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When you think Lucasfilm, you probably think of two things: Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Both creations of filmmaker George Lucas, those two franchises put Lucasfilm on the map and made the company what is today: an entity that cost Disney $4 billion. But Lucasfilm isn’t only Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Proof of that hit theaters this past weekend as they released Strange Magic, an animated fairy tale Lucas himself conceived and produced.

That got us thinking, what else has Lucasfilm done? What are they without their two big superstars? The answer is “a lot” and “something pretty special.” Below, read our ranking of the 10 best Lucasfilm movies, minus Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Read More »

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Howard the Duck Guardians of the Galaxy

How did Howard the Duck end up in the clutches of The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy? Fans will find out later this year as Marvel Comics is writing a comic book story as a sequel to the Guardians of the Galaxy post-credits scene where Howard is revealed as one of The Collector’s prized possessions. Read more about the upcoming Howard the Duck Guardians of the Galaxy comic book story below. Read More »

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The success of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie didn’t just reinvigorate that Marvel franchise. It’s about to resuscitate an underground Marvel character George Lucas all but killed in the Eighties.

Marvel Comics has announced it about to start publication of a new Howard the Duck comic book. On March 4, Howard the Duck #1 by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones will be released, with the story following the alien duck on adventures as a private detective in the Marvel Universe. Below, see the cover of the issue, some sketches, the full first image and some quotes from the creative team about what to expect from the new Howard the Duck comic. Read More »

Howard the Duck concept art

The most unexpected Marvel character to hit cinema screens this summer has been Howard the Duck, who originally starred in his own George Lucas-produced film in 1986. Now there’s some concept art that shows one of the early visions for the new cinematic incarnation of the cigar-chewing duck — see the Howard the Duck concept art below. Read More »

The Collector's Museum - Guardians Howard The Duck

The end-credits stinger on Guardians of the Galaxy seems to have confused more people than not. How did director James Gunn come up with the idea? Why did Marvel head Kevin Feige approve it? And is it a set-up for a future stand-alone Marvel Studios film? Learn the answers to all these questions after the jump.

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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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Guardians of the Galaxy opens Friday and hopefully you are making plans to see it. It’s truly a fun ride, jam-packed with awesomeness. However, one scene in particular is extra packed with neat stuff. That’s Benicio Del Toro‘s big scene, in which he appears as the Collector. As his name suggests, the Collector has a lot of different things in his room. Both director James Gunn and producer Kevin Feige told us to be on the lookout for some exciting Guardians of the Galaxy Easter Eggs during the scene.

Below, read their quotes about the scene which include some minor, non-plot related spoilers. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy cameos

James Gunn promised that Guardians of the Galaxy would have “the most Marvel comics characters ever in one movie,” and now we have some new info that suggests he may actually deliver. A list of confirmed cameos has been making the rounds, which includes details on just whom Nathan Fillion and Stan Lee are playing.

Even more amazing, however, is the reveal that one notorious cult favorite will also make an appearance in the movie. Here’s a hint: He was the second Marvel character ever to get a theatrical feature. Hit the jump for all the dirt. And yes, obviously, spoilers lie ahead.

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His movie may have bombed, but Howard the Duck is still quacking. Both in the nostalgic memories of film fans and in world of video games. The character, which is owned by Marvel, made an appearance in in 2001’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and will now return in October’s Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Read More »

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