GotG’s Ronan the Accuser Revealed!

ronanJames Gunn, director of Marvel’s Next Big Thing, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, posted the first clear image of Ronan the Accuser, the Big Bad antagonist of the movie, on his Twitter today.

Ronan (played by Lee Pace) is a badass member of the Kree race, and he’s known for carrying a big… hammer-thingy… which he appears to be pointing toward us in this photo. You can find this, accompanied by Gunn’s witty caption, here, on his official Twitter feed.

GotG opens Aug. 1 here in the USA.

War in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

There’s a lot going on in this new trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but I’m disappointed that Gary Oldman‘s character seems to be driving the plot with his belief the apes are just animals and he’s the savior of humanity.

What I found most shocking about this clip (in a good way) was the battleship — implying that there is still a sophisticated human civilization somewhere. I had assumed that the plague talked about in the previous movie and  trailers for this one had wiped out most of the human race around the globe, but unless ship is from a flashback or dream sequence, that is clearly not the case.

Perhaps the battle for the planet of the apes will be tougher than the simians are expecting?