Guardians of the Galaxy is still about two weeks away from release, but the buzz on the film has begun. Guardians screened last week for members of the press and the cast and crew have begun to do interviews to promote it. Because the buzz was so strong, and the film boldly declares “The Guardians of the Galaxy will return,” talk of course turned to a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel. That poses its own questions. Mainly, who would direct and what would the story be? Gunn was very particular on the press day, saying he’d like to come back and that he feels an ownership over the characters. He and Marvel Studios present Kevin Feige also denied that a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 would include the Hulk, in response to recent rumors. Read quotes from both James Gunn and Kevin Feige below. Read More »
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Posted on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
There may come a day when mighty Marvel starts to fall, but it seems we’re not there yet. The first wave of reactions to Guardians of the Galaxy have just hit the web, and they’re nothing short of stunning. Critics are positively fawning over Guardians‘ action, humor, heart, and cinematography; some have even declared it Marvel’s finest film yet. Any fears that audiences won’t be able to connect to a superhero team that includes a gun-toting raccoon and a talking tree can officially be put to rest. Hit the jump to see the early Guardians of the Galaxy reviews and learn what people are saying.
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Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
James Gunn promised that Guardians of the Galaxy would have “the most Marvel comics characters ever in one movie,” and now we have some new info that suggests he may actually deliver. A list of confirmed cameos has been making the rounds, which includes details on just whom Nathan Fillion and Stan Lee are playing.
Even more amazing, however, is the reveal that one notorious cult favorite will also make an appearance in the movie. Here’s a hint: He was the second Marvel character ever to get a theatrical feature. Hit the jump for all the dirt. And yes, obviously, spoilers lie ahead.
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Still trying to figure out just who all the main characters are in Guardians of the Galaxy? The one-minute TV spot that ran this evening during the MLB All-Star Game has you covered, at least with respect to a couple of the more unusual ones. The spot lines up character info for Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista), and throws out some new footage. There are a couple of good jokes, too. Watch the new Guardians of the Galaxy TV spot below, and for anyone who wondered how Dave Bautista was going to fare in the film, this could be the spot that really sells the concept of him as Drax. Read More »
In filmmaking, the score is almost always one of the last pieces of the puzzle. By the time a composer completes and records their score, the movie is almost always in the can. It just needs a tweak here or there before it’s done. That’s the usual order of things. For James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy though, things moved in a different order.
Gunn worked with composer Tyler Bates (300, Watchmen, Super) very early in the process so the actors could listen to the film’s eventual score during the creation of the movie’s most emotional moments and action scenes. The hope was hearing the film’s score so early in the process would let them better understand the film’s tone. Read the full quote below. Read More »
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James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy is less than a month away and, up until now, we’ve seen official glimpses of every major character save for two: Thanos and Yondu. While it’s unlikely we’ll see the supervillain himself until we sit down in the theater, the latter has finally been revealed.
Played by popular character actor Michael Rooker, himself a mainstay of Gunn’s work, Yondu acts as sort of a father figure to Chris Pratt‘s Star-Lord. That much was revealed in the recent IMAX 3D presentation. But, below, see two photos of the character and read more about how he fits in with the team. Read More »
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In September 2013, I visited the London-based set of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy (you can find out more about what we learned and watch a video blog reaction here). While on set, we are able to talk with many of the key cast and crew and will be posting transcripts from those roundtable interviews all this week. First up is director James Gunn, who found a few moments in between filming to talk with us about how he became involved in the movie, his philosophies behind the choices in this film, casting choice, the pressure of filming a big budget tentpole superhero movie, and much much more. Read the full James Gunn interview after the jump.
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