The latest promo spot for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 put the focus on the legendary sibling rivalry of Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan). These two characters have a lot of things to work out with each other that would probably normally take years and years of therapy. Regardless of their feelings toward each other, we know that they reluctantly team up in Vol. 2 to help save the galaxy. Hopefully, while they are on this adventure together, they find a new found respect for each other.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
The movie stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki, and Chris Sullivan.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released on May 5, 2017. Tickets go on sale today! Make sure to check out all of our news for the film here.
After bursting on the scene with 500 Days of Summer, director Marc Webb was handed the keys to the kingdom on Sony's Spider-Man franchise. The result? Two Amazing Spider-Man films that didn't quite live up to expectations, and a scuttled franchise that reboots this year with Spider-Man: Homecoming, a co-production between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios.
The director spoke with Collider and was asked about his biggest regret, and this was his response:
It’s hard for me to think about it, in terms of regrets. There are so many things that I’m proud of. There was an ambition with the second movie, in particular. The idea that it’s a superhero that can’t save everybody is something that I’m really proud of. I’m really proud of the ambition of that because it’s an important message, and I believe in that. I believe in what we were after. They’re really, really difficult movies to make. They’re complex in ways that people don’t fully understand. They weren’t disasters. But in terms of regrets, I don’t think of it in those terms. I felt really, really fortunate to have that opportunity. That’s a whole other long, in-depth conversation that I probably shouldn’t have publicly. I loved everybody involved. I really did. I didn’t have an adversarial relationship with the studio, at all. There were a lot of very smart people. These are just incredibly complicated movies to make. I am proud of them, in many ways, and I stand by them. I’m certainly not a victim, in that situation.
I think Webb managed to capture some pretty nice moments between stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone with his Spidey movies, but the scripts left a lot to be desired. It should always come down to the story first, and to me, it just didn't seem like Webb had good enough stories to work with on these movies.
The animated spy series Archer has made the move to FXX and transitioned into a 1940s noir for its new season, Archer: Dreamland. I don't think the answering machine as we know it today had been invented by the 1940s, so that means we're not likely to see a continuation of Sterling Archer's elaborate voicemail hoaxes...at least, not this season. But take a look at this supercut of every time his ridiculous voicemails have tricked his friends and family over the years in the video below.
Before they were famous alert incoming! An old ad has surfaced for the classic Atari game Pitfall, and a young Jack Black is right at the beginning of it! I'm not sure how old he is in this video, but I'm assuming we can guess early teens? Check out the video and reminisce on the wondrous world of Pitfall below.
While we wait for a new season of The X-Files to move forward, hardcore fans can enjoy an audio dramatization from Audible called The X-Files: Cold Cases. What's so cool about this is that this is a full cast dramatization that includes David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles of FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully along with several other members of the original cast.
The X-Files: Cold Cases is based on the comic books by Joe Harris, which had creative direction from series creator Chris Carter. We've got a promo teaser for the audio series that you can check out below.
Set after the events of The X-Files: I Want to Believe and providing additional backstory to the incidents that pulled Mulder and Scully out of reclusion prior to 2016’s miniseries revival, a database breach at FBI headquarters allows an unknown group to access and capitalize on those investigations left unsolved – dubbed cold cases – by the secret department once known as The X-Files. As friends and foes of the agency long thought gone begin to inexplicably reappear, former agents Mulder and Scully come out of anonymity to face a growing conspiracy that involves not only their former department but the US government and forces not of this world.
The audio version of The X-Files: Cold Cases was produced by Dirk Maggs (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows). As a longtime fan of The X-Files, I'll definitely be listening to this.
Aubible Originals releases The X-Files: Cold Cases on July 18th.
The people behind How It Should Have Ended and Screen Junkies have teamed up for a show called After Credits, which imagines fake post-credits scenes for popular movies. This time, they're looking back at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and making some pretty solid observations about a certain key member of the Justice League.
Netflix has announced that they are developing a untitled horror series which will be a modern-day adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel,The Haunting of Hill House. The series is being produced by Steven Spielberg and his Amblin TV and it's being created by Mike Flanagan, the filmmaker behind Ouija: Origin of Evil, Oculus, Hush and the upcoming film adaption of Gerald’s Game. He will write, direct, and executive produce the series.
The streaming service has ordered ten episodes of the series and as a fan of the horror genre, I'm excited to see what comes of it. The Haunting of Hill House has already been adapted twice before as films, the first was in 1963 and the second was the Liam Neeson version released in 1999. Both of them were titled The Haunting. For those of you who need a reminder of what the story entails:
The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a 'haunting'; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
With Spielberg and Flanagan working on this project and Netflix giving their filmmakers the freedom to realize their visions, this new series could be a creepy cool horror experience.