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Guardians Of The Galaxy: James and Sean Gunn Talk Spinoffs, Stan Lee’s Original Cameo, Female Superheroes, the Status of Thunderbolts, and More at Dragon Con

8 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Following the recent news that Guardians of the Galaxy has become the highest grossing movie of the year at the domestic box office, writer/director James Gunn and brother Sean Gunn (who played pre-motion capture Rocket on set and also appeared in the film as Kraglin), recently took part in a panel at Dragon Con in Atlanta.  The brothers were quite candid in answering fans questions and revealed a number of pieces of information not yet explored, including discussing an original semi-r-rated cameo for Stan Lee that Disney vetoed, the inclusion of female characters in the Marvel universe, a bloody extension of Lloyd Kaufman's cameo that was excised, and the extent of Sean Gunn’s on-set performance of Rocket Raccoon that ended up on screen.  James Gunn also talked about how he’s currently focusing on the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including potential Guardians spinoffs, the status of Thunderbolts, »

- Evan Valentine

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"Fan Expo Canada" - Michael Rooker and David Morrissey

30 August 2014 7:04 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from this year's "Fan Expo Canada", August 28, 2014 @ the 'Metro Toronto Convention Centre' including guests Michael Rooker and David Morrissey from AMC's "The Walking Dead", plus a whole lot more:

"...'Fan Expo Canada'™ boasts the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada, noted as the third largest in North America

"The pop culture extravaganza expects to host over 125,000 fans at 750,000 sq ft of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the four-day event August 28-31, 2014..."

"Fan Expo HQ" is noted as the largest entertainment convention group in the country and one of the largest in the world.

Collectively it hosts almost 250,000 fans annually at Fan Expo Canada™, Fan Expo Vancouver™, Fan Expo Regina™; Toronto ComiCon, Dallas Comic Con and three Dallas shows.

For more info go to "FanExpoCanada.com

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fan Expo Canada" 2014...

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- Michael Stevens

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Guardians of the Galaxy overtakes Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest-grossing domestic movie of 2014

30 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having crossed the $500 million mark earlier in the week, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has now overtaken Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest-grossing release of 2014 in North America. Guardians is projected to finish the Labor Day weekend with around $277 million in total, and is expected to fend off competition from The November Man and As Above, So Below to retain top spot over the four-day weekend.

It is also pretty much assured that the space opera will become the first movie to hit $300 million domestically, providing a shot in the arm to the North American box office, which has suffered its worst summer since 2006, with ticket sales down 15% from last year.

Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn (Super) directing 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, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Big Hero 6' Filmmakers Compare It to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

29 August 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guardians of the Galaxy was considered by many to be a big risk for Marvel Studios, introducing these relatively obscure characters into the massively-successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, the risk paid off, with Guardians of the Galaxy grossing over $500 million worldwide after just one month in release. Marvel's parent company Walt Disney Studios are taking a similar risk with their first animated adaptation of a Marvel comic book this fall, Big Hero 6, a title much more obscure than Guardians of the Galaxy.

During a recent interview with Vulture, Big Hero 6 director Don Hall referred to his upcoming animated movie as somewhat of a distant relative to Guardians of the Galaxy.

"They do feel like distant cousins. Guardians is a Marvel movie, but it's sort of gone off on a different branch. It indicates that fans of superhero movies are willing to try new flavors."

Since Big Hero 6 »

- MovieWeb

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Watch Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #9 – Avengers: Age of Ultron details! Bond villain update!

29 August 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s Fmtv Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron details – specifically the involvement of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye; an update on the next Bond movie’s (the 24th, if you’re counting) villain; what has officially become the highest grossing movie in the Us this Summer?; and which superhero duo took part in the Als Ice Bucket Challenge this week (donate at www.alsa.org/donate, by the way)? Clue: it wasn’t Bananaman.

So find out those Avengers: Age of Ultron details and more in the Movie Newsgasm…

Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…

Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and North America on May 1st 2015, with »

- Oliver Davis

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The Cast of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Does the Baby Groot Dance (Video)

29 August 2014 6:43 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Getting ready for the long weekend but still stuck at work and wondering where your life went wrong? Well, we've got a little silver lining for you, in the form of a crummy video of "Guardians of the Galaxy" actors Dave Bautista and Michael Rooker recreating the sequence at the end of the film with baby Groot dancing. It is a delight.

The impromptu scene recreation happened at the Wizard World Chicago, a fairly widely attended comic book convention. Bautista, who played Drax the Destroyer, is spot on in Xeroxing his performance from the movie while Rooker takes some "Magic Mike"-style liberties with Groot boogying down. (Rooker, for those unfamiliar with his human visage, played buck-toothed, blue-skinned baddie Yondu.) The footage, courtesy of io9, isn't the best quality, but that doesn't matter - your heart will explode with joy just the same.

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- Drew Taylor

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Concept Art Features Props and Vehicles

28 August 2014 12:29 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

VFX studio Moving Picture Company has revealed a large batch of new concept art photos from Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past. The first images features alternate designs for props, vehicles, sets and some key frame art as they eventually appeared in Marvel Studios and Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Concept Art

Additionally, the studio gave us a look at some of their designs for the 1970s prototype sentinels and some futuristic sentinels.

X-Men: Days of Future Past: Concept Art

Guardians of the Galaxy

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team known as the 'Guardians of the Galaxy »

- MovieWeb

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Gets High Praise from Robert Downey Jr.

27 August 2014 8:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's been a banner year for Marvel so far, with Guardians of the Galaxy likely set to pass Captain America: The Winter Soldier sometime this week as the top-grossing movie of 2014. Many fans believe this Marvel Phase Two adventure, which expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, is the studio's best offering yet.

Add Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., to the list of fans, with the actor revealing at the Toronto International Film Festival, that he believes Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's best movie yet.

"Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever. And it's odd for someone with - on occasion - an ego the size of mine to actually say that!"

Of course, Robert Downey Jr. is a veteran of five Marvel movies, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Age of Ultron, which wrapped production earlier this month. »

- MovieWeb

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Box Office Crosses $500 Million Worldwide

27 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel's hit Phase Two adventure Guardians of the Galaxy has hit another box office milestone, passing the $500 million mark worldwide less than four weeks after opening in theaters.

Guardians of the Galaxy has earned $255.2 million domestically as of Monday, August 25, which is just behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier's $259.8 million take as the top domestic total of the year so far. Guardians of the Galaxy has also earned $245.3 million in international territories, although it has yet to open in key markets such as China, Germany, Italy and Japan.

While Guardians of the Galaxy will easily surpass Captain America: The Winter Soldier as the top domestic movie of the year, it still has a long way to go for the worldwide crown. Transformers: Age of Extinction has earned over $1 billion globally, $821.3 million of which has come from international markets.

Marvel has found success on the music charts as well, with »

- MovieWeb

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Guardians of the Galaxy crosses $500 million worldwide

27 August 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following a great weekend at the Us box office, which not only pushed it back to the number one spot but also made it the biggest movie of the summer, Disney announced today that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has now crossed $500 million worldwide.

The James Gunn directed space opera has now earned $255.2 million domestically and $245.3 million internationally with the movie yet to be released in several key markets including Germany, Italy, Japan and China, the latter of which has proven to be a huge money maker in 2014.

It’s soundtrack Awesome Mix Vol. 1 has also made it two weeks at the top of the Billboard charts.

Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn (Super) directing 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, »

- Luke Owen

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Guardians Of The Galaxy: James Gunn Shares A Behind-The-Scenes Shot Of Him And 'Cosmo'

26 August 2014 6:32 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In honor of #NationalDogDay here's a photo of me and my 2nd favorite dog in the universe. #cosmo… http://t.co/obxxGbf4ZB — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 26, 2014 I'm not sure about you guys, but I was surprised to see Cosmo played by an actual dog (instead of being brought to life through CGI like Rocket Raccoon and Howard the Duck), though it was just a fun cameo. Perhaps we'll see the Soviet pooch make a return - and telepathically talk - in the sequel? Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del ToroGuardians of the Galaxy is out now! What did you guys think of the movie and Cosmo's cameo? »

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Fan Expo Canada - August 28-31, 2014

26 August 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

This year's "Fan Expo Canada" will be held August 28-31, 2014 @ the 'Metro Toronto Convention Centre' with special guests celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the annual convention event including Stan Lee, Norman Reedus, Nathan Fillion, Bruce Campbell, Jason Deline, Ian Somerhalder, Adam West, Burt Ward, Michael Rooker, Stephen Amell, Trish Stratus, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Chandler Riggs and a whole lot more:

"...'Fan Expo Canada'™ boasts the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada, the third largest in North America. It is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrity guests... 

"The pop culture extravaganza expects to host over 125,000 fans at 750,000 sq ft of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the four-day event August 28-31, 2014..."

"Fan Expo HQ" is noted as the largest entertainment convention group in the country and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts almost 250,000 fans annually at Fan Expo Canada™, Fan Expo »

- Michael Stevens

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Exclusive Portraits: Michael Rooker of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

25 August 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Guardians of the Galaxy” returned to the top of the box office this weekend, and Michael Rooker – as Yondu Undonta – was a vital part of the film. Rooker also was in Chicago recently, to promote the Illinois Department of Transportation video campaign, “The Driving Dead,” which refers to TV’s “The Walking Dead.”

Michael Rooker at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. August 21, 2014

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

“The Driving Dead” is a video series aimed at 21 to 34 year old male drivers, and features Michael Rooker, who had a prominent role in “The Walking Dead.” The campaign is designed for the Labor Day weekend, to crack down on drunk drivers as part of the State of Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Department of Transportation initiative. Rooker was at The Music Box Theatre in Chicago to help kick off the campaign, and there »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Gamora and Nebula Original Concept Art

25 August 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Guardians of the Galaxy has secured the highest box office tally of the summer, artist Andy Park has shared some of his early concept artwork from the Marvel Phase Two adventure.

The artist primarily worked on designs for Zoe Saldana's Gamora and Karen Gillan's Nebula, who, as you can see below, look much different in these early drawings than they did in the finished Marvel Phase Two adventure. Take a look at the artwork, then chime in with your thoughts below.

Had the most fun working on #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy My fav was designing Nebula! @KarenGillan2 was badass! #marvelpic.twitter.com/yrjEmnev88

Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 8, 2014

Most of my time on @Guardians was spent designing Gamora. Had tons of fun exploring her look #GuardiansOfTheGalaxypic.twitter.com/XSq8kugBJL

Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 11, 2014

Here's an early #Gamora design I did for @Guardians Before she had to be green #GuardiansOfTheGalaxypic. »

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Becomes the Summer's Biggest Movie

24 August 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After passing the $200 million domestic box office milestone earlier this week, Guardians of the Galaxy became the top grossing movie released this summer over the weekend.

The Marvel Phase Two adventure, directed by James Gunn, has earned $251.8 million at the domestic box office in just four weeks, which is more than enough to surpass Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction, which was previously the top summer 2014 movie with $243.3 million. Guardians of the Galaxy will also become the top-grossing movie of all 2014 later this week, surpassing another Marvel movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which currently holds the top spot with $259.7 million.

After dropping to second place for the past two weekends, Guardians of the Galaxy returned to the top spot today with a $17.6 million fourth-weekend haul, beating out new releases If I Stay, When the Game Stands Tall and the box office winner for the past two weeks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. »

- MovieWeb

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Tsr Blog: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the Gooey Racket of Nostalgia

24 August 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

There’s hardly a more potent neurochemical within the modern entertainment experience than that of nostalgia. It provides sanctity to that which can no longer be changed, the good ol’ franchises becoming even better as they are imbued with more purity and truth; in which we can refine past thoughts to be comparatively warmer to the cynicism we may feel for what we experience, in the present.

Nostalgia is an incredibly active force in contemporary films. In the form of references made in dialogue or through visuals, it is often how fantastical movies are able to buddy buddy their fictional characters with audiences, placing them within our active context. Guardians of the Galaxy deals heavy doses of nostalgia to its audience as its bid to be welcomed, but does so with such desperation that it panders to its original quality as an “offbeat” mainstream experience. Considering the creation of its lead human surrogate, »

- Nick Allen

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Michael Rooker Talks Guardians Of The Galaxy, Making Yondu “More Handsome” in the Sequel, How Walking Dead Conflicted with Filming, and More

24 August 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Not only has Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy become the biggest movie of the summer, but it’s just highly entertaining fun.  An action-packed epic space adventure, it’s such a fun ride, with great action, plenty of laughs, a ton of heart and perfect choices in music, and it will have you cheering for the snarky Rocket Raccoon and a talking tree named Groot. During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actor Michael Rooker (who plays blue-skinned humanoid Yondu) talked about how amazing it is to be a first-time Marvel actor and hit a home run, that he was confident that director James Gunn would put him in the film, if he could just convince Marvel and Disney, how he wouldn’t have been able to do Guardians, if his time on The Walking Dead hadn’t come to an end, how Yondu’s teeth and contacts bothered him more than the make-up, »

- Christina Radish

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Guardians of the Galaxy overtakes Transformers: Age of Extinction to become the biggest domestic release of the summer

24 August 2014 3:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Guardians of the Galaxy approaches the half billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office, the film has now overtaken Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction to become the highest-grossing domestic release of the summer. The Marvel Studios release grossed $246 million by close of play yesterday, compared to Transformers: Age of Extinction’s $243.3 million haul, and will return to the top of the U.S. box office chart this weekend after two weeks trailing in second behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn (Super) directing 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

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Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1 featurette for Guardians of the Galaxy

22 August 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Guardians of the Galaxy returns to the top of the U.S. box office, Marvel Studios has dropped an ‘Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1′ featurette, which sees the cast discussing the soundtrack of the superhero space opera; check it out below…

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, 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; the deadly and enigmatic »

- Gary Collinson

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Casting Net: Sigourney Weaver set for 'A Monster Calls'

18 August 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Sigourney Weaver has signed on for A Monster Calls, the feature adaptation of Patrick Ness’ children’s fantasy novel. Weaver joins Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson. In the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed film, a boy retreats to a fantastical world through a tree monster, attempting to escape from bullies and his mother’s terminal illness. Weaver will play the boy’s grandmother, while Jones will play the mother and Neeson the monster. River Road’s Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger will executive produce the film, »

- C. Molly Smith

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