Josh Brolin to Play Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy

http://static.squarespace.com/static/53323bb4e4b0cebc6a28ffa2/t/5388cc17e4b02202fe476180/1401474084632/?format=750wAlthough we saw Thanos at the end of Marvel’s The Avengers, we haven’t seen him since and he hasn’t been featured in the two full trailers for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Gunn has previously revealed that the August 1 release is connected to Thanos, however.

Now, Latino-Review is reporting that the villain will be voiced by Josh Brolin in Guardians of the Galaxy. They say:

“An article on James Gunn’s post-production process reported a scene with Thanos on a rocket throne in Act 3, which suggests an appearance long enough that someone is going to have to voice the Mad Titan, someone that could take the part into Avengers 3 as a major villain.

That meant Marvel was looking for an actor of some caliber, someone that could give a performance to a very complex, but very purple-skinned alien villain.

Our sources tell us that person is JOSH BROLIN!!

He’ll be providing the voice of Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy and with a name and reputation like that, it’s likely he’ll join James Spader and Tom Hiddleston as actors who have tried to kill The Avengers.”

Joss Whedon has hinted before that we wouldn’t be seeing Thanos take on The Avengers until Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

“Well, Thanos is more powerful. He is so powerful; he is not someone you can just trot out and punch him. Like he did in the comics, you want him threading through the universe and to save the big finale for the big finale. He is definitely a part of what I have got going on. The thing about The Avengers is that they are very powerful but not very stable. So, there will definitely be some people that will shake them up in the next installment.

Machiko Noguchi Premium Format™ Figure by Sideshow Collectibles

200251-product-feature2-740x448From the AVP universe, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce the Machiko Noguchi Premium Format™ Figure.

Popularly known as the She-Predator by fans of the Alien Vs Predator  franchise, Machiko is one of the few humans ever to be accepted by Predators as one of their own. Based on an original interpretive character study, Sideshow’s artists have envisioned the beautiful yet barbaric warrior in a customizable display that features interchangeable masked and unmasked portraits. Determined to restore her lost family honor and overcome a lonely existence, Machiko’s tough persona and hunter’s prowess is perfectly captured in her expression and pose. Having won the hard earned respect of a Yatuja leader, her striking appearance imitates theirs, wearing her dark hair slicked back in dreadlocks, customized Predator armor with a fabric netted body suit, and the mark of their clan on her brow. Standing triumphantly over a fallen Alien Queen, and armed with razor sharp wrist gauntlets, a combi-stick spear and shoulder-mounted plasma cannon, it’s plain to see Machiko can take care of herself, as part of the pack or out on her own.

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Charlie Cox is Marvel’s DAREDEVIL

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Latino-Review reports that Marvel is closely looking at Charlie Cox (Stardust, Boardwalk Empire) for the role of Daredevil in their upcoming Netflix series. Latino-Review got the casting of The Flash right, let’s see if their Marvel TV sources are just as good as their DC counterparts. This is the first real casting rumor for the title character of the Netflix series. Zac Efron has been rumored for a non-specific Marvel character, and Michael C. Hall said that he’d consider the project if it was offered to him.

Cox is not as well-known to the larger public as the two aforementioned actors are, perhaps this could be a breakout role for him. The Daredevil series should be a lot better than the movie, but maybe the baggage of the previous film is keeping away better known actors.

what are your thoughts on this?

LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group have announced a third chapter in the popular LEGO Batman video game series. It’s called LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and they’ve also released an announcement trailer. Here’s the synopsis:

In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics Universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth.  Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe.  Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.

The Batman LEGO games are the only LEGO video games that I have played, and they are actually pretty fun. Below the following press release, you will find the trailer.

LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham will be available beginning Fall 2014 for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, as well as for Windows PC.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is the next installment to the blockbuster LEGO Batman™: The Videogame and LEGO Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes videogames. To-date, LEGO videogame sales have reached more than 100 million units worldwide.

“Building on the incredibly successful LEGO Batman franchise, we are working to make LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham the ultimate super hero videogame this year for all ages,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games.  “The TT Games team is bringing LEGO Batman and an astounding amount of characters from the DC Comics universe to the next frontier with a new epic story, more gadgets and unexpected challenges.”

In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics Universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth.  Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe.  Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.

Players will unlock more than 150 unique characters from the DC Comics universe, including members of the Justice League and LEGO big figures such as Killer Croc, Solomon Grundy and many more. Fans of all ages will be able to control their favorite heroes and villains with new gadgets and abilities. Brainiac’s mind controlling abilities and the power of the Lantern rings bring unexpected twists to the classic characters’ personalities.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham also will allow players to explore iconic locations such as the Hall of Justice, the Batcave and the Justice League Watchtower.  They will be able to access Batman’s training modules on the Bat Computer and take part in various challenges, battles and races.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding— The Sequel Coming to a Theater Near You

My Big Fat Greek Wedding— The Sequel Coming to a Theater Near YouAccording to a story in Deadline, an online source for Hollywood news, 12 years after it was released and became one of the biggest independent films of all time, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is getting a sequel. Gold Circle and HBO will produce the film. Nia Vardalos, who wrote the first, has written the second installment and will star with John Corbett, her groom in the original film directed by Joel Zwick. Also back is the big, fat Greek and brash Portokalos family.Deadline states that Rita Wilson is producing with Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

“Now that I’m experiencing motherhood, I’m ready to write the next chapter of my family story,” Vardalos said in a statement, and also confirming the news on her Facebook page.

“Of course a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true.”

Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man Departure Due to Last-Minute Script Changes

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The internet community was collectively shocked this past Friday when it was revealed that director Edgar Wright had parted ways with Marvel Studios and would no longer be directing the big screen adaptation of Ant-Man, a film he had been attached to since 2006. In a joint statement, the pair said the split was due to “differences in their vision of the film.”

The next day Latino-Review brought word that the reason for Wright’s departure was the script for the film. Marvel Studios reportedly had some notes about the script and tasked the rewrite to someone other than Wright and his co-writer Joe Cornish which resulted in a script very unlike Wright’s vision for the film. Now, The Hollywood Reporter is echoing this story in a new piece but also elaborates on a few other behind-the-scenes problems, including the heads of the departments for the film leaving the project a few weeks ago when it became clear there would be delays in the start of production.

The search for a new director is currently ongoing and will likely be announced in the coming weeks as Marvel Studios have already confirmed that this delay in production will not impact the previously-set July 17, 2015 release date. Check back here for further updates on Ant-Man as we learn them.

Set to star Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson and Corey Stoll, Ant-Man follows a biochemist Dr. Hank Pym using his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects. Paul Rudd will play Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Michael Douglas stars as Hank Pym.

Carrie Fisher on Returning to STAR WARS 30 Years Later

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It’s been 30 years since Carrie Fisher has been a part of the Star Wars universe, and it’s so cool that she’s going to be involved with the franchise again with J.J AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII. While talking to an audience during an appearance at the “Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts,” she talked about her plan to get her character right this time, killing Jabba, and how she would much rather be playing Han Solo in the movie.

“I would rather have played Han Solo. When I first read the script I thought that’s the part to be, always wry and sardonic. He’s always that. I feel like a lot of the time Leia’s either worried or pissed or, thank God, sort of snarky. But I’m much more worried and pissed than Han Solo ever was, and those aren’t fun things to play.”

Rumor has it that Han is going to have a big role in the new movie, which is one of the reasons why she thinks it would be so fun to play. Fisher goes on to talk about her experience killing off Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi.

“I had a lot of fun killing Jabba the Hutt. They asked me on the day if I wanted to have a stunt double kill Jabba. No! That’s the best time I ever had as an actor. And the only reason to go into acting is if you can kill a giant monster.”

When asked about details on her character Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, all she said was:

“I would get in trouble no matter how I answer that question,” she joked when asked for details, although she admitted that she wanted the famous bun hairdo back for the new movie. “I’ve begged them to put the hair back on in grey and just catch me cooking with the hair, like Granny Leia.”

She concluded by saying that doing Episode VII will give her the chance to correct something about her original performance, and get the character right this time.

“We are doing it over again so I can get Princess Leia right this time. I think less British. I looked a little pretentious faking the accent. It was sort of a viral accent – it came and went.”

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – Set Stunt Video and Creature Photo

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Here’s a bit of Star Wars: Episode VII news that has been floating around the internet that I thought I’d share. Some of them you might want to consider this a rumor for now, but you never know when it comes to stuff like this. The last photo at the end of the post might be a Spoiler, but we don’t know if it’s real or not.

First of all, it’s being reported that Hannah Levitt-Collins, Chloe Bruce, and Florian Robin will be working on the highly anticipated film as stunt doubles. Apparently the character that Daisy Ridley plays is “EXTREMELY gymnastic,” and her stunt double will be Collins. The news was posted on daisyridleynews, but the site seems to be down at the moment of writing this article. Here’s what was posted on it:

An extra on set of Star Wars Episode VII told me “today was very exciting, very exhausting, but really awesome. it was all about action today, explosions were awesome, and Daisy amazing like always, light on her feet, sharp face, beautiful, quick, and very polite.”

Also, is Hannah Levitt-Collins, a dancer/model from London, Daisy’s double for some scenes? There’s evidence she’s on set with her, just as there was with Chloe Bruce, the amazing stunt woman.

One of the stunt doubles, Florian Robin, tweeted out a photo (seen above) showing himself and Chloe in Abu Dhabi at the Qasr Al Sarab hotel, which is where some of the crew of Star Wars is staying.

John Wesley Shipp Cast as Henry Allen in THE FLASH

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CBR recently got word that John Wesley Shipp will play Henry Allen, the father of Barry Allen in the upcoming CW show The Flash.

For those of you who don’t know, Shipp played Barry Allen in the 1990 version of The Flash. Here is the statement that site received:

Given his history with The Flash, Andrew [Kreisberg], Geoff [Johns] and I could only think of one person we wanted to play Barry’s father and that was John Wesley Shipp,” Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti said in a statement. “He gives a fantastic and emotional performance in the pilot and we are looking forward to his presence in many more episodes. Also, personally, it was just wonderful to work with him again since my days at Dawson’s Creek. He’s a great actor and a great guy.

In the show, Henry Allen has been accused of killing his wife, Barry’s mother. It sounds like he will have a prominent role in the show.

Josh Brolin to Play Thanos in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Josh Brolin to Play Thanos in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Josh Brolin has been tapped to play the villainous Thanos in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, sources confirm.

Thanos, who first appeared in the post-credits scene in The Avengers, is a major villain in the Marvel universe and is also expected to appear in The Avengers sequel Age of Ultron in 2015.

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy opens Aug. 1 and co-stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper.

Latino Review first broke the news.