Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
As Big Two superheroes go, the Guardians of the Galaxy are a pretty obscure bunch. So much so, even the trailers for the movie poke fun at that fact. Still, you’d think they’d be pretty well known now, what with a $100+ million budget and the power of the Marvel Studios marketing machine to back them up.
And yet, that didn’t stop a few cinemas from getting these Guardians mixed up with a different ragtag group of world-saving Guardians. According to reports, some theatergoers bought tickets to Guardians of the Galaxy last night… only to be treated to a screening of Rise of the Guardians instead. Hit the jump to learn how it all went down.
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You may wonder why people sleep on concrete overnight at San Diego Comic-Con to see Marvel’s Hall H panel every year. You can find a small answer below. Besides the awesome news and huge stars Marvel parades across the stage, the studio is all about theatrics. The lights go down, a video comes up, and 6,500 people have no idea what’s about to play. In 2014, it was a retrospective sizzle reel to set up what’s about to happen. Marvel played a five-plus minute retrospective to pump up the fans and pass the torch to this weekend’s Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy.
We can’t duplicate the electricity of 6,500 people clapping and cheering in unison, or the fatigue and stench that results from the long wait to get in to Hall H. But you can watch the Marvel Comic Con sizzle reel below. Read More »
When Josh Brolin took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con wearing an Infinity Gauntlet, it wasn’t a surprise. Though Marvel had been very coy as to the identity of the actor who now plays the “mad titan” Thanos, the news broke a few months earlier. Plus, once you see Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s right there on screen, pulling the strings. Thanos doesn’t have a big role in this film, but he will moving ahead, which is why Marvel cast an actor like Brolin.
With Guardians of the Galaxy now in theaters, Marvel has finally released an official image of Brolin as Thanos. It’s a character you’re sure to become very familiar with as the Marvel Cinematic Universe transitions into Phase Three in 2015. Check out the Josh Brolin Thanos photo below. Read More »
A lot has changed since I spoke to James Gunn roughly two weeks ago. In that time his new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, has become the one of the hottest topics in popular culture. It’s getting so popular, in fact, that Marvel has already greenlit Gunn’s next film, Guardians of the Galaxy 2. But two weeks ago, that wasn’t a certainty. The writer director was just happy that people, this journalist included, liked the film so much and wanted to talk to him about it.
In our interview, we talked about balancing the films impulses between action, humor and emotion; the fact he’s so active on social media and how Marvel feels about that; the introduction of Thanos (Josh Brolin) and some of his friends; Nathan Fillion‘s cameo; the humor in the movie, and more including the whereabouts of that classic blue Walkman. Read our James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy interview below. Read More »
Why wasn’t Doctor Strange at Comic-Con this year? Is Chris Hemsworth getting ready for a Thor 3? Want to take a tour of the Milano with Chris Pratt? How did James Gunn make Guardians of the Galaxy the funniest Marvel movie yet? What does “I Am Groot” sound like in multiple languages? When does the Tyler Stout Guardians of the Galaxy poster go on sale? And just how big a fan of Ant-Man is new director Peyton Reed? Get answers to all that and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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The instant Marvel Studios confirmed they were making a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, we all saw into the future. This new super team would eventually meet that other super team, The Avengers. How and when was the bigger question but with Guardians of the Galaxy finally hitting theaters this weekend, we at least now know it’s in the works.
In a new interview, Guardians of the Galaxy one and two writer/director James Gunn said he knows the plan for the eventual crossover but teased that it might not be a full compliment of team members on either side. Read the Avengers Guardians of the Galaxy crossover quotes below. Read More »
Someone has recreated the trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in LEGO. Directed by YouTube star Forrest Whaley, which he animated alongside Sean Willets, the LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy trailer appears to be commissioned by Marvel (definitely supported by the studio,as I received information about it from Walt Disney Studios publicity). Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump.
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