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Writer-director James Gunn is currently working on the script for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but the filmmaker recently took a break from his busy schedule to host a Q&A session on his Facebook page last week, where he teased new details regarding this highly-anticipated sequel. Be warned, though, if you have not seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet, there will be Spoilers throughout the story, so read on at your own risk.
At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, the tree-like creature Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) appeared to have died, only to "come back" in the form of a growing "Baby Groot," whose dancing scene shown over the end credits remains one of the most popular scenes in the film. James Gunn revealed that Groot may still be dead, hinting that "Baby Groot" may be Groot's son. Here's what he had to say below.
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As Max Braverman pointed out this past Thursday, statistics don't lie. It's too bad we don't yet have a solid statistic that tells us how often an actor lobbying for a role works out in their favor. We know that Vin Diesel was welcomed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe because of how vocal he was with fans about the possibility on his personal Facebook page. But have we seen anyone else win a role by begging for the part on social media? Earlier today, we saw that Tyrese Gibson wants to play Green Lantern in the Justice League, as he pointed out on his own Instagram. Now one of the stars of The CW's The Flash is hoping to land a role in the upcoming Power Rangers reboot by utilizing the same tactics.
As Warner Bros. announced last year, the Green Lantern reboot is set for release on June 19, 2020, and is currently the last DC Comics film on the studio's superhero slate. However, it's been implied that a fresh take on the Emerald Crusader will feature in Zack Snyder's two-part Justice League movies in 2017 and 2018, which makes it somewhat interesting that singer/actor Tyrese Gibson (Transformers) recently posted fan-art of himself as the Green Lantern on Instagram and with the caption: "Rumor has it that." Given this would be a Warner Bros. production, Gibson is not likely teasing that he has the role or is even in talks, but he could be taking cues from his Fast & Furious 6 co-star Vin Diesel, whose social media lobbying landed him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sure, this might not be the best way to join DC's Universe, but what do you think of the »
Against all odds, Guardians Of The Galaxy charmed the pants off everyone. Audiences, critics, and even those lucky actors who starred in the Marvel movie mega-hit. Just last week, Lee Pace – who played the blue hammer-wielding villain, Ronan The Accuser – came forth to reveal his passion for the franchise. In an interview with IGN, the actor confessed that he’d be over the moon if he were given the chance to reprise the role. While Ronan suffered a grisly fate at the end of the first flick, this is the movies, and as we all know, no death in a comic book feature is ever permanent.
However, Pace’s enthusiasm isn’t the issue. It’s whether or nor director James Gunn has room for him in the sequel, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2. And it seems that alas, we won’t be seeing the blue-skinned baddy. Yet.
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Just because Ronan the Accuser appeared to (Spoiler!!) die at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy doesn't mean his soul isn't floating through the cosmos looking for another host body. Just recently, Lee Pace revealed that he'd love to return in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, however unlikely that sounded at the time. Now, in a special Q&A with James Gunn for the DVD and Blu-ray release of this Marvel blockbuster, the director does say that Ronan may return...At some point! But it definitely won't be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (unless he's planning a sneaky surprise).
James Gunn broke the news during his Facebook session. You can check out the entire commentary: clickHere. People have really responded to Lee Pace and his character, enough so that two people had to ask the same question.
In his previous interview, Lee Pace proclaimed his love for the Ronan character, »
For the second year in a row, Katniss Everdeen stands alone atop the box office heap. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which opened in November and is still playing in over 1,200 theaters, has earned $333.18 million as of yesterday, surpassing the Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy as the top-grossing movie of 2014. Despite already being released on Blu-ray and DVD, Guardians of the Galaxy is still playing, though it was only screening in 65 theaters nationwide last weekend, meaning its domestic take of $333.17 million won't increase too much over the next few weeks.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 still has some work to do if it wants to surpass its predecessor, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which was 2013's top movie at the box office with $424.7 million. While That movie's take was bolstered by 3D and IMAX screenings, Deadline's sources claim that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was screened in, »
How much does Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto love Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner? Quite a bit according to a new animated video from CineFix, which runs through all 6 Fast and Furious movies in under 3 minutes, perfectly setting fans up for Furious 7 this spring.
Furious 7 is only a little more than three months away from hitting theaters, and if you need to reacquaint yourself with the franchise and its characters, CineFix's Every Fast & Furious Movie in Under 3 Minutes!!! video will certainly do the trick. They begin with 2001's The Fast and the Furious, and then gleefully tear into the plots behind 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious, 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, 2009's Fast & Furious, 2011's Fast Five and 2013's Fast & Furious 6.
Take a look as CineFix summarize everyone's favorite fast-car franchise, from Dom and Brian's first meeting, through the entrances and exits of Michelle Rodiguez, The Rock, »
If you don’t drift to win, what do you drift for, bruh? Has there been a franchise this century with as much bro wisdom as The Fast and the Furious? We’ve already got six movies, and a seventh on the way (why not 10 brah?!), but that’s a lot of hours for anyone, and we’ve got cars, babes, and cars to take care of, so if you’re like me and have actually only ever seen Fast Five, then you need a recap bruh! CineFix put together this awesome summary of all six movies in under three minutes that goes fast and furious through that time that Vin Diesel drove a car through a plane and when Paul Walker and Diesel fell in love, and also The Rock was there. Watch it below. Cars Fix Everything.
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- Brian Welk
If you're one of those who has held off on watching the Fast & Furious franchise, but for some reason you feel compelled to join the crowd in the blockbuster fun this April when Furious 7 hits theaters, then we have just the video for you. The folks over at Cinefix have put together a fast and fun recap of the entire franchise in under three minutes, starting with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker's first outing in The Fast and the Furious back in 2001 and moving through the most recent Fast & Furious 6. It doesn't have all the fun and action the movies do (which are about 50% good for what they are), but it's not a bad way to catch up. Here's a recap of the Fast & Furious franchise from Cinefix: If you haven't seen it, watch the teaser trailer for Furious 7 right here. Fast & Furious 7 is directed by James Wan (The Conjuring, »
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While we won't see Howard the Duck starring in his own movie anytime soon, Marvel has launched a new comic book series revolving around the popular 70s character, who made his infamous return to the big screen in this past summer's blockbuster hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel has confirmed that Issue #2 will actually serve as a prequel/sequel to the fan-favorite end credits scene which featured Howard hanging out with the Collector.
Eagle-eyed viewers first noticed Howard the Duck as part of the Collector's menagerie early on in Guardians of the Galaxy. The upcoming comic book will reveal how Howard wound up in the Collector's (Benicio Del Toro) clutches. Here is the official synopsis for the story, courtesy of THR:
Howard's first big case has taken him across the universe and landed him in the clutches of The Collector! But he's not alone as the very popular Rocket Raccoon is a prisoner as well! »
Marvel Music and Hollywood Records' Grammy-nominated "Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1" soundtrack has been certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A., selling over 1,000,000 copies. The album was one of only two albums released in 2014 to go platinum. The album was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its second and third weeks of release, for the weeks ending Aug. 10 and Aug. 17. The album also peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in 60 territories.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has earned over $773 million worldwide, including $333 million in North America; it's the #1 film of 2014 at the domestic box office and the #2 film of the year globally. Guardians of the Galaxy opened domestically August 1 with $94.3 million to become the biggest August debut of all time and ultimately the biggest August release ever. After becoming the 10th straight Marvel Studios film to open at #1, Guardians of the Galaxy occupied the top spot domestically for four »
After selling over 1,000,000 copies worldwide, the Grammy-nominated Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 has been certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. The critically acclaimed compilation album spent two weeks following its release as the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and also spent time as the No.1 album on iTunes in over 60 territories. The album is currently available in a vinyl edition, as a CD, or as a digital download. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was considered a surprise hit by many and eventually climbed its way up the ladder to become the highest grossing Cbm of the year with a total gross of over $773 million worldwide. The James Gunn-directed film, which starred Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper, is due for a sequel May 5, 2017. From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain »
Michelle Rodriguez's latest interview might explain her very famous flings.
The 36-year-old Fast & Furious star opens up to Milla Jovovich for Interview magazine, in which she talks about why having kids is not in her immediate future.
"I have absolutely nothing consistent in my life," she says. " ... I'm a lone wolf. I run by myself on most things. I've got lots of really great friends, but the thought of being in a long-lasting relationship? Psh, I couldn't last more than six months with somebody, let alone have a father figure around for a kid."
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She also feels she has much more to accomplish in Hollywood before settling down.
"I wouldn't want to sacrifice the last years that I have of being youthful in this business to have kids," she says bluntly. "I haven't done what I came here to do. I'm just kind »
Early this morning, nominations were announced for the 87th Annual Academy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 22 at 7 Pm Et/4 Pm Pt from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. While some fans would have liked to see more recognition for Marvel Studios, the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy earned two nominations today for Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup and Hairstyling, while Captain America: The Winter Soldier also received a Best Visual Effects nomination along with 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Superhero movies don't normally fare well at the Oscars, and it seems that trend is continuing this year. Unless you want to count Birdman, which leads the pack with 9 nominees. But can we really consider it a super hero movie?
It’s a given that Chris Pratt will be back for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, along with, we can probably assume, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper. And if it were up to Lee Pace, his name would be on that cast list, too. In an interview, Pace gushed that he’d “love” […]
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During a Doug Loves Movies podcast, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was asked about performing the motion capture for Groot’s ‘I Want You Back’ dance at the conclusion of the blockbuster Marvel space opera, during which he decided to give an impromptu performance. Of course, cameras were there to capture it, so take a look at Gunn busting out his moves here…
Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Korath, John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as Rhomman Dey, »
- Gary Collinson
[This article tries to avoid any major spoilers, and so provides more of a general overview. Most specific plot points are implied, so while the article is not guaranteed to be 100% spoiler-free, it covers things which are generally considered common knowledge, and so most of the main plot points should be left intact.]
In the UK, both Skyfall and The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble) are being shown on television tonight on different channels at overlapping times, so fans will only be able to watch one. (That would seem to provoke a reaction like, 'I'm not going to choose between my favourite actor to play James Bond and my favourite writer! That's insane troll logic!')
Bond and Marvel are two of the biggest franchises in the world at the moment, with each set to release their next instalment this year (Spectre and Avengers: Age of Ultron). This being the internet, the default response would be to pit the two against each other, as if one could only be a fan of one franchise, not both. The prepondance of alternative viewing options, like DVDs, TV repeats, etc. ultimately render such a discussion moot, in the colloquial sense of the word, meaning redundant. However, it's »
2014 was a good year for Chris Pratt. Not only did he do fantastic work (yet again) in Parks and Recreation‘s sixth season, but he also starred in the biggest blockbuster of the year, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, alongside Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel. Now that we have entered 2015, it looks like it will be another solid year for Pratt. Parks and Recreation begins its seventh and final season (which consists of 13 episodes) one week from today, on Jan 13, at 9 p.m. on NBC, and will air back-to-back episodes every Tuesday until its one-hour series finale wraps things up on Feb. 24. Additionally, Pratt will be starring in another film that’s set to be a huge summer blockbuster: Jurassic World, the first real Jurassic Park movie we’ve gotten in over a decade. Other actors in Jurassic World include Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, »
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Guardians of the Galaxy was a success thanks to the inventive vision of director James Gunn, as well as the vocal performance of Vin Diesel, who managed to bring his character of Groot to life despite having only one line to repeat. With the film now out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, both Gunn and Diesel participated in a Q&A to discuss the movie.
Q: How was it working with a script where your only line is “I am Groot”?
Diesel: I was lucky that I had a director [James Gunn] who was willing to indulge me. I told him: ‘We know that Groot is really saying any number of things when he says that line and most people are oblivious to the nuances of his speech because of his »
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With the recent Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. confirmations ahead of their big-screen outing in 2018 and several high profile comic arcs, Marvel definitely have big things in the pipeline for The Inhumans. The latest is a new ongoing series called Uncanny Inhumans (they really love that adjective huh?) from writer Charles Soule and artist Steve McNiven which kicks of with issue #0 this April. IGN reveal that Black Bolt will be the main focus, though he is currently believed dead by all but his fellow Illuminati members, and the villain will be Kang the Conqueror. Here is the issue #0 cover along with a variant by Simone Bianchi, and be sure to click the link below for a very interesting interview with Soule as he reveals a few more details, and even gives his thoughts on Vin Diesel potentially playing Black Bolt! »
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