COMIC REEL: Yondu Silhouetted in "Guardians of the Galaxy" Still; Yahoo! Picks Up "Community"

Tue, July 1st, 2014 at 9:06am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

James Gunn took to Facebook yesterday to show off a silhouette of Yondu, saying that viewers will get a better look at him soon.

Plus, it looks like fans are just wildly speculating based on very little support when it comes to Nathan Fillion's cameo role in "Guardians of the Galaxy." Fillion is not playing Richard Rider, nor is he playing Cosmo -- something both director James Gunn and Fillion himself have denied flat-out.

"There’s so much bullshit on the internet,” Gunn told Nerdist. "I woke up – first it’s ‘Nathan’s Nova!’, then there are articles all over saying Nathan’s Cosmo. It’s like, ‘What?!’ Nathan’s role is a very small cameo that I wanted to give to Nathan because I love working with him and I think it’s lucky for me to have Nathan in all of my movies. At the same time I wanted to give him something where Nathan could have a larger role in the Marvel Universe if either Joss [Whedon] or I or whoever chose to do that in the future. Which I would love to do. I would love to give Nathan something he could really chew on, but it didn’t work out on this movie for two reasons. Number one — because he was shooting 'Castle.' And number two, because it just wasn’t the right exact role for him."

Opens August 1

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Indiewire spoke with Mark Ruffalo about his role in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and the topic of a solo Hulk film came up -- as it inevitably does during interviews -- and Ruffalo had some intriguing insights on the topic.

"If we could find a story that's compelling enough to hold people's interest for the two hours -- that is essential. It's a tough nut to crack and I see it as a tough nut to crack," Ruffalo told Indiewire. "I think it's tougher than the other superheroes because you have a guy who essentially doesn't want to be there doing the thing that you want him to do more than anything. So it can be frustrating as an audience member. It could become a little mirthless. I think that Joss [Whedon] is trying to set it up enough so that we can strike out new ground on that relationship. With the new technology there's a lot to do in Hulk-land that we haven't done yet that is really exciting. So you could have a balance of the two. And I've been finding this relationship between Banner and the Hulk and Hulk and Banner is equally compelling -- it's been explored in the comics, but never in the movies. It's always been Banner's relationship to this sort of lump, this unknowable very two-dimensional thing. But there's also something really interesting about Hulk's relationship with Banner. The only thing that scares Hulk is Banner. It's not some bigger, scarier, huger thing -- it's this frail man. And it terrifies him and it angers him. It's such an interesting relationship that no one has cracked. I feel like that would be an interesting place for us to go. That might hold people's attention."

Opens May 1, 2015

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

If you want to see some of the script treatment for "X-Men: Apocalypse," Bryan Singer has you covered. The "Days of Future Past" director Tweeted out a photo of the treatment's first page -- but don't expect any real information from it.

Opens May 27, 2016

SHERLOCK

Merry Christmas, "Sherlock" fans. Variety reports that -- much like "Doctor Who" -- the popular reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective may receive a Christmas one-shot special.

"If that’s going to be a special -- I’m speaking off-message here; if this was New Labour I’d get fired -- I think that might be for next Christmas," star Martin Freeman told The Telegraph. “A Christmas special. That’s what I understand."

COMMUNITY

Yes, everyone's super stoked that "Community" is getting a sixth season via Yahoo! -- and The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Yahoo! Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Savitt about the move.

"We're acting like any other network. We're working closely with creators, writers, producers, the director to bring a world-class show," said Savitt. "We're not talking about the financial terms of the deal. I think we all had a meeting of the minds that we want to be able to continue and be able to expand on the level of excellent the show has brought to its fans for the last five seasons. I think Sony -- and the talent and creative involved -- was very smart to want to make sure that if it was to continue, it was going to continue in a world-class way, and I think that Yahoo not only understands that but is going to wave the purple banner to make sure that it has a world-class home on Yahoo Screen."

Savitt also revealed that fans could expect "Community" to launch on Yahoo Screen before the end of the year.

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TAGS:  guardians of the galaxy (film), avengers age of ultron, x-men apocalypse, sherlock, community

 
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