Stan Lee Doctor Strange cameo

Lately, filmmaker James Gunn has been using his social media accounts to share behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with fans and to give us a fun look into some little pieces of trivia that didn’t make the cut in his movie. But now that fandom’s collective attention has shifted away from the Guardians sequel, Gunn has revealed another amusing glimpse into the inner workings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by explaining some alternate cameo options he shot involving Marvel legend Stan Lee for Doctor Strange.
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Wonder Woman No Man's Land

Wonder Woman is a full-on phenomenon, and rightly so: Patty Jenkins’ film is not just financially successful, but it’s also a hit with both critics and fans alike. Take notice, Hollywood: this is what can happen when you make a good movie.

But as Jenkins revealed in a recent interview, it turns out that one of the movie’s best scenes was very nearly never shot at all. Read about how the Wonder Woman No Man’s Land sequence almost never happened.
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Millie Bobby Brown X-23

Hugh Jackman’s legacy was cemented earlier this year in an excellent Wolverine send-off with Logan, but as one chapter in an actor’s comic book movie career came to an end, a new one was just beginning. Survey everyone who saw Logan about their favorite aspects of the movie and the ferocious performance of 11-year-old Dafne Keen, who played Laura (aka X-23) in the film, would probably be pretty near the top. But it turns out we could have had a much different Laura: Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven on Netflix’s breakout series Stranger Things, auditioned for the role.

Hear the Millie Bobby Brown X-23 audition story in her own words below.
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Star Wars Stormtrooper Blooper

There are mistakes in every single major motion picture ever made. Sometimes it’s something as small as a continuity error, like the position of a pen on a desk. Other times it’s something glaring, like a Stormtrooper banging their head on a blast door inside the Death Star for everyone to notice.

That’s right, in case you haven’t ever seen it, there’s a blooper in the original Star Wars (which celebrated its 40th anniversary yesterday) where one Stormtrooper hits their head on a blast door as they enter a room in the Death Star while looking for the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. It’s a pretty big mistake to end up in a movie, and now we finally have an explanation as to why it happened from the clumsy Stormtrooper himself.

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guardians2-nathanfillion-ship

If you saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and also stuck around for all five of the credits scenes, you know that there are plenty of cool cameos to enjoy. However, some fans might have been disappointed that one cameo ending up on the cutting room floor: Nathan Fillion.

Word of the Nathan Fillion cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 first emerged in April of 2016 when some set photos spotted a line-up of faux movie posters featuring the Firefly star credited as actor Simon Williams. Fans lost their mind at this detail, because Simon Williams is also known as Wonder Man in the Marvel Comics universe, and it looked like he might make a cameo during a small town Simon Williams Film Festival. So why didn’t we see Nathan Fillion in the movie, even if it was just in those movie posters? James Gunn has explained everything you need to know. Read More »

George RR Martin Marvel Comics Letter

Today we know George R.R. Martin as the man who created the sprawling, epic, fantasy world of Westeros for Game of Thrones. The author is currently working on the sixth book in his series A Song of Ice and Fire, on which the HBO series is based, but a little while back, he took some time to do some interview segments for History Channel’s new documentary series Superheroes Decoded, which premiered last night. There he revealed that a letter he wrote to Marvel Comics was the catalyst for his entire writing career.

Watch the segment about the George RR Martin Marvel Comics letter after the jump. Read More »

Rick and Morty Origin

Rick and Morty is one of the best television shows on air right now. While the animated antics on the Adult Swim series are undoubtedly crass and vulgar, the writing on the show is sharp, witty and has some of the best sci-fi satire that TV has ever seen.

Many fans of Rick and Morty know that the series originally started as a more direct parody of Back to the Future, following characters named Doc Smith and Mharti McDonalds. But the original idea was actually meant to more directly infringe upon the copyrights of Universal Pictures in an effort to get the studio to send creator Justin Roiland a cease and desist order.

Find out all about the Rick and Morty origin story after the jump. Read More »

Wayne's World 2 Rewritten

As far as comedy sequels go, Wayne’s World 2 is among the better ones. Even though it’s not nearly as good as the original Wayne’s World, it’s still much better than all but three of the other movies based on Saturday Night Live characters, and even ended up towards the top of our list ranking all of them. But the sequel that fans enjoyed would have been drastically different if Mike Myers had been allowed to use the idea he originally had. Instead, the Saturday Night Live star was forced to rewrite the script at the last minute. So why was Wayne’s World 2 rewritten? Find out below Read More »

Kurt Russell's Action Movie Crossover

Nowadays, everyone wants to make a shared cinematic universe in the same vein as the world that Marvel Studios has created for their comic book characters. But back in the 1980s, that idea was rather unique. In fact, the idea was so off-the-wall that when Kurt Russell proposed a shared universe that would bring together signature characters played by himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis, no one really wanted to listen to him.
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Dante's Lunch Pixar Easter Egg

It’s long been established that Pixar Animation loves inserting Easter eggs into their movies that reference the many other films they’ve made over the years. They even consistently tease future movies. And in the case of the recently released short film Dante’s Lunch, which is linked to Pixar’s upcoming feature Coco, there’s an Easter that’s both a reference to older movies and an upcoming one. But it’s so small and quick that you probably didn’t even notice.

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