Oct. 17, 2013 | 3:55 p.m.
Vin Diesel walks around on stilts and talks about “Guardians of the Galaxy” in a new video released on his Facebook page. In the video, filmed on the set of “Fast & Furious 7,” the actor pontificates on Groot — the sentient tree he says he will be playing in the upcoming Marvel film. The actor posted a picture of the character on his Facebook page and openly discussed the role with Hero Complex back in August, but Marvel has not confirmed Diesel’s casting, leading some to question whether Vin Diesel is pranking his fans. Adding to the mystery is a tweet from “Guardians” director James Gunn, indicating that shooting had wrapped for the film. And after our last shot with @DaveBautista that’s a full wrap on #GotG! It’s been a long strange wonderful trip!— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 12, 2013 […]
Aug. 13, 2013 | 3:38 p.m.
Is Vin Diesel really going to play a talking tree? That’s the question some of the actor’s 45 million followers began asking Sunday after Diesel posted a picture on his Facebook page of Groot, an alien creature featured in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the latest Marvel property to get the big-screen treatment. For months the actor has been teasing a possible collaboration with Marvel, posting on social media about secretive meetings with the studio and promising impending “big news.” “Guardians” has certainly enjoyed its share of the spotlight lately, with promotional pushes at Comic-Con International last month and Disney’s D23 expo in Anaheim this past weekend. The film, now shooting in London, will combine live action and computer animation to tell the story of roguish antihero Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, (Chris Pratt) and his squad of aliens (including the furry, […]
Feb. 01, 2013 | 3:47 p.m.
Forget the Ravens vs. the 49ers. How does “Star Trek” stack up against “Iron Man 3″? More than half of the grown-ups who tune in to the Super Bowl on Sunday will be watching not for the game, but for the ads, according to a recent poll by Harris Interactive. And movie fans in particular have a reason to stay put on the sofa during commercial breaks, with new spots expected for “Fast Six,” “Iron Man 3,” The Lone Ranger,” “Snitch,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “World War Z.” All in all, it’s a movie marketing bacchanal. Some studios have started teasing their Super Bowl ads early — an ad for an ad, if you will– and one is using the event as an occasion to debut its own app. So before you whip up […]