Speculation Surrounds Stallone and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2”

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Guardians_of_the_GalaxyThere is some buzz surrounding Sylvester Stallone as of late. The 69-year-old actor, who was recently nominated for an Academy Award for the film Creed, was photographed exiting an Atlanta hotel where the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are currently staying. A New York Daily News report contains a photo of Stallone in possession of a script. A source has told the Mail, “The star then got into a car usually assigned to Chris Pratt, the star of the movie.”

The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, which grossed 773.3 Million worldwide, is being shot at Pinewood Studio in the State of Georgia.

While it is possible Stallone could potentially play the role of Peter Quill’s (Pratt) father, Marvel Studios has not confirmed Stallone’s casting. Quill’s father is a role that director James Gunn teased would play a huge part in the film. But with the recent casting of Kurt Russell, it was rumoured Russell would portray that character. Stallone’s role says Daily Mail’s source would be a cameo.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 will be written and directed by James Gunn. Chris Pratt (Peter Quill), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), and Karen Gillan (Nebula) will reprise their roles.

Source(s): The New York Daily News, Jacqueline Cutler, We Love Collecting Movies Facebook group, and Movie Addiction Facebook Group.

Mark Your Calendars for Star Wars VII! (confirmed) & Thoughts

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)


December 18th is the day on the Calendar Year of 2015, Anno Domini for one of this galaxy’s greatest galactic battles to return. With the next chapter of Star Wars now set, the thrills are going to be great for some, but for others, its going to be a mad rush to get this done in time, and hopefully without some hiccups along the way. Budget movies can be done in under a year, but for Star Wars, is the three year development cycle going to be enough?

Filming is scheduled to begin Spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios, and casting calls are already out looking for new hopefuls to fill in some really big shoes. At least the people involved — J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Lost, Star Trek), Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Empire Strikes Back) and John Williams (with a resume too huge to list) — should get it right. The world will be according to what J.J. Abrams and Kasdan are wanting, instead of what Michael Arndt is intending. In a report by Slashfilm, “The script Michael Arndt was writing (likely based on George Lucas‘ original outline) is no longer in play.”

Whatever the plot will be, fans will no doubt flock to whatever is presented up. At least this time, Star Wars will not look like a tribute to lens flare-ology — one of J.J. Abrams trademark styles, which is thankfully being retired. Mercifully, the galaxy is not looking too bright; just like the film, it should be tailored to look just right.

Source: Slashfilm, theVerge 

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