Movie News: 'Wolverine' Portraits; 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Casting; 'Oblivion' Featurette

Movie News: 'Wolverine' Portraits; 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Casting; 'Oblivion' Featurette

Mar 15, 2013

The Wolverine

The Wolverine: Principal photography has concluded on Marvel's The Wolverine, and to commemorate the occasion, director James Mangold tweeted portraits of the cast, including Hugh Jackman and Tao Okamoto, who plays his love interest. The movie, in which the clawed superhero visits modern-day Japan and faces the greatest challenge of his life, opens on July 26. [Collider]

The Wolverine

Guardians of the Galaxy: Now that Chris Pratt has been set to star in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, other members of the cast are starting to fall into place. Dave Bautista, WWE professional wrestler turned actor, has been hired to play Drax the Destroyer, “a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing” the film’s villain, Thanos. James Gunn will direct the superhero team-up/sci-fi adventure, which is due out on August 1, 2014. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Tyrant: Fresh off winning the Academy Award for Best Director for Life of Pi, Ang Lee will pursue a new line of work: directing television. He will make his first foray on the small screen by directing the pilot for Tyrant, created by Gideon Raff (Showtime’s Homeland) for the FX basic cable network. The series would follow a typical American family drawn into the turmoil of living in the Middle East. [The Wrap]

Oblivion Featurette: We’ve been seeing a stready stream of trailers, posters and images for Tom Cruise’s upcoming sci-fi picture Oblivion, and a new featurette goes even further, with Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski explaining all you need to know (and possibly more than that). Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman also star; the movie opens on April 19. [Yahoo! Movies]

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