Even though James Gunn has always been active on social media, the attention he’s gotten on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages since directing Marvel’s smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy has been more than considerable. From fan Q&As to rumor responses, not a week goes by that there isn’t something worth paying attention to from Gunn.
This week is no different. Gunn has shown off one of the coolest coffee tables you’ve ever seen, and it’s inspired by the birthday present that Star-Lord’s mother left him on her death bed. Check it out! Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
One of the great strengths of Guardians of the Galaxy is how it just drops you into the deep end of this crazy, cosmic universe and expects you to keep up with it. Director James Gunn trusts the audience enough to just with roll every little weird thing that he throws their way. Here is a galaxy teeming with life and occupied with countless different species and cultures. The film doesn’t dwell on the details – it just builds a colorful world and drives you through it at full speed.
That’s why it felt totally okay that there was never a scene in the movie where Dave Bautista‘s hilariously literal Drax sat down and explained where all of the tattoos and carefully designed scars on his body came from. We don’t need that information! The look of the character and his body art tells us everything we need to know.
However, a newly revealed Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene is literally a scene where Drax sits down and explains where all of the tattoos and carefully designed scars on his body came from.
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Marvel’s adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy was a surprise hit, mostly because most mainstream audiences had no idea who this cosmic ragtag team of space criminals was. But it paid off in a big way, and it has become one of the favorites in Marvel Studios’ arsenal of comic book movies. And now you can see how two of its stars came to land their parts.
A new video showing off Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista auditioning for Star-Lord and Drax the Destroyer has surfaced, and it’s really cool to see an early version of a scene that ended up in the movie, albeit with some key changes. Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy audition video below! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
If we were to rank all of the major Hollywood filmmakers based on how good they are with social media, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn would rank somewhere near the top. Whether he’s interacting with fans or shooting down rumors, Gunn uses Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram better than just about anyone who is making massively expensive blockbuster movies.
From time to time, he also shares behind-the-scenes photos and anecdotes from set. In today’s edition of “James Gunn Was Interesting On Social Media Again,” we have a look at some early designs of Star-Lord’s mask. Although certainly recognizable as the headgear Chris Pratt‘s Peter Quill wears during Guardians of the Galaxy, there are enough little differences to give you newfound appreciation for how tiny little details make or break a superhero costume. Check out the original Star-Lord design for yourself after the jump.
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