CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Gets Casting Details; Backstory Updates Set For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Gets Casting Details; Backstory Updates Set For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Multiple new names have emerged that're being considered for undisclosed roles in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, while Guardians of the Galaxy backstories are getting updated.

The good folks from Latino Review, who have gained quite a track record with scoops related to Marvel Studios’ big screen installments, have now disclosed new casting and character info for Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The site has revealed that despite The Winter Soldier’s female lead shortlist including Emilia Clarke, Jessica Brown Findlay, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, and Alison Brie, Marvel has “the most traction with” Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Also, there are apparently two undisclosed male roles that duo directors Joe and Anthony Russo are in the process of casting. Possibly villains, the American and foreign roles are both described as being “physical.” And the actors that’re on the shortlist for the role(s) is Game of ThronesNikolaj Coster Waldau and Josh Holloway. While those two are expected to be screen-tested, Latino Review also reports that X-Men Origins: Wolverine actor Kevin Durand may also be considered, even though that possibility is “clinging to edge.”

Left to right: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Holloway, Kevin Durand, Nikolaj Coster Waldau

Moving on to Guardians of the Galaxy, Latino Review ultimately reports that the visual appearance and backstories for Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax The Destroyer are getting updated to fit into the Marvel cinematic Universe. Further claiming that Thanos will villainize The Avengers in Joss Whedon’s 2015 sequel, Gamora and Drax’s backstories are mainly getting updates due to their connection with the Mad Titan. What do you think?

Described as a political thriller, Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where the highly anticipated film “Marvel’s The Avengers” leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D, and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world.

Starring Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joe Russo & Anthony Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “Captain America” first published in 1941 and a comics institution ever since. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is scheduled for release on April 4, 2014. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. And in addition, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; and the untitled “Marvel's The Avengers” sequel on May 1, 2015.

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