Brief “Guardians,” “X-Men,” “Avengers” Updates

Guardians of the Galaxy
USA Today has posted a new shot of Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer in Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Korath works together with the villainous Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) to find a missing orb.

X-Men: Apocalypse
“X-Men: First Class” was set in 1962, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was partly set in 1973. Now, writer/producer Simon Kinberg has confirmed that the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse” will be set in the year 1983. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult are all expected back for the new film.

Kinberg confirmed the date during the latest episode of The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast. That date would mean the ‘First Class’ cast members will be playing versions of their characters 21 years older than they played in their first film – despite only five actual years passing in the real world. [Source: Comic Book Movie]

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Cinema Blend has posted an exclusive brief new video from the set of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” showing off a scene with Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and some jogging SHIELD recruits. In the scene, Thor raises his hammer to go from his casual wear (ie. sleeveless armor) to his work outfit (ie. the regular “Thor” outfit).