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Ever the advocates of uncovering casting rumors and the ilk, Latino Review has served up another unconfirmed report today that states Marvel is allegedly looking to lock down Anchorman and Step Brothers helmer Adam McKay to direct one of the studio’s upcoming superhero films.
The outlet is, however, quick to note that this is still unconfirmed, though McKay playing an integral role in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t exactly outside the realm of possibility. For one, the director served as co-writer on Ant-Man alongside working partner Paul Rudd — after he was once in line to direct the flick following the Edgar Wright kerfuffle — not to mention his comedic chops in the genre.
Now that the Russo brothers are locked in to direct Avengers: Infinity War, there aren’t many films on the studio’s slate that are vacant; in fact, those with empty directors chairs include Captain Marvel, »
- Michael Briers
A new report claims that Marvel and Disney are trying to lock-in Ant-Man co-writer Adam McKay to direct one of their upcoming Phase Three Movies. Latino Review has the scoop. Though, they aren't quite sure which movie he is best suited for. Could it be Inhumans or Captain Marvel? And is Black Panther completely off the table?
As you may know, Marvel furiously tried to get Adam McKay, best known for his Will Ferrell collaborations such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Other Guys and Anchorman, to direct Ant-Man when original director Edgar Wright walked away due to creative differences. While Peyton Reed took the job, Adam McKay did step in for a complete rewrite of the screenplay, which he did alongside star and frequent collaborator Paul Rudd. It seems that Marvel is quite pleased with the work Adam McKay brought to the table in helping the »
When Marvel Studios parted ways with Edgar Wright, Adam McKay was one of the first people they turned to for Ant-Man. He chose not to direct because of the fairly tight production schedule, but did rewrite the script alongside Paul Rudd. They clearly haven't given up on him helming one of their movies though as Latino-Review reports that "Adam McKay is in the on-deck spot to direct a Marvel movie. Which Marvel movie remains hazy." They go on to theorise that it could be Inhumans that McKay tackles, and their argument makes a lot of sense. Hiring a director like James Gunn paid off in a big way for Marvel with Guardians of the Galaxy, and you can imagine McKay also being able to pull off the strange world inhabited by the likes of Black Bolt and Medusa. »
The months following Paul Walker's tragic death back in 2013 were naturally very difficult for Vin Diesel, due to the relationship he developed with his Fast & Furious co-star on and off set over the years. In dealing with the pain and anguish felt after Walker's passing, Diesel recently shared a few words about how his work on James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy helped him mourn his good friend in the face of such extraordinary grief. Anyone who's seen Guardians of the Galaxy would probably agree Groot has a somewhat soothing and calming effect on the moods and minds of moviegoers. That's why it doesn't come as too much of a surprise to learn Vin Diesel found solace in embodying the character in the aftermath of Paul Walker's death. Here's what the actor had to say in an interview with Variety about »
The actor - who voiced the Marvel character during his four-month hiatus from Furious 7 - said that it took him "a lot of time and meditation" to capture Groot's voice.
He told Variety: "That was healing for me. To play a character that could reincarnate, rejuvenate and represent life as trees do."
"It was not long after Paul passed away. I think the simplicity of Groot, the innocence of Groot and the creativity of Groot was a big relief for Vin," he said.
On voicing Groot, Diesel said: "He needed to have this guttural voice, without always being so menacing.
"I just played with it and played with it, »
Vin Diesel was so devastated after the death of his friend Paul Walker, he wasn’t sure if he could ever return to the set of “Furious 7.” But he found inspiration in another project that immediately followed in
those early difficult days: the voice of the heroic sapling Groot in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Diesel recorded Groot in his four-month hiatus from “Furious 7,” as Universal Pictures halted production to figure out how to finish the movie without Walker in November 2013. Diesel, who had trouble leaving his house because he was so stricken with grief, met with director James Gunn to talk about Groot’s role in the Marvel tentpole, which went on to gross $774 million worldwide for Disney. “That was healing for me,” Diesel says in a lengthy interview for this week’s Variety cover story. “To play a character that could reincarnate, rejuvenate and represent life as trees do. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
There isn't much we know about the Marvel Phase Three adventure Captain Marvel quite yet, although director James Gunn revealed earlier this month that the character won't appear in his Guardians of the Galaxy 2 sequel. If a new unconfirmed rumor is true, we may be seeing Captain Marvel much sooner than that anyway. Latino Review's El Mayimbe is reporting that the character has already been cast, and will have a brief cameo appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, arriving in theaters May 1. Here's what he had to say below.
"Hot #Marvel #Rumor About #Captainmarvel #Spoiler Apparently, from what I'm being told, the rumor is that the studio has cast the role of Carol Danvers & keeping it top secret. I'm also being told we will first see her in #Avengers #AgeofUltron as originally written in previous drafts of the screenplay. In terms of the standalone film, the Marvel brain trust has »
Marvel Studios has already found the actress to play Carol Danvers for Captain Marvel, according to the Internet sleuths at Latino Review.
The rumor first appeared earlier today through Umberto Gonzalez’s Instagram, and though he warned to take the following tidbits with a grain of salt, Gonzalez believes that the film studio is gearing up to reveal who will don the famous guise in the McU and, perhaps more enticingly, when we will first see Captain Marvel’s debut.
Be warned, though, as Gonzalez’s breakdown delves into some spoilers regarding the intricate nature of Marvel’s cinematic universe, so if you want to remain relatively fresh, we’d advise you to avert your eyes.
Still with us? Great! As we alluded to earlier, this report suggests that Marvel has already locked the part down, and that the studio plans to introduce Danvers to the audience through a cameo »
- Michael Briers
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, Deadpool, X-Men, Suicide Squad, Shazam, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Heroes Reborn, Powers, The Crow and more…
There’s less than five weeks to go before Marvel kicks off the 2015 superhero season with the UK release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and to whet our appetites even further the studio has debuted a couple of TV spots this week which offer up some brand new footage from the hotly-anticipated sequel, including the first dialogue from Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver [watch them here]. Meanwhile, the titular villain also got his own character poster (which you can see to the right), Joss Whedon spoke about the new roster additions to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes including Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and »
- Gary Collinson
Without a doubt, one of the most popular characters from the big screen in 2014 was Rocket Raccoon, the feisty, anthropomorphic creature with big guns and even bigger attitude in Guardians of the Galaxy. Bradley Cooper gave the character his signature voice, but a whole crew of people helped bring the little guy to life, and now a short little featurette from the visual effects company Framestore shows how they made it happen. From shooting on set with a stuffed raccoon or a guy in a blue unitard with Rocket's face on it, to pre-visualization and other visual effects, it's a quick progression of how we got the final product. Watch! Here's Framestore's "Rocket Reel" featurette for Guardians of the Galaxy (via SlashFilm): Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super). Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, »
- Ethan Anderton
The folks at Framestore have posted a behind-the-scenes video from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy showing the visual effects work that went into the creation of Rocket Raccoon. Check it out here…
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy stars 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, Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) as Yondu, Glenn Close (Damages) as Nova Prime Rael and Josh Brolin (Men in Black 3) as Thanos.
- Gary Collinson
It was only a matter of time. As soon as Marvel.s Guardians of the Galaxy hit big at the box office, you had to know that this was going to happen. Now we have our first look at Gnardians of the Galaxy, the porn parody of James Gunn.s deep space adventure. When you think about it, Guardians. eclectic collection of outer space outlaws is tailor made for an adult entertainment spoof. It has everything you.re looking for from a journey into the erotic: beautiful women, hunky dudes.a talking raccoon. and an anthropomorphic alien tree. Okay, with those last two pieces it.s going to be interesting to see how exactly they fit, but in this new image from io9, you can see that they.ve definitely taken some liberties with the source material. Just a helpful piece of advice, if you.re at work, maybe don »
Howard the Duck is back! Join him as he takes on the weird cases that only a talking duck can crack as the Marvel Universe’s resident private investigator! Let Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones guide you through his new world as he takes on the Black Cat and mysterious forces from outer space! Waugh!
Howard the Duck. He’s a character always on the outskirts of popularity within the Marvel Universe. Best known for the under-appreciated big screen flop from George Lucas and a recent fleeting appearance in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Howard the Duck isn’t particularly known for his comic book tales. He’s never had a Spider-Man No More or a Days of Future Past, but he’s always been around. Can this new series from Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones help him rise to prominence »
- Luke Owen
The biggest question to come out of 2014’s blockbuster superhero science fiction film Guardians of the Galaxy has nothing to do with Thanos or Infinity Gems. It has to do with the end credits sequence. No, not the post credits sequence in the Collector’s museum, but the fun sequence at the front of the credits involving potted baby […]
The post Why Didn’t Baby Groot Want Drax To See Him Dancing? James Gunn Answers appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
In the famously cute closing moments of Guardians of the Galaxy, we see the newly replanted baby Groot dancing, but trying to keep Drax from seeing him. Why didn’t he want Drax to see him boogie in his little flower pot? James Gunn explains.
In the hit Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy, the repetitious tree-man Groot seems to meet a lethal fate but at the end, we see a reborn and replanted version of Groot in a small flower pot, alive and getting his groove on. Baby Groot is seen dancing adorably to the Jackson 5 song “I Want You Back.” The most amusing part is that he tries so hard to keep Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) from seeing him get his wooden swerve on.
Some fans have wondered why baby Groot didn’t want Drax to see him dance. Well, director James Gunn has the answer to that. »
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Just in case any of you Guardians of the Galaxy fans forgot about Baby Groot, he's back to remind you of his adorable existence. Now that you've got him back on the brain, remember the end of the film when the sentient tree creature got his moment in the spotlight as he danced to Jackson 5's "I Want You Back?" But what was with Drax trying to catch him? Why would Baby Groot not let Drax see him dance? That's what we're about to find out. In a recent sit down with Doug Benson for his podcast Doug Loves Movies (h/t ComicBook.com), James Gunn received some questions about the totally awesome and now-iconic Baby Groot dancing scene—specifically about what the deal was between the tree-like creature's not letting the Drax the Destroyer see him bust a move. Here' »
There are spoilers for the end of Guardians of the Galaxy below. But if you’ve made it this far without this part being spoiler for you, bravo!
As the credits start to roll on James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, we see the adorable Dancing Baby Groot shake his tree-booty to the Jackson 5, only to stop when Drax the Destroyer stares at him. Ever wondered why he stopped? No? Well, we now have an answer anyway.
“There was actually a scene that we cut from the movie where big Groot was dancing to ‘Livin’ Thing’ by Elo.” Gunn notes, adding that Drax was not impressed. “And it wasn’t such an elaborate dance. It was more that he was just moving up and down like this, and Drax was dismissive and gave him this look like he was a loser when he did that.”
But why does Drax hate dancing so much? »
- Luke Owen
I'm sure all of the readers out there who watched Guardians of the Galaxy (at least three five times), noticed the diverse planet of Knowhere. This planet is home of The Collector and the wild bar (Boot of Jemiah) where Groot and Drax the Destroyer wrestled! Many things happened on this planet, but how was it designed for all of us to see? Check out the new VFX Breakdown below! Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by James Gunn, who wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman, and features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, »
Ask almost anyone, and they will tell you their favorite scene in Guardians of the Galaxy was at the end, when Baby Groot dances to 'I Want You Back' by the Jackson 5. One question fans have always wondered, though, is: Why was Baby Groot afraid of Drax, and why did he stop dancing when the Destroyer looked his way? Speaking with Doug Loves Movies, director James Gunn finally provided an answer.
According to Gunn, who is busy prepping Guardians of the Galaxy 2 for release in 2017, there was a deleted scene that explains Drax's disdain for dancing. It also better clarifies the relationship between Groot and Drax. The director says:
"There was actually a scene that we cut from the movie where big Groot was dancing to 'Livin' Thing' by Elo. And it wasn't such an elaborate dance. It was more that he was just moving up and down like this, »
During his appearance on Doug Loves Movies, James Gunn reveals that there was a cut scene in Guardians of the Galaxy that would have made the Baby Groot-Drax end scene much clearer.“There was actually a scene that we cut from the movie where big Groot was dancing to 'Livin’ Thing' by Elo.” Drax wasn't impressed, “And it wasn't such an elaborate dance. It was more that he was just moving up and down like this, and Drax was dismissive and gave him this look like he was a loser when he did that.” This would explain why Drax gave Baby Groot the “death stare” once he thought he saw him move. Gunn then jokes that the first thing Drax the Destroyer would do if he was the Mayor of a town would be to outlaw dancing. “Dancing is ludicrous to Drax. I don’t think he understands it. If »
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