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In Marvel Studios' Guardians ot the Galaxy, Korath the Pursuer is played by Djimon Hounsou ("Gladiator"). You'll remember him mostly from the beginning of the film when the adult version of Peter Quill/Star-Lord (played by Chris Pratt) runs into Korath while trying to steal the Orb. A nice little confrontation. Below, is some alternate designs for the character that conceptual illustrator Jackson Sze ("Thor: The Dark World") designed for James Gunn's film. You can check out more art and an interview with the artist at Film Sketchr by clicking here. Concept Art by Jackson Sze Visit Film Sketchr For 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, »
Even if you're a giant fan of "Guardians of the Galaxy," you might not have caught all of these tasty Easter eggs uncovered in James Gunn's new movie. In just over six minutes, this video details all the influences and references in "GotG," from Indiana Jones to "The Hangover." There are also tons of deep cuts comparing the movie to the source material and combing it over for visual cues and hints. (What does that troll doll mean?) Frankly, this is the sort of obsessive fanning-out that the Internet was made for, and we dig it more than baby dancing Groot! Check it out, but beware of spoilers for the movie and, heck, maybe even the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is in theaters now.
- Jenni Miller
When the mid-credit tag of 2012.s The Avengers revealed that none other than Thanos was pulling the strings on Loki and his invasion of Earth, a fan frenzy began. Everyone was trying to figure out when the purple-faced menace of the stars would reappear, and also who would be playing him when he did eventually rear his head again. Here we are, two years later, and not only has Thanos reappeared, he.s done so wearing Josh Brolin.s face! So now that that mystery is solved, the next question is obviously, "When are we going to see him again?" In comes James Gunn, in a recent Empire Online interview to give us just that answer. "He will show up [in the sequel] if he helps our story and he will not show up at all if not. Thanos is not the most important thing in Guardians 2, that.s for »
Marvel Studios obviously had more than '12% of a plan' venturing into the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and releasing the James Gunn helmed Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014. GotG opened at #1, holding on to the top spot for a week. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opened on August 8, knocking the Guardians to the #2 position. But after it's 18th day of release, Guardians of the Galaxy returned to it's former glory and the #1 spot at the U.S. box office with a take of $2.88 million ($2,884,902) on Monday, beating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which earned $2.80 million ($2,801,620). Surely, impressive critic and audience reception (92% and 95% respectively on Rotten Tomatoes) with strong word-of-mouth and repeat viewings have helped the Guardians with this charge at the box office almost three weeks after it's release. As of August 18, Guardians of the Galaxy stands at $226 million »
For those that aren't too in the know with the Thunderbolts or anything, they're a team formed by Baron Zemo (Helmut) and essentially, they're a group of "reformed" villains. I'm no expert on them, I've only read a few Thunderbolts books but what I have read was pretty damned awesome and secured them in my favourites list. I would most certainly greet a movie about the team with open arms and if it's being directed by James Gunn, all the better methinks. Originally I thought I'd rather see the Thunderbolts adapted to the small screen. I now realise that wouldn't be the best of ideas because despite how under-powered the team is, there are too many people with super-powers (Songbird, Atlas, Beetle MacH I, Moonstone) for a TV budget to cover the level of special effects needed. You've got two or three flyers on the team, someone who can scream »
As we are still recovering from how great Guardians of The Galaxy turned out be it seems James Gunn may have upped the proverbial ante in the genre. There is, however, a certain degree of irony as this intergalactic gang of superhero misfits are, in fact, led by a man, Peter Quill, who seemingly possess no mystical powers beyond his wit and cunning.
In what is considered by many to be Marvel’s best film to date, we take a look at some of the great superheroes who, like Quill, are simply mere mortals. But great power can come at a price as we also look at those superheroes who aren’t that great and didn’t quite take off.
We take a look at six not-so-super superheroes. Buckle in.
Colonel Stars and Stripes
- Thomas Alexander
Marvel did the unthinkable with Guardians Of The Galaxy. They took a relatively unexplored corner of the Marvel comic universe and turned it into a film arguably bigger than the Avengers. Not bigger in terms of box office takings – Marvel’s flagship title pulled in a ridiculous $207 million on its opening weekend compared to Guardian’s $58 million – but in terms of cultural impact Guardians Of The Galaxy came out of nowhere and took us all by surprise.
So what is it about Guardians Of The Galaxy which makes it such an instant Marvel classic? A lot of it rests on the impeccable casting – Parks And Recreation legend Chris Pratt is the definitive Star-Lord, but he’s supported by an incredible ensemble cast, with solid performances throughout… even WWE veteran Dave Bautista delivered a memorable performance as vengeful warrior Drax.
But the actors themselves can only do so much. »
- Henry Dowling
Vin Diesel accepted the Als Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday, Aug. 18, and followed up his challenge by posting a racy naked photo of himself in the shower.
Vin Diesel Takes The Als Ice Bucket Challenge
Diesel, who was challenged by his Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, posted a few short videos to Instagram accepting the challenge. Diesel also issued Gunn a challenge of his own: “Plant a tree for Groot.”
Diesel plays Groot, an alien, talking tree, in Guardians of the Galaxy, and previously shared videos of himself planting a tree in honor of his character.
Challenge accepted vindiesel - I will plant a tree for Groot! http://t.co/rwBrwW4p5n
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 19, 2014
Zoe Saldana proudly showed off her growing baby bump as she took her dog for a stroll in Los Angeles Wednesday morning.
Zoe Saldana's Baby Bump
On her outing, Saldana, who bumped into a couple of friends, dressed for comfort in workout pants and a casual gray top. On her feet, the Guardians of the Galaxy star, sported a pair of Nike running speakers and she protected her eyes from the sun in a pair of aviators.
Over the weekend, Saldana put her burgeoning belly on display when she wore a curve-hugging black dress while out and about with her Italian artist husband Marco Perego. The couple, who were married secretly in 2013, were as affectionate as ever as they exited the Culina restaurant in the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills and headed to Sprinkles Cupcakes for some treats.
Saldana Confirms Pregnancy
Though pregnancy rumors have swirled around the couple for months, »
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Every Easter Egg In Guardians Of The Galaxy
Check out my spoiler heavy recap of every Easter Egg in James Gunn and Marvel’s latest directorial effort, Guardians ...
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- Justin Vactor
Yesterday marked the first day of principal photography for Ant-Man. If I’m to be honest, I’m still a bit bummed that Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have left the project. I think their take on the Marvel Universe could have been one akin to James Gunn’s approach to Guardians of the Galaxy. Alas, we are still getting an Ant-Man film and the casting is pretty great. We also have a look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang Aka Ant-Man.
From the Press Release
San Francisco, California (August, 18, 2014) – Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s Ant-Man. The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.
Set for release in »
- Andy Triefenbach
Currently on the big screen as the voice of Rocket in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, Bradley Cooper has lined up a new potential franchise in Mack Bolan. Cooper is set to headline a feature film based on the Don Pendleton character and, according to a story today at Deadline, he's going to be re-teaming with his The Hangover trilogy director Todd Phillips to do it. »
Exclusive: Hot off his turn as the bounty hunter Yondu in Marvel’s hit Guardians Of The Galaxy, Michael Rooker is returning to Bolden. After starting production seven years ago and doing reshoots in 2009, the film’s writer, director, and financier Dan Pritzker lost key stars to scheduling including lead Anthony Mackie, who went on to superhero heights in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now filming is set to start again this fall with Downton Abbey‘s Gary Carr in the title role as New Orleans cornet player Buddy Bolden. Rooker will resume the role of Pat McMurphy, sidekick to Bolden’s nemesis Judge Perry, when production kicks off in North Carolina.
The third time’s the charm for Pritzker’s passion project about the ragtime musician many consider to be the father of jazz. Rooker had filmed scenes before Bolden reset, »
- Jen Yamato
(Cbr) Spoiler alert for "Guardians of the Galaxy," as well as bad news for fans of bearded humanoid aliens -- director James Gunn has revealed that the expertly groomed Spartax ruler J'son will not make it into the film's sequel, due out in 2017. Gunn stated in an interview with Empire that he has something else in mind when the time comes to reveal the identity of Peter Quill's papa. "There have been a lot of documents passed around about who Peter Quill's father is between a select two or three of us," said Gunn. "That's been part of the plan since the beginning, that's something I had to work out before we shot the screenplay. We wanted to make sure Yondu's place in everything made sense and it does, so it's all very specific stuff. It's definitely not the character who it is in the comics, I'll say that much. »
- Brett White, Comic Book Resources
Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy has hit another milestone at the box office, passing the $400 million mark this weekend with a worldwide cume of $418.7 million. The film has earned $222.3 million in North America and $196.4 million internationally, and is still to open in several markets including China and Japan. In terms of the McU, it has now outgrossed The Incredible Hulk ($263.4 million) and Captain America: The First Avenger ($370.6 million) and is closing in fast on Thor’s haul of $449.3 million.
Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and features a cast that includes 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, »
- Gary Collinson
It was expected that "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" would weather the storm of three new releases to remain at the top of the box office. No one expected, however, that "The Expendables 3," "The Giver" and "Let's Be Cops!" would disappoint so dramatically. Remaining no. 1 for the second weekend in a row was Paramount's reboot of "Tmnt." The comedy adventure earned another $28.4 million for $117.6 million in just 10 days. With over $185 million already globally, "Tmnt" came just in time to make up for the loses on another Paramount summer release, "Hercules." It's also possible "Turtles" could keep the top spot next weekend when the only competition is "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Still going strong at no. 2 is Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy." With another $24.7 million, the James Gunn adventure has crossed the $200 million mark with $222.2 million to date. "Guardians" is still on track to becoming the no. »
- Gregory Ellwood
It's not that uncommon for new August releases to have trouble against stronger returning movies and that was the case this weekend as three new movies opened in wide release and failed to make a mark against the top two returning movies. To some, it may have been surprising that the latest installment of Sylvester Stallone's hit all-star action franchise The Expendables 3 (Lionsgate) not only didn't come close to the opening of its predecessors, but it wasn't even the top new movie of the weekend. This allowed the Michael Bay version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount), starring Megan Fox, to remain on top with $28.4 million. Marvel Studios' latest blockbuster, the James Gunn-directed outer space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy became the sixth movie of the summer to cross the $200 million mark as it remained in second place with $24.7 million. »
After earning an additional $24.7 million this weekend by again finishing at #2 (behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and in front of new release, The Expendables 3), James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy has a current total of $222.3 million in North America. With an additional $196.4 from overseas locations, that gives the movie a worldwide cume of $418.7 million after opening a little over two weeks ago. Bear in mind that it has yet to hit countries like Japan and China, so those will help push its numbers even higher. Of course, Guardians of the Galaxy still has plenty of time to earn more in the countries it's currently showing in, though it's difficult at this point to predict where it will finish. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 earned $708.2 million, Captain America: The Winter Soldier took $714 million and X-Men: Days of Future Past sits on top with $744 million. »
“Guardians of the Galaxy” has skyrocketed past the $200 million mark at the box office.
Disney-Marvel’s intergalactic pic reached the epic milestone on Friday, in just 15 days, and will haul as much as $221 million by Sunday. After opening to a whopping $94.3 million (and crushing the record for August’s top debut), “Guardians” has been runner-up to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” at the box office for the last two consecutive weekends.
“Guardians” earned $7 million on Friday en route for a $23 million weekend.
The sci-fi adventure about a rag-tag group of heroes, which cost $170 million to produce, is a hit with both critics and audiences, earning 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It’s directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper (the voice of Rocket) and Vin Diesel (the voice of Groot). A sequel has already been slated for July 28, 2017.
“Guardians” is on its way to becoming the top summer film Stateside. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy is on track to be the highest-grossing movie of 2014, at least until the fourth quarter which will see the third Hobbit and Hunger Games movies release. But in the meantime, Marvel/Disney is celebrating the unexpected success of the space epic adaptation with yet another "Gear and Garb" behind-the-scenes video. Now showcasing props, weapons, and costumes developed for the villains as well as the Nova Corps, check out the featurette below! 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, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, »
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