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Why James Gunn Hates the Howard the Duck Movie

21 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Gunn may have given Howard the Duck a new lease on life when he reintroduced the character back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his first Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. But he absolutely hates the 1986 movie produced by George Lucas. And there is one really specific reason why, outside of it being an awful adaptation of the once very popular Marvel mallard.

Howard the Duck made his infamous return in the Guardians of the Galaxy post-credit scene. And ever since, fans have been hounding Marvel for a stand-alone spin-off featuring the anthropomorphic water fowl. That hasn't happened yet, and it's unclear if Howard will return in this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But director James Gunn has made one thing clear, and he doesn't mince his words. The original Howard the Duck 'sucks'!

Released in summer 1986, Howard the Duck arrived in theaters as a huge bomb. »

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Superhero Bits: Wonder Woman MPAA Rating and Comic Influence, Hydra Targets Inhumans & More

22 March 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Which comics inspired or influenced the Wonder Woman movie? What does James Gunn think of the Howard the Duck movie from 1986? What’s the official rating the MPAA gave Wonder Woman? What other Marvel character would Anthony Mackie like to play? Which McU star helped Sacha Dhawan land a role on Iron Fist? All that […]

The post Superhero Bits: Wonder Woman MPAA Rating and Comic Influence, Hydra Targets Inhumans & More appeared first on /Film. »

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James Gunn Reveals His Dislike of 1986's 'Howard the Duck': "That Movie Sucks"

21 March 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Writer/director James Gunn planted an homage to one of his favorite Marvel characters, Howard the Duck, in the after-credits scene in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy.

That appearance of the avian comic character was not his first on film, however, as Howard the Duck starred in his own feature length film in 1986 from Lucasfilm. The film was a notorious flop and, even worse, riled up fans of the character who felt his representation on the big screen was nothing like how he appeared on the page. 

One such disappointed fan was a young Gunn, who opened up about his experience seeing »

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27 Things We Learned from Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ Commentary

15 March 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“Before I said I was going to do Finian’s Rainbow I should have read the book.”Finian’s Rainbow (1968)

Commentator: Francis Ford Coppola (director)

1. Regarding the film’s opening frame featuring the word “overture” onscreen, he says it’s because this was what was referred to as a roadshow production. “They were like a night at the theater. You were given a program, it was an event, and as you came to your seat there was an overture playing.” It’s a long absent format, but Quentin Tarantino recently revived it for some screenings of The Hateful Eight.

2. He says a benefit of 70mm productions was that “the soundtrack would be in six-track magnetic stereophonic sound and was very high quality.”

3. The Warner Bros/Seven Arts logo reminds him of his time spent at the latter company working as a staff writer when they bought WB. “It was quite a coincidence related to my directing this »

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James Gunn Confirms Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Post-Credit Scene

11 March 2017 11:27 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel didn't invent the post-credit scene. But they sure do own it. And lately, some superhero movie directors have decided to ditch the stinger, which many fans view as the desert after the meal. Not James Gunn. When it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy 2, he's going all in on the end-credits cookie. He says this on Twitter.

"All I'll say is, unless you have to rush out because your mother is dying, stay through the entire end credits."

He doesn't go onto reveal anything further than that. Though, we can maybe guess that the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 end credits stinger might be tied to one of the other two Marvel movies coming later this year. The first is Spider-Man: Homecoming, which arrives this summer. It was reported that Tom Holland visited the set. That said, it's unclear how Spider-Man would tie into Guardians at this point, »

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Marvel Unlimited Expands This March

3 March 2017 10:27 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Digital Subscription library continues to grow with latest updates

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 20,000 issues of Marvel's classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this March:

Week of 3/6

All-new Wolverine Annual #1

An All-New Story featuring Your Favorite Surviving Claw-popping Characters! All-new Wolverine + Spider-gwen = All-new Wolvergwen And Spiderine! Gabby The World’S Most Dangerous Little Sister! Plus: Jonathan The Wolverine!

Amazing Spider-man #17

Carnage #11

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5

Deadpool V Gambit #4

Guardians Of The Galaxy #11

Han Solo #3

Howard The Duck #10

Hyperion #6  Final Issue!

Marvel Universe Guardians Of The Galaxy #11

Ms. Marvel #10

Nova #10

Rocket Raccoon & Groot #8

Silver Surfer #6

Spider-gwen #11

Spider-man 2099 #14

Spider-man #7

The Astonishing Ant-man #11

Thunderbolts #4

Uncanny Avengers #13

Week of 3/13

A Year Of Marvels: September Infinite Comic #1

In September, »

- Michael Connally

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Preview of Marvel’s America #1

25 February 2017 7:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

America Chavez takes centre stage this coming Wednesday as Marvel launches its new series America, and we’ve got a preview of the first issue for you here; check it out…

At last! Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series! Written by critically-acclaimed Ya novelist Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes A Breath) and drawn by all-star artist Joe Quinones (Howard The Duck), Marvel Comics’ brand new America series shines a solo spotlight on the high-octane and hard-hitting adventures of the one and only America Chavez!America has always been uncontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she’s now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn’t really leave much time for self-discovery… So what’s a super-powered teenager do »

- Amie Cranswick

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All 45 Marvel Movies Ranked From Worst to Best, Including ‘Logan’ (Photos)

17 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Decades of Marvel movies on the big screen demand a long ranked list. This is that list We’re in the 30th year of theatrically released adaptations of Marvel Comics properties, and it’s been a wild ride. It’s time to rank all of ‘em, from “Howard the Duck” to this week’s “Doctor Strange.” 45. “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” It’s just a nightmare. A total nightmare. There have been a bunch of bad superhero movies, but this one transcends bad. 44. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” A totally chaotic stir fry of nonsense that tells the story of how Wolverine got his claws. »

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Marvel announce new on-going ‘Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man’

16 February 2017 3:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

This summer, the one-and-only Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood, as Marvel have announced Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, a new ongoing series from superstar writer Chip Zdarsky (Star-Lord, Howard the Duck) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men).

A companion to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, these two blockbuster creators are taking Peter Parker back-to-basics in a new series bursting at the seams with heart, humor and over-the-top action!

He’s a webslinging, wallcrawling wonder. He’s the world’s greatest super hero. He’s the unluckiest guy on the planet. He’s Spider-Man! Following his globetrotting adventures, it’s big heroics in the Big Apple as Peter Parker returns to the city that never sleeps! Be there as he swings between giant skyscrapers, squares off against his iconic rogues gallery and still manages to be late for that date he had planned!

Fans can swing into action this »

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The Weekend Warrior 2/17/17: Fist Fight, The Great Wall, A Cure for Wellness

15 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.  

This Past Weekend:

The Lego Batman Movie won the weekend as expected, but not with nearly as much money as I had predicted, not besting the opening of The Lego Movie as expected, but instead ending up with a reasonable and not so bad $53 million.  Fifty Shades Darker proved that the audience for movies based on the popular books was still great enough for it to win Friday with $21 million (to Lego Batman’s $15 million) and end up second for the weekend with a strong $46.6 million. That was still almost $40 million less than the opening of the previous movie Fifty Shades of Grey, but the sequel also didn’t have the benefits of Valentine’s Day and a four-day holiday. Coming in »

- Edward Douglas

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Marvel announces new Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man ongoing series

14 February 2017 3:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel has announced that the one and only Spider-Man is returning to the neighborhood in June as creators Chip Zdarsky (Star-Lord, Howard the Duck) and Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men) launch the brand new ongoing series Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man.

“With [Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man] we’re using the same Spider-Man continuity, but shifting the spotlight back to his NYC environment and supporting cast,” says series writer Chip Zdarsky speaking with Entertainment Weekly. “But even though we’re pushing to make it a more personal book, we’re still going to have big adventures with ramifications that’ll be felt in other books. If I had a true mission statement for the book it would be: ‘Have fun, have heart, have stakes.’”

He’s a webslinging, wallcrawling wonder. He’s the world’s greatest super hero. He’s the unluckiest guy on the planet. He’s Spider-Man! Following his globetrotting adventures, it’s big »

- Gary Collinson

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The Han Solo movie: early plot hints

13 February 2017 5:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Rob Leane Mar 24, 2017

The Han Solo movie will be spread over six years, Disney's boss confirms...

Mild spoilers for the Han Solo film lie ahead

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Filming is well underway on 2018’s Star Wars movie, the Han Solo spin-off film that’ll feature Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role. What’s more, a new piece of information about the movie has come forth with Disney CEO Bob Iger revealing the time scale of the movie.

In the film, Iger announced, we’re going to be following Han Solo over the course of six years of his life, from the age of 18 to 24. In that time, he’ll be meeting Chewbacca for the first time, getting his name, and finding the Millennium Falcon. Don’t ask us in what order. Note that the character will be known by »

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First Look: America #1

7 February 2017 3:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense, hard-hitting heroine – America Chavez – is now starring in her very own series and here’s your first look inside the hotly anticipated America #1, from Ya writer Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath) who’s joined by critically acclaimed artist Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) to take Marvel’s Latina powerhouse to the next level.

As the new leader of the Ultimates, America has cemented herself as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe. But when your punch is enough to shatter the barriers between worlds, sometimes being a super hero can get in the way of self-discovery. So what’s a super powered teenager to do for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! …Right after she punches out a few interdimensional monsters and takes down a pesky alien cult.

She’s stood side-by-side with some of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, »

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A Young Heroine Rises In America #1

6 February 2017 11:14 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Before highly anticipated new series such as Luke Cage launch this spring, Marvel has a few other titles kicking off, namely America. Focusing on America Chavez, this title is set to have writer Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath) and artist Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) at the helm, so those who love the current rising crop of young heroes developed by this publisher will definitely want to take notice.

Given the progress Chavez has made serving as the current iteration of Miss America, devoted readers will probably say it’s the right time for the character to be granted a headlining gig. And seeing as how she’s been aligned with groups such as A-Force (an all-female version of the Avengers) and, more recently, the Ultimates (a nod to an alternate universe’s version of, again, »

- Eric Joseph

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First-look preview of Marvel’s America #1

6 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

America Chavez is set to headline her own ongoing series beginning this March, and Marvel has released a first-look preview of America #1 from creators Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath) and artist Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck), which we have for you here…

As the new leader of the Ultimates, America has cemented herself as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe. But when your punch is enough to shatter the barriers between worlds, sometimes being a super hero can get in the way of self-discovery. So what’s a super powered teenager to do for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! …Right after she punches out a few interdimensional monsters and takes down a pesky alien cult.

She’s stood side-by-side with some of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, but now it’s time for her to fly solo. Be there as America plants her feet, »

- Gary Collinson

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Preview of Deadpool the Duck #3

3 February 2017 4:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release on Wednesday, Marvel has debuted a preview of Deadpool the Duck #3, which we have for you here…

Rocket Raccoon? Roxxon? Where are Wade Wilson and Howard the Duck? On a mission to get their own bodies back, of course! Deadpool the Duck is in over his head (tail feathers?) in this out-of-world adventure!

Deadpool the Duck #3 is out on February 8th, priced $3.99. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Jurassic Park's alternate ending has been unearthed

2 February 2017 7:35 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Feb 2, 2017

After 24 years, a binder full of original storyboards has revealed one of Jurassic Park's alternate endings...

The ending of Jurassic Park is iconic to many of us. Lifting off in the helicopter and leaving the horrors of hungry velociraptors and rampant Tyrannosaurus rex attacks behind, the film's final sequence serves as a bit of a relief after the adventures that came before it. The sublime soundtrack rising into the end credits, Sam Neill making that relieved face he makes, knowing those wee blighters were finally safe as houses - a face that was mirrored by those in the audience, just before they popped off into town to buy a Jurassic Park lunchbox and pyjamas. 

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Ahh...

But back in the day, a different ending was planned for Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic, as the Jurassic Time Facebook page has revealed. They »

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 9 Review – ‘Raiders of the Lost Art’

25 January 2017 3:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jessie Robertson reviews the ninth episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season 2…

“Oooh, this sounds cute: Howard the Duck!” “No!!!!”

So, the “Legion of Doom” are actually named! and where did Nate come up with this? “Saw it on a Hanna-Barbera cartoon I watched as a kid” So Meta! Congrats! Is it wrong I want to see a show with Merlyn and Dahrk traveling through time, f—ing it up and making quips at each other??? Tonight they get back to Hollywood in the 60’s where we saw a quick glimpse of Captain Hunter, apparently now a film student working on a Rip Hunter movie based off ideas in his head. The Legion, with possession of the amulet, is now looking for the Spear of Destiny, an artifact that pierced Jesus Christ himself and can alter not just time, but reality now. It’s getting a bit bonkers at this point. »

- Jessie Robertson

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How Legends Avoided a Star War With George Lucas — Plus, 'Multiple' Rips?!

24 January 2017 7:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

When the Legends of Tomorrow reunited with Rip Hunter this Tuesday night, the Mia Waverider captain was in the midst of helming a film school project alongside the George Lucas.

RelatedLegends of Tomorrow Ep Explains Rip Reset, Teases Big Reverse-Flash Reveal

When fisticuffs and a futuristic firefight quickly broke out, thanks to Legion of Doom members Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn, George was scared off of filmmaking, meaning no Star Wars or Raiders of the Lost Ark movies would ever come to be. As a result, Ray Palmer and Nate Heywood saw their respective smarts fade away, having never »

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Oscars 2017: full list of nominations

24 January 2017 4:15 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

La La Land scores a record-equalling 14 nominations.

The nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards have been revealed.

The 2017 Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, February 26.

Read: Oscars 2017: ‘La La Land’ equals record with 14 nominations

Best Motion Picture of the yearArrivalFencesHacksaw RidgeHell Or High WaterHidden FiguresLionLa La LandManchester By The SeaMoonlightBest DirectorDamien Chazelle, La La LandBarry Jenkins, MoonlightKenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The SeaDenis Villeneuve, ArrivalMel Gibson, Hacksaw RidgePerformance by an actress in a leading roleIsabelle Huppert, ElleRuth Negga, LovingNatalie Portman, JackieEmma Stone, La La LandMeryl Streep, Florence Foster JenkinsPerformance by an actor in a leading roleCasey Affleck, Manchester By The SeaDenzel Washington, FencesRyan Gosling, La La LandAndrew Garfield, Hacksaw RidgeViggo Mortensen, Captain FantasticPerformance by an actress in a supporting roleViola Davis, FencesMichelle Williams, Manchester By the SeaNaomie Harris, MoonlightNicole Kidman, LionOctavia Spencer, Hidden FiguresPerformance by an actor in a supporting roleMahershala Ali, MoonlightJeff Bridges, Hell Or High WaterDev Patel, LionLucas Hedges »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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