COMIC REEL: The "Guardians of the Galaxy" Trailer Is Here; "Gotham" Casting News

Wed, February 19th, 2014 at 8:37am PST

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

This "Guardians of the Galaxy" trailer pretty much speaks for itself, so I'll get out of the way and let you watch.

For those interested in some more insight into the first trailer, Total Film spoke with director James Gunn, who broke down the footage and explained why Rocket doesn't speak during the trailer.

"We’ve recorded most of Bradley’s dialogue already. I suppose you would expect me to tell you he’s fantastic and his characterisation of Rocket will blow your mind -- so don’t believe me and just wait to see (or hear) it for yourself," Gunn told Total Film. "In all truth, we hired Bradley because he’s able to do both comedy and drama -- it’s the thing I look for most in the actors on all my films -- and to truly sell Rocket -- for you to believe a Raccoon can talk (and blow up and shoot tons of stuff) we need a well-rounded actor. To create the line-up shot for the trailer, 15 people worked on Rocket and 15 people worked on Groot. That’s 30 people. For one shot."

Opens August 1

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

The official website for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has launched, bringing with it a plethora of new character images to take a look at. Click through to Spinoff Online for the full gallery, but for now, enjoy these images of Fan Bingbing as Blink and Omar Sy as Bishop.

Also, Bryan Singer has announced via Twitter that the Sentinel has wrapped its time on the film.

Opens May 23

GOTHAM

"Gotham's" Donal Logue -- cast as Harvey Bullock -- briefly discussed the conflict between his character and Ben McKenzie's Jim Gordon.

“One guy’s been around Chinatown for a long time, and knows how it has to work,” Logue told Nerd Repository. “Someone who’s come in from a more idealistic world – not to say non-violent, he’s coming back from the war – steps into it, and absolutely there’s a huge moral quandary.”

In casting news, Entertainment Weekly reports that Jada Pinkett Smith has been cast as Fish Mooney, "a sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner, she’s got the street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book. Imposing and hotheaded, she’s not one to be crossed." Smith's character plays boss to a young Oswald Cobblepot in the series.

AIR

Robert Kirkman has signed on as producer for "Air," a science fiction thriller starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou, who play custodial workers struggling to maintain a cryogenic facility. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is in "final negotiations" for the rights to the low-budget picture.

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TAGS:  guardians of the galaxy, x-men days of future past, gotham, air

 
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