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"Guardians" Sequel Has Nebula, Not Nova

10 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

At one point in time during development of "Guardians of the Galaxy," the popular cosmic Marvel character Richard Rider, a.k.a. Nova, was slated to appear in the film. Further drafts of the script however saw him being jettisoned, with only a few pieces of concept art from earlier this year giving us an idea of what might have been.

Answering a recent question posted to his Facebook page, filmmaker James Gunn has sadly revealed that Nova will not be making an appearance in the upcoming 'Guardians' sequel either:

"I don't want Nova right now because I think Quill being the only earthling is important. That serves the entire moviegoing audience and not just the handful of Nova fans. Sorry if that upsets you. I have nothing against Nova in future movies, but it doesn't serve the movie right this moment."

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- Garth Franklin

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Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Groot & Rocket Raccoon Featurettes

19 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This week has seen the release of the game-changing Guardians Of The Galaxy on DVD and Blu-ray and now we’ve got these two exclusive bonus clips to share with Thn readers!

In case you’ve been living where there’s no media coverage for anything, Guardians Of The Galaxy is one of the best ensembles I’ve seen on the big screen since Marvel’s other super-team The Avengers. Focusing around Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), who steals a mysterious orb in outer space, he becomes the centre of a manhunt led by villain Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team, Quill pulls together a team of outcasts in order to take back the galaxy – and it’s all sound-tracked by an awesome mix-tape.

These clips feature James Gunn and his involvement of bringing Groot into reality, plus a look at his relationship with Oreo – the real »

- Dan Bullock

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Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Will Not Feature This Character

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

Minutes after Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was confirmed, the conversation shifted toward what new characters might join the fray. It was assumed that Peter Quill.s father . the mysterious role . would be developed. And eagle-eye Marvel fans combed the backgrounds of key scenes in The Collector.s lair to look for hints of Guardians characters who might be significant in the sequel. One such hero was Nova, but James Gunn.s now putting the kibosh on a possible appearance. While promoting the DVD release of Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn admitted to MovieWeb that Nova will not be part of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, though he could be part of future installments. Gunn said... I don't want Nova right now because I think Quill being the only earthling is important. That serves the entire moviegoing audience and not just the handful of Nova fans. Sorry if that upsets you. »

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Everyone Has Missed A Huge Guardians Of The Galaxy Easter Egg

27 November 2014 8:04 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In the past few weeks, director James Gunn has done his part to shut down some rumored Easter Eggs in Guardians of the Galaxy. He has not only confirmed that the inclusion of Adam Warlock's cocoon in The Collector's museum was a rather random choice, but has also shut down talk that Beta Ray Bill can be spotted in a cage. These revelations have somewhat disappointed fans, but the good news is that there are still some hidden Marvel treasures to be found in the movie. Speaking with ComicBook.com, James Gunn has confirmed that there is one major Easter Egg left in Guardians of the Galaxy that nobody has spotted yet - at least as far as he knows. Asked about the material in the Marvel Studios film that fans have yet to discover, the director said, "There's definitely some things that people haven't seen. There's definitely one really »

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Future blockbuster hype: the lost art of living in the now

27 November 2014 12:16 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We all enjoy speculating about future movies, but can this distract from the films already out now, James wonders...

When World War Z broke out in 2013, it all happened very fast. Brad Pitt and his family were just driving along, slowly inching their way through a traffic jam in the Philadelphia streets and suddenly - zoompf! The zombie apocalypse just came out of nowhere.

Rabid rakshasas started ripping all vestiges of modern western civilisation to shreds, attacking people who were simply going about their regular daily business. From there the whole planet is revealed to be falling to hell, Brad Pitt and fellow survivors of the viral uprising engaged in continent-crossing combat to repel the bloodthirsty hordes and find a cure for the contagion.

For Pitt's character, though, the turning point was that moment of realisation back in the Philly gridlock, back in the driving seat of his family's SUV. »

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'Guardians of the Galaxy 2': James Gunn Refuses to Include Nova

26 November 2014 8:15 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Long before Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters, earlier versions of the screenplay featured the popular Marvel character Richard Rider, a.k.a. Nova, with Nathan Fillion rumored to play him at one point. Although he never ended up in the movie, concept art illustrations released in August showed us what Nova may have looked like on the big screen. Now that Guardians of the Galaxy is a huge hit, with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 already in the works, director James Gunn was asked on his Facebook page over the weekend if Nova may be popping up in the sequel. Unfortunately for Nova fans, he will not be included in the story.

"I don't want Nova right now because I think Quill being the only earthling is important. That serves the entire moviegoing audience and not just the handful of Nova fans. Sorry if that upsets you."

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James Gunn Seemingly Says No To 'Nova' Appearing In Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

26 November 2014 1:27 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Before Marvel decided to go "full-on" with Star-Lord Peter Quill's story in Guardians of the Galaxy, early drafts had a leading part for the cosmic being known as Nova, aka Richard Rider. Though director James Gunn has gone on record saying that he doesn't like the character much... or his helmet, some fans still hope that Rider will be introduced in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel in some capacity. Especially since the Nova Corps space police force has already been established. Well, unfortunately for those Nova fans, James Gunn posted the following on Facebook over the weekend: "I don't want Nova right now because I think Quill being the only earthling is important. That serves the entire moviegoing audience and not just the handful of Nova fans. Sorry if that upsets you." The filmmaker was responding to a Facebook commenter who seemed to be upset by his previous remarks »

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Director James Gunn Offers Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers

26 November 2014 10:03 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Breaking into the movie business is no easy task. It takes a ridiculous amount of hard work, patience and perseverance. I've wanted to make movies since I was a little kid, and it's something that I am still constantly working at. Being a filmmaker is a dream that I will never give up on, it's just one of those passions that I have that is a part of who I am. I know a lot of you out there feel the exact same way.

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn recently offered some advice for all of us who are looking to break into the film industry. I won't lie, some of the things he says can be discouraging, but for me it's all stuff I knew about before I decided to go down the road I did. At the same time, the advice he gives is encouraging because, »

- Joey Paur

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DVD Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

24 November 2014 11:46 PM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆When Marvel announced that the next characters they were going to introduce in Phase Two of their ongoing saga would include a walking tree and a talking raccoon, eyebrows were raised. With Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), a substantial punt is being taken not only on characters less familiar to the public, but in firing their universe into the unknown cosmos. Fortunately, the gamble has well and truly paid off. Helmed by James Gunn, this intergalactic yarn is not only a refreshing addition to the space opera sub-genre, but also one of the studio's most enjoyable films to date. Abducted from Earth as an orphan, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) has grown into the swaggering 'Star-Lord' out in deep space.

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- CineVue UK

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James Gunn: shared universe movie model is "flawed"

24 November 2014 10:35 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn argues that some shared universes may be getting in the way of making a great film...

Over the past few months, more and more studios, following the success of Marvel. have been trying to muscle their way into the shared cinematic universe business. So, as well as the likes of X-Men and DC, there's Universal trying to apply it to its classic monsters, and more recently, reports that Warner Bros is up to the same trick with its planned King Arthur movie series (the studio is rumoured to have up to six films in mind).

James Gunn, the director of last summer's Guardians Of The Galaxy, wants to call bullshit on it all though. In fact, he has, in a post over on his Facebook page. Under the header 'Carts before horses & Hollywood's new love of shared universes', Gunn declares that "I'm a »

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James Gunn on Hollywood's shared-universe boom: 'This new business model is flawed'

24 November 2014 6:21 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie which took the fictional universe established in the Avengers films and pushed the boundaries of that narrative reality into the furthest reaches of the cosmos. So the man knows something about shared cinematic universes, which makes the mini-essay he posted to his Facebook page over the weekend all the more urgent. Titled "Carts Before Horses & Hollywood's New Love of Shared Universes," the post is most definitely not a rant against cinematic universes: Gunn begins by explaining that he loves "big ass shared universes in movies," and he goes on to hold up Star Wars, »

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James Gunn says the shared cinematic universe model is flawed

24 November 2014 1:16 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Well someone had to say it right? Personally, I didn’t expect it would be James Gunn; he’s the man of the hour still with all his new found success, and one might think that he would be more than happy to keep his opinions to himself so not to wrinkle the suits of some studios out there. You know how business can be with rebels and we also know how it operates - if something works, it needs to breed more success. They run ideas into the ground and when the trend no longer »

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James Gunn says Nebula is the Boba Fett of Guardians of the Galaxy

24 November 2014 12:11 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is out on DVD and Blu-ray today, and Yahoo! Movies caught up with director James Gunn during the press tour for the home-entertainment release, with Gunn taking a moment to discuss the villainous characters of the space opera – specifically, Karen Gillen’s Nebula, calling her “the Boba Fett of the film” and seemingly implying that we’ll be seeing plenty more of her in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

“I have so many plans for Nebula, in my personal life, and… I love Nebula. I fell in love with the design of Nebula. I cast the role around that design. I fell in love with Karen [Gillan] as a person, who I love, and I love the character of Nebula…. To me, she’s the Boba Fett of the movie, she’s the one that you really dig, she’s the cool one that we need to get more of, »

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Blasts Half-Assed Shared Universe Model

24 November 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Apparently we’re not the only ones who hate the current obsession with Marvel-style universes. Director James Gunn has weighed in with a rant against “Hollywood’s new love of shared universes,” blasting the model as “flawed.” And he should know — he’s involved with the original Marvel-style universe, i.e., the Marvel universe. Hit the jump to […]

The post ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Blasts Half-Assed Shared Universe Model appeared first on /Film. »

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James Gunn Calls the Shared Cinematic Universe a Flawed Business Model

24 November 2014 11:38 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We all know how this industry operates – if something is successful, it can’t just be a big winner on its own.  It’ll be dubbed the next big thing and many will try to ride the wave and make a profit off of the concept as well.  It’s happening with found footage horror movies, young adult book-to-film adaptations and superhero TV shows, but one of the biggest and riskiest trends of the moment is the shared cinematic universe. Marvel’s currently dominating the box office with the McU so, naturally, we’ve got DC and Warner Bros. showing off an enormous upcoming line-up, Sony trying to do something similar with the Spider-Man film franchise, Universal gunning to turn their classic monster movies into a new shared cinematic universe and we’ve also got Star Wars expanding laterally as well.  Perhaps there’s enough hype surrounding some of these »

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James Gunn Cautions Against Hollywood's Shared Universe Trend

24 November 2014 10:25 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Ever since Marvel Studios created their cinematic universe, every other studio in Hollywood has been trying to build big franchises with the opportunity for similar crossover opportunities to build a shared universe on the big screen. However, those paying close attention to developing projects have already begun to grow tiresome of studios desperately trying to mimic Marvel's model. Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment is one thing since their comic book universe makes sense in that capacity, but there are plenty of other examples that just sound pointless. Now Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn volunteered his opinion on this growing trend, and he's got a smart perspective on things. More below! Here's what Gunn posted on Facebook about haphazard plans for shared universes: Listen, I love big ass shared universes in movies, as well as huge franchises. But I'm a little worried about the numerous shared universes being planned by the studios, »

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James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians'

24 November 2014 6:41 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As soon as one idea works in Hollywood, that concept is milked for all it's worth. If it's not rights to Japanese horror films being snapped up and remade, then it's Ya novels being adapted for big screen franchises. And the latest hot idea on studio lots is the shared universe. Of course, Marvel is deep into their Marvel-verse, "Star Wars" will be coming back to the big screen soon along with spin-off movies, Warner Bros. is preparing their massive run of DC movies, while Universal is getting into the same game with their monster properties. But is it all too much? James Gunn certainly thinks so. The director behind the massively successful "Guardians Of The Galaxy" hit Facebook recently to speak out against the shared universe model. And while it might seem like he's pointing a finger at the company that gave him a shot at a massive franchise, »

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James Gunn On The Return Of 'Nebula' In Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

24 November 2014 4:14 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Guardians Of The Galaxy was full of memorable characters, but one particular villain really cried out for a bit more screen time: Karen Gillan's Nebula. While speaking to Yahoo! to promote the movie's upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release, James Gunn suggests that she might have a much bigger part to play in the planned sequel. The director compares her to iconic Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett, and even hints that when we do see her again, she might not necessarily have an antagonistic role. "I love Nebula. I fell in love with the design of Nebula. I cast the role around that design. I fell in love with Karen [Gillan] as a person, and I love the character of Nebula. To me, she’s the Boba Fett of the movie. She’s the one that you really dig because she’s the cool one that we need to get more of. »

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Knowhere to Go: Framestore & Guardians of the Galaxy

24 November 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Guardians of the Galaxy arriving on DVD & Blu-Ray today in the UK, Trevor Hogg chats with Kyle McCulloch  about the visual effects work contributed by Framestore…

“We have worked with Marvel in the past and word was out there that they were looking to do these hero animated characters,” states Framestore Visual Effects Supervisor Kyle McCulloch who was keen to contribute to Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).  “We offer the full range of visual effects services but creatures are something we have had a special focus on throughout our history and so from the beginning we were committed to try to win the work.”  A bounty hunter raccoon with serious attitude problems had to be produced for the first instalment of a science fiction adventure franchise directed by James Gunn (Slither).  “A huge part of Guardians for us was discovering who is Rocket? What does he look like? How does he move? »

- Trevor Hogg

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James Gunn Has A Huge Problem With The Movie Industry

23 November 2014 1:05 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn is tied into what is unquestionably the most successful "shared universe" currently running in theaters. Marvel Studios has spent the last six years building franchises and crossing them over, and the results have seen tremendous box office success. The approach has proven so successful that it has seen imitations start popping up all over Hollywood - but it's a methodology that Gunn sees as potentially being wrought with problems and potentially damaging to the movie industry on the whole. The outspoken director posted his thoughts on the growing "shared universe" movement on his personal Facebook page - titling it "Carts Before Horses & Hollywood's New Love of Shared Universes" - and it's an interesting read coming from a guy with such a key inside perspective. You can read the posting in its entirety below: (function(d, s, id) { var js, »

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