Vin Diesel Teases Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Details
Over the weekend, Vin Diesel took to his massively popular Facebook page to host a live Q&A video with fans. During the event, Diesel told his over 96 million followers that James Gunn has sent him the script for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 before quickly flashing page 93 to the camera.
He went on to give a little insight into what he has read of the film so far as well as praise the director and co-writer of both volumes.
“I can see why my son is so excited about this. James Gunn is such a great writer. I read this script and I go, ‘You’re a great director, and you’re this good a writer too.’ No wonder Marvel is so excited about what you’re doing. No wonder Marvel can’t wait to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Yeah, it’s one of those page turners, you cannot put the script down.”
Diesel also showed a burned CD of Awesome Mix Vol. 2 before going on to tease a bit about the continued role of music and dance in the film.
“It’s ironic, because dancing is such a big part of this Guardians of the Galaxy script.”
Considering Star-Lord and Groot’s dancing skills played a large role in the film’s climax and mid-credits scene respectively, and that the soundtrack of the first volume was such an integral part of the movie and a hit with fans, it’s no surprise that these aspects will feature into the next installment. Diesel finished by continuing his praise of Gunn and his script.
“I have twenty more pages of this incredible script. Thank you James Gunn for making an incredible script again. You did it again. The world will be anticipating this.”
After this story originally broke, Kenji Lloyd over at Final Reel took a very close look at the blurry page shown in the video and added some guess work of his own. Head over to the site for his full post and speculation, but the takeaway reveals a few of the characters we might see in the sequel. Potential SPOILER ALERT below so if you don’t want any potential moments or reveals ruined for you, skip down a bit.
Lloyd reckons that the obscured legends on the page indicate both the return of Baby Groot and Nebula in the film. Both have been previously confirmed with the only real surprise being that Groot will still be in Baby form by page 93 of the script (roughly an hour and half in). He further speculates that the previously rumored Mantis will be in the film as many have guessed following the casting of Pom Klementieff in the film. The most surprising part of the article, however, is that Lloyd reckons the name “Duck” is visible, leading him to believe that Howard the Duck will return to the MCU following his brief appearance in the end credits scene of Guardians Of The Galaxy. With Gunn previously stating he’d only be introducing two new characters in the sequel, could the addition of Howard the Duck count as a recurring part? It seems a bit of a stretch that such a divisive and ludicrous character would be firmly introduced into the MCU this early, but as the first film proved, anything is possible in Gunn’s corner of the galaxy.
The gang returns in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 which will hit theaters on May 5th, 2017.
Katee Sackhoff Wants To Be The MCU’s Black Cat
While many fans of Battlestar Galactica have been hoping to see star Katee Sackhoff don Carol Danvers’ uniform as the titular hero in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel film, Movieweb recently posed another possibility to her. Having previously voiced the anti-hero Black Cat in the video game Spider-Man: Edge Of Time, would Sackhoff be interested in bringing the character to a live action film now that Marvel is working with Sony on the new Spider-Man franchise?
“Oh, 100% I’d do that! I love playing characters who are multi-layered and multidimensional and have a darkness to them, which makes them more realistic and more fun to play.”
Though many would be disappointed if Marvel didn’t cast Sackhoff in Captain Marvel, it’s good to know she could still have a future in the MCU.
Andy Park Reveals More Ant-Man Concept Art
Andy Park continues to show off concept art for Ant-Man and his many suits that could have been. The first of the two skews close to the final concept, with a bit more of an insectile design for the mouthpiece of the helmet, bringing to mind the mandibles of an ant. The second piece deviates quite a bit, with a helmet reminiscent of Falcon in the comics.
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) November 9, 2015
Here's a more different take I did of the Ant-Man suit for the film. These were fun but I'm happy w/what they picked pic.twitter.com/8RUbhIZd8G
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) November 10, 2015
Who knows how many more of these prototypes Park has in his sketchbook, but stay tuned as more are sure to arrive in the weeks to come as the home video release of Ant-Man approaches.
Ant-Man will be released on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital December 8th, and can next be seen in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before going on to co-headline Ant-Man & the Wasp in 2018.
Source: Andy Park’s Twitter.
Sienna Miller Expresses Interest In Captain Marvel
Well, sort of. It’s a safe bet that if you’re a woman in Hollywood these days, some interviewer is bound to ask you if you’d like to take up the mantle of Carol Danvers in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel. That’s just what MTV UK did to Sienna Miller when they sat down with her and Bradley Cooper (the voice of Rocket Racoon in Guardians Of The Galaxy) to discuss their new film Burnt.
While Miller admits she isn’t familiar with the character (or her gender), she still seemed keen on the concept.
“If it was a good script…I’m not someone who reads a lot of comics and I don’t really know that world particularly well. But it would be quite fun – for my kid as well.”
Marvel has no shortage of interested parties when it comes to casting the titular hero, and while an announcement on that front likely won’t come before we learn who the director will be, with a release date of March 18th, 2019, we should be hearing something soon.
Source: MTV UK on YouTube
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art
Philippe Gaulier has added several pieces of concept art which he worked on for Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Having previously sketched designs for Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, Gaulier once again shows off his skill for massive scope and layered darkness with scenes of Sokovia falling to Earth while the Avengers look on, as well as lighter moments such as the reveal of the New Avengers at the end of the film. Check them out below and be sure to visit his website for more of his work.
Source: Philippe Gaulier’s Website
See Ant-Man Shrink In BTS Video
Ant-Man surprised many of us this past summer with another hilarious, action-heavy entry into the MCU. The special effects, both of Ant-Man shrinking and communicating with his ants, was another major highlight. Ahead of its release on Blu-ray next month, io9 got their hands on an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature from the upcoming home video release. It gives us a glimpse of how director Peyton Reed and crew pulled off some of the astonishing effects.
Miles Morales Fan Film Debuts
While many fans were disappointed that the MCU Spider-Man would be yet another iteration of Peter Parker instead of his younger counterpart Miles Morales, some folks decided not to wait around for Marvel and Sony to make it a reality. Written and directed by Ivan Kander, Spider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story sees the hero take up the mantle of Spidey following the death of Peter. This follows Miles’s introduction in the Ultimate line of Marvel comics back in 2011. He’s quickly become a fan favorite and many haven’t given up hope that he’ll one day appear in the MCU. Check out the short below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Source: Comic Book Resources.
Robot Chicken Pokes Fun At S.H.I.E.L.D.
And finally, the folks over at adult swim’s Robot Chicken recently poked fun at the season one criticism of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. that it lacked appearances by many of the MCU’s big screen heroes.
Source: adult swim on YouTube
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