Happy New Year Towelites! It’s time once again to round up the latest news and rumors surrounding Marvel Studios Phase 2!


The FIRST official photo from the upcoming Marvel Cosmic sci-fi adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy, has hit the interwebs and it shows off the entire team!


Chris Pratt, aka Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, had the following to say in an interview with Empire Magazine.

“Maybe it’s a risk, I dunno, I think every movie Marvel’s made has been a risk and they’re risks that pay off really big. So I hope for the movie’s sake, and my sake, that this one pays off. The story’s really good and Marvel really knows what they’re doing. It’s not as broad as Galaxy Quest but it’s not a straightforward space fantasy like Star Wars. I think it’s the sort of the best of both of those films put together…and more!”

[box_light]From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team – the Guardians of the Galaxy.  An action-packed epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the universe.  To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits – Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer.  But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand – with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.  Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is presented by Marvel Studios. The film releases August 1, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.[/box_light]

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Empire Magazine has been showing off the goods lately when it comes to the next movie on Marvel Studios slate, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and here are five more!

A couple of quotes from upcoming issue of Empire Magazine, first up we have screenwriter Christopher Markus:

“What helps us get past the pious Boy Scout that he could turn into is that he doesn’t really want to be this guy,” he says. “He would prefer to be Steve Rogers just walking down the street, helping people sometimes.. He felt the call when the War came. He’s kind of the still centre and things happen around him and are influenced by him. It’s interesting in this movie, for instance, to watch his relationship with Black Widow, who of course has a very different outlook. It can make it difficult with executives who often want arcs. It’s very difficult not to sound lazy when you go, ‘Well, he doesn’t really have an arc’”

Here’s what director Anthony Russo had to say about the setting and tone of the film:

“What made ’70s thrillers interesting is that it was a very complicated time.We were peeling back the curtain with Watergate and realizing how corrupt the system was. Now, again with the proliferation of social media, you can blow the whistle on the NSA and it can be round the world in 30 seconds. And we have the morality of drones. It is right to preemptively use them to kill suspected terrorists prior to any sort of trial? So the times we’re living in are even more complex.”

April 4th cannot come soon enough!



Are you ready for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to make its return to prime time?! I am really excited to see if the show really takes off in the second half of the season. Here’s the latest clip from “The Magical Place” featuring S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Victoria Hand, played by Saffron Burrows.

AOS returns on Wednesday January 7th!



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