Jason Mewes in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

There’s plenty to enjoy in the surprising Marvel Studios hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Most of the praise for the flick goes to director James Gunn and the primary cast of characters who play the titular ragtag team of misfits. But there’s one actor who deserves some more recognition, and that’s Michael Rooker, who plays the sort-of redneck (or blueneck) Ravager named Yondu.

Rooker is a regular in the films by James Gunn, so much that the two are also very good friends. So it should come as no surprise that if Rooker wants to run something by the filmmaker, he just needs to pick up his cell phone. And that’s exactly what happened as the actor asked the director to put Mallrats co-star Jason Mewes in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Read More »

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Avengers Age Of Ultron credits scene

Avengers: Age of Ultron exploded on the movie world this weekend and, after it was over, much of the talk was likely about the credits scene. We won’t spoil it above the jump but, suffice to say, it’s a big tease to what Phase Three has to hold. It does raise more questions than it answers, though, and we asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about it. He clarified one of the biggest questions held within the scene and then offered an interesting tidbit about it too. Read about the Age of Ultron credit scene below, but beware of spoilers. Read More »

Captain America The Winter Soldier

Marvel loves burying Easter eggs in their movies. Sometimes they turn out to be set-up for future films, but often they’re just fun little gags. Falling into the latter category is this genius Star Wars reference, which has managed to make it into every single Phase Two film. Find out what the Marvel Phase Two Star Wars Easter egg is after the jump.

Be warned that spoilers lie ahead for Marvel Phase Two, including minor implied spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.

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Rocket Raccoon animation

A couple minutes of video montage is hardly enough to represent the months of work that go into creating a character like Rocket Raccoon, but we’re happy to have a look at the layers of digital work and real-life photography that went into bringing the irascible Guardians of the Galaxy character to the screen. Below, check out a video that shows many stages of the CG animation process, and also reveals the low-tech way in which the character was played on set. Read More »

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What was Jason Momoa‘s message from DC to Marvel? Could other incarnations of The Flash appear in the upcoming season? Want to see new trailers for that as well as Arrow? Will Nicholas Hoult stop being Beast after X-Man Apocalypse? Should we expect new Nemesis news soon? Is Miles Teller interested in a Fantastic Four/X-Men crossover? How was Nowhere created in Guardians of the Galaxy? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Why Didn’t Baby Groot  Want Drax To See Him Dancing?

The biggest question to come out of 2014’s blockbuster superhero science fiction film Guardians of the Galaxy has nothing to do with Thanos or Infinity Gems. It has to do with the end credits sequence. No, not the post credits sequence in the Collector’s museum, but the fun sequence at the front of the credits involving potted baby Groot dancing to the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back”. So the question is: why didn’t baby Groot want Drax to see him dancing? He froze every time Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) looked over. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn finally gives us an answer.
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American Sniper box office

From August 2014 until January 2015, Guardians of the Galaxy was the highest grossing domestic film of 2014. In November 2014, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was released and by late January 2015, it overtook the Marvel film. Then, in December 2014, Warner Bros. opened American Sniper. The first few weekends were above average for limited release numbers but then it opened wide and grossed a staggering $93 million over three days. Since then Clint Eastwood’s film has remained right near the top of the box office every single week. This weekend, it finally surpassed The Hunger Games, making American Sniper the highest grossing domestic film of 2014. Read More »

2015 mtv movie awards

There are so many complaints about the Golden Globes and the Oscars each year, I’m surprised there isn’t more love for the MTV Movie Awards. Granted, teens rule the day and while the nominees definitely line up more with the moviegoing populous, the winners generally skew younger. So films like Twilight and The Hunger Games regularly beat geek movies and Oscar contenders.

Case in point, the 2015 MTV Movie Awards nominations. Guardians of the Galaxy, Neighbors and The Fault in Our Stars lead all the nominees with seven each. Guess which one I’m betting wins the most? Still, it’s a fun list of nominations including categories like Best Fight, Best WTF Moment and Best On-Screen Transformation.

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will air on April 12, hosted by Amy Schumer. Below, see the nominations.  Read More »

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What happens when Bruce Wayne get put into 50 Shades of Grey? Can you get the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 cassette tape? Is Anthony Mackie actually in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Who makes the costume in Daredevil? How did Miles Teller deal with the science of his Fantastic Four character? Did Margot Robbie audition for Suicide Squad? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »