Jason Mewes in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

There’s plenty to enjoy in the surprising Marvel Studios hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Most of the praise for the flick goes to director James Gunn and the primary cast of characters who play the titular ragtag team of misfits. But there’s one actor who deserves some more recognition, and that’s Michael Rooker, who plays the sort-of redneck (or blueneck) Ravager named Yondu.

Rooker is a regular in the films by James Gunn, so much that the two are also very good friends. So it should come as no surprise that if Rooker wants to run something by the filmmaker, he just needs to pick up his cell phone. And that’s exactly what happened as the actor asked the director to put Mallrats co-star Jason Mewes in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Read More »

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Nebula

Guardians of the Galaxy felt like a departure for Marvel in some ways, but one of the things it definitely has in common with other MCU films is its lingering daddy issues. It sounds like they’ll only get more intense in the sequel, which director James Gunn says is “about fathers.”

And Star-Lord won’t be the only one dealing with family drama. Gunn reveals Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will place added emphasis on Star-Lord’s foster father Yondu, as well as warring sisters Gamora and Nebula. More about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 fathers and family themes after the jump.  Read More »

james gunn Daredevil

Unless you’re Joss Whedon, many Marvel fans spent their weekend binging on the first Netflix series, Daredevil. We’ve posted a few thoughts on the series and will have more soon as everyone catches up on the superhero show.

One of those fans who got to watch the series was another Marvel director, James Gunn. Gunn is a longtime Daredevil fan and, like many people, felt a bit skeptical about the show at first. Well, that changed when he watched the first few episodes and Gunn took to Facebook to heap praise on the show. Read the James Gunn Daredevil quotes below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 filming

At this time next year, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will almost be in the can. Writer/director James Gunn took to Periscope late last week to answer questions about the highly anticipated release, and revealed that it will start filming in February 2016 in Atlanta, GA at Pinewood Studios. That’s where Ant-Man shot and Captain America: Civil War will soon shoot. Read more about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 filming below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 update

May is Marvel’s month. It has been for a while and it’ll continue to be for even longer. This year there’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Next year, it’s Captain America: Civil War. Then, in 2017, the Guardians will be back in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. With two years to go before release, writer/director James Gunn isn’t exactly rushing just yet, but he’s working hard and steady on the movie. Last we heard, he had the entire story laid out and Marvel told him the ideas were “risky.”

Now, he’s revealed a treatment of the story has been done and approved by Marvel and actual work on the screenplay will start soon. Read more of the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 update below. Read More »

James Gunn Favorite Movies of 2014

As a director, James Gunn is tied up with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 for the time being. But as a writer and producer, he’s dipping back into smaller fare. Gunn is teaming with MGM for The Belco Experiment, an original horror to be directed by Greg McLean.

Hit the jump for details on the James Gunn Belco Experiment project. Read More »

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Why Didn’t Baby Groot  Want Drax To See Him Dancing?

The biggest question to come out of 2014’s blockbuster superhero science fiction film Guardians of the Galaxy has nothing to do with Thanos or Infinity Gems. It has to do with the end credits sequence. No, not the post credits sequence in the Collector’s museum, but the fun sequence at the front of the credits involving potted baby Groot dancing to the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back”. So the question is: why didn’t baby Groot want Drax to see him dancing? He froze every time Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) looked over. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn finally gives us an answer.
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Captain Marvel

After years of chatter, Marvel finally confirmed last year that Captain Marvel would become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Exactly how and when she’ll make her first appearance is unclear, but we now know one thing for sure: it won’t be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Director James Gunn said as much this weekend. And while we’re at it, he downplayed talk of Venom‘s potential involvement as well. Read the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Captain Marvel comments after the jump.  Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 story

James Gunn has been very honest that he’s going to be adding characters to Guardians of the Galaxy 2. That’s what happens in a sequel. The universe gets expanded, flipped on its head, some characters die, others go away, anything is possible. The bigger question is who, or in the Guardians galaxy “what,” is going to be added to the sequel? Since the movie is over two years away, we won’t get that full reveal for a while but the writer and director dropped a cryptic hint about a new addition on Twitter.

Below, read James Gunn’s cryptic tease about a new Guardians of the Galaxy character and our thoughts on who it may be. Read More »