COMIC REEL: X-Wing Comes to "Star Wars Episode VII"; New "Guardians of the Galaxy" Clips

Mon, July 21st, 2014 at 9:22am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

A new five-minute "Guardians of the Galaxy" clip has found its way online, detailing the Guardians' trip to the Kiln, an intergalactic prison, and how they plan to break out.

Marvel has also released a new featurette focusing on the Star-Lord character, with comments from actor Chris Pratt about the role and how it fits in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Opens August 1

STAR WARS EPISODE VII

A new video from "Star Wars Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams -- supporting the "Star Wars: Force for Change" charity initiative -- has surfaced, giving viewers the first look at the new X-Wing starfighter.

Opens December 18, 2015

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

A new "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" TV Spot has surfaced via ComingSoon.net. Quite a bit of new footage in this one, but not a whole lot of detail on plot threads.

Opens August 22

GOTHAM

The Wrap has posted a report from TCA 2014's coverage of "Gotham" with comments about the series from showrunner Bruno Heller about its somewhat violent nature.

"Violence, when you show it, should be disturbing," Heller said. "This is a crime story and crime is violence, essentially. If this was not a crime show, then violence would be inappropriate, but once you're in that world, it's morally correct to make it disturbing."

"That's the situation that the show is all about, is, how do you deal with crime of this level when there are no superheroes?" Heller said later. "It's about men and women, not about superheroes, and to me that's the more interesting story."

Plus, FOX has posted three new TV spots to YouTube all detailing different aspects of the upcoming series.

Airs this Fall on FOX

ANT-MAN

/Film spoke with Kevin Feige about how much of "Ant-Man" will retain visual sequences planned by former director Edgar Wright.

"It wasn't the whole movie and there are new elements in the movie obviously, now, that [Wright] was not involved in," Feige told /Film. "But there are some segments that are awesome and will be brought to life in some incarnation. Peyton [Reed] certainly has all that material and is a talented enough and a secure enough guy to notice if something is really cool and go, 'No reason to change that, that's great.' Or if he's got his own spin on something to go and adapt it from there."

Empire Online also spoke with Feige about "Ant-Man," specifically about the reasons for the creative split between Marvel and Edgar Wright.

"Well, it's not worth, right now, going into that in super-specifics. I wish it wasn't as late in the day as it was, but it just had become clear that there was an impasse that we had never reached before," Feige told Empire Online. "We've worked with lots of unbelievably talented filmmakers like Edgar before, and of course there are disagreements along the way. There's always been disagreements, whether big or small; that's the collaborative nature of filmmaking and in particular the collaborative nature at Marvel that has producers, not just me, that are very involved and very opinionated. We had always found a way around it, a way to battle through it and emerge on the other side with a better product. At no point do we hire filmmakers who do everything we say, and at no point do we hire filmmakers that we let just do anything they want. There is always a middle ground that we find, and it just became clear that both of us was just being too polite over the past eight years I guess! Then it was clear that, 'Oh you're really not gonna stop talking about that note?' 'Oh, you're really not gonna do that note?' Alright, this isn't working."

Opens July 17, 2015

HERCULES

Comic Book Movie has posted a new clip from "Hercules" featuring Dwayne Johnson.

Opens July 25

DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

Total Film spoke with Dwayne Johnson during the "Hercules" press junket about his desire to play a DC Comics character, and according to the actor, there may be some big news soon -- likely at San Diego Comic-Con -- and he did a decent job of teasing what that announcement might be.

"I will say this: there's a character out there that we're going to announce very soon that I'm going to play. I'll just say this: it's the power of Superman, and it's not Green Lantern. Believe me, John Stewart is a character I wanted to play, but there was already a version of Green Lantern, so now we've gone in a different direction. This character has the power of Superman, he can throw down -- just say the word. That's all I'm going to say."

MARVEL STUDIOS

Wrapping up, Marvel Studios revealed five newly claimed release dates for upcoming films, increasing its current unreleased film slate to 11 new films. Expect at least a few of these dates to get filled in following news from Comic-Con.

Aug. 1, 2014: "Guardians of the Galaxy"
May 2, 2015: "Avengers: Age of Ultron"
July 17, 2015: "Ant-Man"
May 6, 2016: "Captain America 3" [not official title]
July 8, 2016: Untitled film
May 5, 2017: Untitled film
July 28, 2017: Untitled film
November 3, 2017: Untitled film
July 6, 2018: Untitled film
November 2, 2018: Untitled film
May 3, 2019: Untitled film

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TAGS:  guardians of the galaxy (film), star wars episode vii, sin city a dame to kill for, gotham, ant-man, hercules (film)

 
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