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 »
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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 »
Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
One of the lingering mysteries of Guardians of the Galaxy is the identity of Star-Lord’s father, but it looks like we’re finally inching toward an answer. Kurt Russell is reportedly being eyed for the Marvel sequel, which sees the return of Chris Pratt as Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord. More about the possible Kurt Russell Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 casting after the jump. Read More »
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Even though James Gunn has always been active on social media, the attention he’s gotten on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages since directing Marvel’s smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy has been more than considerable. From fan Q&As to rumor responses, not a week goes by that there isn’t something worth paying attention to from Gunn.
This week is no different. Gunn has shown off one of the coolest coffee tables you’ve ever seen, and it’s inspired by the birthday present that Star-Lord’s mother left him on her death bed. Check it out! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
One of the great strengths of Guardians of the Galaxy is how it just drops you into the deep end of this crazy, cosmic universe and expects you to keep up with it. Director James Gunn trusts the audience enough to just with roll every little weird thing that he throws their way. Here is a galaxy teeming with life and occupied with countless different species and cultures. The film doesn’t dwell on the details – it just builds a colorful world and drives you through it at full speed.
That’s why it felt totally okay that there was never a scene in the movie where Dave Bautista‘s hilariously literal Drax sat down and explained where all of the tattoos and carefully designed scars on his body came from. We don’t need that information! The look of the character and his body art tells us everything we need to know.
However, a newly revealed Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene is literally a scene where Drax sits down and explains where all of the tattoos and carefully designed scars on his body came from.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
If we were to rank all of the major Hollywood filmmakers based on how good they are with social media, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn would rank somewhere near the top. Whether he’s interacting with fans or shooting down rumors, Gunn uses Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram better than just about anyone who is making massively expensive blockbuster movies.
From time to time, he also shares behind-the-scenes photos and anecdotes from set. In today’s edition of “James Gunn Was Interesting On Social Media Again,” we have a look at some early designs of Star-Lord’s mask. Although certainly recognizable as the headgear Chris Pratt‘s Peter Quill wears during Guardians of the Galaxy, there are enough little differences to give you newfound appreciation for how tiny little details make or break a superhero costume. Check out the original Star-Lord design for yourself after the jump.
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There was a rumor floating around this morning about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The film is a year and a half away, but since it’s a Marvel project, some outlets are already on the hunt for scoops. Today’s rumor regarding director James Gunn‘s highly-anticipated sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy has been debunked by the director himself.
Learn after the jump why Gunn, rightfully so, will no longer respond to rumors or leaks.
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