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50 Greatest Comic Book Movie Adaptations

1 September 2015 7:52 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

10. Watchmen

How do you go about adapting a supposedly unadapatable text? While faithful translations tend not to artistically successful, a faithful adaptation with fetishistic attention to detail can create something unique. While Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller had it comparatively easy when adapting Miller’s Sin City to screen as they more or less would just be recreating paintings but with moving parts, Zack Snyder’s Watchmen adaptation painstakingly recreated much of Alan Moore’s tome by hand, capturing much of Moore’s world in camera. Snyder creates a lived-in and breathing universe, a key part to selling the idea to the audience of this time-hopping opus about the natural decline of superheroism. Watchmen is often accused of being too literal, speaking in the language of comics instead of cinema, but it is precisely this literal approach that makes Watchmen a stellar page-to-screen success. By being a “literal” film, it becomes personal, »

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Looking Back on the Summer Blockbusters of 2015

1 September 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Matthew Lee takes a look back at the summer blockbusters of 2015…

Last year, Forbes reported that last summer’s box office was down by a whopping $1.223 billion. Hollywood executives were undoubtedly shitting themselves. This was significantly more problematic considering last year’s summer held a number great critical surprises; Guardians of the Galaxy was a fun, big budget B-movie superhero bonanza with Troma filmmaker James Gunn at the director’s helm, X-Men: Days of Future Past saw Bryan Singer return to familiar ground to help the X-Men franchise meet with the former spectacle-glory of X-Men: II, Captain America: Winter Soldier allowed Marvel to delve into contemporary political matters, notably government surveillance, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes continued to expand this rebooted franchise with spectacle, grandeur, and intelligence. None of the aforementioned films managed to surpass the $1-billion mark they undoubtedly desired. The only film to do »

- Matthew Lee

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10 Outrageous Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Theories

1 September 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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As the last Marvel film before Avengers: Age Of Ultron, featuring a rag-tag group of weird characters (a talking raccoon and a tree who can only say his own name) taken from a lesser-known comic, Guardians Of The Galaxy was supposed to be Marvel’s biggest risk; the one film that might actually fail.

Instead, it ended up being one of its biggest successes, taking over $750m at the box-office, making it Marvel’s fourth highest-grossing movie behind both Avengers films and Iron Man 3. It also received a lot of well-deserved critical acclaim, with the end product standing as one of the studio’s very best movies (personally, I’d say 2nd best after the first Avengers). 

Because of that success, a sequel was pretty much inevitable, and indeed their return was actually confirmed at the end of the first movie. It’s scheduled for release on May »

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Watch: Gamora’s Origin Story From the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series

31 August 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

For the past month, Disney Xd has been teasing its upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy animated series with origin story shorts focused on each of the Guardians. First we saw Star-Lord’s, then Groot’s, Rocket’s, and Drax’s. And now, last but certainly not least we have Gamora’s. If you saw James Gunn’s movie, you already know […]

The post Watch: Gamora’s Origin Story From the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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The Week in Spandex – Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Blade, Man of Steel 2, Suicide Squad, Gotham, Supergirl, Heroes Reborn and more

29 August 2015 4:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Blade, Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Fantastic Four, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel 2, Batman, Suicide Squad, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Vixen, Supergirl, Booster Gold, Heroes Reborn and more…

Marvel’s first Phase Three offering Captain America: Civil War wrapped production this week, after which a selection of promotional art arrived online, showing which characters will be joining Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) “teams” in the big superhero face-off. We’ll not spoil them, but you can take a look at the promo art yourself here, and click here to read Jeremy Renner’s comments on which side Hawkeye is on. »

- Gary Collinson

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James Gunn reveals that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will start shooting in February

28 August 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Gunn has announced via his official Facebook page that filming on 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to get underway in February.

The sequel to last year’s comic superhero ensemble will reunite Gunn with Guardians stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket) and Vin Diesel (Groot), along with Karen Gillan (Nebulda), Michael Rooker (Yondu) and Sean Gunn (Kraglin).

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will hit cinemas on April 28th 2017 in the UK and on May 5th in the States.

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- Gary Collinson

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Superhero Bits: Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy, Gotham, Deadpool, The Flash, S.H.I.E.L.D.

27 August 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

How long is Viola Davis sticking around the DC Cinematic Universe? Why did Marvel give Guardians of the Galaxy‘s James Gunn a Joker mask? Can Gotham‘s David Mazouz do a Batman voice? Who’s a better dancer, Deadpool or Spider-Man? Did Cara Delevingne get her own Suicide Squad tat? Is this our first look at The […]

The post Superhero Bits: Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy, Gotham, Deadpool, The Flash, S.H.I.E.L.D. appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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"Prometheus," "Guardians" Sequel Updates

27 August 2015 4:10 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following numerous rumors, Ridley Scott has now officially confirmed that the sequel to "Prometheus" will be his immediate next film.

Speaking with Empire to promote this Fall's release of his Matt Damon-led astronaut drama "The Martian," both Damon and Scott confirmed that the latter is already well underway on getting the film ready to shoot.

Damon says: "Ridley was done with the movie [The Martian] about two weeks after we shot!" to which Scott followed up with: "I was already on to my next movie! I was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is 'Prometheus 2.'"

At last report the follow-up to the "Alien" franchise prequel will kick off filming in January and will be out in cinemas (likely Summer 2017) before Neill Blomkamp's fifth "Alien" movie - a film which Scott will executive produce.

In news of another sequel, filmmaker James Gunn has confirmed »

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Vin Diesel confirmed for Groot return in Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2

27 August 2015 3:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Vin Diesel will return as everyone's favourite extraterrestrial sentient tree being, Groot, in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Diesel's appearance in Marvel's intergalactic follow-up was confirmed by director James Gunn on Facebook.

Marvel's post-credit Easter Eggs ranked from worst to best: Does Howard the Duck beat shawarma?

This means that Vin now has four different franchises on the go: Fast and Furious, xXx, Guardians and, very tentatively, Riddick.

Of course, the character of Groot only can only say one phrase - that's "I am Groot!", except on very special occasions - which means that it shouldn't take Diesel too long to get through the script.

Officially titled Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2, to tie in with the mixtape theme of the first film, the sequel is set to hit cinemas on May 5, 2017.

This job isn't a walk in the park, incidentally: Vin Diesel also provides the voice of Groot for most international territories, »

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Vin Diesel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 return confirmed

26 August 2015 11:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Vin Diesel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 return confirmed by director James Gunn.

Director James Gunn has revealed that Vin Diesel will return to the role of Groot for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Gunn revealed the news on his Facebook page yesterday, which is sure to delight fans of this excellent film series.

Read more on the Vin Diesel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 return below.

Vin Diesel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 return

So that image above is how we last saw Groot, annoying the heck out of Drax while dancing to the Jackson 5. Gunn is very active on his Facebook page, and was answering a fan’s question, which was pretty directly asking if we would see Diesel as Groot in the next film in the series.

Vin Diesel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 return

As you can see, there seems to be a bit of confusion over Vol. »

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Vin Diesel Returning for 'Guardians 2', But Does He Need To?

26 August 2015 8:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While there were many naysayers who thought that last year's Guardians of the Galaxy would be Marvel's first box office flop, they were dead wrong. Guardians of the Galaxy went on to become one of the biggest hits of 2014, and now the long wait for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 begins, with the studio setting a May 5, 2017 release date for the sequel. While no cast members have been confirmed, most have assumed the the main cast will be returning, but, in case you aren't convinced yet, director James Gunn revealed on his Facebook page today that Vin Diesel is coming back to voice Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

The director confirmed this information when a fan mistakenly asked if Vin Diesel was coming back for Guardians of the Galaxy 3, with some believing that the filmmaker had actually confirmed Gotg 3, before Guardians of the Galaxy 2 even started shooting. It was »

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Why Does Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Need Vin Diesel?

26 August 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When James Gunn and Marvel bring the swashbuckling deep space adventure back in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, they.ll also bring along a number of familiar faces from the first film. One of these returning actors we now know is Vin Diesel, who voices Groot, the eight-foot-tall alien tree with a limited vocabulary. But given his three-syllable response, and the fact that they already have numerous recordings, some have wondered why bring Diesel back at all? James Gunn is fond of social media. When interacting with commenters on a Facebook post about his most valuable piece of writing advice, one fan asked if Vin Diesel will be back for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, to which Gunn simply replied, "Yes." (The fan actually asked about GotG 3, which caused a bit of a stir, but that was quickly outed as a typo, not confirmation of a third film.) It.s easy »

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Vin Diesel Confirmed For Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

26 August 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It was probably never really in doubt, but director James Gunn has confirmed that Vin Diesel will return to give life to monosyllabic sentient tree alien Groot in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel, which is currently titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

To be fair, there was a small chance Groot wouldn’t return for Volume 2 – or at least, not the same Groot from the first film. Towards the end, the noble creature sacrifices himself to save his friends in that tear-jerking (shut up… you know you cried too!) “we are Groot” scene. His pal Rocket saves a sapling though, and just before the credits rolled, we see a bouncing baby Groot dancing to the Jackson 5.

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So, although it was always fairly obvious he’d return, there was also the possibility it’d be a younger version, voiced by a different actor… »

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Yes, Vin Diesel Will Return as Groot for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′

26 August 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Not that there was ever much doubt, but just to be clear: Yes, Vin Diesel will return to voice Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as revealed by director James Gunn. Read about the Vin Diesel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 return after the jump.  Gunn confirmed Diesel’s return in response to a […]

The post Yes, Vin Diesel Will Return as Groot for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Vin Diesel Back For 'Gotg' Sequel

26 August 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Groot lives!

"Guardians of the Galaxy" ended (spoiler alert!) with Vin Diesel's Groot a mere sapling, but the actor will voice the character again in the sequel!

During a fan Q & A on Wednesday, director James Gunn was asked if Vin would return as the talking tree-like alien for the upcoming film and he confirmed he'll be back.

Photos: Hot Shots Of Vin Diesel Over The Years!

The actor, who only uttered six total words in the movie, "I am Groot" and "We are Groot," recorded his lines in English, Brazilian, Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, ...

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Jeremy Renner says it’s unlikely we’ll see The Avengers team with Guardians of the Galaxy

26 August 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Phase Three building towards The Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2 and Thanos appearing in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, many fans assumed we would be seeing Earth’s Mightiest Heroes crossing paths with the Guardians.

Well, according to Jeremy Renner. We probably won’t.

“You’ll be eighty years old by then, and I won’t be Hawkeye anymore,” he told the crowd at Wizard World Comic Con about a possible crossover. “I’ll be Dead Guy.”

Gunn himself shot down rumours of the two teams getting together after the release of his Phase Two movie.

See Also: Jeremy Renner reveals which side Hawkeye is on in Captain America: Civil War

The next step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be Captain America: Civil War, which sees Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) directing a cast that includes Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Chris Evans »

- Luke Owen

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Superhero Bits: Daredevil, Vixen, X-Men, Ant-Man, The Flash, Guardians of the Galaxy, S.H.I.E.L.D.

25 August 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

What’s the story behind those awesome Daredevil opening credits? Have you seen the first episode of CWSeed’s Vixen? Is Olivia Munn still showing off her X-Men: Apocalypse training? How’s Olicity looking in Arrow Season 4? Who’s playing Lash in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? What’s going on in the first The Flash Season 2 still? Is James Gunn […]

The post Superhero Bits: Daredevil, Vixen, X-Men, Ant-Man, The Flash, Guardians of the Galaxy, S.H.I.E.L.D. appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Nathan Fillion expresses interest in playing DC’s Booster Gold

23 August 2015 11:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Nathan Fillion may be best known for his roles on such TV shows as Firefly and Castle, but the actor has also been involved with numerous superhero-related projects over the past few years. Fillion, who is a sci-fi icon, has had comic book roles ranging from a prison inmate in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy to Green Lantern in animated Justice League movies. That’s why, during the Q&A portion of his Firefly panel at the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, he was asked who he would play if he could choose from any DC or Marvel character. 

In reply to the question, Fillion said, “I think I could take a pretty good crack at Booster Gold. That’s kind of my niche: show-offy, vain… I think I could handle that. Not too bright.”

Gold, who is a member of the Justice League, has a large list of powers, »

- Justin Cook

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Guardians of the Galaxy and Orphan Black triumph at the 2015 Hugo Awards

23 August 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy was among the winners of the 2015 Hugo Awards, taking home the award for Best Dramatic Presentation in the Long Form category.

This year's award winners were announced during the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane, Washington on Saturday (August 22).

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy beat out several big titles to win the plaudit, including The Lego Movie, Edge of Tomorrow, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the Oscar-winning Interstellar.

Gunn shared his excitement over the win on Twitter, writing "Oh my Gosh, this is so amazing" while also offering his thanks to those who voted.

Oh my Gosh, this is so amazing. We won a @TheHugoAward for @Guardians. Thanks!! http://t.co/kujULurO3V

James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 23, 2015

Orphan Black was also honoured at the event as the second season finale episode 'By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried' won the »

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Guardians of the Galaxy and Orphan Black triumph at the 2015 Hugo Awards

23 August 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy was among the winners of the 2015 Hugo Awards, taking home the award for Best Dramatic Presentation in the Long Form category.

This year's award winners were announced during the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane, Washington on Saturday (August 22).

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy beat out several big titles to win the plaudit, including The Lego Movie, Edge of Tomorrow, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the Oscar-winning Interstellar.

Gunn shared his excitement over the win on Twitter, writing "Oh my Gosh, this is so amazing" while also offering his thanks to those who voted.

Oh my Gosh, this is so amazing. We won a @TheHugoAward for @Guardians. Thanks!! http://t.co/kujULurO3V

James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 23, 2015

Orphan Black was also honoured at the event as the second season finale episode 'By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried' won the »

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