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Remember in the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy when Star-Lord is walking around that deserted planet and he has that device that allows him to see what previously happened? There's sort of a similar thing going on in this short film called "Time Trap," which features a silent astronaut who becomes stranded on Earth and needs to use time travel technology to repair his broken ship. It's a cool premise with more interactivity than we saw in the brief flash in Guardians, and there are some funny moments that work well in this short. Design-wise, it seems to take a bit from James Gunn's space opera as well as Chris Nolan's Interstellar (that ship looks like Tars, doesn't it?). Let us know what you think.
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- Ben Pearson
Joss Whedon has always been known for writing and directing movies that feature female characters in lead roles – which would seem to make him the ideal man to take on the upcoming Captain Marvel. But would he do it?
“Um, I would never rule anything out, because I like working here”, he told Buzzfeed. “[But] by the same token, the biggest thing for me is that I need to do something that I create myself. It’s been way too long since I created a universe.”
“Captain Marvel, I don’t know as well,” Whedon confessed. “There have been a few [versions] of her. I have the first issue of Ms. Marvel, back when she was that, and had the Farrah hair. My only issue with her is that she always felt sort of on top. She was very driven. A winner. I always like to dig into the soil of things to find my heroes, »
- Luke Owen
Joss Whedon has admitted that it is "very doubtful" that he will direct Avengers: Infinity War.
The filmmaker told Empire that he is unlikely to return to the Marvel franchise for a while after this year's Avengers: Age of Ultron, as he is looking to focus on his own projects.
"I couldn't imagine doing this again," he said. "It's enormously hard, and it be, by then, a good five years since I created anything that was completely my own. So it's very doubtful that I would take on the two-part Infinity War movie that would eat up the next four years of my life."
He added: "I obviously still want to be a part of the Marvel Universe - I love these guys - but it ain't easy. This year has been more like running three shows than any year of my life. It is bonkers."
Marvel announces phase 3 slate »
In 2012, The Avengers grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide, and Avengers: Age of Ultron is on track to once again dominate the box office this year (a new batch of stills can be seen by clicking here).
The question on everyone’s mind however is whether or not he will return to helm the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. There have been rumours about James Gunn possibly taking over, and later more concrete reports that Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) are being lined up to take over directing duties from Whedon.
Talking to Empire Magazine recently, the filmmaker revealed that he may indeed choose not to return for Avengers: Infinity War. “I couldn’t imagine doing this again,” he told the publication. “It’s enormously hard, and it will be, by then, a good five years since I created anything that was completely my own. So it’s very »
- Josh Wilding
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.
"Well, who says »
There's been a lot of talk about who will helm Avengers: Infinity War, with various outlets reporting that Joss Whedon wouldn't be returning for the two-part movie. Since then, James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) was mentioned as being a possible candidate, though it's Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) who have since emerged as the favourites. What does Whedon make of all this? Talking in the latest issue of Empire Magazine, it appears as if he definitely won't be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a little while following Avengers: Age of Ultron. "I couldn't imagine doing this again," he reveals, referring to the time and effort which has gone into the sequel. "It's enormously hard, and it be, by then, a good five years since I created anything that was completely my own. So it's very doubtful that I would take on the two-part »
The film's writer-director spoke to fans during a Facebook Q&A about the future of some of the film's characters.
When asked whether villain Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) would return to the franchise, he replied: "Who knows. But not in 2, no."
Discussing Groot, Gunn confirmed that he would be back for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but hinted that he could take a different form, saying: "Well, who says baby Groot is Groot and not Groot's son?"
Speaking about Lylla, an otter who is the love interest of Rocket Raccoon in the comics, he said: "You'll have to wait and see on Lylla. But I will say I think a raccoon being sexually attracted to an otter is similar to a human being sexually attracted to a possum.
He added: "I think it's very important that »
When the first ever Guardians of the Galaxy trailer premiered last year and fans scrawled through it frame-by-frame looking for details, many learned an interesting factoid about Rocket Raccoon. Listed along with with Groot as a known associate was someone named Lylla, which some quick research would reveal to many as Rocket's soulmate. Naturally, this has fed plenty of speculation that the character could find her way into Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but director James Gunn has shut down those talks with good reason: he's not done having Rocket be sad and lonely just yet. This past weekend, the filmmaker took to his personal Facebook account for a special live Guardians of the Galaxy commentary/Q&A session, and it was in this forum that James Gunn explained why it will be a while before we get to see a big screen version of Lylla - an alien from the »
In a special Q&A event on Facebook, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has been talking abut his hit Marvel movie and disclosed a few details about the 2017 sequel, including confirmation that Lee Pace, who portrayed the first film’s “big bad” Ronan the Accuser, will not be returning for the follow-up.
Gunn replied to a question about whether Ronan would ever show up again by stating “who knows,” before adding “not in 2, no.” His response is not too surprising, given the events of the finale saw Ronan destroyed by the Guardians, and it looks very likely that the Accuser will stay dead as the franchise, and cosmic side of the universe, expands. That being said, Gunn will never say never: “Perhaps someday.”
You can read the full Q&A session over on Facebook, where Gunn divulges some more news and details on the film.
- Scott J. Davis
Although comic books are well-known as being a medium where death is rarely permanent, the Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn.t been shy with killing its characters.well, the villainous ones anyway. With a few exceptions, most of the bad guys have met their demise either at the hands of the heroes or in another fashion. Guardians of the Galaxy's Ronan the Accuser was one of the individuals on this list, meeting his demise at the hands of the Guardians. If you.re one of the fans that was holding out hope to see Ronan miraculously return for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, forget it. The Kree fanatic will not be returning to antagonizing our heroes in the near future. Last night, director James Gunn held a Facebook Q&A about all things Guardians of the Galaxy. When asked whether Ronan would be returning to the galaxy, Gunn responded: "Who knows. »
James Gunn brought Yondu (Michael Rooker) into the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and apparently he almost took him out! During a special Guardians Of The Galaxy Live Commentary/Q&A event that he held on his Facebook page, Gunn revealed that he had originally planned to to kill off Yondu, and he even filmed the scene showing the character's demise! Luckily, the writer/director decided at the last minute to cut Yondu's death out of the film. Here's what he had to say:
"In the original script (that I wrote) Rocket had a little bomb in this scene. At the end Quill put it in the Orb when he gave it to Yondu. And, as Yondu flew away at the very end, his whole ship exploded."
I would have been bummed out had they killed off Yondu in the movie. He was a great character, and I want to »
- Joey Paur
Lee Pace has previously indicated in interviews that he'd love to reprise the role of Ronan the Accuser in a sequel to Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy," despite his character's ultimate fate.
Sadly, filmmaker James Gunn won't be able to do it. Gunn revealed in a Facebook post that Pace will definitely not be back for the next 'Guardians' film, though he doesn't rule out the possibility of Ronan's return in a future film.
Just last week, Pace said: "I love the character. I'd love to play him again! Who knows!?". "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" is currently slated for a May 5th 2017 release. »
- Garth Franklin
James Gunn too part in a pretty innovative live Q&A on Facebook last night, answering fan questions while they watched Guardians of the Galaxy at home. There were a lot of interesting bits of info revealed, with one fan asking the director about Lee Pace's comments about reprising the role of Ronan the Accuser (despite his apparent death). "Who knows," he replied. "But not in 2, no. Perhaps someday." That's obviously very vague, but many fans were disappointed to see Ronan killed off, especially as he goes through something of a redemptive story arc in the comic books. When and if that will happen remains to be seen, but Gunn has big plans regardless! "I knew what gotg2 was essentially going to be about halfway through shooting. I basically have plans for three other stories connected to Guardians if I stay with marvel that long." What do you think? »
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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- Gem Seddon
After losing a dance battle, one tends to shy away from any more public appearances. That’s my strategy anyways, and maybe the same thinking behind James Gunn’s recent statement when it comes to Guardians Of The Galaxy 2. In a Facebook Q&A, Gunn confirmed that Ronan the Accuser, played by Lee Pace, will not be returning for the Guardians sequel. When asked a question about whether Ronan would ever show up again Gunn replied "Who knows, but not in 2, »
- Graham McMorrow
Lee Pace has gone on record saying he’d “love” to reprise the role of Ronan the Accuser for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. But it doesn’t look like James Gunn will be granting his wish. The director has confirmed that Pace will not be back for the next Guardians of the Galaxy adventure — though […]
The post ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′: Lee Pace’s Ronan Won’t Return appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
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, »
Writer/director James Gunn was on hand for a recent Q&A session to discuss some secrets of his hit 2014 film Guardians Of The Galaxy. The live commentary was held on Facebook and saw Gunn answering pretty much everything and anything that came to fans' minds over the course of a three hour period, including commenting on Star-Lord's clever, dirty little overtly-sexual innuendo that Disney chose to leave in, shocking audiences everywhere. You probably know the line in question, which featured a joke revolving around a famous painter from the 1940s-1950s. Let's just call it "the Jackson Pollock line." Are you with me now? The line really was delivered in a fairly subtle fashion, so subtle I almost wasn't sure if I heard it correctly, myself. This is what Gunn had to say about the line. "The Jackson Pollock line was something I said on set and asked Chris »
James Gunn has revealed that the original plan for Guardians Of The Galaxy, and it didn't look too pretty for one specific character. Gunn had planned to to kill off Michael Rooker.s Yondu and had even filmed the scene showing the character's demise. But, at the last minute, the director made the decision to cut Yondu's death out of the film. The blockbuster.s writer and director made the revelation during a special Guardians Of The Galaxy Live Commentary/Q&A event that he held on his Facebook page. This was just one of a plethora of revelations that James Gunn made during his vast discussion with the cyber Guardians Of The Galaxy fans who joined in with his viewing. As Guardians Of The Galaxy made its way into its final moments, James Gunn flippantly commented . "In the original script (that I wrote) Rocket had a little bomb in »
Those who have already purchased their own Blu-ray copies of Guardians of the Galaxy and mined all of the special features on the disc are likely acutely aware that director James Gunn has already recorded a commentary track for the 2014 summer blockbuster. If you've already listened to that, however, and are in desperate need of even more behind-the-scenes info on the Marvel movie, I have some very good news: Gunn wants to sit down and watch the film with you tonight. James Gunn has announced on his personal Twitter feed that tonight he will be hosting a very special live-commentary of Guardians of the Galaxy. Fans are invited to pop in their copies of the movie into their Blu-ray/DVD players and follow the filmmaker's Facebook account at 7pm Pst/10pm Est for a commentary and Q&A session during movie. What's more, there are plans to have special guests »
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