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Meet New Guardian of the Galaxy Pom Klementieff

Oldboy actor Pom Klementieff will head out into space in 2017 with the rest of the Guardians. But who exactly will she be playing?

James Gunn has a whole galaxy of characters to choose from in his upcoming sequel to the Marvel summer smash Guardians of the Galaxy. However, after mentioning he wanted to add two new faces to the Guardians roster, that’s since been dropped to one addition. So which character is going to join Starlord, Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Drax? We don’t know. But we now have a firm idea of the actor chosen to play them.

According to Screenrant.com, the news is that French Canadian actor Pom Klementieff will be joining the cast of Guardians Vol. 2. After doing on screen chemistry tests with the rest of the cast, Klementieff came out in top and will be the 6th member of the Galaxy-saving team unlikely heroes. Gunn had mentioned previously that he was keen to have two female team members for the second film, with Zoe Saldana‘s Gamora being the only woman on the team.

So who’s Pom Klementieff? You may not be familiar with a lot of her work, given that most of her projects have been French films. However, a few years ago she starred in Oldboy with Josh Brolin and got some decent panel exposure as a result. If you watched Oldboy, you’ll also know that Klementieff has a fair few martial arts scenes. Odds are that training will come in handy in the upcoming Marvel space-romp.

There’s nothing solid about which character Klementieff will be playing, there are suggestions that she could be playing a version of Moondragon, the daughter of Drax (Dave Bautista). The only support for this claim is that Vol. 2 will have a strong paternal theme, particularly for Chris Pratt’s character Peter Quill/Starlord.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be out May 5th 2017, so we’ve got a fair amount of time to find out more about Klementieff’s character and any other new additions to Gunn’s Galaxy.

Watch this space for all the latest Guardians of the Galaxy movie news.

“Doctor Strange” will be “Marvel’s Fantasia”

As entertaining as Marvel’s Ant-Man was (check out our review to see just how entertaining), it has managed to saturate the Marvel marketing machine recently to the point of irritability. Now that Ant-Man has proved itself on the big screen, the stage has been opened up and the rest of Phase 3 is rushing on for attention. It just so happens Doctor Strange was fastest this time, and with that we have some news on the visual experimentation of the good Doctor’s first film. Continue reading “Doctor Strange” will be “Marvel’s Fantasia”

“Star Trek 3” and “Guardians 2” Get Titles – It’s Titles Tuesday!

It’s Tuesday, and everyone knows that Tuesday is the day that studios reveal the official titles of their long anticipated space based projects. What? That’s not true? Ok whatever I’m just trying to tie this stuff together. In any case, we’ve got the official names of the next Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

Let’s start with Trek. Justin Lin has revealed on Twitter by way of a debonair hash tag that the new project is called Star Trek Beyond. This is more or less what Simon Pegg implied a few months back but it’s good to get a little confirmation. Star Trek Beyond began production in Vancouver last week with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Simon Pegg returning with the test of the original crew. Pine and Quinto have also already signed on for Star Trek 4, slipping a handsome raise into the contract for good measure.

I’m a big fan of the title. I’m not a huge fan of the colon + random buzz word formula and Star Trek into Darkness was a welcome vacation from the norm. There was a hope that Star Trek Beyond would continue to experiment with the title but a lack of colons altogether is more than enough for me.

Moving right along, we’ve had a double reveal for the title of Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Both Kevin Feige via Collider and James Gunn via Twitter confirmed that the title would be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. For those who didn’t see the first one, the title is a play on Chris Pratt‘s character Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Volume 1 that acted as the excellent soundtrack for the movie.

Similar to Star Trek Beyond, we have very little concrete information about the movie. We know that Quill will encounter his father and there will be more emotions flying around, while Star Trek promises more action from Pegg and some Klingons.
So now we’ve got the names down, there’s no reason they shouldn’t tell us every other bit of information. So, you know, whenever you’re ready guys.

Star Trek Beyond is set to go boldly on July 8th 2016, while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will land April 28th 2017.

“Whiplash”, “Inherent Vice” and “The Lego Movie” all up for ACE Eddie Awards

Oh, I’m sorry…did you think that award nominations were only happening in 2014? Did you imagine that the steady stream of news on the critically acclaimed cinematic achievements of the year would magically finish up when we got to 2015? Well think again man, or woman. You haven’t seen anything yet. Cos it’s on. It’s aaaall the way on.

The latest panel is the American Cinema Editors and the ACE Eddie Award nominations, now in their 65th year. If the name didn’t give it away, the awards are all about achievements in editing, which may not seem all that glamourous but it’s one of those things that if it’s done 99% well instead of 100% then that’s what gets noticed and that’s what ruins a film’s chances at all those lovely awards. A bad editing job is basically a shit actor in an otherwise well performed film.

Despite the fact that it’s a more specific achievement, the film titles are really nothing different to what you’ve been seeing the last couple of months. There are TV and Film categories, but I’ll just be showing the four film categories. Even even though there aren’t any surprises, have a look anyway. Courtesy of Deadline:

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)

American Sniper
Joel Cox & Gary Roach

Boyhood
Sandra Adair

Gone Girl
Kirk Baxter

The Imitation Game
William Goldenberg

Nightcrawler
John Gilroy

Whiplash
Tom Cross

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)

Birdman
Douglas Crise & Stephen Mirrione

Guardians of the Galaxy
Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne & Craig Wood

Into the Woods
Wyatt Smith

Inherent Vice
Leslie Jones

Grand Budapest Hotel
Barney Pilling

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Big Hero 6
Tim Mertens

The Boxtrolls
Edie Ichioka, ACE



The Lego Movie
David Burrows & Chris McKay

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)


Citizenfour
Mathilde Bonnefoy

Finding Vivian Maier
Aaron Wickenden

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Elisa Bonora



Not a bad looking list really. For my money it will be either Whiplash or Gone Girl taking the dramatic feature award, Birdman or Grand Budapest Hotel for comedy or musical, The Lego Movie for animated and Finding Vivian Maier for best documentary. We’ll fond out on awards night which for ACE is January 30th.

Who’s your pick?

Get Ready to Weep With Joy…Awesome “Jurassic Galaxy” Artwork

 

A bold, cocky space-adventurer born on earth but never to return, roaming the uncharted wastelands of the galaxy on his trusty raptor steed. One fateful day he discovers a sinister red lightsaber, and before he knows it the wrath of the terminator army is bearing down on him. He knows how to fight, he knows to shoot, he knows how to win. The only thing he can’t do is fall in love.

A deliciously rich gateau of sci-fi storytelling I’m sure you’ll agree, and what is certain to be my first major screenplay. The only problem is that I didn’t come up with the idea entirely on my own. I had help from artist Tim Doyle, who is the real focus of this post. Doyle recently posted a mash-up of 2014’s great action sci-fi moments, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Terminator Genysis. The result? Jurassic Galaxy! Check it out, straight from Doyle’s Twitter:

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Just a sheer reality-bending art orgasm isn’t it? Kudos to Doyle for sharing it, along with a humble caption “Is this a dumb thing I drew…or the DUMBEST THING I’ve EVER DRAWN?”. This could almost be a long forgotten B-Movie of the 50’s or a Weird Tales pulp cover. All I need to do is figure out how to make into wallpaper.

What’s your favourite part, apart from all of it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vin Diesel Spreads Some More Marvel Rumours: “Are You Inhuman?”

If there’s one actor in Hollywood that doesn’t need a publicist to generate hype it’s Vin Diesel. The Fast and Furious  star is more than capable of keeping himself in the public eye and part of many a movie-goer conversation. Building on the unprecedented popularity of his performance as Groot in Marvel’s dark horse Guardians of the Galaxy, Diesel teased in August that he may have something to do with another inbound Marvel project, The Inhumans, scheduled for a 2018 release. Much like the Guardians, the Inhumans are another on-the-fringe team that have connections to the alien race introduced in Guardians, the Kree. Now, Diesel is once again stirring the pot and hinting at his involvement with the race of super-humans that spend some of their time living on the moon…you heard me. Here’s the image that Diesel posted on Facebook that everyone’s talking about:

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There was no comment with this picture, but the caption says it all really. Whether or not what the image says is true is another story. Diesel also has “Inhumans” written on his fashionable shirt, if that helps. To be honest, this image has the feel of a sports clothing range an energy drink billboard with a celebrity endorsement. If it’s really Diesel’s way of saying “Hey, I’ll be in another Marvel movie”, it would a funny way of going about it. But hey, Diesel’s a funny guy…please don’t tell him I said that, he is quite terrifying.

If Diesel is in The Inhumans, there will certainly be a better chance of him having a live-action role as opposed to a voice-over as he did for Groot. There’s also a lot of members of the group that he could play – Black Bolt, Triton, Gorgon. Do these all sound like nerd colognes?

Anyway, this is one of those pieces of news that’s more “news” than news, but it’s exciting nonetheless and gets Inhumans involved in a conversation that’s been very Avengers and Dr Strange heavy recently.

 

Oscar for Best Make-up and Hairstyling gets a surprising short-list

That’s right, it’s the only Oscar you really care about! The Best Make-up and Hairstyling Award! Ok so it’s not the most exciting Oscar in the world, mainly because it is so underrated in contrast with all the acting, writing and visual effect nominations. So in a way it’s nice that the first solid short-list we get is for the award that most people don’t really think that hard about – if only to give the category a bit of much needed attention.

So here’s the list of the films nominated for outstanding feats of make-up and hairstyling, courtesy of The Wrap:

Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Theory of Everything
Noah
The Amazing Spiderman 2
Guardians of the Galaxy
Maleficent

A surprising list to say the least! Many including myself were expecting to see the latest instalment of the Hobbit trilogy in the mix, since An Unexpected Journey received a nomination in the same category. Also, no sign of Into The Woods, which from a design standpoint had everything going for it. Could the musical feature starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp be a little less impressive than we thought?

Now for the embarrassing part. I made a few comments about The Amazing Spiderman 2 in a recent post about the enormous number of films being considered for Oscars this year, suggesting that the comic movie is a film that could easily be ruled out for Oscar nominations. Well don’t I feel foolish now. Apparently the web-slinging sequel was a diamond in the rough and I was too blinded by its other shortcomings to see its true beauty.

There, I think I’m pretty much covered right?

It is however a treat to see Guardians of the Galaxy getting a nomination. Could the superhero team be getting more nominations in other yet-to-be-announced categories? There are a couple in the mix like The Theory of Everything and Foxcatcher that wouldn’t have been obvious choices for a nomination, but you can’t contest that the make-up work done of both films was pretty damn impressive.

If this category is anything to go by, we’ll be seeing a lot of surprising nominations are revealed in the coming weeks.

So who do you want to win Best Makeup and Hairstyle?