Ego the Living Planet

When James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy debuted back in 2014, it instantly established itself as one of the most visually stunning films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, it sounds like this summer’s follow-up, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, is raising the bar for visual effects not only in Marvel movies, but for the entire medium as a whole. At least that’s what Gunn is implying when he talks about one of the film’s craziest characters. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Cast

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been in the can for quite some time now. Therefore, it comes as a bit of a surprise that with just about a month and a half to go before the movie hits theaters that we’re hearing about a new cast member.

Straight from director James Gunn we have word that a cast member from the Superman TV series Smallville has joined his Marvel sequel. Furthermore, this previously unheard of cast member is reportedly “very important to the Marvel Cinematic Universe” and they seem to have ties to another key cast member, who is also a newcomer to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

Find out about the new addition to the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 cast after the jump. Read More »

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UPDATE: James Gunn has clarified his statements on Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and we have updated the post below.

There are few sure things. The Earth is round. The sky is blue. The Pope is Catholic. Marvel Studios always has another sequel up their sleeve. So when Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn says that there will most definitely be a third film in the comic book space opera series, the big news isn’t that another movie is coming. The big news is that Gunn won’t say whether or not he’s going to make it.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet

In the Marvel comic book universe, Ego the Living Planet is exactly what his name suggests: he is a literal living planet, with a face and everything, who can travel throughout space and get involved in all kinds of shenanigans. The character will make his cinematic debut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where he will be played by actor Kurt Russell, a human being who is not a literal living planet with a face and everything who can travel throughout space and get involved in all kinds of shenanigans. And if you’re wondering how that works, director James Gunn is here to explain the nature of Ego’s powers in his upcoming sequel.

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The Belko Experiment LEGO Trailer

Even though all the attention will be on Beauty and the Beast this weekend, those who may not be interested in a live-action adaptation of an animated musical might take solace in the wild violence of The Belko Experiment.

Written by James Gunn and directed by Wolf Creek helmer Greg McLean, the action thriller takes place at a not-for-profit company in Colombia where the employees find themselves suddenly faced with the task of killing each other, or else risk being killed themselves. We’ve seen a red band trailer in all its bloody glory, and now you can see it recreated with the magic of stop-motion animation, LEGO pieces and some red Play-doh.

Watch The Belko Experiment LEGO trailer after the jump. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Deleted Scene

There has been a lot of buzz about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ever since the most recent trailer arrived this week. Even before the trailer came out, there was one particular snippet teasing its impending release that didn’t even appear in the new assembly of footage from the sequel. In fact, director James Gunn has already confirmed that this is a deleted scene which had already been cut from the movie.

Find out more about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 deleted scene after the jump. Read More »

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Your favorite galaxy-saving a-holes are back… or they’re about to be really soon, in any case. Marvel Studios has just dropped the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer, which assembles the whole gang: Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel). In typical fashion, they’re flying by the seats of their pants — but if we know them, they’ll manage to get it together just in time to save the MCU from completely imploding.

Check out the latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer below, which includes our first look at Kurt Russell as Ego. Read More »

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The news here isn’t that musician and film director Rob Zombie is now a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – the news here is that musician and film director Rob Zombie is once again a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following his brief cameo in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Zombie has confirmed that he’ll be back for the sequel, which arrives in theaters in just a few months.

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Kurt Russel in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Even though we’ve seen plenty of images and footage from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we’ve still yet to see an official photo or shot of Kurt Russell as Star-Lord’s father, aka Ego the Living Planet. The only people who have gotten a look at Kurt Russell in the movie were the thousands who were in Hall H for the Marvel Studios presentation at San Diego Comic-Con last summer. Otherwise, all we’ve had are a couple of Funko figures to give us an idea of what he looks like.

Today, we get a slightly better look at Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, although this new peek at the character also comes in the form of a toy. The difference this time is that it’s one of the more detailed Marvel Legends action figures, so it’s our best look at the character yet. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

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guardians of the galaxy vol. 2 music

Guardians of the Galaxy has helped usher us into an era where we’re talking about whether or not songs featured in the previews for the upcoming sequel will actually be in the final movie. If there’s any doubt at all that the first film’s soundtrack (which went on to become one of the bestselling movie soundtracks of all time) was vital to the success of the first film, then strip away those doubts and repent. Director James Gunn‘s inspired needledrops lent the 2014 original a genuine personality that other comic book movies have tried, and failed, to capture.

So welcome to today’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 music update, where Gunn reveals that not every song featured in the trailers for his sequel will actually be in the final movie.

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