COMIC REEL: Gunn Teases "Guardians of the Galaxy 2"; Hemsworth on "Age of Ultron"

Thu, July 31st, 2014 at 9:05am PDT

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Zoe Saldana visited "Good Morning America" to discuss her role as Gamora in "Guardians of the Galaxy," with a new clip of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord referencing '80s culture.

"These are not heroes, they're renegades and misfits and they learn to do something right by doing all the wrong things at first," said Saldana.

Stitch Kingdom has posted new hi-resolution stills from the film. Definitely hit the jump in order to see all of them, but here are a few highlights below.

Opens Friday

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

James Gunn spoke with Film Divider about the possibilities for "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," announced during Comic-Con International 2014.

"I know a lot of where I want to go," Gunn told Film Divider. "I have a lot of ideas for stories and characters that are going to appear, and there are documents written up, that some people have, about Peter Quill’s father and his relationship, a lot of stuff about Yondu and a lot of stuff about Drax that nobody knows.

"There are a lot of things that are part of the overall schematic that already exist, not to mention a lot of stuff about all of the cultures. There’s a lot of stuff about Xandarian and Kree culture that I’ve written down or I have in my head, as well as Krylorians and Ravagers."

Meanwhile, Yahoo! UK & Ireland spoke with the cast of "Guardians of the Galaxy" to see what the future might hold for their characters in the sequel.

GOTHAM

Check out CBR's review of the "Gotham" pilot episode if you're curious about the impression it made at Comic-Con International 2014.

Batman-News has posted a number of new cast photos from "Gotham" -- check out new looks at the cast below.

Airs this fall on FOX

ARROW

Stephen Amell spoke with TheSeat42F about the upcoming third season.

"It's nice to throw people a little bit of a curveball in terms of the flashbacks," Amell said. "Because, as the producers said, 'Oh, new season, new island, new bad guys.' I like that in the flashbacks, if you think about it, at about the midway point of this year, we will be hitting the midway point of Oliver's five-year journey. When I go for runs, I like to do out-and-back runs, because I go for 30 minutes, I know I've actually gone 60 because I have to come back. I know once we hit the down-side of the hill in the flashbacks, they'll keep getting cooler."

Tommy Merlyn will also be seen in the flashbacks, though Amell couldn't say much about it.

"I see Tommy from the rooftop, and he's talking to his dad," said Amell.

Returns October on the CW

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Check out this new teaser for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (courtesy Comic Book Movie) that features new footage and some cool looks at Shredder.

Opens August 8

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Collider spoke with Chris Hemsworth about coming back as Thor for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and how the iconic comic book villain makes things difficult for the team.

This is more of an "Avengers" tidbit, but Tom Hiddleston's thank you note to Joss Whedon for the role of Loki in "The Avengers" has hit online and it's really quite sweet.

Joss,

I am so excited I can hardly speak.

The first time I read it I grabbed at it like Charlie Bucket snatching for a golden ticket somewhere behind the chocolate in the wrapper of a Wonka Bar. I didn’t know where to start. Like a classic actor I jumped in looking for LOKI on every page, jumping back and forth, reading words in no particular order, utterances imprinting themselves like flash-cuts of newspaper headlines in my mind: “real menace”; “field of obeisance”; “discontented, nothing is enough”; “his smile is nothing but a glimpse of his skull”; “Puny god” …

… Thank you for writing me my Hans Gruber. But a Hans Gruber with super-magic powers. As played by James Mason … It’s high operatic villainy alongside detached throwaway tongue-in-cheek; plus the “real menace” and his closely guarded suitcase of pain. It’s grand and epic and majestic and poetic and lyrical and wicked and rich and badass and might possibly be the most gloriously fun part I’ve ever stared down the barrel of playing. It is just so juicy.

I love how throughout you continue to put Loki on some kind of pedestal of regal magnificence and then consistently tear him down. He gets battered, punched, blasted, side-swiped, roared at, sent tumbling on his back, and every time he gets back up smiling, wickedly, never for a second losing his eloquence, style, wit, self-aggrandisement or grandeur, and you never send him up or deny him his real intelligence…. That he loves to make an entrance; that he has a taste for the grand gesture, the big speech, the spectacle. I might be biased, but I do feel as though you have written me the coolest part.

… But really I’m just sending you a transatlantic shout-out and fist-bump, things that traditionally British actors probably don’t do. It’s epic.

And, of course, Whedon responded in kind:

Tom, this is one of those emails you keep forever. Thanks so much. It’s more articulate (and possibly longer) than the script. I couldn’t be more pleased at your reaction, but I’ll also tell you I’m still working on it … Thank you again. I’m so glad you’re pleased. Absurd fun to ensue.

Best, (including uncharacteristic fist bump), joss.

Opens May 1, 2015

THE WALKING DEAD

"The Walking Dead" star Andrew Lincoln spoke with EW.com, saying that there's no sign of death and destruction coming to a halt in the AMC drama.

"It is an inevitable part of this show," Lincoln told EW.com at Comic-Con. "It’s one of the great things, I think, that you have real jeopardy for favorite characters. It won’t be without its share of death this season."

Returns this fall on AMC

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY LEGO

The Wrap has posted a LEGO trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy" by YouTube user ForrestFire101. It's pretty great.

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