See the full press release below for more.

 

Press Release

 

GAZILLION UNMASKS FOUNDERS PROGRAM FOR MARVEL HEROES

Starter, Premium and Ultimate Founders Packs Available Now for Early Access, Extra Loot and the Perfect Collection of Super Heroes

 

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SAN MATEO, Calif. – January 9, 2013 – Marvel fans and gamers assemble! Gazillion Entertainment today announced the Founders Program for Marvel Heroes, the highly anticipated free-to-play MMO action-RPG launching in Spring 2013.  The Marvel Heroes Founders Program lets players purchase limited-edition digital Founders Packs for access to their favorite heroes, unique costumes, early game access, and in-game currency that can be used to buy even more heroes and costumes at launch. The value-packed Marvel Heroes Founders Program is available for purchase for a limited time only through Starter, Premium and Ultimate packs at http://presale.marvelheroes.com/presale_en_uk/.

For U.S. visit: http://presale.marvelheroes.com/presale_en_us/

The Marvel Heroes Founders Program digital packs include:

Starter – There are 16 different Starter Packs available.  Each pack includes one of 16 Super Heroes to play at launch, one bonus costume for the chosen hero, £6 of in-game currency and two days head start prior to launch. Each Starter Pack will be available for £12.99. 

Premium – There are seven different Premium Packs available that will come equipped with a team of four heroes from across the Marvel Universe, including X-Force, Uncanny X-Men, Marvel Knights, Avengers, Marvel NOW, Marvel Classic and a special Deadpool pack (Why? Because he made us do it). Players will also receive four bonus costumes for their team, £20 in-game currency and four days head start prior to launch. The Premium Pack is available for £39.99.

Ultimate – The optimal value of the Founders Program, the Ultimate Pack includes access to ALL heroes available in Marvel Heroes at launch, ALL launch costumes plus four Ultimate Pack exclusive costumes (Maestro Hulk, Wolverine Weapon X, Spider-Man Symbiote and the Iron Man 3 Movie Armor), £32 in-game currency, seven days head start prior to launch, a permanent 5% experience boost, a permanent 5% item find boost, and more. The Ultimate Pack is available for £129.99. 

“Our team is hard at work to make sure Marvel Heroes is true to hardcore players, Marvel fans and the most casual of gamers through deep, MMO action-RPG gameplay, an expansive interactive storyline and easy-to-play experience,” said David Brevik, president and chief operating officer, Gazillion Entertainment. “We’ve built Marvel Heroes from the ground up to be a free-to-play game where players can find and collect nearly every hero and costume in the game just by playing.  The Founders Program gives players the opportunity to play as their favorite hero from the day we launch in addition to enough in-game currency to buy more heroes and costumes as we release new content.”

Marvel Heroes is created by David Brevik, the visionary behind Diablo and Diablo II, set in the expansive Marvel Universe. Featuring an original storyline created by Marvel super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis, players collect and play as iconic Marvel Super Heroes, including Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America and many more. Players will be able to suit up as their favorite heroes in Spring 2013 to battle notorious Marvel Super Villains (Magneto, Doctor Octopus, Madame Hydra, the Kingpin and more) en route to stopping Doctor Doom from destroying the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube. 

Marvel Heroes will be available in Spring 2013 as a free download for PC and will be available for Mac OS post-launch. 

You can find out more information on Marvel Heroes at https://www.marvelheroes.com follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MMMSociety or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/marvelheroes

About Gazillion Entertainment
Gazillion Entertainment is a privately held developer and publisher of free-to-play online games for all ages. Gazillion’s games feature revered brands, superior production quality and unmatched gameplay. For more information on Gazillion please visit www.gazillion.com.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.  

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Passes On Guardians of the Galaxy Movie; Cast As Lead in Sin City 2

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, one of the hottest actors in Hollywood, has accepted the lead role in Sin City 2 and has passed on the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Deadline reports Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play the lead role of Johnny in Sin City 2, a part that was previously offered to Johnny Depp. He joins returning cast members Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson, along with newcomer Dennis Haysbert.

Regarding the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, it’s said that talks between Gordon-Levitt and Marvel Studios have come to an end with Marvel now focusing on the other candidates for the role of Star-Lord, with names including Zachary Levi and John Krasinski.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s popularity is at an all-time high as he comes off three popular movies including The Dark Knight Rises, Looper and Lincoln, and will also be hosting the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has an October 14, 2013 release date and is being directed by Robert Rodriquez and Frank Miller, also starring Jessica Alba.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release date and is directed by James Gunn.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie: WWE Dave Bautista Rumored For Drax & More; John Krasinski as Star-Lord?

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4903:]]Some rumors have hit the net this time about the character of Drax The Destroyer for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Three names have surfaced with Dave Bautista, of WWE fame, said to be in contention. Bautista has recently entered the Hollywood mix having landed roles in Riddick and The Man With Iron Fists.

The two other names listed are Isaiah Mustafa (Three Stooges, Gears of War, Charlie’s Angels), and Brian Patrick Wade, a celebrity trainer and also an actor.

It’s also said that three names are up for the character of Drax with John Krasinski (The Office) said to be up for Star-Lord, which would be the 11th name, I think, said to be up for the role.

Most recently Joseph Gordon-Levitt was said to be offered Star-Lord, with Smallville‘s Michael Rosenbaum reading for the part as well.

(Via The Collider)

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie opens August 1, 2014 directed by James Gunn.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.