Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

When David Bowie died in January of 2016, director James Gunn expressed his grief and also mentioned that there was once an idea tossed around to have the iconic musician make a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Unfortunately, at the time, Bowie’s health was already keeping him from doing things like that.

The first Guardians of the Galaxy featured the track “Moonage Daydream” from David Bowie, and following Bowie’s death, James Gunn said he was trying to get another song off the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. It appears we may know what that song is thanks to a new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 TV spot, which you can watch below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

Some of us were cheering for the Falcons last night, and others of us for the Patriots, but the Guardians of the Galaxy emerged as one team we could all root for. Marvel Studios dropped a whole bunch of new footage in a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl spot, showing all of our favorite ragtag heroes in action — along with new friends like Mantis, and new foes like Ayesha. Click through for our frame-by-frame breakdown of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl spot. Read More »

guardians of the galaxy vol 2 behind the scenes

In April 2016, I traveled to Atlanta to visit the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. While on set, a group of journalists including myself, sat down with writer/director James Gunn to talk about the highly anticipated Marvel sequel.

During the conversation, Gunn tries to clear up Kurt Russell‘s role in the film which they were being very vague about during our visit, talks about the 64-page treatment he wrote for the film and how that is different from the shooting draft, Nebula and Gamora’s relationship, shooting scenes in full screen IMAX, explaining Mantis’ role in this story, having no plan-B for Ego, his choice of songs for Awesome Mix Tape #2, the idea to feature Baby Groot in the movie instead of a fully regrown Groot, more information about the film’s villain Ayesha and her alien race.

Gunn also talks about his easter egg obsession, the evolution of Rocket and Groot’s relationship, why Quill was able to hold an Infinity Stone, pushing the weirdness to a new level, the creative freedom at Marvel, the possibility of doing another Guardians movie, the decision to set this film only a couple months after the events of the first film, Mantis’ relationship with Ego and the Guardians crew, the family theme at the core of the movie, the end credit tags, the trap of sequels and predicting the biggest surprise of this film. All this and more, in our roundtable James Gunn interview which you can read after the jump.

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kevin feige

In April 2016, I visited the Atlanta set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. While on set, we visited the art room, watched a sizzle reel and talked to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige in depth about the upcoming James Gunn-directed sequel. I am excited to finally present to you our full roundtable interview with Feige, which includes a lot of information on Guardians 2 and the future of the Marvel movie universe.

During our intervidw, Feige explains why Groot hasn’t gotten bigger, what baby Groot will sound like, the events that have happened between the last film and Vol 2, teases what role Kurt Russell‘s character Ego plays in the film, Yondu and The Ravenger’s expanded presence in the sequel, how the film’s bad guys (Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha and Chris Sullivan is Taserface) fit into the plot, how much of the galaxy we will see in Vol 2, will Thanos’ presence be felt, Mantis’s role in this story, how this film will play into Avengers: Infinity War, the involvement of Nova Corps, will this film be as crazy as the first movie, how did the story for Vol 2 come about, how does Quill’s Awesome Mix 2 music play into the sequel, the evolution of Marvel movie villains and addresses the #WheresBlackWidow backlash and how they promise their merchandise will be more inclusive and representative of the movies in the future. All this and more, read our entire Kevin Feige Guardians 2 interview after the jump.

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guardians of the galaxy vol 2 set visit

On April 22nd, 2016 I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to visit the set of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. What follows is everything I learned while on the set of James Gunn‘s galactic sequel.

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The Belko Experiment Trailer #3

The Belko Experiment Trailer 3

The third trailer for Wolf Creek director Greg McLean‘s new thriller The Belko Experiment has been released online. Written and produced by Guardians of the Galaxy series helmer James Gunn, the story follows 80 Americans who are locked in a high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia as part of a twisted social experiment. They are ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate “in a deadly game of kill or be killed.” Watch The Belko Experiment trailer #3 now embedded after the jump.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 score preview

It seems like every week we get a new look at something or someone in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but today we’ve got a little something to listen to. Director James Gunn has shared the first snippet of the score from his upcoming Marvel sequel, which was once again composed by Tyler Bates. Listen to a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 score preview below.  Read More »

The Belko Experiment trailer

Greg McLean‘s (Wolf Creek) new thriller, The Belko Experiment, turns co-workers into animals. Written by James Gunn — who is busy with post-production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — the story is a dark, bloody, and violent office comedy. One day, the heads of a non-profit company decide they need 30 employees instead of 80, so they trap their workers, provide them with a deadly ultimatum, and turn them loose on each other.

Below, watch The Belko Experiment trailer.

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guardians of the galaxy 2 soundtrack

We’ve written a great deal about what makes the first Guardians of the Galaxy so special, but a key component of its offbeat personality is derived from its soundtrack. An action-packed space opera set to pop hits from the ’60s and ’70s would be odd on its own, but it’s especially odd to her those songs score a Marvel Studios movie. It’s the kind of bold choice that paid off – the movie was a hit, the soundtrack became the first album consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the Billboard charts, and writer/director James Gunn gets to actively tease which songs will appear in the upcoming sequel. And that’s exactly what he’s done in a new interview.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Baby Groot

One of the most beloved moments from Guardians of the Galaxy was the appearance of Baby Groot at the end of the movie. His appearance was made even more lovable when it was followed by an adorable credits scene featuring the tiny version of Vin Diesel’s giant walking tree dancing to the tune “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5. The result was Disney and Marvel being behind the curve when it came to having merchandise of the little guy to sell to fans in the months that followed.

Now here we are with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and we know that Baby Groot (who is now walking on his own outside of a pot) will be a big part of the sequel. However, his inclusion, as wonderful as it may be, has prompted many to think that the use of the tiny Groot is just a marketing ploy used to sell merchandise. But director James Gunn, who is always honest and open with his responses to fans, explains that this simply isn’t the case.

Find out what James Gunn had to say about Baby Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 after the jump. Read More »