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Chris Hemsworth Has The Butterflies Working On ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Chris Hemsworth has been a staple of the Marvel Universe since 2011’s Thor, and in Avengers: Infinity War the God of Thunder is one of many superheroes attempting to take down a world destroying villain known as Thanos (Josh Brolin). The confrontation with Thanos has been building up for years now, and sans a hammer one would assume Thor may not be at full strength by the time he faces Thanos.

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‘Jurassic World’ Teaser Trailer Debuts – Full Trailer Set For Thanksgiving

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A teaser trailer for Jurassic World has been released by Universal Pictures. The project, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, and Jake Johnson, hits theaters June 12, 2015. Johnson, who starred this year in the hit film Let’s Be Cops, previously worked with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow in the first rate 2012 feature Safety Not Guaranteed.

The movie’s full length trailer debuts on Thanksgiving during an NBC night of football (6 pm pt) as the Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers.

Thought it runs barely twenty seconds, the teaser gives us a foreboding tone, as evidenced by its haunting sampling of John Williams‘ score and the somber visages of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

You can watch the teaser trailer by checking out today’s Tweet from Universal Pictures:

Chris Pratt On ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Rock Hard Physique

 

Unless you’re playing Blob or the Kingpin, getting into tip top shape is a requirement in playing your average Marvel comic book superhero. Although he’s had memorable supporting roles in Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty, Chris Pratt still needed to sculpt his physique to play Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy (check out his eye-opening selfie in this Zap2it.com article).

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Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel Studios)

Like most normal dudes, Chris Pratt loves eating and drinking beer (he and wife Anna Faris ate to their hearts’ content on a 2012 episode of Top Chef), but sometimes one has to put one’s healthy appetite to the side – especially if you’re working in show business.

During the Guardians of the Galaxy press conference, a journalist asked Pratt about his own body image, and he gave a really funny answer. Click on the media bar below to listen to Chris Pratt.

Guardians of the Galaxy, co-starring Vin Diesel and Zoe Saldana, opens August 1.

Vin Diesel Rocks “I Am Groot” Shirt At ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Premiere

Marvel's"Guardians of the Galaxy" European Premiere

The Guardians of the Galaxy press tour blitz continued last night in London, as actors Vin Diesel, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and director James Gunn were on hand to celebrate its European premiere at the Empire Leicester Square.

Vin Diesel + Chris Pratt at Guardians of the Galaxy Europen premiere at the Empire Leicester Square (James Gillham/StingMedia.co.uk)
Vin Diesel + Chris Pratt at Guardians of the Galaxy Europen premiere at the Empire Leicester Square (James Gillham/StingMedia.co.uk)

Vin Diesel is no stranger to successful franchise flicks, thanks to his work on the Pitch Black and  Fast and Furious films. He has an inevitable hit on his hands with Guardians of the Galaxy, and this time out he explains why playing the mighty tree Groot was a therapeutic and gratifying experience.

Part of his inspiration for playing Groot came from his kids, who wanted him to play the role. Diesel may be known for his physical prowess, but Guardians of the Galaxy required him to flex his voice acting muscles. It’s a craft he developed while playing the lead voice in Brad Bird’s evocative animated feature The Iron Giant.

Click on the media bar below to hear Vin Diesel talk about the beauty of sharing his Guardians of the Galaxy experience with his children:

Directed by James Gunn (Super, Slither), Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1.

Chris Pratt Takes “Big Swings” With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel Studios)Chris Pratt and company may receive their share of accolades for Guardians of the Galaxy, but he understands filmmaking is a collaborative process. And while it’s filled with such A-listers as Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel, a huge part of the movie’s creative success centers on James Gunn’s direction, Ben Davis’ cinematography, and the pinpoint editing from Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne, and Craig Wood.

During the Guardians of the Galaxy press conference, Pratt was asked how he developed Peter Quill’s (aka Star-Lord) cocksure personality. “Kind of the whole process with me on this one was just trusting James (Gunn), really, and taking big swings and sometimes falling flat on my face,” said the actor, whose previous credits include Zero Dark Thirty and Moneyball. “The big challenge for me was  just trying to ignore the embarrassment of being an actor.”

Pratt obviously doesn’t believe acting is an embarrassing profession, but in the audio clip below he explains why his craft can, in context, be a humbling experience:

Guardians of the Galaxy hopes to get audience “hooked on a feeling” when it opens nationwide August 1st.

Chris Pratt - Guardians of the Galaxy World Premiere (CR: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy World Premiere (CR: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

 

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trailer Gets Us Hooked On A Feeling

Like such super groups as The Defenders and the Squadron Supreme, the Guardians of the Galaxy has always taken a backseat to Marvel Universe’s super teams of The Avengers and the (uncanny) X-Men. Credit Marvel for hiring filmmaker James Gunn, who proved he can expertly blend tragedy, vigilantism, and kinetic action with his low budget superhero offering Super.

Guardians of the Galaxy, opening August 1, has Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty) playing Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, an unpredictable (and from the looks of the trailer, extremely witty) space traveler whose discovery of a mysterious orb leads to his inevitable conflict with a world beating villain named Ronan (Lee Pace). Helping Star-Lord’s in his battle are fellow outsiders Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Baustista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).

The trailer is fantastic, and one of the many reasons why I’m pumped for the film is it’s shot by Ben Davis, a cinematographer who previously worked with director Matthew Vaughn on Layer Cake,Stardust, and Kick-Ass.

Check out the trailer, which features one of B.J. Thomas’ most popular tracks. From what I’ve seen from photos as well as this clip, I’m definitely (excuse the pun) “Hooked on a Feeling.”