Sitting down to see Guardians of the Galaxy the first time, the most surprising thing about it was its tone. Director James Gunn created such a fun, energetic feeling with the film, which was cemented in that wonderful opening credits sequence. That showed Star Lord (Chris Pratt) rocking out to Come and Get Your Love by Redbone. Instantly, you knew this movie was different. This movie was going to be fun, yet also grounded.
The actors had that knowledge before the film even began shooting. Gunn gave Pratt in particular his own customized Awesome Mix Vol. 1 to listen to so he’d be in the mindset of his character. Most of the songs made it into the movie but some did not. Now Gunn has revealed the full original list. He also explains why a few of the songs didn’t make it into the final film. Check out the original Awesome Mix Guardians of the Galaxy songs below. Read More »
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We all just assumed Avengers: Infinity War, Parts 1 and 2, would see The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy teaming up to fight Thanos. Looking at the schedule of things, that just seemed like the logical way to go. And while we don’t know that’s not how it’s going to go, in a new interview, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 writer and director James Gunn put that simple, straightforward, team plus team crossover in doubt. He said that “Thinking that everything is going to come together in a perfect way is not necessarily the way it’s going to happen.” What could that mean? We’ll explore the Avengers Guardians of the Galaxy crossover below. Read More »
One of the biggest and most surprising films of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy, comes out on Blu-ray on Tuesday. It’s a fun occasion for Marvel fans because the studio’s Blu-rays are always so much fun. We covered some of what makes this release so cool in the past, but we also talked to James Gunn about it.
Gunn is the co-writer and director of the film and, on the occasion of the Blu-ray release, we got to talk to him about the surprising success of the film. We also chatted about some of his regrets, common misinterpretations of parts of the movie, the marketing and his next film, 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
We’ve previously pulled a few of these quotes, but, below, read our full James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy interview. Read More »
One character that has been the subject of speculation for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is Nova, the Earth-born hero who acts (in various incarnations) as a major warrior against the Kree and Skulls, fighting for Xandar and the planet’s Nova Corps in addition to getting into his own adventures.
Other members of the Corps showed up in Guardians of the Galaxy. We’ve seen concept art that reportedly represents designs for the character cooked up for the first Guardians, and some have guessed that Nova would be one of the characters set to debut in the sequel. Don’t bet on that, according to writer/director James Gunn, who says he wants to keep the emphasis on one single man from Earth.
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Apparently we’re not the only ones who hate the current obsession with Marvel-style universes. Director James Gunn has weighed in with a rant against “Hollywood’s new love of shared universes,” blasting the model as “flawed.” And he should know — he’s involved with the original Marvel-style universe, i.e., the Marvel universe. Hit the jump to read the James Gunn shared universe comments. Read More »
Awesome Mix Volume 1 did quite well for the Guardians of the Galaxy. Not only did it inspire the team on screen, it inspired tons of sales off screen, becoming the first soundtrack filled only with catalog songs to hit #1 on the Billboard charts. Volume 2 popped on quickly at the end of the film, too. But what is the Awesome Mix Volume 0? Director James Gunn revealed the playlist on his Facebook. It’s an eclectic mix of high-energy songs that were used in the Boot of Jemiah bar scenes on Nowhere to keep the extras hyped up.
Below, listen to all the songs from the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Volume 0.
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Over $330 million in domestic box office. Another $440 million internationally. A green lit sequel. You’d think everything about Guardians of the Galaxy was perfect in the mind of co-writer and director James Gunn. For the most part, that’s true.
Audiences truly embraced this crazy, flawed cast of characters as well as the delicate tonal balance he created for the film. Still, now that the movie is out and part of popular culture, there are two small little regrets he has about the film. One involves a cut line of dialogue, the other involves an Easter Egg in the Collector’s collection. Below, read more about Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy problems. Read More »
Once Guardians of the Galaxy became a monster hit movie, it was obvious those characters were about to become part of our culture. Big time. So in addition to all the merchandise, art and the 2017 sequel, we got news of a new animated series. And now, Marvel Comics is launching a kid-friendly comic book to go along with other comics titles, which are aimed a bit older.
Below, we’ve got more on that as well as a stop to the rumor the new animated Guardians of the Galaxy Disney XD show has anything at all to do with the movies. Read More »