Many saw this film as a crazy Avengers in space Star Wars ripoff, that was too obscure to appeal to a wide audience and was likely going to be Marvel’s next misstep if not their biggest flop. Less than a week and over $170 million later, there’s only one thing to say to those folks… I. Am. Groot!
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Chris Pratt, the voice of Emmet in The LEGO Movie and starring as Peter Quill in the Guardians of the Galaxy, will soon have a third movie under his belt with a LEGO tie in. According to this article posted on JurassicWorld.org, Chris was recently on an episode of the Empire Podcast where he was recorded saying the following:
three (…) I’ve just seen and approved the look for my character Owen from the Jurassic Park, er the Jurassic Park LEGO.
Could Chris have just generalized his likeness to a minifigure and threw out the term LEGO instead of Kre-o? It’s quite possible but then again, with him being involved with the LEGO Movie, I’d like to think he wouldn’t make that kind of mistake of confusing the two brands. The fine folks over at Brickfanatics say that Kre-o currently owns the Jurassic Park but state that the license expires at the end of the year, though they do not state their source on that fact. If the license does expire at the end of the year, it would pave the way for LEGO to launch their line up in support of the movie.
Other things to consider is that one of LEGO’s earliest licenses after Star Wars was a short run of sets based on Jurassic Park III tied in with Studios theme, so it’s not like it hasn’t been done before. Also, LEGO does seem to enjoy dinosaurs as they are apt to release a dino-based theme every few years. Jurassic World is set to be released in theaters on June 12, 2015.
Update: The first poster is online now too. You’re welcome.
Chris “The Special” Pratt as Peter Jason Quill aka “Star Lord”
Did you watch the Guardians Of The Galaxy trailer and have the same reaction as the guard when Star Lord told him who he was? Well these videos won’t answer all of your questions (or many at all likely), but they do give you a quick inside look at the characters and a little bit of behind the scenes footage. Oh and you get to hear Rocket speak, if you’re interested in that kind of thing.
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Dave Batista as Drax aka “The Destroyer”
Vin Diesel as Groot
Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon
I always heard Rocket’s voice in my head as sorta Brittish, but I still can’t wait.
There is going to be A LOT of marketing around this movie. It may seem difficult to believe now, but Tony Stark was a second string hero in Marvel’s roster before he blew up on screen in 2008’s Iron Man. Prepare to be bombarded folks. These videos come within 48 hours of the first trailer and the movie is more then five months away.
USA Today posted an in-depth article on The LEGO Movie. The article has a slideshow component that breaks down most of the major characters in the movie, who voices them, and their individual motivations. Not many details are given away in terms of plot line, but we do learn that Will Ferrel’s character, President Business, has an alter ego, Lord Business, who is trying to control the world. Master Builders Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks, and Vitruvius, voiced by Morgan Freeman, believe that a very normal construction worker, Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt, is “The Special”, the key to saving the world from Lord Business.
The LEGO Movie opens in theaters on February 7, 2014.
Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up.