Nathan Fillion in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Nathan Fillion and James Gunn are good friends, so fans of the Firefly and Castle star were hoping that the director might give the actor a role in Guardians of the Galaxy. However, it appears that neither Gunn nor Fillion wanted to give him a role that would preclude him from having a more significant part in the Marvel cinematic universe, because he ended up having a more secret cameo as the voice of the blue alien who gets his sinuses cleared out by Groot in the Kyln.

In the case of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 though, it appears as if Fillion may have a more significant role. Or at the very least, it’s a role where we’ll see his face on screen. However, explaining the role of Nathan Fillion in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 dives into some potential spoiler territory so continue at your own risk. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Deleted Scene

As we all know, the end of Guardians of the Galaxy is a little bittersweet. Rocket Raccoon’s big, walking tree companion known as Groot (Vin Diesel) sacrifices himself to save his furry little friend and their new pals Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). Thankfully, since this is a comic book movie, he’s not really dead, and we see him on his way back to his big tree self as a little potted plant (who loves to dance).

Audiences were a little surprised by his sacrifice, however, James Gunn recently called attention to a Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene that didn’t make it to the Blu-Ray or DVD release, because it would have required finished visual effects. But as a gift, the director received a finished frame from the scene that would have given Groot a symbolic last supper, complete with the visual to go with it. See the shot from the deleted scene below. Read More »

James Gunn Favorite Movies of 2014

James Gunn hasn’t been shy about his love for Marvel and the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. He’s gushed, often, about how much he enjoyed making the first one, and signed on for the sequel before the first film even hit theaters. But even Gunn can’t do this forever. The director recently admitted that he’s “not sure” if he’ll return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, even as he acknowledged he’s “talked” with Marvel about the possibility.  Read More »

guardians of the galaxy 2 set tour

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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Deadpool red-band trailer

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 »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 logo

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 »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Photos

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 »

guardians of the galaxy 2 script

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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David Bowie Guardians of the Galaxy 2

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 Vol 2 camera

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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