Guardians of the Galaxy casting…

Guardians of the Galaxy casting…

Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in full swing now with ‘Iron Man 3’ having been released recently and ‘Thor: The Dark World’ less than six months away. Captain America is returning of course but new marvel franchise on the block is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, an outer space adventure that I’m wagering will portray plot centric events in the build-up to ‘Avengers 2’. With an approximate release schedule of August 2014 and a likely long post-production schedule, work on the film is ramping up and we’re seeing a steady flow of casting announcements coming through. The most recent of which have included Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan joining Guardians in the role of a villain, as well as Benicio Del Toro (Sin City).

It has further been reported that at least Benicio’s role will continue into other Marvel films, and given that Guardians is due to follow ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’, it’s possible this means we’ll be seeing him in ‘Avengers 2’.

Del Toro and Gillan join previously announced cast members Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Glen Close, and Michael Rooker.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.

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