Movie News: James Gunn Shares 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Photos; The Pope Is Acting in a Movie

Movie News: James Gunn Shares 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Photos; The Pope Is Acting in a Movie

Feb 02, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Director James Gunn shared new photos from rehearsals for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. One photo, above, features Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Gunn, Dave Bautista and Sean Gunn (squatting), who will stand in for Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) during filming. The other photo, below, showcases Michael Rooker. The movie is heading for release on May 5, 2017. [Collider]

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

In addition to those above, Chris Pratt posted this image on his Instagram.

 

Pope Francis

Beyond the Sun: Pope Francis will make his acting debut in Beyond the Sun. He will portray himself in the religious drama, described as "a family adventure based on the Gospels." It marks the first time that a pope has acted in a narrative feature; any profit from the movie will be donated to charities in Argentina. [Variety]

 

Leonardo DiCaprio

The Sandcastle Empire: Leonardo DiCaprio will produce a big-screen version of The Sandcastle Empire, a novel by Kayla Olson targeted at young adults. Set in a dire future after apocalyptic events, it's said to focus especially on environmental issues, which drew DiCaprio's interest. The lead character is a young woman on the run after a radical faction overthrows the government. [THR]

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass TV Spot: Narrated by the late Alan Rickman, a new television spot for Alice Through the Looking Glass presents good reasons for Alice (Mia Wasikowska) to return to Wonderland to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter also star; the movie opens in theaters on May 27. [Movieclips]

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