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The Week in Spandex – Spider-Man, Civil War, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Wolverine and more

20 December 2014 2:45 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 Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Gotham, The Flash, Constantine, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis and more…

Well, here we are, the final Week in Spandex before Christmas (Happy Holidays to all, by the way!), and despite taking a sinister turn with terror threats against moviegoers, the hack into Sony has delivered an early Christmas present to Marvel fans by giving us hope that Spider-Man may one day line up alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and company as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After leaked emails from a couple of weeks ago revealed Marvel’s approach for the »

- Gary Collinson

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James Gunn says the Thanos scene in Guardians of the Galaxy was the hardest scene to write

19 December 2014 1:39 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During a chat with Vulture, James Gunn has been speaking about the challenges of bringing Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to the screen, and in particular the scene he found most difficult to write – the one featuring the Mad Titan Thanos…

“There’s pressure with Thanos because you’re setting up this gigantic character that, in one way, isn’t really a part of your movie,” states Gunn. “His presence doesn’t really serve being in Guardians, and having Thanos be in that scene was more helpful to the Marvel Universe than it was to Guardians of the Galaxy. I always wanted to have Thanos in there, but from a structural standpoint, you don’t need him. So that’s part of it, and then part of it is the fact that you’re setting up this incredibly powerful character, but you don’t want to belittle the actual antagonist of the film, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Walking Dead's' Norman Reedus: Beth's Death Puts Daryl "Into a Depression"

19 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The hits keep coming for The Walking Dead's Daryl Dixon. Norman Reedus' alter ego first lost his brother, Merle (Michael Rooker), when Rick (Andrew Lincoln) chained him to a rooftop in Atlanta — then a second time when he resurfaced in season three with a loyalty to The Governor when he died during the group's vicious battle. That came after Daryl devoted what felt like an eternity searching for friend Carol's (Melissa McBride) young daughter Sophia (Madison Lintz) during season two, only to find the girl locked up in Hershel's barn — as a zombie. See more 'The Walking Dead's' Most

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Marvel Wishes Happy Holidays with Groot Christmas Card

17 December 2014 10:40 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy still reigns supreme as the year's top movie at the box office, and with the holiday season approaching, the studio wanted to thank the fans for their support. Marvel's Ryan Penagos, a.k.a. Agent M, has revealed the studio's official christmas card, which features an artistic depiction of Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel. Groot is seen using his ever-growing tree limbs to wish Marvel fans around the world "Happy Holidays".

With Guardians of the Galaxy currently available on Blu-ray and DVD, even more fans are getting to see the dancing sensation from the end credits scene, Baby Groot. Marvel has already released their own toy version of the dancing Baby Groot, but now Hot Toys is getting in on the action with their own figure. While it isn't known when this figure will be available for purchase, fans in Hong Kong can pick up »

- MovieWeb

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'Star Trek 3' to Be More Like 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?

16 December 2014 1:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures is still moving forward with Star Trek 3, despite parting ways with director Roberto Orci earlier this month. No reason was given for the departure, but the filmmaker revealed last week that he is still involved with the sequel as they search for a new director. A new report from Badass Digest reveals that Roberto Orci may have parted ways with Paramount because the studio wanted to make the sequel more like Marvel's current box office hit Guardians of the Galaxy.

The site reports that there are two different stories floating around about Roberto Orci's last days on Star Trek 3, one is that he quit because he refused to address the studio's notes on the script, which was also dumped, and the other is that Paramount actually pulled the plug on the project a month ago, engaging in talks with other filmmakers before officially announcing that Roberto Orci has stepped away. »

- MovieWeb

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Concept art for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy released

16 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rodney Fuentebella, senior concept illustrator for Marvel Studios has unveiled some unused concept art for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy on his Facebook page.

The Captain America: The Winter Soldier concept art shows off alternate designs for Sam Wilson/Falcon’s (Anthony Mackie) costume, as well as several alternate designs for The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), while the Guardians of the Galaxy concept art shows us an alternate design for Michael Rooker’s Yondu and alternate designs for the film’s locations which include The Kyln and Xandar. Check them out here…

Both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy are out now on Blu-ray and DVD.

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- Thomas Roach

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"Guardians Of The Galaxy" - 'The Good, The Bad and the Ugly'

13 December 2014 9:38 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.Ca"  take another look @ the good, the bad and the ugly in Marvel Studios' "Guardians Of The Galaxy":   

Michael Stevens for "The Good" : 

"As a comic book collector with several near mint runs of Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" (2008), there is no doubt I am a 'fan' of this fun, ambitious and impressive-looking film...

What is Good : 

"Art direction and production design.

"'Star-Lord' (Chris Pratt) taking out bad guys while hooked on a feeling.

"'Moonage Daydream' by David Bowie applied to a futuristic landscape.

"Michael Rooker as 'Yondu', popping out of the screen in 3D looking like a blue-skinned 'Merle' from 'The Walking Dead'.

"'Rocket Raccoon' (Bradley Cooper) as cute as a dancing dog.

"Zoe Saldana as 'Gamora'...

...either in a fighting or seductive mood.

"'Groot' and his Et-like, spiritual  ability to channel higher powers.

"'Thanos' »

- Michael Stevens

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Winter Soldier Designs - Captain America 2 & Guardians Of The Galaxy Concept Art

13 December 2014 7:54 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In the past, we have featured artwork that conceptual artist Rodney Fuentebella has created for Marvel's Iron Man 3 and The Avengers, but today we are showcasing his most recent work for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy and the Russo brothers' Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Captain America 2 concept art includes alternate costume designs for The Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and The Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). While the Guardians of the Galaxy concept art consists of a Yondu (Michael Rooker) character design and art of key sequences in the film involving  Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Klyn, the space prison. After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I. »

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Winter Soldier Designs - Captain America 2 & Guardians Of The Galaxy Concept Art

13 December 2014 7:54 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In the past, we have featured artwork that conceptual artist Rodney Fuentebella has created for Marvel's Iron Man 3 and The Avengers, but today we are showcasing his most recent work for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy and the Russo brothers' Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Captain America 2 concept art includes alternate costume designs for The Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and The Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). While the Guardians of the Galaxy concept art consists of a Yondu (Michael Rooker) character design and art of key sequences in the film involving  Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Klyn, the space prison. After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I. »

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Blu-Ray Review

12 December 2014 2:07 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-Ray Review

Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters with surprising force, based on the fact that it is a comic-book film based on characters virtually no one knows, and the Blu-Ray is here to repeat the frenzy. Part space opera, part comic adventure, the film is an unusual hybrid of elements, made all the more interesting by way of characters who aren’t going to be explained, and are themselves rather fantastic.

Catch our podcast review of Guardians of the Galaxy here.

The film introduces us, in rather spectacular fashion, to Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), who fancies himself Star Lord, galactic superthief, or something. Having been abducted from Earth as a child, though again, this is a film with little interest in backstory, Peter was raised by the criminals who captured him, and he now finds himself outfitted with some really snazzy tech.

This time, rummaging through a forgotten world, »

- Marc Eastman

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Will 'Avengers' Crossover with 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?

11 December 2014 4:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Given the huge success of Guardians of the Galaxy, many fans have been wondering whether or not these cosmic heroes will ever meet up with the Earth-bound Avengers. Director James Gunn revealed last month that his upcoming sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will not help set up Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, but does that mean a crossover is completely out of the question? During an interview with Screen Junkies, James Gunn revealed that his Guardians franchise will not crossover with The Avengers.

"We really are separate from the Avengers, and I don't think people should assume too many things about the Guardians play in all this. We have our own galaxy to take care of. We have our own galaxy to save. Earth is the Avengers' province. Thinking that everything is going to come together in a perfect way is not necessarily the way it's going to happen."

Many fans thought that, »

- MovieWeb

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52 Things We Learned from the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Commentary

11 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This summer, director James Gunn led Marvel Studios onto a new path with the cinematic gamble Guardians of the Galaxy. That gamble paid off, making the film the highest domestic grosser of 2014 and introducing the world to bizarre characters like a talking tree and an outlaw raccoon. Gunn, who is best known for his work in low-budget filmmaking after getting his start in Troma films, took some time to watch his blockbuster film for the DVD and Blu-ray release of the film. Looking ahead to both The Avengers: Age of Ultron and the 2017 release of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Gunn dissects his movie with stories from the set and how things changed from the film’s inception to the final cut. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Commentator: James Gunn (co-writer/director) 1. While developing the script, one of the first things Gunn focused on regarding Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) emotional attachment to Earth was the Sony Walkman. He »

- Kevin Carr

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Dolphin Tale 2' and One of the Best Horror Movies of the '90s

9 December 2014 9:15 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Guardians of the Galaxy - Disney - Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Director: James Gunn Cast: Chris PrattZoe SaldanaLee PaceBradley Cooper,Michael Rooker. Full cast + crew Think of how often you hear someone recommend a TV show but with the qualification that "Season one is okay, but in season two everything clicks into place once all the characters find their stride." Well, Guardians of the Galaxy is like the season two of a show that never had a first. Everything just clicks into place and the ensemble works from the get-go. Guardians of the Galaxy is funny, smart, efficient and packed with spectacle and imagination. It doesn't even matter if you're into the Marvel movies at large. If you're a bit burned out on the shared...

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- Peter Hall

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'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' May Bring Yondu Back to Earth

9 December 2014 2:32 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director James Gunn is currently working on the script for Marvel's highly-anticipated follow-up Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which is currently set for release on May 5, 2017. While it may be quite some time before we know exactly who is returning, besides the Guardians themselves, Michael Rooker will almost certainly be back as Yondu, especially given how Guardians of the Galaxy ends, with the blue-skinned character teasing the identity of Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) father. During an interview with Screen Rant, Michael Rooker was asked about the possibility of Yondu coming to Earth in this Marvel Phase Three follow-up. Here's what he had to say below.

"I feel earth is very intriguing. When I was doing the role, I was intrigued by the fact that Yondu has an accent. Yondu speaks English. Yondu likes all these earthling trinkets. He is very intrigued by the earth and everything about it. So it's interesting. »

- MovieWeb

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Giveaway: Guardians Of The Galaxy Pinball Game (Xbox Codes) & Signed Poster

9 December 2014 1:30 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was a superhero-sized hit at the box office this summer. It was directed by James Gunn and starred Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel (voice of Groot), Bradley Cooper (voice of Rocket), Lee Pace, and Michael Rooker. Today, you can own the film on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand, which is now available in Disney Movies Anywhere and Digital HD. To celebrate, we are offering a special giveaway to our readers! 5 Cbm users will win an Xbox Code for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball Game brought to you by Zen Studios. 1 of the winners will also receive a signed Star-Lord Sugar Skull Poster inspired by the Dia de los Muertos holiday from Orlando Arocena. Below, you can find details for the giveaway, a trailer for the pinball game and an image of the poster. Good luck!   Guardians of the Galaxy »

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Watch the Honest Trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

9 December 2014 12:19 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most popular films of this year and certainly came as a surprise to those who had never really heard of the Marvel comic book. Now the YouTube channel Screen Junkies has created an Honest Trailer for the film, dubbing it Space Avengers., and you can check it out 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, »

- Thomas Roach

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'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Shows Heroes at Their Worst

8 December 2014 3:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While doing press for the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release of Guardians of the Galaxy, arriving on December 9, director James Gunn offered a few hints about his forthcoming sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The writer-director is already working on the script for this highly-anticipated sequel, teasing in a new interview with Comic Book Resources that some characters will be much worse than originally perceived. Here's what he had to say below.

"Really, it's just about walking forward in an elegant manner. When you go forward with a group of characters... you're understanding these characters in a new way, you're developing a new kind of story about their lives and who they are and where they're going. And if you're doing that, if you're walking forward, then you can't just repeat what you did before. That's going backwards. That's not understanding the character. The Guardians are going to continuously change. »

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James Gunn Talks Guardians Of The Galaxy With Wamg

7 December 2014 8:41 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By now, most of you are familiar with the galactic awesomeness that is Guardians Of The Galaxy, but for those of you that have been hiding under a rock on Knowhere, you’re in luck because this spunky bunch of A-holes are making their way to Blu-Ray on December 9th.

Last week, I talked with writer/director/animal enthusiast James Gunn about his feelings before releasing the film, the upcoming sequel and, of course, Michael Rooker. Check it out below.

Before the film was released, there were a ton of headlines about James Gunn being terrified to release Guardians. The film’s coming to Blu-ray now, and has done incredibly well, so I’m wondering what scares you now?

James Gunn : Well, I wasn’t terrified of releasing the movie. I was terrified because I didn’t know how I was going to live my life without having Rocket in it everyday. »

- Melissa Howland

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

7 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

We think of Marvel Studios as having the golden touch with can’t-miss hit films one after the other. As a result, our selective memory obscures Hulk and Iron Man 2 (and for some, though not me, Iron Man 3) as creatively underwhelming. Instead, we look at the box office totals only and, ahem, marvel at their track record. As a result, some had their knives out ready to skewer the studio for being audacious enough to offer up Guardians of the Galaxy. After all, who ever heard of them? How quickly one forgets. Critics were saying the same thing in 2008 when Iron Man arrived, wondering if enough non-geeks would turn out to see a B-list hero with a former addict in the lead.

Even the entertaining trailers, which clearly signaled the tone was going to be substantially lighter, couldn’t make people hold their judgment. Then the film opened. »

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Exclusive Interview With Michael Rooker From Guardians Of The Galaxy

5 December 2014 9:42 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Cbm: It is revealed at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy that Yondu was supposed to deliver a young Peter Quill to his father. Is there any chance that will be brought up in the sequel? Michael Rooker: Well, you know what, I'm not sure what the path will be in the second one. Hopefully, they'll expand on Yondu a bit more and we'll find out. It'll be an interesting surprise to all of us as what is going to happen. Cbm: In the past, you've mentioned that you like working with James Gunn because he provides "good comments." Did he provide any "good comments" to make that memorable scene between Yondu and the Broker special? Rooker: Yeah, he would say, "Blah, blah, blah." He would want me to say, "Blah, blah, blah" and then I would say [Yondu gibberish]. And then he would say something else and I would »

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