Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been quietly filming for some time now, with only the occasional Sylvester Stallone sighting reminding us that the next adventure of Marvel’s motley band of space scoundrels is only a year and change away. But now, we have our first proper and official report straight from the set. Heck, straight from Star-Lord himself. A new video featuring Chris Pratt has arrived online, in which the always-endearing actor takes us on a tour of the film’s set.
But there’s an ulterior motive here: charity. Yep, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the latest major movie to ask fans to open their wallets for a good cause in exchange for swag and, for one lucky winner, a chance to come visit the set of the film.
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Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Deadpool didn’t just win the box office this weekend. It absolutely slaughtered it, smashing about half a dozen records on its way to a $132 million opening weekend — the biggest ever for an R-rated movie, and a whole lot better than many PG-13 superhero pics that should theoretically appeal to a much wider audience.
Naturally, this means Hollywood is scrambling to figure out how exactly Deadpool did it, and how it can replicate that success. And Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is very, very worried that these studio execs will take away exactly the wrong lessons from Deadpool‘s success. In an expletive-filled rant, he rips into Hollywood for failing to grasp the real reason Deadpool did so well. Read More »
Down in Atlanta, Georgia, director James Gunn has officially begun production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Not too long ago we featured some pictures that the filmmaker posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts, and now Gunn has taken to social media again with a post from the set of the sequel, showing off a new production title logo. It’s not drastically different than the one we’ve seen before, but we’re just excited that filming is finally beginning. Check out the new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 logo after the jump. Read More »
Director James Gunn and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy are already back at work down in Atlanta, preparing to shoot Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. However, it doesn’t look like shooting has begun just yet, because Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Michael Rooker are still on the rehearsal stage in some photos that Gunn posted to social media. Check out the photos below along with news of a comedian joining the cast of the sequel. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Guardians of the Galaxy was so huge that my mother watched it. My mother, who wouldn’t be able to tell you anything about the Marvel Cinematic Universe under the threat of death, watched and enjoyed James Gunn‘s eccentric and colorful superhero space opera. That’s purely anecdotal, but it has to mean something, right?
I bring this up because this film struck a chord with audiences in a way that so many comic book movies do not. This wasn’t just a movie for the already initiated – this was a movie that offered clean entry for all kinds of people, including the Star Trek-loving mother who knows nothing about Infinity Stones and can’t tell you what a Thanos is.
In other news, Gunn has finished the screenplay for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In related news, it sounds like my mom is going to see another Marvel movie.
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This morning we woke up to the sad news that legendary musician and the definition of cool, David Bowie, had passed away after a battle with the dirty bastard that is cancer. All over social media, fans are lamenting his passing, and James Gunn did the same by offering up another reason, in addition to countless others, to be bummed that Bowie is no longer with us.
Following learning the tragic news, Gunn revealed that he and Marvel’s Kevin Feige were trying to lock down David Bowie to cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. And despite his illness at the time, there was apparently hope that it would actually work out. Gunn also offers up his own touching tribute to a man who not only had a huge impact on rock, but also sci-fi and fantasy. Read More »
Guardians of the Galaxy was shot on the Alexa XT, but director James Gunn will be trying out a new camera for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Gunn will shoot the sequel with the Red’s 8K Weapon, which was introduced last year, and the Marvel film will be the first movie ever shot on the camera.
Find out more about the digital camera — and Gunn’s enthusiasm for it — after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
We always had high hopes for Captain America: Civil War, but that first trailer blew even those out of the water. It had big action moments and even bigger emotional ones, and a cast of characters that’d be the envy of any Avengers movie. At this point, it might be a challenge for the actual movie to live up to its own marketing material.
But if Marvel man James Gunn is to be believed, Civil War is more than up to the task. In a fan Q&A, the Guardians of the Galaxy director gushed about the new superhero adventure, calling it “one of the best Marvel movies ever” and Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man “off-the-charts awesome.” Read the Civil War James Gunn comments after the jump. Read More »
Not long ago, a big rumor about the identity of Star-Lord’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was circling online, prompting James Gunn to vehemently debunk it and lament spoiler culture in general. But a little while after that, a far less spoilerly detail about the same character surfaced with word that Kurt Russell was in the running to play the mysterious character.
Now the actor himself has confirmed that he’s in the running for the role. However, before he seriously considers it, he needs to sit down and watch the first one, because he hasn’t watched it yet, and knows absolutely nothing about it. Find out more below! Read More »