Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
James Gunn is very good at Twitter. He was very good at Twitter back in the olden days, when he was just the mad genius behind Slither and Super. Now that he’s the director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s taken his larger profile in stride. Few filmmakers are as good at engaging their fans on social media and toeing the company line. It’s a tricky balance that Gunn makes look easy.
In today’s edition of “James Gunn throws hungry comic book fans a bone,” Gunn offered himself up for a Twitter Q&A, answering questions on a variety of subjects from normal fans and fans who just so happened to play Darth Vader back in the day. However, most of the questions revolved around the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Gunn obliged, sharing more than a few interesting tidbits.
Check out Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 details after the jump.
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One of the mysteries left open-ended in Guardians of the Galaxy is the matter of who Star-Lord’s father is. We’ve gotten hints in interviews over the years, but a seemingly spoiler-y new interview with actor Bradley Cooper (who voices Rocket Raccoon in the films) is going viral today.
In the video interview, the actor appears to either accidentally reveal the identity of Star-Lord’s father and the main villain of the upcoming sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, or just get confused about what happened in the original 2014 film. Let’s dive into this, and find out what director James Gunn has to say.
Be warned speculation about possible spoilers follows after the jump.
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How does Benedict Cumberbatch look as Doctor Strange? Which Wet Hot American Summer cast member just joined the cast of Agent Carter? Who might the villain in the new Wonder Woman be? Why do Yellowjacket‘s lasers sound familiar in Ant-Man? How will Batman succeed in fighting Superman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Of all the Easter eggs and references scattered throughout Guardians of the Galaxy, the last-minute cameo from Howard the Duck is undoubtedly the best and weirdest. It takes a certain amount of nerve to drop one of Marvel‘s strangest characters into a movie already packed with niche C-listers, so you have to admire director James Gunn‘s choice to end his big, weird movie with a big, weird character.
However, Guardians of the Galaxy was a massive hit, transforming the likes of Star-Lord and Drax into household names. The same wave of instant popularity also washed over Howard. Suddenly, normal people were interested in this anthropomorphized alien duck, which is just plain weird. It must be especially weird for Howard’s voice actor, Seth Green, who had to make it known at this year’s New York Comic-Con that there are currently no plans for a Howard the Duck movie. Not even after Marvel announced three untitled films for 2020.
Check out the last Howard the Duck movie update after the jump.
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This is a great year for Benicio Del Toro. The actor seems poised to earn an Oscar nomination for his intense performance in Sicario, and to sweeten the pot, he recently signed up for a major role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Last year we saw the actor in James Gunn‘s The Guardians of the Galaxy, in a fun bit part as the Collector, and it’s just been confirmed Del Toro will return for the sequel. Read more after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Who originally auditioned to play Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy? How can you prep for the Jessica Jones Netflix series? What would a George Miller Superman be like? Does Neil deGrasse Tyson think Batman or Iron Man would win in a fight? Is Ryan Reynolds worried about Deadpool‘s superhero movie competition? Where and when will Wonder Woman take place? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Will Iron Man be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Are these the best lines from Arrow Season 3? Does Wesley Snipes think Blade 4 will happen? What’s Vision‘s role in Captain America: Civil War? Who’s writing Marvel’s new Black Panther comic? What’s coming to Batman: Arkham Knight this month? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
When will we see the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer? Want to see Quake’s new duds in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Is Drew Goddard involved in Daredevil Season 2? Who would win in a fight, Scarlet Witch or Loki? How about Jason Bourne or Batman? Does Sebastian Stan want Bucky to be the new Captain America? How is Deadpool celebrating the Golden Girls‘ 30th anniversary? What does Emily Blunt have to say about those Captain Marvel rumors? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
James Gunn is departing for Atlanta to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but we won’t see that film until May 2017. That’s almost two years of casting announcements, rumors, and plot reveals before we see that film. Obsessive Guardians fans shouldn’t worry, though, because there’s still something in the first movie that no one has discovered yet. In response to a fan question about Guardians of the Galaxy easter eggs, Gunn says that one of them — maybe the biggest one — still hasn’t been found. Read More »