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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Contenders For Lead In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 1:31 PM
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Just before the Christmas break, it was reported that Marvel's search for the leading man for their upcoming "Guardians Of The Galaxy" had been narrowed down to Jim Sturgess and "Chuck" star Zachary Levi. However, there was a caveat "that the studio may add a third name into the mix after the holidays." And that's exactly what has happened.

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Narrows Search For Star-Lord To Jim Sturgess & Zachary Levi

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2012 11:33 AM
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The lives of one of these two guys is going to change dramatically. Last month it emerged that Marvel was taking a look at a battery of actors to take the lead in their upcoming "Guardians Of The Galaxy" including Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne, Jim Sturgess, Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden and Sullivan Stapleton. Now, one of those people has survived the cut, with one other new face now joining the greatly reduced shortlist to play Peter Quill.

Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne, Jim Sturgess & More Testing For Peter Quill In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 6:10 PM
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Marvel sure does like their British and Aussie actors. With "Guardians Of The Galaxy" now less than two years from release, the studio is starting to get the cast in place for what is easily the most ambitious project on their slate (it has an alien tree creature and a pistol-wielding, talking raccoon, guys), and a ridiculously long laundry list of actors have been revealed as possibilities to star.

'The Avengers 2' Will Add One Or Two New Characters; James Gunn Will Rewrite 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2012 2:28 PM
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With "The Avengers" headed to home video next week, Marvel Phase One now fades into the sunset, and Phase Two is already underway with "Iron Man 3" in front of cameras. And with a full slate over the next few years, under the stewardship of Joss Whedon, with "Thor: The Dark World," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Guardians Of The Galaxy" also on the way all leading towards "The Avengers 2," it's no surprise that the superhero roster is going to get bigger.

Joss Whedon Says 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Will Be "Twisted," 'Avengers 2' Will Be "Complex & Difficult"

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 11, 2012 11:38 AM
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As follow-ups to one of the three biggest movies of all time go, making a Shakespeare movie in your back garden with your friends must go down in history as one of the more unlikely ones. But that's exactly what "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon did, using the time between the Marvel pic wrapping and the start of post-production to direct a low-budget black-and-white version of "Much Ado About Nothing" starring Whedonverse graduates like Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz and Sean Maher among the cast.

'Super' Filmmaker James Gunn In Talks To Direct Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 18, 2012 3:21 PM
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Marvel is wasting no time getting their next big film property, an adaptation of the comic book series, "Guardians Of The Galaxy," off the ground. After a lengthy search, James Gunn has apparently taken the pole position slot as the primary contender to take the director's chair for this tale of interstellar heroes who proactively protect the galaxy.

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Getting "Quirky Comedic" Script From Chris McCoy

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • August 3, 2012 9:16 AM
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Yes, the Marvel movie universe is getting much, much bigger and apparently, funnier as well, as their next superhero team-up movie will dole out laughs and action in equal measure.

Phase Two: What To Expect From 'Iron Man 3,' 'Thor 2,' 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' And The Rest Of Marvel's Slate

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 16, 2012 10:01 AM
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Phase One of Marvel's comic book movie plan was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. After the success of "Iron Man," the comics company-turned-film studio, who had started financing their own movies, started putting together a four-year-plan that would see an "Iron Man" sequel, as well as introductions to "Thor" and "Captain America," that would lead into team-up movie "The Avengers." And boy did it pay off. All the films were hits individually, before "The Avengers" became a phenomenon this spring, taking nearly $1.5 billion worldwide to date, making it the third-biggest-grossing film of all time.

Marvel Reveal Phase 2 Titles: 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'; 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Confirmed For 2014

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 14, 2012 9:37 PM
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"Phase Two begins right now!" the teaser recap footage from Marvel's 2012 Comic-Con panel cried out. And the studio wasted no time making some major announcements. Right off the bat, before their talent had even taken the stage, Marvel revealed the titles for all their phase two films.

Mystery Marvel Movie Moves From May To August 2014; 'Wuthering Heights' Lands On October 5th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 4:05 PM
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More Marvel mystery moves as the studio, with just a few weeks before to go before Comic-Con, has shifted its unknown 2014 movie from May 14th to August 1st. So what does this all mean? Who knows. While it was recently reported that "Guardians Of The Galaxy" was the title it was keeping secret for that slot (and it's largely expected that it will be 'Guardians'), as usual, the studio has remained tightlipped, so who knows what exactly its cooking up. But the shift is a savvy one.

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