With Marvel Studios' Thor: The Dark World wrapping up production, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is next in line, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy. Today, we have word that Guardians of the Galaxy will begin production this summer in the U.K.
The studio's Phase II ensemble will be shot at Shepperton Studios in London, which is where a bulk of Thor: The Dark World was shot. Other upcoming movies such as Maleficent and Jack Ryan have shot in the London studio, with The Muppets 2 slated to start production there later this year.
James Gunn is directing from his own screenplay. Nicole Perlman wrote the original draft. The production is currently focusing on casting, with a number of actors up for the Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord) role. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zachary Levi, and Jim Sturgess have all read for the part, but no announcement has been made yet. The story follows Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora as they dispense justice throughout the galaxy.
Best of the Web
Avengers: Age of Ultron Made Joss Whedon Feel Like A Miserable Failure
Joss Whedon reveals a scene he wishes could have stayed in the theatrical cut of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Avengers: Infinity War Gets Jon Favreau as an Executive Producer
Iron Man director Jon Favreau revealed that he is coming back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to executive produce Avengers: Infinity War.
Nick Fury Returns In Avengers: Infinity War Next?
Samuel L. Jackson claims his next Marvel movie will be Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 after skipping out on Captain America: Civil War
Black Widow Movie Planned for Marvel Phase 4?
Marvel's Kevin Feige says he wants to see a Black Widow solo movie, but it probably won't happen before 2020.
First Captain America: Civil War Reactions Praise Spider-Man
Captain America: Civil War has screened early for critics who loved it, with many calling it the best Marvel movie yet.
Justice League Vs. Avengers in Worlds Collide Fan Trailer
All of your favorite DC and Marvel heroes come together for one epic fight in the action-packed Worlds Collide trailer