During our recent convention coverage at the 2013 Dragon Con event held in Atlanta, MovieViral was lucky enough to be a part of a press interview with the charismatic and fun-loving Michael Rooker. He talked about a lot of things including his role of Merle on The Walking Dead, his friendship with director James Gunn (Slither, Super, Guardians of the Galaxy) and a few small tidbits on his turn as the blue alien Yondu in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Check out the full interview after the break.
As soon as the Marvel portion of the D23 Expo Live-Action panel, it went on Disney’s own properties. One of the biggest things to come out of that panel was that we got to see the first few clips of the Robert Stromberg‘s Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie.
We knew that the film would be an origins story for Maleficent, but the scenes that were shown gave us a more clear idea of what her motivations were, why she became evil, and would would drive her to curse Sleeping Beauty. Hit the jump for more.
D23 Expo 2013: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Reveals Political Corruption, Patriotic Inflirtation, And The Return Of Bucky
Though Captain America: The Winter Soldier is still eight months away, Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan were on hand to talk about the film with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Evans talked about how in this film, he won’t be the guy from the past who is trying to adapt into the modern world. In the few short and unfinished clips that were revealed, we learned that Steve has acclimated himself into the modern world and even has a few witty comebacks to anyone who tries to make fun of him for it.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was at the D23 Expo to present from very exciting and very exclusive footage to their fans. He briefly talked about the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first talking about how Iron Man started it all, which then culminated to last year’s The Avengers. But then he moved on to Phase 2 and talked about Iron Man 3 and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World.
What we see is that there will be many more realms to explore, dangerous alliances being made, and betrayals that you will never see coming. Hit the jump for more.
D23 Expo 2013: Alan Horn Confirms “Star Wars Episode VII” Summer 2015 Release; Unveils No New Additional Info
Briefly: After presenting what Disney had to offer on the animation side of the studio, yesterday, studio exec Alan Horn introduced what Disney had in store for its fans in terms of live-action. Horn talked about this history of acquisitions it has made throughout the years, which started off with Pixar, followed by Marvel, and ending with LucasFilms.
The crowd erupted in excitement when he ended that sentence with the brand that brought us Star Wars, which blasted images from the first six episodes of the saga on screen. Fans were dying to know any sort of new tidbit from the studio exec. He had already announced that J.J. Abrams was going to direct, and that Lawrence Kasdan was writing, and that John Williams would be composing. But other than that, Horn brought nothing new to the table in terms of news, saying that there would be no new announcements made at D23.
Of course attendees were somewhat disappointed. Horn did announce that there would be standalone films that would be separate from the Episodic saga. But other than that, nothing new to offer.
In 2009, the Walt Disney Company purchased the Marvel Comics name and brought the mega comic book company into the family. It was only a matter of time before the two would unite for one big film. Flash forward to 2013, when it was announced that the two would release an adaptation of Big Hero 6. It is one of Marvel’s lesser own titles, but one that is ripe for adaptation. Winnie the Pooh director Don Hall suggested that its obscurity would allow him to craft a great origins story, that combines Disney magic with Marvel action flair. Hit the jump to see what exactly he meant by saying that. [Read more...]