Obviously the answer is yes.
With a release date of August 1, 2013 breathing down their necks, it seems that Marvel Studios is putting their casting list together for Guardians of the Galaxy. Today, Deadline published a short(ish) list of candidates that the studio is looking at for the James Gunn adaptation of the Marvel space-superhero team.
So who’s on the list? How about Joel Edgerton (Uncle Owen in the Star Wars prequels), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies), and Eddie Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn). They’ve all been confirmed by Deadline as testing for the part.
However, there are three other candidates who have expressed interest in one way, shape or form. One is Garrett Hedlund, star of TRON Legacy who didn’t exactly leave fans wanting more from his performance in that movie. Two is James Marsden, who maybe going after Chris Evans’ record for most number of comic book characters played considering he’s most well-known for playing Cyclops in X-Men 1-3 and Richard in Superman Returns. And third is Sullivan Stapleton, who’s well-known for a lot of Australian TV.
No mention of Nathan Fillion, who’s worked with Gunn in the past, and is a top fan pick for, well, anything. But Fillion’s already said he’s too busy with his series Castle to take part.
How about you Bastards? Who’s your pick for Star Lord: one of the people named above or someone off the mark?
So now that the summer of superhero movies have come to a close, what’s there to look forward to? Well, there’s a number of exciting films on the horizon actually. One flick in particular, though, would have to be Andy and Lana Wachowski (the Matrix trilogy) and Tom Tykwer‘s (Run Lola Run) Cloud Atlas .The trailer for it hit just a few days ago, and my lord…it’s poised to be one heck of a Sci-Fi spectacle! I for one, am astonished at how wildly imaginative it is. There are six stories in the movie that the characters will appear in that cross through different genres and take place of over the course of a thousand years. (Basically, all the actors play different characters in different time frames of the story). I mean come one, how ambitious does sound? Plus, with this being a Wachowski joint, you know it’s going to be a visual treat.
If you haven’t checked out the trailer I implore you to do so (I’ve embedded it after the jump). I think you’ll be impressed. For the rest of you, Warner Bros. has launched the official website for the film, and included in the website are photos from every single character in the film. In these photos you’ll see variations of actors Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant.
Sure, some of the make-ups look like they were done from booted contestants from SyFy’s Face-Off, but it’s kind of remarkable how distinctly different each actor looks. Some of them are completely unrecognizable.
Imagine if there were two parts to our world: one side that is the Top world and is vertically oriented from top to bottom, and another side that is the Bottom world where everything is upside down. Of course, both sides would hate the shit out of each other because humanity appears to have nothing better to do than to create discord amongst itself.
This is the premise of Upside Down, a sci-fi flick starring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess, directed by Juan Diego Solanas. Solanas wrote the script alongside Santiago Amigorena. From the trailer, it appears to be a star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet kind of dealie where two people from opposite worlds fall in love and society throws all the shit at them for it. Although it appears to be less silly than Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story and other tragic romances that have followed along those same lines.
Check out the trailer below! It actually looks pretty good; I’d actually be interested in seeing it. At this point, there is no set release date or even a distributor so we’ve no idea when we’ll be seeing this film in theatres. Chances are it’ll start off as a film festival flick and go from there.