Nova concept art

We saw the Nova Corps. in Guardians of the Galaxy, led by Glenn Close’s character as they worked with Star-Lord and friends to fight Ronan the Accuser. But we did not see Nova proper, despite a plan once being in place to feature him in the movie. Nova, like so many other Marvel characters (especially on the cosmic end of things) has a few different conceptions in comics stories, but in general he’s a uniformed human man, Richard Rider, who is buffed up by power and authority. He’s somewhere between a galactic cop superstar and Xandar’s own Captain America. Now we’ve got Nova concept art, detailing one ideas for his on-screen incarnation.

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Josh Brolin Thanos

The worst kept secret in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was identity of the actor playing Thanos. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige admitted years ago Thanos would be in Guardians of the Galaxy, and months before release news broke that Oscar nominee Josh Brolin would play the character. Even though the official announcement wasn’t made until Comic-Con, Feige and director James Gunn both talked at length about the actor before release.

But now that it’s officially official, Brolin himself can talk about it. And the fact he’s promoting Sin City: A Dame to Kill For makes that possible. One outlet in particular got the actor to open up about his new role and he talked about how it got it, what he plans to do with it, how far in advance he knows what’s going on and more. Read the Josh Brolin Thanos quotes below. Read More »

Florey Guardians

Want to see some video of a car chase on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? How well is Guardians of the Galaxy doing at the box office? Who is in a new clip and poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For? Where can you see a new trailer for The Flash? Do you want to appear as an extra in Ant-Man? Was it a smart move to push Batman v Superman up into March? What does an X-Men Apocalypse writing session look like? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Everything We Know So Far

Everything We Know About Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Guardians of the Galaxy is the biggest thing going right now, as James Gunn, his cast and crew, and the team at Marvel turned the film into a space adventure brimming with personality. Guardians has a huge audience appeal in part because it leaves some mysteries open to speculation, and therefore for exploration in a sequel. There are a few big, obvious character points that can be explored in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and quite a few small bits that have been hinted in the past couple weeks. Below, we’ve assembled everything we know about Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Note that full spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy should be expected below, along with some speculation on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and potential comics spoilers.

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This story and podcast was published on May 17th 2012, just after the release of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. I thought it would be fun to take a look back at our predictions from 27 months ago to see how things are panning out for phase two and three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of the predictions seem obvious in hindsight, like Germain predicting that Thanos wouldn’t be the villain of Avengers 2 and Jeff foreseeing that Thanos’ appearance during the Avengers end credits stinger was probably a set-up for another film, Guardians of the Galaxy. But one must remember this was recorded before a Guardians of the Galaxy movie was even announced, which happened months later at 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. Enjoy!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Concept Art

We love concept art. Conceptual artists usually present the most stunning version of the ideas presented in a screenplay, and often are much more beautiful than computer generated imagery in the movies themselves. And sometimes concept art gets to reveal a version of the movie that we didn’t get to see on the big screen. For example, Tor tipped us off to some of Stephan Martiniere‘s amazing Guardians of the Galaxy concept art images.

One of the pieces of concept art visualizes a location not seen in the movie, an alien planet that was apparently in credited co-screenwriter Nicole Perlman‘s original screenplay for the film. The planet is very significant to the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book storyline and, potentially, something we could see in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. So if you’ve seen the film and are okay with comic book spoilers which could be adapted in future sequels, hit the jump.
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Milano Spaceship tour
Walt Disney Pictures has released a new video featuring Chris Pratt, who plays Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy, giving a MTV Cribs-style tour of his character’s spaceship The Milano. The ship is named the Milano after Peter Quill’s childhood crush on television star Alyssa Milano from Who’s The Boss (one of over 50 easter eggs I chronicled here). Chris Pratt’s Milano spaceship tour gives us a close-up look at all the tiny retro-styled sci-fi details in this practical set created by the amazing set and prop designers, much of which is not easy to see in the background of the film. Hit the jump to watch Chris Pratt’s Milano spaceship tour.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Easter Eggs

Guardians of the Galaxy might be Marvel’s most elaborate film to date when it comes to easter eggs. I’ve watched the film twice now and have noticed a ton of inside jokes, references to characters from the comic books, 1980′s callbacks and more.I attempted to compile the most complete listing of Guardians of the Galaxy easter eggs, including (possible spoilers teased in the following):

  • Who is Peter Quill’s father? Does Peter Quill’s mother have a relationship with Captain America?
  • The geography of the four revealed Infinity Gems (which stones have been revealed and where are they?)
  • Many Marvel comic book characters you didn’t see appear in Guardians (including a prominent female Krylorian techno-artist)
  • A look at many of the treasures which can be seen inside The Collector’s museum (who or what is in the cocoon?)
  • 8 cameo appearances from filmmakers, actors and even pets revealed (Nathan Fillion and Seth Green, where?)
  • The stars behind the CG characters (who played Rocket on set?)
  • A look at the 1980′s pop culture references in the film (did you know Star-Lord’s ship is named after a 1980′s television star?)
  • How the comic book canon differs from what appeared on screen
  • Funny credits and more

Take a look at /Film’s Guardians of the Galaxy easter egg list after the jump.

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