Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer arrived a few days ago, following hot on the heels of a brisk sneak preview that had been assembled to play in theaters with Doctor Strange. And as you’d expect from any second preview, the new batch of footage is longer, more polished and full of more shots to overly examine, should that be your unhealthy hobby.
Well, it’s my unhealthy hobby. Let’s go through this thing frame-by-frame.
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When will Agents of SHIELD return in January? Which comic book movie star was named Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Year? When can you play the season finale of Batman: The Telltale Series? Did you catch everything important in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Plenty of people are excited about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the 81 million views that the official teaser trailer for the Marvel Studios sequel racked in the first 24 hours it was online is evidence enough of that. That number makes it the second most watched teaser trailer in a 24-hour period, coming in just behind Beauty and the Beast, and the buzz is only going to grow. However, there might be something else to be excited about outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, concerning one of the members of the cosmic crew.
Vin Diesel recently sat down for an interview where he was asked about the future of Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We know he’s going to be quite the scene-stealer again in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but what about beyond that? Well, Diesel teased some big things for Groot, including a potential fight with Hulk and maybe even a spin-off following the walking tree and his trusty pal Rocket Raccoon. Find out more about the Rocket Raccoon and Groot spin-off after the jump. Read More »
Did you know Superman almost met Kojak in Richard Donner‘s movie? What Grammy did Suicide Squad get nominated for? How many views did the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer get in 24 hours? Would you agree with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson’s assessment that Marvel Studios hasn’t made a bad movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Why won’t Michael Bay direct Marvel sequels? What box office record did Doctor Strange just help Disney break? What new playable characters appear in the Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite trailer? How many superhero movies are in production or in development right now? What’s the one thing T.J. Miller wants Weasel to do in Deadpool 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
When Disney decides it likes someone, it has a tendency to work with them again and again. And right now, there are few stars they seem to like more than Alan Tudyk. Not only has he appeared in every Disney Animation feature since Wreck-It Ralph — up to and including this fall’s Moana — he has a mo-cap role in this month’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
That won’t be the end of his relationship with the Mouse House, either. The actor confirmed he’ll be back for Frozen 2 and Wreck-It Ralph 2, both of which are currently in development at the studio. But there’s still one Disney property he still hasn’t gotten in on, and that’s Marvel — apparently to his regret, since he’s confessed a desire to join James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy films. Find out what Gunn had to say in response, below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
A few years ago, Guardians of the Galaxy felt like a big left turn and a risk for Marvel Studios. In retrospect, its critical accolades and massive box office felt predestined – this is what happens when a filmmaker as offbeat and clever as director James Gunn is allowed to play in the superhero movie sandbox.
The first full trailer for the sequel, the appropriately titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has arrived and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t overjoyed to see this motley crew of universe-saving a-holes again.
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Why did Jai Courtney get naked and chase David Ayer on the Suicide Squad set? Why does Jason Momoa identify with Aquaman? Are you ready for a Guardians of the Galaxy Telltale video game? Did you know there was once a pitch for an odd crossover between Smallville and Supernatural? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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This week saw the debut of the trailer for The Belko Experiment, a bloody action thriller written and produced by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. With the arrival of that trailer, James Gunn sat down for a quick interview about how crafting a trailer for a movie like the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 proved harder than trying to market the aforementioned film that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year.
Find out what James Gunn had to say about the difficulty in crafting the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 teaser, when we might expect it, and why the teaser for the original movie almost got scrapped. Read More »
Which former WWE wrestler is interesting in playing Black Bolt on Inhumans? Who is the latest to join the Legion of Doom in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? Want to see what an action figure mashing up Batman and Mr. Freeze would look like? How was Guardians of the Galaxy 2 therapeutic for Chris Pratt? Did you know Jeff Bridges was helping write the Iron Man script while in production? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »