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 »
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Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
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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Posted on Monday, March 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
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 »
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Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
While indies like Birdman and Whiplash were being feted this weekend, superhero movies were taking a verbal drubbing. On Saturday, Dan Gilroy blasted the “tsunami of superhero movies” while accepting an Independent Spirit Award for Nightcrawler. One day later, Jack Black ranted about “Superman, Spider-man, Batman, Jediman, Sequelman, Prequelman — formulaic scripts!” in the opening number at the Oscars.
Now one of the people behind those superhero movies is talking back. James Gunn has penned an eloquent defense of films like his own Guardians of the Galaxy, pointing out that superhero filmmakers put just as much “love, care, and thought” into their project as indie and elite filmmakers do. Read the James Gunn superhero movie defense after the jump. Read More »
How did Benedict Cumberbatch respond when asked about the nationality of Doctor Strange? Which TV startlet is the latest to join Supergirl? Want to see our best look yet at the black Daredevil costume? What inspired Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine for longer? Was James Gunn okay with some recent superhero movie bashing? What famous franchise did Joss Whedon compare the opening of Avengers: Age of Ultron with? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Don’t start going through old back issues of Guardians of the Galaxy hoping to uncover some details about James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy 2. In a new interview, the writer/director confirmed the story is totally new and original, and will introduce new characters that are important to both the world of the Guardians as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. Plus, in the most exciting bit, when Marvel first heard Gunn’s idea, they said “Whoa, that’s risky.” Read more about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 story below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Lee Pace has gone on record saying he’d “love” to reprise the role of Ronan the Accuser for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. But it doesn’t look like James Gunn will be granting his wish.
The director has confirmed that Pace will not be back for the next Guardians of the Galaxy adventure — though he isn’t ruling out the possibility of his returning in a future film. Read his Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Lee Pace comment after the jump. Read More »