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The Marvel movie machine is a relentless beast that lives up to every promise it makes.  When the first footage for Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy was presented last year at San Diego Comic-Con, it marked the beginning of a fierce, intelligent marketing campaign that no one could run from.  During the past year, that excitement has only grown and now that the release date is upon us, millions of fans flocked to the local multiplex as soon as they could to get a glimpse of a team of relatively unknown characters, whose members include a tree and a talking raccoon. Everyone wants to be the first to see it, including “Maddie”, who after waiting over a year was finally getting ready to see the long awaited space adventure-comedy. And then something weird and tragic in the best possibly nerdy way happened…. (more…)

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Just the other day, the marketing team at Disney/Marvel dropped a cool-looking character poster on us. We got a look at Groot and Rocket Raccoon, looking bad-ass and ready to rumble. Now, we get the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy crew. Scroll on to see the latest character posters, featuring Drax, Gamora and the almighty (or not) Starlord. (more…)

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[UPDATE! Since Marvel can’t seem to quit with the Guardians spam (not that we’re complaining) you’ll find the film’s first official poster below the cut.]

Hot on the heels of the first full trailer come these quick peeks at the crazies who make up James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. Throughout the day Marvel will be dropping these short videos introducing us to each of the Guardians and we’ll continue to update this post with each one as they’re released. (more…)

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There’s new reports making the rounds on the Internet that Marvel may have found their choice for Drax in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Earlier this week the word was that Isaiah Mustafa, Dave Batista , and Brian Patrick pictured below were testing for the role.

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The latest word is that Jason Momoa (Conan, Game of Thrones, Stargate Atlantis) was brought in to read for the role in London on Wednesday and the test went so well that Marvel offered him the part. Moma’s representation is now in the process of working out the details with Marvel as negotiations progress.

I’m of mixed opinion on this casting news. I loved Momoa in Game of Thrones and Stargate Atlantis, but was disappointed with his take on Conan, very disappointed. That might work though, Drax is part of a group, much like the roles Momoa played in Game and Stargate. In his role as Conan, Momoa had to carry the movie, perhaps he just isn’t ready to carry a movie on those broad shoulders yet.

What do you think about this casting news? Was there someone else you were excited about for the part? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

 

 

Via: Latino Review

As we ease down from the surprise that yes indeed, there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy movie coming up in just two years time, we get news that a new writer will be taking a crack at the script. But what’s especially interesting is that the person writing the script anew is Chris McCoy, an accomplished, though unproduced, screenwriter.

So who is Chris McCoy? (Dammit Jim, he’s a screenwriter, not a miracle worker! Ha!) McCoy has had no less than three scripts on the so-called “Black List,” an annual list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. You know, all the scripts Hollywood doesn’t produce so they can make Battleship and Total Recall.

McCoy’s scripts,  Get Back, Good Looking, and Good Kids are each known for their “quirky comedic bent,” so perhaps McCoy is being brought in to add some character to the unique cast of Guardians which includes a talking tree and bad ass raccoon. McCoy will be replacing Nicole Perlman, who wrote the initial draft of the Guardians screenplay. Perlman came up in Marvels’ writer’s program, and has previously penned two real-life space films about Neil Armstrong and the Space Shuttle Challenger. So I guess Marvel’s trying to marry real space with quirky space.

The Guardians of the Galaxy film will feature a superhero team of alien heroes including Star Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Gamora as they battle Thanos (the villain at the end of The Avengers) to stop him from taking over the universe. The film is scheduled for release on August 1, 2014.

Source: /Film