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Let’s face it. Today’s Marvel-dominated cinematic superheroes are becoming more familiar by the film, as over-loaded origin stories blur together in an orgy of tights, abs, and conflicted emotions. Netflix is raising the stakes between Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but Marvel’s squeaky-clean treatment of figures like Captain America is growing a tad stale. It’s become a constant parade of seeing how many side-characters a director can jam in their third sequel of whatever property is hot right now, as the focus shifts from serving a single story best, to caring how “X” hero can interact twenty films from now.
Thankfully, that’s not Deadpool.
Earth’s least sympathetic “hero” revels in taking a steamy piss on unfortunate shifts in studio norms. He’s foul-mouthed, »
- Matt Donato
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Deadpool, Wolverine, Deadpool vs. Wolverine, X-Men: Apocalypse, Legion, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Justice League Mortal, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, Teen Titans, Batman: Bad Blood, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash and more…
The 2016 superhero season kicks off next week with the hotly-anticipated arrival of Deadpool (which has been granted a 15-certificate from the BBFC, for any of our younger UK readers who were worried they might miss out), and so naturally Fox’s marketing department has been working overtime. Among the promotional material flooding the internet this week, we have a Rob Liefeld poster, »
- Gary Collinson
Though there’s no official word from Marvel or director James Gunn yet, it sounds like comedian Steve Agee will have a role of some description in the soon-to-begin-shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.
This news was spilled by fellow funny man Doug Benson during his Doug Loves Movies podcast. While interview mutual friend Scoot Mcnairy, Benson let slip that they were actually supposed to have Agee on the show but he couldn’t make it because he was off working on the Marvel sequel.
[Steve] just found out because he’s in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he has to shoot that bulls–t instead of being here with us today!
Agee (best know for his appearances on The Sarah Silverman Program) is also a pal of Gunn’s and will appear in the director’s upcoming horror thriller The Belko Experiment – so there’s a pretty good »
- Mark Cassidy
Agee has yet to be seen in any behind-the-scenes photos from the set, though the comedian is a friend of the film's director James Gunn and it's only expected to be a small role or cameo rather than a major part.
Agee's casting was revealed by Doug Benson on the Doug Loves Movies podcast (via IGN) saying: "[Steve] just found out because he's in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he has to shoot that bulls--t instead of being here with us today."
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is currently prepping ahead of actual shooting next week and a May 2017 release. Chris Pratt has posted a photo of a much beloved prop from the film, along with a great personal message. Check that out below:
Feels good »
- Garth Franklin
The gang's all here—well, most of the gang. Production is underway on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the sequel to Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios' 2014 blockbuster that earned over $773.3 million at the box office. On Monday, director James Gunn and actress Zoe Saldana shared pictures from rehearsals via their Twitter and Instagram accounts, respectively. Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, Chris Pratt and Zoe stuck silly poses in James' behind-the-scenes picture. "Rehearsals for #GotGVol2. @bautista shows @zoesaldana, @prattprattpratt & @seangunn what real acting looks like," James wrote. Zoe, meanwhile, shared a photo of the cast reviewing its scripts, telling her fans, »
Chris Pratt is an American treasure if I do say so myself. The guy first made a splash in such a big pond by playing Andy Dwyer on NBC's Parks And Rec, and then got the Marvel bug which caused him to play Peter Quill aka "Star-Lord" in Guardians Of The Galaxy. Now, to show just how appreciative he is of all the success he's been having lately, Pratt posted on Instagram a first look at 'Awesome Mix Vol. 2' along with a ramble about how the pen is mightier than the sword and hyperbole or something.
Anyways, it's just another example of how cool Pratt is, how awesome it is that he's working with Marvel to pump out well made films, and that production for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 has really kicked into overdrive (I almost forgot to mention that).
Feels good to be back in action »
- Nicholas Williams
I'd imagine that even Marvel was surprised with how well Guardians Of The Galaxy was received, but with a sequel on the way, they must be feeling the pressure to deliver something on par or greater than the first film. James Gunn has returned to write and direct Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, and with production set to officially kick off very soon, we've already seen... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Earlier today, we showed you the first photos from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, shared by writer-director James Gunn himself. The photos feature the director rehearsing with stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista and the director's brother Sean Gunn, who plays the on-set version of Rocket Raccoon. Chris Pratt also took to his Instagram page earlier today, to showcase his now-iconic Sony Walkman, which has the cassette tape of Awesome Mix Vol. 2. Here's what the actor had to say to his social media followers, revealing how "ecstatic" he is to be back on set.
"Feels good to be back in action on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2!!! I can't even tell you how excited I am. Ok I'll try. I'm ecstatic. I'm bursting with joy. I'm overwhelmed by feelings of enthusiasm, joy, gratitude, conviviality, camaraderie, elation, exhilaration. I just used an online thesaurus for these words. »
James Gunn shared the first behind the scenes photos from rehearsals for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yesterday, and now Chris Pratt has revealed a first look at Peter Quill's walkman along with a message for fans regarding his excitement to be back in the role. Hopefully we'll see more soon. Feels good to be back in action on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2!!! I can't even tell you how excited I am. Ok I'll try. I'm ecstatic. I'm bursting with joy. I'm overwhelmed by feelings of enthusiasm, joy, gratitude, conviviality, camaraderie, elation, exhilaration. I just used an online thesaurus for these words. I suggest trying that. That way instead of saying "I'm very excited" say, "I'm exhilarated." Never too late to learn words. The pen is mightier than the sword. I never got that. I could whoop someone's ass if I had a sword and they only had a pen. »
Director James Gunn and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy are already back at work down in Atlanta, preparing to shoot Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. However, it doesn’t look like shooting has begun just yet, because Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Michael Rooker are still on the rehearsal stage in […]
The post ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Rehearsal Photos Revealed; Which Comedian Has Joined the Cast? appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
In August 2014, director James Gunn and Marvel Studios successfully blew our minds by introducing us to the Guardians of the Galaxy. In 2017, the same ragtag bunch of scoundrels will be back on the big screen, and to say that star Chris Pratt is excited would be very much an understatement. Feels good to be back in action on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2!!! I can't even tell you how excited I am. Ok I'll try. I'm ecstatic. I'm bursting with joy. I'm overwhelmed by feelings of enthusiasm, joy, gratitude, conviviality, camaraderie, elation, exhilaration. I just used an online thesaurus for these words. I suggest trying that. That way instead of saying "I'm very excited" say, "I'm exhilarated." Never too late to learn words. The pen is mightier than the sword. I never got that. I could whoop someone's ass if I had a sword and they only had a pen. »
During the February 1st episode of the podcast, host Doug Benson was talking to guest Scoot McNairy (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), who he originally had gotten in contact with thanks to Agee, a mutual friend of theirs. When explaining why Agee wasn’t able to be on the show, Benson said, “… [Steve] just found out because he’s in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he has to shoot that bullshit instead of being here with us today.”
Before 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy was released, Agee was rumored to be in the cast of the film, but director James Gunn eventually cleared things up and confirmed that he would not appear. Obviously, the two friends will now be working together on the sequel. »
- Justin Cook
Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Director James Gunn shared new photos from rehearsals for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. One photo, above, features Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Gunn, Dave Bautista and Sean Gunn (squatting), who will stand in for Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) during filming. The other photo, below, showcases Michael Rooker. The movie is heading for release on May 5, 2017. [Collider] In addition to those above, Chris Pratt posted this image on his Instagram. Beyond the Sun: Pope Francis will make his acting debut in Beyond the Sun. He will portray himself in the religious drama, described as "a family adventure based on the Gospels." It marks the first time that a pope has acted in a narrative feature; any profit from the movie will be...
- Peter Martin
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters in 15 months (!!!) and now that production is gearing up to start, director James Gunn was goodly enough to posts some pictures of the process. Thank you, social media! First up is a non-revealing pic from the table read, along with a few pictures of rehearsals that include Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Michael Rooker! Included... Read More »
- Sean Wist
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Above you can get a look at Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax), Gunn himself and finally, his brother Sean Gunn, who is standing in for Rocket while Bradley Cooper will once again provide the volatile Racoon’s voice in the actual movie. There’s also an image of a grumpy-looking Michael Rooker, who will returns as the blue-skinned leader of the Ravagers, Yondu.
Unfortunately, these images don’t really reveal anything about the film itself, but they’re fun shots that fans will definitely enjoy and they should tide us over until we get something more official.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set for release on May 5, 2017 and will »
- Mark Cassidy
Director James Gunn is a master at social media, and eager to please fans with as much behind-the-scenes intel as he can share. Today, he gives us our first look at the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set. He's gathered his cast for a rehearsal and table read. For the first time, we get to see the main team reunited. In the first photo, Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax) and Sean Gunn (Rocket Raccoon stand-in) gather around the filmmaker, acting out a scene where they all see something looming in the distance. About the photo, James Gunn says this.
"When someone's screwing up a scene during rehearsals I show them Dave Bautista (Batista) as an example of good acting. With Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, and Sean Gunn. #GotGVol2 - with Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista (Batista) and Sean Gunn."
The director also shares a second photo. »
Fans of Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy can rejoice. Production on the sequel, subtitled Vol. 2, is set to begin in just nine days on February 11. As such, director James Gunn and his cast are hard at work rehearsing for the big day when cameras start to roll. Gunn, who also wrote the film, released this image yesterday:
You can see the entire original post here, which includes a caption from Gunn about how Dave Bautista is the actor he wants the rest of his cast to strive to emulate:
Posted by James Gunn on Monday, February 1, 2016
- Mario-Francisco Robles
With production slated to begin shortly on James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" in Atlanta, many of the cast and crew have assembled for rehearsals and pre-production on the film - well, the ones playing the humanoid characters anyway.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn were on hand for scenes with James Gunn and you can see photos that the writer & director has posted to his social media accounts from the rehearsals. In the photo below, Sean Gunn is serving a a stand-in for the Rocket Raccoon role.
Shooting on the film begins next Thursday with the full cast for the film to be announced in the next few days. The confirmed cast members at present include those above plus Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. The film hits cinemas May 5th 2017.
- Garth Franklin
James Gunn, who seemingly has an addiction to social media – and we love him for that – has shared some behind-the-scenes pics now that rehearsals are getting underway for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Absent, of course, are Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, as they merely provide the voices for Groot and Rocket respectively. James Gunn’s brother Sean provides all the motion capture stuff, and you can see him in the images below.
James Gunn / Facebook
What was awesome about the first Guardians movie was how easy the chemistry was between the titular heroes. They clearly all get along off-screen as well, and the enthusiasm is infectious. That said, I do think it’s a shame that Cooper and Diesel don’t turn up on set to do their own mo-cap work; but then I suppose that means Marvel would probably have to pay them more (and »
- Dan Woburn
Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Director James Gunn shared new photos from rehearsals for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. One photo features Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Gunn, Dave Bautista and Sean Gunn (squatting), who will stand in for Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) during filming. The other photo showcases Michael Rooker. The movie is heading for release on May 5, 2017. [Collider] Beyond the Sun: Pope Francis will make his acting debut in Beyond the Sun. He will...
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