The fact that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was such a big box office hit was a huge surprise on its own. It was only eclipsed by the success of its soundtrack. The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack hit #1 on the Billboard charts and is certified Gold, with sales over 500,000. Pretty impressive for an album consisting only of previously released songs. In fact, it’s the first such album to ever hit #1.
Now, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack gets taken up a notch. Mondo is releasing it on vinyl with art by the awesome Tyler Stout. The Guardians of the Galaxy vinyl is currently available for pre-order and comes with a randomly inserted handbill.
Below, see the front and back cover art as well as all the handbills. Read More »
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The most unexpected Marvel character to hit cinema screens this summer has been Howard the Duck, who originally starred in his own George Lucas-produced film in 1986. Now there’s some concept art that shows one of the early visions for the new cinematic incarnation of the cigar-chewing duck — see the Howard the Duck concept art below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
Guardians of the Galaxy already involves more dancing to classic rock than all of the other Marvel movies combined. However, it seems there was yet another musical moment that wound up on the cutting room floor.
Director James Gunn spilled the details on a Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene showing a prison guard (played by Spencer Wilding) giving in to the awesomeness of ’70s Scottish band Pilot. Hit the jump for his behind-the-scenes photo and description.
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Nitpick a movie all you want but if it works, it works. Take Guardians of the Galaxy for example. Of course Star-Lord’s cassette tape would never have survived nearly 30 years of non-stop repeated listening. That’s not how that technology works. But James Gunn‘s film integrates it so well, and the music is so good, that you can (hopefully) push that aside and just enjoy it.
Now, if the movie was boring, that little mistake could be exactly the sort of thing that you’d focus on. It would give you something specific to think about as the movie trudged along. Good movies don’t have that problem.
What good movies do have is a staying power. So even now, a month after release, not only is Guardians of the Galaxy likely to be the number one movie at the box office yet again, we can still joke about and enjoy poking fun at the film’s minutia. Below, see a great example of that, as some fans created a hilarious stop-motion Lego Guardians of the Galaxy animation dealing with the issue of the decades old cassette tape. Watch it below. Read More »
Stan Lee has inspired the lives of so many collectors, it would have made sense for The Collector himself to have Stan Lee. That was the original plan in Guardians of the Galaxy. Over the weekend, writer/director James Gunn revealed his first idea for Lee’s cameo was to be a piece The Collector’s Museum. He would’ve joined the Chituari soldier, Dark Elf, Adam Warlock’s cocoon, Cosmo and Howard the Duck. Groot would have discovered the Marvel legend and Lee would’ve flipped him off.
Initial reports were that Disney rejected this but Gunn has now come out and said that’s not the case. In fact, he actually shot the scene and just didn’t think it worked that well in the film. Below, you can see an image from the deleted Stan Lee Guardians of the Galaxy cameo scene and read Gunn’s story. Read More »
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Marvel Studios has been under fire lately for its lack of female superheroes. Yes the studio has Black Widow, Gamora and the upcoming Scarlet Witch, but none have had their own solo film, and there’s no solo movie on the books yet. This has people questioning the gender balance in the Marvel Universe. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn think he has an answer.
Gunn appeared at at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA this past weekend and said he plans on adding more female members to the Guardians of the Galaxy as soon as he can. Maybe even in the sequel. However, he doesn’t think Carol Danvers, originally Ms. Marvel and now Captain Marvel, will appear as he wants to keep the cosmic and Earth-bound heroes separated… at least for now.
Below, read about the possible Guardians of the Galaxy female additions as well as a rejected Stan Lee cameo. Read More »
Who is the father of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord? That’s the big question left hanging at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy. The film gives us a couple important pieces of info about the character, and we know that he’s likely to factor into the sequel in a big way. Now James Gunn has clarified one point about the guy — if you’re a comics reader, Star-Lord’s father definitely isn’t who you think he could be. Read on for more info. (Some spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy follow.)
Update: Now James Gunn suggests we could the character sooner than we thought. Precisely how that might happen is still open to question.
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Posted on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
At present, there are two kinds of people in this world: those who are madly in love with Groot, and those who haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet. If you’re in the latter category, we suggest returning to this very spoiler-y post after you’ve shifted into the former category. But for everyone else, have we got a treat for you.
A Guardians of the Galaxy clip featuring Groot’s final scene in the movie has just hit the web, as have some comments on that scene from director James Gunn. Who, as it turns was the true inspiration behind Groot’s sweet moves. Get all that after the jump, plus some instructions on how you can make your own you-know-what. (Again, major spoilers lie ahead. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)
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The end-credits stinger on Guardians of the Galaxy seems to have confused more people than not. How did director James Gunn come up with the idea? Why did Marvel head Kevin Feige approve it? And is it a set-up for a future stand-alone Marvel Studios film? Learn the answers to all these questions after the jump.
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