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Al Pacino Might Seriously Be In Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, Here's The Evidence

12 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It appears that rumors suggesting that iconic actor, Al Pacino was close to nabbing a role in Marvel Studios. superhero universe just got real interesting. Just a few months on the heels of the revelation that Pacino did, in fact, have a talk with studio President, Kevin Feige, it looks as if director of Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn dropped a contextually groundbreaking answer to a fan.s question on Twitter. From the way it sounds, all those nice things Pacino has been saying about Guardians are mutual as far as Gunn is concerned. Fielding a fan.s question regarding which actor he.d like to work with, Gunn would take what seems to be the regular, innocuous kind of question a fan might ask a big-name director and decided to use it as opportunity get those rumor mills churning regarding the Pacino/McU issue. "@adelutzap1982: Which actor »

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James Gunn Adding One of His Favorite Superheroes to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′

16 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

James Gunn has been very honest that he’s going to be adding characters to Guardians of the Galaxy 2. That’s what happens in a sequel. The universe gets expanded, flipped on its head, some characters die, others go away, anything is possible. The bigger question is who, or in the Guardians galaxy “what,” is going to be added […]

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- Germain Lussier

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Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Will Introduce James Gunn's Favorite Superhero

18 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is still a glorious enigma wrapped in mystery and tinged with intrigue, but every day we.re getting closer to figuring out what this sequel is all about. Its director and writer James Gunn is pretty amped for it, as he has a risky treatment in the works. But on a more personal level, he.s excited to feature his favorite character in Gotg 2.  Gunn was answering fan questions on Twitter the other day when he dropped this exciting tidbit.  "@MarioMurgueitio: James, is there a favorite superhero you want to bring to the big screen?!!" And will do so in GotG2! . James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 28, 2015 The only question is, which character is it? Gunn unfortunately didn't reveal which character is his favorite, but he's talked up a few names in the past. For one, he name dropped Nova, though he recently stopped the presses on »

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'Guardians 2' Will Introduce James Gunn's Favorite Marvel Character

18 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took a break from writing the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 script to hold a Twitter Q&A session on Saturday, where he revealed that his highly-anticipated sequel will introduce his favorite Marvel character. Naturally, the filmmaker wouldn't state who this character will be, but he has already revealed that the sequel will include more female characters. We also know this superhero follow-up will solve the mystery of who Star-Lord's (Chris Pratt) father is, and it will be different from the Marvel comics. So, who could this new character be?

There are already a few characters we can eliminate from contention, just from this Q&A alone. The filmmaker said later in the Q&A that it won't be Winger, and it also won't be Rom the Spaceknight, since Marvel doesn't have the rights to the character. Rom wasn't created by Marvel, but it was licensed from Parker Brothers, »

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James Gunn's favorite superhero will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

2 March 2015 1:40 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

James Gunn had a very interesting response to a recent question on Twiter. A fan asked the Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 director if he has a favorite superhero he wants to bring to the big screen, and he answered with "And will do so in GotG2!" Since I'm not BFFs with James Gunn, I have no clue who his favorite superhero might be. But we do know there were several comic book characters Gunn really wanted to use in the first film but couldn't due to legal »

- Jesse Giroux

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The Callow Way – Why Jack Black Was Right…

1 March 2015 3:49 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway unexpectedly finds himself in agreement with the guy from Tenacious D

It pains me to say it, but Jack Black had a point.

During his interjection into the opening song of last week’s Oscars, Black jokingly bemoaned the current state of cinema, complaining about sequels, prequels and comic book movies. It’s a familiar argument, and one that has been made before – one that I make regularly myself, to be honest. Given that it was a funny, but throwaway line during an award ceremony, you’d expect it to be forgotten quite quickly. Not so, it seems. James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, wrote on Facebook that he didn’t find it offensive, before devoting 300 words as to why it was wrong.

This puzzled me. If I had just directed a film that was nudging close to $800 million at the box office, I »

- Neil Calloway

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James Gunn Fires Back At Comic Book Movie Critics

24 February 2015 9:52 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Gunn Responds To Comic Book Movie Critics. Last weekend’s Academy Awards ceremony occurred during the height of awards season and represented the pinnacle of Hollywood elitism. While films like Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman received nomination after nomination, the closest comic book movies came to Oscar glory was Disney’s animated adventure [...]

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- Victor Stiff

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James Gunn Defends Comic Book Films After Oscars, Indie Spirit Awards Pile-On

24 February 2015 9:07 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn has come to the defense of superhero movies after the genre was criticized and lampooned at the Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards last weekend.

Indeed, Hollywood’s dependence on films about costumed avengers was a source of derision and humor as the industry gathered to hand out statues and applaud the work of, mostly low-grossing, adult-oriented dramas. “The Avengers” may pay the bills, but off-kilter fare such as “Birdman” feeds the soul, Oscar voters implied.

“When something is that big in the industry, it’s going to be an easy target for Oscar jokes,” noted Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “It could indicate a general kind of weariness of these movies by talent, because they have been so popular.”

Gunn wrote that he didn’t take the jokes personally, but he did argue that the writing on the »

- Brent Lang

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James Gunn Issues Impassioned Defense Of Superhero Films In Light Of Criticism

24 February 2015 9:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Whether you’re of the mindset that the superhero genre in cinema is careering towards saturation, or you’re simply revelling in the big-screen renditions of childhood heroes, there’s no doubting how important the category has proven to be in Hollywood. They are, far and away, some of the most bankable tentpoles crowding up a calendar year, but more often than not, the genre as a whole tends to get a bad rap.

And this criticism came to the fore over the weekend, when during both the Independent Spirit Awards Nightcrawler director Tony Gilroy remarked on the “tsunami of superhero movies,” not to mention Jack Black’s jib that the genre is becoming synonymous with formulaic scripts and derivative spinoffs. However, Guardians of the Galaxy helmer James Gunn has moved to defend the superhero film, issuing an impassioned response via his personal Facebook page.

Here’s what Gunn had »

- Michael Briers

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Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn passionately defends superhero movies

24 February 2015 7:58 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Gunn has defended superhero movies following criticism during awards season.

The Guardians of the Galaxy director shared his thoughts on Facebook after hearing a series of negative comments surrounding the genre.

Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy recently criticised the "tsunami of superhero movies" while accepting an Independent Spirit Award.

Gunn, who noted that Gilroy's wife Rene Russo has appeared in two Thor films, challenged critics to just "come out and say we're dumb" if that's what they believe.

"Whatever the case, the truth is, popular fare in any medium has always been snubbed by the self-appointed elite," Gunn said.

"I've already won more awards than I ever expected for Guardians. What bothers me slightly is that many people assume because you make big films that you put less love, care, and thought into them [than] people do who make independent films or who make what are considered more serious Hollywood films. »

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Thanks James Gunn, Finally Someone is Standing Up for Poor Ol' Blockbusters

24 February 2015 7:24 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've said it three times now, but the writing at the Oscars played more like a eulogy for the Oscars and the industry overall than anything else. As much as Neil Patrick Harris' opening song and dance number sounded like a loving tribute to "moving pictures", it had an odd twinge of defensiveness to it. Then Jack Black stormed the stage for his moment in the spotlight, "Opening with lots of zeroes, all we get are superheroes: Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Jedi Man, Sequel Man, Prequel Man, formulaic scripts!" Then, Liam Neeson took to the stage to introduce Best Picture nominees The Grand Budapest Hotel and American Sniper and even he alluded to the strangling of art with comic book movies and he wasn't the last... or even the first. The night before, at the Independent Spirit Awards, Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy accepted his Best First Feature award and said: "Independent film, »

- Brad Brevet

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James Gunn Defends Superhero Movies Following Awards Season Slams

24 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

While indies like Birdman and Whiplash were being feted this weekend, superhero movies were taking a verbal drubbing. On Saturday, Dan Gilroy blasted the “tsunami of superhero movies” while accepting an Independent Spirit Award for Nightcrawler. One day later, Jack Black ranted about “Superman, Spider-man, Batman, Jediman, Sequelman, Prequelman — formulaic scripts!” in the opening […]

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- Angie Han

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James Gunn Responds to Oscars, Awards Season Superhero Critics: 'You Are Mistaken'

24 February 2015 2:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There's been a lot of high-profile superhero hate going around Hollywood lately, with Jack Black's song about sequels and "formulaic scripts" at the Oscars garnering the most attention. Now, "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn is firing back at sharp-tongued critics, writing an open letter on his Facebook page in defense of the genre and its passionate filmmakers (himself included).

Black's remarks weren't really what set Gunn off, the director explained, writing that while the song seemed a bit lazily-written, it was obviously a joke. What really got him mad, he said, were remarks from "Nightcrawler" director Dan Gilroy, who said during the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday night that the industry was plagued by a "tsunami of superhero movies."

Noting that Gilroy's wife, Rene Russo, actually starred in two "Thor" films, Gunn said the irony of Gilroy and Black's comments was that they implied that all the »

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James Gunn speaks out against “anti-comic book movie” comments at Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards

24 February 2015 12:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During the Oscars on Sunday night, actor and singer Jack Black made some disparaging remarks against comic book movies singing, “opening with lots of zeroes, all we get are superheroes: Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Jedi Man, Sequel Man, Prequel Man, formulaic scripts!” The night previous, Nightcrawler writer and director Dan Gilroy also spoke out against a “tsunami of comic book movies” that he claims independent movie directors have to survive against.

Jumping to their defence was Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who has previously spoken out against the Awards season for not giving blockbuster directors like himself, Anthony and Joe Russo, Joss Whedon and Matthew Vaughn the credit they deserve.

“I didn’t really find the Jack Black superhero jokes offensive, did you guys? It was, like, a joke. I’m not sure if you guys noticed, but the writing on the Oscars didn’t seem to be all that well thought out, »

- Luke Owen

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Orb & Kyln Concept Art For Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy

23 February 2015 10:06 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Conceptual artist Jason Horley and Mark Tompkins have uploaded their designs for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. The first image is a design for the Kyln's impound lot and the second is exterior design of the prison. The last image is of the Orb. Click Here To See Some More Gotg Concept Art From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, »

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James Gunn Defends Comic Book Movies After a Few Awards Jabs

23 February 2015 6:53 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Director James Gunn has quickly become an idol behind the camera after bringing Guardians of the Galaxy to the big screen for Marvel Studios. It was a refreshing sci-fi adventure that defied the expectations of everyone, and it was one of my own favorite movies of 2014. However, there's always those who are perpetually against blockbuster films like that, whether it's The Avengers or Star Wars or The Dark Knight or any big budget movie that rakes in the dough. And after a couple jokes and remarks from this past weekend's awards shows, Gunn took to Facebook to talk about genre elitism from the "serious" filmmakers. First of all, here's a little context, since it seems this was inspired by two specific instances of superhero movie bashing at the this past weekend. First of all, during the opening musical number, Jack Black had a solo which included these lyrics: “This industry »

- Ethan Anderton

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Superhero Bits: Doctor Strange, Daredevil, Wolverine, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Supergirl

23 February 2015 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

How did Benedict Cumberbatch respond when asked about the nationality of Doctor Strange? Which TV startlet is the latest to join Supergirl? Want to see our best look yet at the black Daredevil costume? What inspired Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine for longer? Was James Gunn okay with some recent superhero movie bashing? What famous […]

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- Germain Lussier

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James Gunn Responds to Oscar Season Superhero Haters

23 February 2015 3:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This past Saturday afternoon, Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy took a few moments out during his Independent Spirit Awards speech after winning his 'Best First Feature' award to rally against Hollywood's glut of superhero movies. This was followed by Jack Black taking a couple of shots below the belt during his big Oscars opening musical number. And others have been equally vocal about the many masked vigilantes with extraordinary powers overtaking the box office in recent years. One person who won't stand for the backlash is Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who claims just as much heart goes into making the Marvel movies as any small independent feature. Perhaps even more so.

Gunn, who is in the midst of prepping Guardians of the Galaxy 2, took to his Facebook page to comment on all the superhero movie haters. While he seems okay with Jack Black's jokes, he's not so kind to Dan Gilroy, »

- MovieWeb

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James Gunn Responds to Oscar Season Superhero Haters

23 February 2015 3:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This past Saturday afternoon, Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy took a few moments out during his Independent Spirit Awards speech after winning his 'Best First Feature' award to rally against Hollywood's glut of superhero movies. This was followed by Jack Black taking a couple of shots below the belt during his big Oscars opening musical number. And others have been equally vocal about the many masked vigilantes with extraordinary powers overtaking the box office in recent years. One person who won't stand for the backlash is Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who claims just as much heart goes into making the Marvel movies as any small independent feature. Perhaps even more so.

Gunn, who is in the midst of prepping Guardians of the Galaxy 2, took to his Facebook page to comment on all the superhero movie haters. While he seems okay with Jack Black's jokes, he's not so kind to Dan Gilroy, »

- MovieWeb

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James Gunn Fires Back At Oscar Season Superhero Hate

23 February 2015 1:36 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It is around this time every year that movie-goers find themselves oddly divided by a line in the sand. With Oscar talk in full swing, some of the more snobbish film fans feel the need to distinguish a difference between what they deem to be great cinema, and simply box office fodder. Well, it turns out that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn isn't a big fan of the attitude, and has decided to say something about it. The filmmaker took to his personal Facebook page this afternoon to write about the aforementioned attitude, specifically citing two moments from this past weekend's award shows. While he noted that he had no problem with Jack Black's joke about superhero movies in the opening number of the Oscars, he did take particular issue with a comment made by Nightcrawler writer/director Dan Gilroy at the Independent Spirit Awards, and expressed »

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