Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday December 23rd Catchup

You've probably heard that Paul Rudd is going to be Ant-Man in the upcoming Marvel film directed by Edgar Wright. It's a great choice and he should fit right in to Wright's manic, packed with energy directing style.  But in other Marvel Cinematic Universe casting news, word from is that they are looking for another villain for Age of Ultron, and that villain is Baron Von Strucker. In the comics, he's the leader of HYDRA, you know, the bad guys from Captain America who are twice as bad as Nazis because they raise both their arms in the air when they salute. He's also essentially ageless and if he's killed, he can come back to life. Hmmm, Vandal Savage anyone? Nah, wrong universe. He's not a major villain, but he will help setup Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch's introductions.

In other Marvel casting news, Vin Diesel has been officially announced to voice the character of Groot in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. Look at that, they even look alike. Groot's a big tree, and Diesel is probably what a tree would sound like if it weren't voiced by John Rhys-Davies. This movie is going to be so weird, and I'm really looking forward to it. Diesel has also confirmed that Fast & Furious 7 will be pushed back to April 2015.

Titanfall has been releasing videos sporadically in the style of advertisements by its parent company Hammond Robotics. The latest ones detail the Atlas and the Stryder. You have to wait till March 11, 2014 for the game, but for now you can check out all the mech goodness.

And finally, the trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 is out.  Really enjoyed the first one, this one looks like it's getting a little more serious, but not too much... How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes out June 13, 2014.

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