Simon Williams Movie Poster - Haxan 2

When Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was still in production, spy photographers spotted some interesting details on a small town set. The scene was set on Earth and it featured an event called the Simon Williams Film Festival. On the set, some fake movie posters were spotted featuring Nathan Fillion as the actor Simon Williams, who just so happens to be better known as Wonder Man in Marvel Comics.

Of course, this sparked excitement from Marvel fans that Nathan Fillion was becoming part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Wonder Man. But when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rolled around, Nathan Fillion was nowhere to be seen. Even the scene in question at the Simon Williams Film Festival was cut, and the posters glimpsed on the set were never seen in the movie. Director James Gunn has since explained why this happened, and now he’s revealed all of the Simon Williams movie posters for you to check out below. Read More »

Michael Rooker in Avengers Infinity War - Yondu

The cast of Avengers: Infinity War will include nearly every major character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All of the Avengers will be there, obviously, and there are supposed to be some new ones as well, including Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. Joining them will be all the Guardians of the Galaxy. But what about the new members of the team from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? More specifically, will Michael Rooker be returning as Yondu in the battle to stop Thanos from destroying Earth?

In order to discuss his potential role, we have to dive into spoiler territory, so don’t read any further if you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But if you have, join us below. Read More »

guardians2-nathanfillion-ship

If you saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and also stuck around for all five of the credits scenes, you know that there are plenty of cool cameos to enjoy. However, some fans might have been disappointed that one cameo ending up on the cutting room floor: Nathan Fillion.

Word of the Nathan Fillion cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 first emerged in April of 2016 when some set photos spotted a line-up of faux movie posters featuring the Firefly star credited as actor Simon Williams. Fans lost their mind at this detail, because Simon Williams is also known as Wonder Man in the Marvel Comics universe, and it looked like he might make a cameo during a small town Simon Williams Film Festival. So why didn’t we see Nathan Fillion in the movie, even if it was just in those movie posters? James Gunn has explained everything you need to know. Read More »

man sues date for texting

In the wise words of Shepherd Book in Firefly, “There’s a special level of hell they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.” And what about people who text at the theater? Well, they’ll just get sued by their date for $17.

A lawsuit filed by a 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar in Austin, Texas last Thursday claims that he is owed $17.31, the price of the ticket for a 3D showing of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, by his date, a 35-year-old woman who was allegedly texting during the film.

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guardians of the galaxy 2 spoilers

It’s been almost two weeks since Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters, which means the unofficial moratorium on spoilers has lifted, per the rules of the Internet. At least, it seems like James Gunn is okay with talking about them now, after his viral manifesto regarding spoiler culture and his anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

Massive spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ahead. You know the drill.

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Elizabeth Debicki in Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Though Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just opened, fans are already looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Details are sparse on the sequel since we’re still three years away from it hitting theaters, but we do know that it will help set up the next 10 years of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, thanks to writer/director James Gunn, we have word on a new character from Vol. 2 who will be back for the sequel that is said to conclude the story for this iteration of the team.

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Elizabeth Debicki plays Ayesha, the Golden High Priestess of the Sovereign who leads a pursuit to track down and destroy the titular crew after Rocket Raccoon steals some of their valuable anulax batteries. It turns out she’ll be back in the next installment of the franchise, and thanks to one of the credits scenes, we probably know what she’ll be up to. Since that delves into spoiler territory, we’ll save that discussion for below…
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guardians of the galaxy vol. 2 concept art

Most of the easter eggs in Marvel Studios films are pretty easy for fans to pick out. Whether it’s a shout-out to a location or character featured in the comics on which the movie is based, or maybe just another Stan Lee cameo, it’s normally not long until a video like this one pops up to break down everything fans may have missed during their first theatrical viewing.

But writer/director James Gunn hid one easter egg in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy so well that fans have been searching for it ever since the movie debuted and haven’t been able to pinpoint it. But that may have changed, because a new theory has arisen and considering what we learned in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it seems pretty damn plausible.
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guardians of the galaxy 2 ending

Major spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 lie ahead. Don’t read any further if you haven’t watched the movie!

It was a sorrowful ending that reverberated through the galaxy, and cemented Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as a worthy and emotional follow-up to its predecessor.

And the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doesn’t — yet — fall into that old Marvel habit of bringing back once-deceased characters and cheapening their sacrifice. But while the loss of a beloved character is hard on the audience, it’s even harder on the director and crew behind the film — so much so that writer/director James Gunn almost didn’t make this the film’s ending. Let’s talk about that ending, and how it came to be.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 trailer breakdown

If there’s one department where Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 tops its predecessor, it’s the action. The set pieces are more creative, more propulsive, and often more personal in the sequel. James Gunn‘s superhero pic’s most exciting set piece doesn’t involve crowds running in terror or buildings crumbling; it’s just two sisters, Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan), going at it and showing little mercy.

Below, hear Gunn provide commentary in a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 scene breakdown.

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guardians of the galaxy 2 credits

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 flirts with self-parody in the home stretch, offering up five post-credits scenes to keep audiences in their seats. But these scenes aren’t lazy or dashed-off – some are funny little beats that tie up lingering threads from the main storyline, others lay the groundwork for future movies, and a few are are deeply nerdy references that exist to make Marvel aficionados cheer in their seats while their normal friends and family stare at them and wonder what the heck is going on.

And whether you understood exactly what was going on during the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 credits or were among those saying “What the heck?”, we’ve got something for you here. We’ve assembled everything you need to know about these scenes, including quotes from writer/director James Gunn and Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige. Let’s dive in.

Major, major spoilers lie ahead, of course.

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