Check Out New Photos From Transformers: Age of Extinction, Lucy and How to Train Your Dragon 2 Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.28.2014
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USA Today has provided a new photo for several big movies coming this summer, including Transformers: Age of Extinction, Lucy and How to Train Your Dragon 2.
When asked about once again voicing Optimus Prime in Transformers: Age of Extinction, Peter Cullen said: "He is exactly who he was from the very original concept. I've always felt a hero should have the qualities that are inspiring and helpful and fatherly and at the same time (be) courageous. I don't see those character traits changing at all.
The film was directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, Kelsey Grammer, TJ Miller, Titus Welliver and Li Bingbing. It will be released on June 27.
In Lucy, Scarlett Johnasson plays the title character in Luc Besson's latest creation. When asked about her character, Besson said: "She's just someone who has access to the deepest part of her cerebral capacity. What we call humanity is like 10% of the brain, and she's going to reach 100%. So her travel through these experiences is really something. It isn't a documentary about the brain. It's a lot of fun. You have food for your heart and your brain at the same time."
The film will be released on August 8. It also stars Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked and Pilou Asbaek.
Here's a synopsis: Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can't feel pain and other discomforts.
Finally, in How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup is five years older than he was in the first film, but still has a lot of fun with his dragon Toothless.
Jay Baruchel, who voices Hiccup, said: "For me, he's this great symbol of what it is to be somebody who marches to the beat of their own drum."
He added that the film is more about what people deal with when they are closing in on the age of twenty. Hiccup will be "finding a way to balance who he wants to be, who he needs to be and who his family expects him to be.
He also said that the relationship with Toothless will change. He added: "By the end of it, they're stronger and more connected than they've ever been."
The film will be released on June 13 and also features the voices of Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller, Kristen Wiig, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou and Kit Harington.
Here's a synopsis: It has been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united Vikings and Dragons on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. At the beginning, Hiccup is pressured by Stoick to become chief, but Hiccup declines and flies away from Berk to explore new lands. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new species of dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace when Drago Bludvist plans to raise an army of dragons to take over the world. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons with the help of his long-lost mother and his friends.