It only took three (well, four) words for Vin Diesel to steal the show as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, but it’s looking more and more like he’ll have another chance to leave his mark in a Marvel film.
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Fast & Furious fans have less than a year until the much-anticipated seventh installment of the franchise hits the big screen. And considering that the sixth film ended with the reveal that Jason Statham, also known as Owen Shaw’s brother, was behind Han’s death at the end of Tokyo Drift, Dom and his crew are all set to face yet another formidable opponent this time around.
But aside from the return of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, and company, we don’t know much about the film, other than that it will add Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, and Kurt Russell to the mix. The details of the story remain a mystery, along with how they’ll say goodbye to Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner.
On Tuesday, Diesel posted new photos from the film on his Facebook page announcing that he has seen the film’s trailer. Diesel wrote: “Universal came to visit, to show the trailer for FF7…Speechless… yeah, it was that INCREDIBLE! I must also say, that it was emotional and bittersweet… we all went above and beyond to make Pablo proud, but man, I wish he could see what we have created and just how far we have come.”
In one photo, fans can see both Brian and Dom wearing suits, a rarity in the franchise’s history. Our best guess? They just came from Han’s funeral, and Dom is going to take that suit jacket off in less than 10 minutes.
As for the second image, Dom appears to be taping up his hands as if he’s going to get into a boxing match of some sort. Hey, this is the same guy who threw The Rock through a wall two movies ago—or was he the one that was thrown? Either way, we’d put our money on Dom, because he’s basically a superhero at this point, yeah? Seriously. He can fly.
Fast & Furious 7 is scheduled for release on April 3, 2015.
• Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has reportedly signed on to play former CIA agent Edwin Wilson in The Company Man. The film, written by Andrew Cypiot, will tell the true story of Wilson, who was convicted in 1983 of illegally selling weapons to Libya, but had all charges overturned in 2003 after years of imprisonment. The True Detective Emmy nominee is said to also be in the process of finding a director for the film. [Deadline]
• Sandra Bullock is about to throw one big Tupperware party. The Oscar winner will star as Brownie Wise in Tupperware Unsealed, based on writer Bob Kealing’s non-fiction book about the marketing maven who created the Tupperware home party strategy, thus making the household item a household name. The Help director Tate Taylor will write and direct the film for Sony Pictures. [The Wrap]
• Michael Caine has joined Vin Diesel and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) in the supernatural action film The Last Witch Hunter. Based on a pitch by Cory Goodman (Priest), the film follows an immortal witch hunter partnering with his natural enemy, a female witch, to stop a plague on humanity. Breck Eisner (Sahara) will direct for Lionsgate, with a script by Matt Sazama (Gods of Egypt) and the additional help of D.W. Harper (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) and Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers Club). [THR]
• Naomi Watts is in talks to join Jake Gyllenhaal for Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallee‘s next film, Demolition. Watts would play a single mother who begins a relationship with Gyllenhaal’s character, a young investment banker struggling to deal with the tragic death of his wife. Bryan Sipe (Alpha Mail) will pen the script. [The Wrap]
• Idris Elba may reunite with his RocknRolla director Guy Ritchie for Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. The reimagining of the English myth from Warner Brothers will feature a script from Joby Harold (Awake) with the title role yet to be cast. The Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star will reportedly play Bedivere, Arthur’s father’s right-hand man who teaches the future King to lead an army. [THR]
• Former TV wrestling diva Trish Stratus and veteran Canadian actor Saul Rubinek (Unforgiven) have both joined the cast of the Canadian action-thriller Gridlocked from director Allan Ungar (Tapped Out), playing a lead SWAT team member and Hollywood agent respectively. [THR]
The first wave of teasers and trailers for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy emphasized the comic book movie’s most eccentric qualities, a wild bunch of universe-saving criminals that include a tree, a raccoon, and a green-skinned Zoë Saldana. If you never read Guardians in print, it didn’t really matter, according to the studio; instead, it chose to play up the “these aren’t you older brother’s superheroes” angle. “Hey, we’re playing Blue Swede’s ‘Hooked on a Feeling’ and Norman Greenbaum’s ‘Spirit in the Sky,'” the clips blared. “That’s how you know this movie is cool!”
Perhaps the Guardians are even less well-known in the U.K. — or perhaps those songs are — because they now have a straightforward, ironic-music-free trailer that gives the best primer yet for what this movie is actually about. Chris Pratt’s scoundrel thief gets to deliver all the rah-rah speeches, but Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) is the wise-ass scene-stealer. Watch the de-stylyzed trailer below: READ FULL STORY
Universal officially announced last week that Paul Walker’s brothers Caleb and Cody would be joining the production of next year’s Fast & Furious 7, helping the production complete their brother’s role in the franchise. Walker’s longtime co-star Vin Diesel just posted an image of himself alongside Walker’s brothers, confirming the family resemblance. (One of the Walker Bros. is even wearing a perfect Brian O’Conner slightly-too-large gray T-shirt.) READ FULL STORY
Vin Diesel took to his personal Facebook page to share a sneak peek at the artwork for his upcoming film The Last Witch Hunter, offering fans their first look at the action thriller.
“I will fill you all in later … but this meeting went well,” wrote the 46-year-old star as a caption to the image posted Wednesday.
The photo — which has already been liked by more than 200,000 of Diesel’s 66 million Facebook fans — is of an adult seated with two children in front of a wall landscape and character concept art. There’s little doubt that this snapshot is a preview of the warlock flick, either: Under the sketch of a female costumed in a black gown to the far right of the pre-production storyboard, there’s a caption that reads The Last Witch Hunter.
The Last Witch Hunter — about a witch hunter who joins forces with a witch to save New Yorkers from certain evil — is being directed by Breck Eisner and the film may eventually be developed into a franchise, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feitheimer announced recently. While the details of the film’s storyline have yet to be released, with Diesel involved, one can imagine that there will be plenty of action-packed, bloody sequences all in the interest of preserving the greater good (obviously).
But if that’s not the case, consider us on official Last Witch Hunter watch: Viesel promised to divulge more, and as evidenced with his tendency to tease fans with images from films like Guardians of the Galaxy, more Facebook updates are certainly to come in advance of the film’s release.
Fast & Furious 7 has secured a new release date: April 10, 2015. Franchise star Vin Diesel posted the news on his Facebook page Sunday night, accompanied by a photo of himself with the late Paul Walker.
Diesel explained the photo on his page: “The last scene we filmed together…There was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared… in the film we were now completing… the magic captured… and, in just how far we’ve come…Fast and Furious 7 will be released…April 10th 2015!”
He added: “P.s. He’d want you to know first…”
Vin Diesel will indeed voice the part of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Marvel announced the news Saturday night, even though rumors have been circling his involvement since August. Diesel even posted an unsubtle cover photo on his facebook page of the monstrous tree months ago. But, nothing confirms it like a photo of the Fast & Furious star hugging a model of his on-screen avatar in front of a giant Guardians logo.
Less than a week after the tragic death of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, Vin Diesel has once again taken to his Facebook account to remember his friend.
Walker died in a car accident on Saturday, after which many celebs took to social media to say their goodbyes. Diesel most recently showed up at the crash site to thank fans for showing their love to “that angel up in heaven.” And now, Diesel posted to his Facebook page, detailing the first conversation he had with Walker’s mother.
Read Diesel’s post below:
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