Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Hints at 'Hercules' Battles; Vin Diesel Finally Reveals His Marvel Movie Role

Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Hints at 'Hercules' Battles; Vin Diesel Finally Reveals His Marvel Movie Role

Aug 12, 2013


Hercules: Dwayne Johnson continues to share behind-the-scenes photos from action epic Hercules, which Brett Ratner is directing. He captioned his latest photo: "No 'over-intellectualized actor speak'. Straight gut talk..bring it on motherf*cker. #EpicWar," which reveals a bit more about the movie's approach to action. Hercules will fight its way into theaters on July 25, 2014. [Twitter]

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vin Diesel's decision to feature a picture of Groot -- an extraterrestrial, sentient tree, and a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy -- on his official Facebook page quickly led to rumors that he would be voicing the character in Marvel's upcoming film adaptation. Diesel has been dropping hints like crazy that he would be doing something in the Marvel universe, though he only featured the uncaptioned picture for about an hour before replacing it with a standard publicity shot. Deadline has since confirmed that he is indeed in talks for the role.  [Facebook]

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White Devil: Working most often in the independent film arena, writer-director James Gray has carved out his own niche by making a half-dozen dramas feauturing memorable characters (Two Lovers, The Yards). His latest, The Immigrant, debuted at Cannes to muted response, but that does not discourage Warner Bros., which has hired him to write and direct White Devil, about a white orphan child who is adopted by a Chinese family and rises to become the boss of the Chinese mob in Boston. [Deadline]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is no longer an underdog; she is now a champion and much more is expected of her and her cochampion Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), as nicely explained in the compact international trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which puts the emphasis on exploring a new world. Donald Sutherland and Philip Seymour Hoffman costar; the movie will hit theaters on November 22. [The Film Stage]

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