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The Week in Spandex – Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, Luke Cage, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Shazam, The Sinister Six and more

27 December 2014 2:59 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Iron Man 4, Agent Carter, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Sinister Six, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Shazam, Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and more…

Well, here we are at the final Week in Spandex of 2014 (Happy New Year to one and all!), and it’s been another great year for the superhero genre on both the big and small screen (okay, maybe not for Spider-Man fans…), as the year’s four big superhero movies all surpassed $700 million at the global box office (with a suprise box office champion in Guardians of the Galaxy), and DC launched three new shows in Gotham, The Flash and Constantine. And of course there’s plenty »

- Gary Collinson

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James Gunn would like to direct the Shazam movie, but he can’t

27 December 2014 1:39 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Gunn is an active member of social media and will often start discussion topics and interact with his fans on his Facebook page. During one such discussion, the Guardians of the Galaxy helmer was asked if he would be interested in directing one of the films in the upcoming DC Cinematic Universe, or if he was prevented from doing so. Gunn responded:

“I am precluded. Would have loved to have done Shazam.”

Presumably having been involved with Marvel for Guardians of the Galaxy and its upcoming sequel will contractually prevent Gunn from making a film for a rival company. In the past Gunn has revealed that he is a massive DC fan and a comic book fan in general, so it’s no surprise that he would also be interested in directing for both companies.

See Also: Shazam movie will exist within the DC Cinematic Universe

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- Thomas Roach

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Best of the Week: Winners of 2014, Holiday Movies and More

26 December 2014 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News We got our first look at Laika's Kubo and the Two Strings. Justin Lin will direct the next Star Trek movie.  Katherine Waterston will play the female lead in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic. James Gunn stated that most of the Guardians of the Galaxy will never interact with The Avengers. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was the one movie to rule them all last weekend.   The Videos and Geek Stuff Trailers: Entourage, In the Heart of the Sea, Focus, The Wedding RingerTo Write Love on Her Arms, Woman in Gold, Suburban Gothic and McFarland, USA. And here are the best trailers of the week. Plus a clip from Kingsman: The Secret Service.  Watch...

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Movie News: James Gunn Clarifies 'Guardians' / 'Avengers' Crossover; Funny 'Christmas Vacation' Prank

26 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Guardians of the Galaxy: Director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, above) clarified his position about a possible crossover between his super team and the other Marvel super team, The Avengers. "I'm not going to tell anyone what happens to the Guardians, especially two or three movies down when who even knows if I'll be around anymore," he stated. "Regarding the bigger picture, we all agreed … to keep huge chunks of the Guardians separate from the Marvel heroes of earth, because they have a whole galaxy to explore." [Facebook]   National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Perhaps you watched Chevy Chase in his 1989 holiday classic National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation yesterday. Or, perhaps you were driving north on the Garden...

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- Peter Martin

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Movie News: James Gunn Clarifies 'Guardians' / 'Avengers' Crossover Talk; 'Christmas Vacation' Highway Sign Prank

26 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Guardians of the Galaxy: Director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, above) clarified his position about a possible crossover between his super team and the other Marvel super team, The Avengers. "I'm not going to tell anyone what happens to the Guardians, especially two or three movies down when who even knows if I'll be around anymore," he stated. "Regarding the bigger picture, we all agreed … to keep huge chunks of the Guardians separate from the Marvel heroes of earth, because they have a whole galaxy to explore." [Facebook]   National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Perhaps you watched Chevy Chase in his 1989 holiday classic National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation yesterday. Or, perhaps you were driving north on the Garden...

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- Peter Martin

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"Shazam" Is Part Of The DC Cinematic Universe?

26 December 2014 9:53 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

There's been confusion regarding the "Shazam" movie and whether the film adaptation of the DC Comics superhero title will be a part of Warners' proposed DC Cinematic Universe.

With the film being done by New Line, and with those involved saying the film will likely sport a very different tone to the other movies of the DC movies in development, it was thought "Shazam" would take the route of the "Sandman" adaptation and be its own thing. Yet when the initial DC film slate was announced, "Shazam" was included.

Now, in a new blog post on the official DC Comics site, the company itself seemed to confirm that "Shazam" is going to be a part of the same universe as Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman:

For fans who were hoping to see a DC Cinematic Universe similar to what they've seen from other publishers, one that »

- Garth Franklin

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If James Gunn Could Direct 1 Other Superhero Movie, It Would Be This

26 December 2014 9:21 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The more that James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy shares on his social media outlets, the more his fans learn that he really is a comic book fan, far beyond just the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So when he recently wrote a note on Facebook apologizing for any misinterpretations fans strew from his interviews, his fans took the opportunity to ask him more personal questions. One went so far as to ask which DC film James Gunn would want to work on if given the opportunity, to which Gunn responded Shazam. The fan admits that he is a Superman fan, and has always wondered what film in the DC franchise Gunn would like to work on, if he was not precluded. Gunn responded to the fan stating: "I am precluded. Would have love to have done Shazam." We can.t be sure what exactly what that preclusion means. It »

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Everything Wrong with Guardians Of The Galaxy

26 December 2014 8:49 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Cinema Sins has released a new episode of their “Everything Wrong” web-series, and this one takes on James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. As you might expect from these guys, they nit-pick the hell out of this awesome movie. They really had reach to find some things, and most of what they deliver is pretty minor stuff. That’s just what these Cinema Sins guys do, though. If you’ve been watching their videos, then you know what to expect. 

“You loved it, everyone loved it, it's one of the highest-grossing films of the year... but, like all films, Guardians of the Galaxy still has some sins. Sit back, put in your favorite 70's tune, and groove to the sins of an admittedly-rather-groovy film.” »

- Joey Paur

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James Gunn Would Direct Shazam If He Could, Plus a DC Universe Clarification

26 December 2014 8:48 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was asked on Facebook whether or not he would like to take on a DC superhero movie, and if he is prevented from making one by his commitment with Marvel, and he replied,

"I am precluded. Would have loved to have done Shazam."

A Shazam movie directed by Gunn would have been incredible. That's a version I would have been excited about watching. Too bad it's not going to happen, but at least we're guaranteed to get more Guardians of the Galaxy!

Shazam is set up at Warner Bros. and Dwayne Johnson is set to play Black Adam in the movie. There's been a little confusion amongst fans as to whether the movie would be included in the same cinematic universe as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice due to a comment Johnson made that it would be a “Nl//DC property.” Some »

- Joey Paur

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James Gunn intended to kill off Stan Lee in Guardians of the Galaxy

24 December 2014 2:51 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To say Stan Lee got off easy in the Guardians Of The Galaxy would be an understatement. The man apparently narrowly escaped death!

James Gunn has already explained how he wanted Lee to appear in a glass case as part of The Collector’s gallery in his film Guardians Of The Galaxy, but in talking with Jeff Goldsmith during a recent podcast Q&A, the director explained how if it were up to him, Lee’s role in the film would have played out in a far more sinister way. From the sounds of it, he would not have survived the ordeal. “We were going to murder Stan Lee,” Gunn said of the Spider-Man, Hulk and Thor co-creator. “Yeah, we killed him. That’s one of the main reasons why it’s not in the movie.”

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Shazam Is Set In The DC Cinematic Universe; James Gunn Would Direct If He Could

24 December 2014 1:05 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

For a variety of reasons, some comic book fans believe that Shazam (which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Black Adam) will Not be set in the DC Cinematic Universe. Have DC Comics themselves finally set the record straight? It appears that way, as a blog post from the comic book publisher highlights the announcement of a DC Cinematic Universe, pointing out that Warner Bros., "revealed a full slate of ten DC Entertainment feature films all set within the same universe." Of course, just because all of these movies take place in the same world, that doesn't mean we'll see constant crossovers. Like Guardians of the Galaxy, Shazam will more than likely just expand the DC Cinematic Universe! Talking of that Marvel team, director James Gunn was asked on Facebook whether he would like to helm a DC Comics movie and if he is precluded (prevented from) making one. "I am precluded. »

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Everything Wrong With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Video; Plus James Gunn Addresses Walkman Issues And Avengers Quotes

24 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A filmmaker would be the first to admit that sometimes, there are leaps of logic in their movies. The main response is, “It’s a movie.” The whole point is to show you things that are impossible and exciting, logic be dammed. But that’s not the place CinemaSins lives in. Their “Everything Wrong With” videos thrive […]

The post Everything Wrong With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Video; Plus James Gunn Addresses Walkman Issues And Avengers Quotes appeared first on /Film. »

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James Gunn Sets The Record Straight On Guardians Of The Galaxy Crossover

24 December 2014 10:08 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When James Gunn took part in a Q&A only two days ago with Jeff Goldsmith, the director caused quite the kerfuffle — inadvertently, mind you — after he touched upon the Guardians of the Galaxy and their relationship with the wider McU. Depending on how you interpreted his answers and indeed which outlet you viewed them on, it seemed as though Gunn either confirmed or outright denied any possibility of the cosmic heroes crossing paths with other Marvel characters and, in particular, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

And so, to set the record straight, the filmmaker has taken to his Facebook page to outline the respective roles of some of Marvel’s cinematic heavyweights, and why the studio wants to keep the two galaxies distinct rather than meshing them together for the sake of a quick quick. It’s an extensive post, but a worthwhile read for anybody with even a sliver »

- Michael Briers

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James Gunn Clarifies Avengers and Guardians Of The Galaxy Crossover Comments

24 December 2014 9:44 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Art by Matthew Ferguson

It seems like a lot of fans are misinterpreting James Gunn's recent comments regarding The Avengers crossing over with Guardians of the Galaxy. One of the things he said comes from an interview with Comic Vine, in which he said the following:

"The last thing I said was something about how the Guardians, we really are mostly focused on creating the Guardians as their own separate universe, creating the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe. It isn't all about leading towards Avengers. We're not subservient to The Avengers. Whether or not at some point, some Guardians and some Avengers meet up and meet somewhere in the world, whether it's two years from now, three years from now, four years from now, fifteen years from now… I'm not going to say. But Guardians of the Galaxy does not exist as a prequel to Avengers 3 and 4. They »

- Joey Paur

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James Gunn Clarifies the Relationship Between the Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers in the McU

24 December 2014 9:03 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When it comes to Marvel movies, every single thing that a filmmaker or actor or producer involved with the McU says is scrutinized, twisted, and distorted in the name of fandom.  The franchises obviously have a lot of fans, and those fans feel invested, so they’re always looking for a hint or revelation about what’s next.  Recently, Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer/director James Gunn took part in a Q&A in which he was asked about the possibility of the Guardians teaming up with The Avengers in a future Marvel movie.  Before even hearing what he has to say, the answer is, obviously, yes that will happen.  The entire idea of the McU is that these films take place in the same universe, so obviously characters from Marvel’s hip new franchise will cross paths with the others at some point in the future. However, Gunn’s »

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Watch: Everything Wrong With ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy,’ Plus James Gunn Clarifies ‘Avengers’ Crossover Comments

24 December 2014 8:35 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Director James Gunn likes to clarify things on Facebook. Will the “Guardians of The Galaxy” team-up with The Avengers for “Avengers Infinity: Parts 1 & 2”? The filmmaker says some sites have manipulated his comments look like “yes,” they will. While others have misinterpreted his sentiments to suggest a definitive “no.” While he admits he’s always not entirely clear in interviews, the real answer he says is unknown right now. The filmmaker took to Facebook, to clarify his comments. Here’s his lengthy post:  Woke up the other day to two articles - one that announced I said the Avengers and the Guardians were never teaming up, another that said I said they were. These two articles were based On The Same Interview (the podcast with Jeff Goldsmith). The truth is, I never said either of those things. I'm not going to tell anyone what happens to the Guardians, especially two or »

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Everything Wrong With Guardians of the Galaxy

24 December 2014 8:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen an Honest Trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy [which you can watch here], and now the film has received the ‘Everything Wrong With’ treatment from the folk at Cinema Sins. Yes, they’ve found plenty of cinema sins with the blockbuster space opera – 113 in total, and a whole fifteen minutes worth! Check the video out right here…

Guardians of the Galaxy is out now on DVD and Blu Ray. The films was directed by James Gunn and stars 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, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Korath, John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as Rhomman Dey, »

- Gary Collinson

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Stan Lee’s Original Guardians of the Galaxy Cameo Would’ve Been Fatal

24 December 2014 5:40 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn visited "The Q&A" with Jeff Goldsmith to discuss the creative process behind Marvel's massive summer hit, and, in the process, revealed that Stan Lee's originally planned cameo was not a pretty one. "We were going to murder Stan Lee. We killed him, that's one of the main reasons it's not in the movie," Gunn said. The writer-director explained that the scrapped scene had the 91-year-old comic icon appearing — in two versions — as a prisoner in the Collector's museum. In one, Lee was shown sitting in his holding box and flipping off a curious Groot. In another, he, along with the Collector's museum, exploded. "I said, 'Wouldn't it be great if Stan Lee's — these are the kinds of ideas I come up with, and Marvel would say, Uh, I think that's super James Gunn — 'where Stan Lee's head is rolling »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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James Gunn Reveals His Original Plan for Stan Lee's 'GoTG' Cameo

24 December 2014 12:35 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Even the most casual Marvel fan knows to keep their eyes peeled for a Stan Lee cameo in every movie; it's never if he'll show up, just how or when.

As it turns out, James Gunn's initial plan for Stan Lee's cameo in "Guardians of the Galaxy" was even quirkier than the one he posted a pic of a few months ago. (That one, which you can see below, shows Lee as one of the Collector's intergalactic prizes, but it was nixed for creative reasons.) On Jeff Goldsmith's podcast "The Q&A," Gunn revealed that another idea he had for Lee's cameo was to straight up murder the Marvel mogul when the Collector's museum blows up at the end.

Gunn told Goldsmith, "And I said, 'Wouldn't it be great if Stan Lee's - these are the kind of ideas that I would come up with and Marvel would say, »

- Jenni Miller

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Why Guardians Of The Galaxy's Director Thinks The Star-Lord Walkman Complaints Are Stupid

23 December 2014 8:22 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When it comes to nit-picking Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the most commonly repeated points is that Star-Lord's cassette and Walkman would either have not survived the rough-and-tumble 26 years that he has spent in space, or would have simply run out of juice years ago. It turns out that director James Gunn is kind of tired of people bringing this up, and believes that the answer to people's nit-pick is actually quite obvious. The Marvel Studios filmmaker took to his personal Facebook page today to write a piece fully explaining and clarifying recent statements about the potential future of the Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers coming together on the big screen, and he took the opportunity to use the forum as a place to explain how Peter Quill's Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and Sony Walkman have managed to survive for years and years despite being rather crappy ' »

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