Let’s get this great big beautiful week started with the latest info on the very eagerly awaited Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; which, according to its star, will eclipse every other film spectacle ever made! Also in today’s Movie Morsels, a much talked about deleted scene from X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest on the Flash movie, and a whole helluva lot more…
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Hyperbole is the most overplayed hand in Hollywood’s game. But Chris Pratt is such an affable, lovable, and, thus far, honest guy that it’s hard not to believe him when he sings the praises of next year’s sequel to his blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy in the Toronto Sun.
“It’s a fabulous script,” says Pratt. “I think it’s going to be — I’m not using hyperbole, here – I think it’s going to be the biggest spectacle movie of all time… I’m fortunate. I’m fortunate in so many ways. I couldn’t count the ways, even if I tried. To be part of Guardians of the Galaxy is to be part of a franchise that really is so totally different. It’s new and exciting and unlike anything people had seen before. There are a lot of superheroes out there, but I think we do something a little different. The genesis of these characters was in the Marvel Universe but we do something a little different, more cosmic, with Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Hey, at least Pratt sounds more realistic than Mark Wahlberg when he proclaimed Transformers “the most iconic franchise in movie history.”
The Edge of Seventeen
Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson are at the absolute top of their game in the coming-of-age comedy The Edge of Seventeen. Don’t believe me? Check out this hilarious clip from the November 18 release, in which the two actors demonstrate the kind of timing usually reserved for military campaigns…
The Flash movie has gained a new cast member in the form of Billy Crudup (pictured above in Rudderless). The actor will play Barry Allen’s dad (portrayed by original live-action Flash star John Wesley Shipp on the CW TV show). Let’s all hope this turns out better than the last time Crudup starred in a Zack Snyder-produced movie, Watchmen.
Toho has a new English-language trailer for its Godzilla reboot, Shin Godzilla (a.k.a. Godzilla Resurgence). Co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, the film is the year’s highest grossing movie in Japan, and will have a limited run in American theaters from October 11 to October 18.
Finally today… If you’re hungry for the kind of lush, epic historical drama that used to play in U.S. theaters (films like Reds, The Year of Living Dangerously, and The English Patient) you’d do well to check out the trailer for The Promise. Starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, and directed by Terry George, it’s set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian genocide…
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