Ever since the Marvel Studios panel happened at Comic-Con this past Saturday, fans have been clamoring to find out when the footage that played for those lucky enough to be in Hall would be online. People who waited in the line the previous night and into the morning were treated to the first footage from Spider-Man: Homecoming, a hilarious mockumentary and behind the scenes sizzle reel from Thor: Ragnarok, a new Doctor Strange trailer (which you can actually watch), and an entire scene and teaser trailer from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
So when can you see this footage? The short answer is that it won’t be online anytime soon, and some of it may never be online in the form that it was shown in Hall H. But director James Gunn wants to make sure you know why the footage is being held back, and he explained as much in a video on Facebook, where he also put up a long post explaining all of the secrets revealed in the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Comic-Con footage and panel. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »
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Posted on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
We’re almost a year away from the next installment in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, but the build up for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 began today in San Diego. Filmmaker James Gunn appeared at the infamous Marvel Studios presentation on Saturday afternoon in Comic Con’s Hall H to preview his next movie.
Among other things, we got confirmation once and for all that Kurt Russell is playing Ego — who’s Star-Lord’s father! — that Sylvester Stallone is indeed in the film, and that Chris Sullivan is playing Taserface in the movie.
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Before we saw a single frame of actual footage from the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, we saw concept art of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket standing in a line, adopting their most dramatic superhero poses. And now, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is following a similar path. Before official set photos and before a trailer of any kind, we have our first look at the new team line-up via a piece of very cool concept art. And wouldn’t you know it? The original five members are now joined by few new and familiar faces.
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One of the biggest problems Comic-Con has had in recent years is trying to contain the exclusive video content that is meant to only be seen by those lucky enough to be in attendance for panels of anticipated movies and their favorite TV shows. Thanks to the advent of camera phones and fast internet speeds, it’s been harder and harder to keep content “exclusive” to the convention. However, that may change this year.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took to Facebook this weekend to tease the arrival of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The filmmaker has already teased that the panel for the sequel at Comic-Con would give attendees a glimpse at the first footage, but fans asked when everyone else might see a teaser trailer. Gunn’s answer to this question indicated that fans wouldn’t have to wait long after Comic-Con, and also mentioned some kind of “new technology” that will prevent piracy from the convention.
Find out exactly what James Gunn said about preventing leaked Comic-Con trailers after the jump. Read More »
Before they rolled the dice and went it on their own with Jon Favreau‘s Iron Man, Marvel made some crappy deals with other movie studios which to this day prevent a large chunk of their characters from appearing in the now Disney-produced Marvel Cinematic Universe. The most obvious are Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Deadpool, and Spider-Man (Marvel famously made a deal with Sony to produce Spider-Man: Homecoming, allowing Peter Parker to be part of the MCU).
But those rights also include many of the characters from those comic books. The whole thing is very complex, and ownership usually is determined by which comic book series the character first appeared in. For many years we believed the Skrulls rights to be locked up by 20th Century Fox, but apparently Marvel still owns the rights to some of the Skrulls.
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Even though it won’t hit theaters for over a year, we’re a little bit closer to seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 because production just wrapped on the sequel after shooting in New Orleans. Director James Gunn recorded a video on Facebook live announcing that Chris Pratt had finished all his shooting as Star-Lord and later in the day officially announced on Twitter that production overall was also complete.
Below you can get just a little peak behind the scenes with a couple photos featuring Chris Pratt and his stuntman who helps make Star-Lord look like a bad ass. Plus, find out just how pumped Chris Pratt is in the video straight from the set as he says farewell to the entire crew. The video also features confirmation of a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Comic-Con panel coming our way, as was previously hinted at last week. Read More »
Nathan Fillion and James Gunn are good friends, so fans of the Firefly and Castle star were hoping that the director might give the actor a role in Guardians of the Galaxy. However, it appears that neither Gunn nor Fillion wanted to give him a role that would preclude him from having a more significant part in the Marvel cinematic universe, because he ended up having a more secret cameo as the voice of the blue alien who gets his sinuses cleared out by Groot in the Kyln.
In the case of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 though, it appears as if Fillion may have a more significant role. Or at the very least, it’s a role where we’ll see his face on screen. However, explaining the role of Nathan Fillion in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 dives into some potential spoiler territory so continue at your own risk. Read More »
As we all know, the end of Guardians of the Galaxy is a little bittersweet. Rocket Raccoon’s big, walking tree companion known as Groot (Vin Diesel) sacrifices himself to save his furry little friend and their new pals Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). Thankfully, since this is a comic book movie, he’s not really dead, and we see him on his way back to his big tree self as a little potted plant (who loves to dance).
Audiences were a little surprised by his sacrifice, however, James Gunn recently called attention to a Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene that didn’t make it to the Blu-Ray or DVD release, because it would have required finished visual effects. But as a gift, the director received a finished frame from the scene that would have given Groot a symbolic last supper, complete with the visual to go with it. See the shot from the deleted scene below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
James Gunn hasn’t been shy about his love for Marvel and the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. He’s gushed, often, about how much he enjoyed making the first one, and signed on for the sequel before the first film even hit theaters. But even Gunn can’t do this forever. The director recently admitted that he’s “not sure” if he’ll return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, even as he acknowledged he’s “talked” with Marvel about the possibility. Read More »