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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Gets Funny New Title in China

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In order to appeal to the wider international audience, the titles of Hollywood movies that don’t translate well in other languages often get changed, sometimes resulting in funny and hilarious literal translations. Case in point, in China, Guardians of the Galaxy got a new title that literally translates to “Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team.”

Done laughing yet? We’ll give you more time…

The folks at The Chinese Pod stumbled upon the downright hilarious translation after conducting an interesting Mandarin breakdown of Guardians of the Galaxy, and in particular the title on the movie’s Chinese poster (pictured above). What, you’re still laughing?

Sure you can argue that the “Interplanetary” and even “Attacking Team” portions of the title are fitting given what the Guardians of the Galaxy is all about, but the inclusion of the “Unusual” is, well, unusual and is probably what sent most of you bursting into laughter.

On second thought, the ‘Attacking Team’ does consist of a human; two alien humanoids, one sexy the other scary; a tree thing that seems to know only one phrase — “I am groot”; and a sassy, bad-tempered racoon with a penchant for heavy weaponry. My god, this is the making of a truly unusual interplanetary team that attacks bad people!

It just might be that the Chinese aren’t quite fond of simple and catchy titles…

If “Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team” is actually used in the movie to refer to the motley crew of superheroes, we would love to see a dubbed version of the scenes where it is used.

The Guardians of the Galaxy is both critically-acclaimed and a box-office hit. Raking in over $653 million globally, it is the highest grossing film of 2014 and the third most successful film released by Marvel Studios, trailing only The Avengers and Iron Man 3. You can bet Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team 2 will also be a hit when it lands in theaters on July 28, 2017.

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Final ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Has The Avengers Go To Space

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The Avengers go to space to take on Thanos in the final trailer for “Avengers: Endgame.”

Whereas the first trailer showed Stark stranded in a spacecraft, low on both oxygen and hope, and the second trailer showed him back on Earth, the third and final trailer sees him re-assemble the Avengers to bring Thanos to justice and save the universe.

The one-minute clip is light on details, but we are reminded of the team’s mantra of doing “whatever it takes” to try and undo the damage caused by the Mad Titan.

We get a scene with them zooming past planets in their spaceship, the Benatar, and another showing off some slick new white Avengers uniforms. The trailer closes off with a face-off between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, fresh off her blockbuster standalone debut to help out the desperate Avengers.

Whatever last-ditch plan they managed to put together will surely end in a big bang. How do you want things to turn out?

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Here’s Who Plays Who In The Witcher Netflix Series

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There are up to 50 actors in the promising Netflix Series, least of which is Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill as the iconic White Wolf.

Henry Cavill wasn’t kidding when he expressed a desire to join Netflix’s The Witcher.

The British actor, best know for playing Superman in the Man of Steel and Justice League movies, is a fan of both the fantasy novels and CD Projekt’s RPG series, letting it be known that he would love to play Geralt of Rivia. His wish has come true.

Freya Allan (Into the Badlands) will star alongside Cavill as Ciri, Geralt’s adoptive daughter in The Witcher series, while badass sorceress Yennefer will be played by Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders). Yennefer is also Ciri’s mother figure and Geralt’s true love.

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Prominent cast members of The Witcher Netflix series

Jodhi May (Game of Thrones) takes the helm as Queen Calanthe, with Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) serving as the the knight Eist, her husband. Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) plays Mousesack the druid.

Tissaia (MyAnna Buring, Ripper Street, Kill List) leads the magical academy at Aretuza, where novice sorcerers Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni, Black Earth Rising) and Sabrina (Therica Wilson-Read, Profile) are training.

Also joining the cast is Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom, Teen Spirit) as the outcast Princess Renfri.

It seems like a good mix of newcomers and star talent. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, showrunner and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed that the cast is currently up to 50 actors, and over 200 people auditioned for the Ciri role alone.

Are you satisfied with the casting for The Witcher Netflix Series? What changes would you make?

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Here’s Why Carnage Wasn’t In The Venom Movie

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Most comic book fans expected Carnage to be the main villain.

The nut job villain was originally intended to be in the Venom movie, but director Ruben Fleischer chose to exclude him in favor of another symbiote, Riot. There is a reason for that.

In an interview with CBR, Flesicher admitted that its the keenness of fans to see Carnage that led Sony to keep him out of the first movie and save him for the sequel. He stated:

“I think, you know, there’s a certain symbiote spawn that I think fans are most excited to see. So that one was off the table. Hopefully at some point in the future they will. So we wanted to save kind of the most anticipated one for the future. And not just that, but because we really wanted this movie to be about Venom.”

As for why he chose Riot over the dozen or so symbiotes that exist in the Marvel universe, he explained:

“…it was just honestly kind of like, who’s the coolest looking spawn who isn’t that one? The most badass, you know? That’s where Riot came from. He’s the biggest of the Life Foundation symbiotes, he’s got that gun metal grey. I don’t want to say it was purely an aesthetic decision, but the aesthetics definitely played a big part.”

Cletus Kasady, Carnage’s host, actually makes a very brief appearance in the mid-credits scene of Venom, setting the symbiote up for a starring role in the sequel. And speaking to CinemaBlend about the cameo, Fleischer stated he couldn’t envisioned anyone other than Woody Harrelson for the role:

“He was the first person I thought of to play Cletus Kasady. And what will be fun is, if you think about Woody in Natural Born Killers, and that darkness and that menace that he can bring to a serial killer like Cletus Kasady, you know, he can go real dark and explore that.”

Like most comic book fans, we can’t wait to see Venom and Carnage clash on the big screen, but leaving out the crazed symbiote in such a pivotal movie for Sony was a risky move. It’s a good thing Venom was a box office hit, surprising as it may be, despite receiving mixed reviews from critics.

How do you envision Carnage in Venom 2? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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