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Long before Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters, earlier versions of the screenplay featured the popular Marvel character Richard Rider, a.k.a. Nova, with Nathan Fillion rumored to play him at one point. Although he never ended up in the movie, concept art illustrations released in August showed us what Nova may have looked like on the big screen. Now that Guardians of the Galaxy is a huge hit, with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 already in the works, director James Gunn was asked on his Facebook page over the weekend if Nova may be popping up in the sequel. Unfortunately for Nova fans, he will not be included in the story.
"I don't want Nova right now because I think Quill being the only earthling is important. That serves the entire moviegoing audience and not just the handful of Nova fans. Sorry if that upsets you."
The director didn't »
The first one shot down his own people when they refused his orders, the second one ate unsuspecting survivors, while the third stalked the nightmares of Elm Street teenagers with his custom-made blades. David Morrissey, Andrew J. West, and Robert Englund, a trio of actors who portrayed memorable villains onscreen, will be in attendance at the first San Francisco Walker Stalker Con.
The San Francisco Walker Stalker Con will take place at the Fort Mason Center on January 31st and February 1st, 2015. We have the official press release and updated guest list below:
“San Francisco, CA – Walker Stalker Con, a zombie and horror themed fan-centric convention, will be held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA on January 31st & February 1st, 2015. Walker Stalker Con will bring attendees to a state of the art facility with world class amenities and will provide fan access to celebrity guests.
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- Derek Anderson
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is out on DVD and Blu-ray today, and Yahoo! Movies caught up with director James Gunn during the press tour for the home-entertainment release, with Gunn taking a moment to discuss the villainous characters of the space opera – specifically, Karen Gillen’s Nebula, calling her “the Boba Fett of the film” and seemingly implying that we’ll be seeing plenty more of her in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
“I have so many plans for Nebula, in my personal life, and… I love Nebula. I fell in love with the design of Nebula. I cast the role around that design. I fell in love with Karen [Gillan] as a person, who I love, and I love the character of Nebula…. To me, she’s the Boba Fett of the movie, she’s the one that you really dig, she’s the cool one that we need to get more of, »
- Gary Collinson
George Romero’s second collaboration with Orion Pictures was curious to say the least, considering how things turned out with their previous effort Monkey Shines. Perhaps Romero was still feeling the urge to scratch that obsessive itch to tackle the themes of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that inspired him with Monkey Shines and the opportunity to film in his hometown of Pittsburgh might have been an enticing perk. Ironically this time his troubles with Orion were caused by their drastic financial situation and The Dark Half was forced to sit on the shelf for two years before getting buried at the box office.
Romero’s adaptation of Steven King’s novel wasn’t a return to form, but there was definitely a creative spark that was lacking in his previous movie. The Dark Half was arguably his friend’s most personal work and it tackles themes that Romero could certainly identify with, »
- Sean McClannahan
Guardians of the Galaxy fans are in for a special treat today, with the entire soundtrack, also known as the "Awesome Mix Volume 1," available for a free, legal download through Google Play. This offer is good for today only (November 19), to help promote this week's Digital HD release of the Marvel Phase Two adventure, before it arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD December 9.
The soundtrack, which is a compilation of hit songs from the 1960s and 1970s, was a big hit in its own right, topping the Billboard 200 sales charts shortly after Guardians of the Galaxy arrived in theaters, en route to going platinum. This free download offer is good for U.S. residents only, and the soundtrack will go back to its regular price tomorrow, so hurry and clickHere to get your free digital copy right now.
For those who prefer a retro approach, the soundtrack will also »
With the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack “Awesome Mix Volume One” being the second biggest selling soundtrack in the Us this year (behind Frozen, also released by Disney), James Gunn has taken to Facebook to list off the prequel album - “Awesome Mix Volume Zero”.
Check out the track list below:
2. Party Hard – Andrew W.K.
3. The Way It Was – Aceyalone (feat Bionik)
5. Let’s Dance to Joy Division – The Wombats
6. Start Wearing Purple – Gogol Bordello
8. Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
9. Black Fist – Juskwam and Lyrikill
10. Timebomb – The Old 97’s
“As many of you know, music is an extremely important part of Guardians of the Galaxy,” Gunn writes. “I chose the songs on Awesome Mix ahead of time, and even included them in the script. Where possible, the songs were played live on »
- Luke Owen
It was a movie that turned Chris Pratt into a household name and mega star, but there was a chance that he wasn’t going to play Star Lord in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Although the Parks and Recreation star did eventually take the role, Gunn has revealed who his second choice to play the part was.
“Glenn [Howerton] came along a little bit later, but there was a good chance that, if I didn’t cast Chris, that I would’ve cast Glenn Howerton in the role,” Gunn told GQ journalist Drew Magary.
If you’re unaware of that name, Glenn Howerton is one of the stars of TV’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
What do you make of this second choice? Would he have made a better or worse Star Lord than Pratt?
- Luke Owen
Last week, new featurettes from the Guardians of the Galaxy special features gave us a little glimpse at Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) accepting Star-Lord's (Chris Pratt) "dance-off" challenge. Today, we have that hilarious dance-off sequence in its entirety as part of the full gag reel that will be included on the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD sets on December 9.
As you can see in the video below, everyone gets in on the action, including Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) and a number of extras. These bloopers and outtakes even include fully-rendered versions of Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel), along with other stars such as Michael Rooker flubbing his lines, Karen Gillan getting a bit too close to Zoe Saldana during a fight scene, and much more.
This gag reel is just a tiny part of the special features, which includes a sneak peek »
Marvel Studios has given us another sneak peek at the Blu-ray special features for Guardians of the Galaxy by releasing a featurette which has Vin Diesel declaring “I am Groot!” in fifteen different languages. Check it out here…
Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn 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, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Korath, John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as Rhomman Dey, Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) as Yondu, Glenn Close (Damages) as Nova Prime Rael and Josh Brolin (Men in Black 3) as Thanos. Read our reviews here, »
- Gary Collinson
With Guardians of the Galaxy available today in Digital HD, Disney has released a featurette with Groot (Vin Diesel) saying his limited vocabulary of "I am Groot" in fifteen languages. Rather than just have the same clip play again and again with a different language each time, this bit is really well put together as it has the line at various points of the movie, and then puts up a graphic of the sentence in the respective language. I don't know this will spur anyone to buy the movie in Digital HD rather than just wait a few weeks for the Blu-ray (I admit it's tempting to buy the film now), but this piece is still entertaining. Hit the jump to watch the Guardians of the Galaxy featurette of Groot and his favorite phrase, and click here to watch our recent interview with director James Gunn. The film hits shelves on December 9th, »
- Matt Goldberg
You know him. You love him. And his vocabulistics are limited to just three words: I. Am. Groot. Exclusively in that order. Disney and Marvel have released a new featurette focusing on one of the many breakout stars in the very popular sci-fi adventure Guardians of the Galaxy.
Learn how to speak "I am Groot" in 15 different languages in this latest Marvel preview, with Guardians of the Galaxy now available on 3D Digital and Digital HD, before it hits 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand December 9! Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is also available to take anywhere when you sign up for Disney Movies Anywhere.
Today also marks Walmart's Vudu service joining Disney Movies Anywhere (Dma) as a participating retailer, further enhancing the ability to manage and enjoy your digital collections of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies at home and on the go.
To celebrate the release, you can watch »
This Tuesday, genre fans have a Lot to look forward to, as we have a trifecta of horror classics coming from Scream Factory, as well as the new 4K restoration of the 1920 German classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from Kino Lorber.
As if that’s not enough, Image Entertainment is releasing the Limited Edition Fifth Dimension box set for The Twilight Zone this week, the cult classics Moontrap, Christmas Evil and Trancers are all making their HD debuts and we’ve got a few indie films being released on November 18th too, including Automata, Housebound and Ragnarok.
In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. »
- Heather Wixson
Marvel has given us another sneak peek at the special features on the upcoming home-entertainment release of Guardians of the Galaxy with an outtake from the climactic dance-off between Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Ronan (Lee Pace), with Ronan showing off his moves and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) also getting in on the action; check it out…
See Also: Watch a deleted scene featuring Nebula and Gamora
Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn 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, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Korath, John C. Reilly »
- Gary Collinson
We’ve already seen one deleted scene from Guardians of the Galaxy with Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) [watch it here], and with the home-entertainment release just around the corner, Marvel has now released another, this time featuring John C. Reilly’s Rhomann Dey and Peter Serafinowicz’s Denarian Saal…
Guardians of the Galaxy sees James Gunn 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, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Korath, John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as Rhomman Dey, Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) as Yondu, Glenn Close (Damages) as Nova Prime »
- Gary Collinson
Scream Factory gives fans the George A. Romero treatment with their release of both 1988’s Monkey Shines and 1993’s The Dark Half, allowing fans Not familiar with Romero’s non-zombie work to experience two films that though underrated, are both equally as entertaining as hell and given the Scream Factory special features touch we’ve all come to enjoy.
Romero’s 1988’s film adaption of the Michael Stewart novel of the same name looks just as good as ever with Scream Factory’s new release, and gives viewers quite the insight into the film, with some pretty impressive (and New) special feature interviews, as well as deleted scenes and a handful of vintage material as well.
- Jerry Smith
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film has earned over $645 million worldwide and recently passed the $300 million mark at both the domestic and international box offices. Guardians of the Galaxy opened domestically August 1 with $94.3 million to become the biggest August debut of all time and ultimately the biggest August release ever; it’s also the highest grossing film of the year and the first to surpass $300 million in 2014 domestically. After becoming the 10th straight Marvel Studios film to open at #1, Guardians of the Galaxy occupied the top spot domestically for four of its first six weekends in release.
Synopsis: From Marvel, the studio that launched the epic franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Marvel’s The Avengers, comes an unlikely new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the »
- ComicMix Staff
Without a shadow of a doubt, the most popular character to come out from Guardians of the Galaxy was not just Groot, but dancing Baby Groot. Appearing in the closing credits of the movie, Dancing Baby Groot shakes his little tree booty to Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and became a sensation over night. So much so that the demand for a toy was immense. Well we’re finally getting one, and director James Gunn has spoke out about why it took so long.
“While we were still shooting the movie, I brought up putting Dancing Baby Groot out as a toy,” Gunn told Vulture. “The reason it didn’t happen is because you have some control in the film industry over secrets getting out there, but the people you don’t have much control over are the toy people, unfortunately. Those toy designs get out, always! And »
- Luke Owen
With the upcoming release of Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-ray, Marvel has released a trailer highlighting not only the film, but the special features contained on the disc as well. Among those you'll find some deleted scenes (like today's spat between Gamora and Nebula), a behind-the-scenes look at the film with writer/director James Gunn and an exclusive look at Avengers: Age of Ultron. The newly released trailer has a few seconds of footage from that film as well. Hit the jump to check out the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray trailer. The film hits shelves on December 9th, and stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly and Peter Serafinowicz and features the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. Click here and here for more clips from the Blu-ray, and click here to pre-order. »
- Evan Dickson
In case you aren't aware by now, thanks to an onslaught of featurettes lately, Guardians of the Galaxy will debut on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on December 9. Today, Marvel has released an official Blu-ray trailer for this Phase Two adventure, which includes a tiny glimpse at the previously announced sneak peek of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The trailer also offers some behind-the-scenes footage, along with quotes from celebrities such as Mindy Kaling, Rainn Wilson and Andy Richter, who all praise this intergalactic adventure. If that wasn't enough, we also have an excerpt from the bonus features, where director James Gunn explains that he used a real raccoon named Oreo as a reference for Rocket Raccoon, along with footage of the filmmaker himself acting out some of Groot's movements for the animators.
Last but not least, we have a deleted scene that features the warring siblings Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and »
Ahead of its upcoming home-entertainment release, Marvel has dropped a Blu-ray trailer for James Gunn’s blockbuster space opera Guardians of the Galaxy, which you can check out below along with a deleted scene from the movie featuring Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana)…
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 an uneasy truce with a quarter of disparate misfits – Rocket, a gun-toting racoon, »
- Gary Collinson
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