Most people would like assume that you’d have to be a pretty smart cookie to be the creative mind behind some of the biggest, most popular movies of the modern age. It stands to reason that if you can write a deep and gripping story set in a well developed world that spans universes, starring a diverse cast of complex and interesting characters – not just once, but time and time again – you’re probably quite intelligent. Then there are other people who assume that it doesn’t take too much common sense to have the creative output of someone like James Gunn and that it wouldn’t be all that hard to trick them. (more…)
There is no denying that the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies released so far are some of not just Marvel‘s biggest hits, but some of the most exciting and brilliant films of the contemporary superhero genre. While there are only a handful of little tweaks here and there that even the pickiest nerd would dare to suggest, the creators themselves have hinted multiple times now about the little – and not so little – differences that they almost made. Almost always, these differences would’ve been incredible to see had they made it into the final cut. (more…)
For the past few weekends the majority of the free world appears to have made it’s way to the cinema to take in that smarmy spaceman/baby-tree/laser trash-panda epic, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still at the top of the box office and the James Gunn directed cosmic comicbook action/comedy has been universally regarded as both captivating and crowd pleasing. Well, except for one person apparently. (more…)
With Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 barely a week old, obviously it’s too early to be given a definitive release date for the third film in the trilogy. Besides, Marvel has tons of other superhero films to worry about over the next few years before Guardians gets another go, with Avengers: Infinity War on the horizon and all the storylines in orbit around it that need resolving before the big, explosive climax. But, let’s face it, Guardians of the Galaxy came out of nowhere and slammed audiences around the world right in the heart. (more…)
The wait is over. Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 has been released to theaters everywhere. Joyous is the sound of fans and general audiences, singing the praise of another smash hit from director James Gunn and co. It’s true. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 – albeit not as fresh and new as the first one and perhaps a little too big a spectacle for its own good – is way fun, warm (a lot of feels in this movie), and is everything going to the movies should be – a good time. While numbers are still rolling in, it saw $56 million at the box office on opening day, and is targeting a big $140 million weekend. Suffice to say, it delivered and is performing as well as everyone hoped it would. And no one is as thankful and as happy as the films director James Gunn.
Taking to Facebook earlier today, Gunn put out one of the sincerest and earnest thank you to fans, opening up about his time spent making the series, what influences both shaped and saved his life, and what box office success really means to him. (more…)
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set to kick off another flurry of superhero blockbusters (and possibly be the biggest/best yet if the early word is to be believed,) the films lead dancer/80’s music enthusiast, Chris Pratt, had a few things to say about what the other guys (Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe) are doing, and (spoiler) it kinda sounds like he might not be as critical as die hard fans might want him to be.
Yes, while the fan community seems to continue to divide, Star-Lord himself joins his GotG director, James Gunn (and arguably the majority of the movie going public,) in enjoying BOTH DC and Marvel. Pratt gave praise to the DCEU films while speaking with io9, granted he did have one very valid critique about one film in particular. (more…)
Some eagle eyed fans thought they’d spotted Adam Warlock‘s famous cocoon in the Collector’s lair in Guardians of the Galaxy, and well, they were right. Director James Gunn later confirmed the cocoon to be Warlock’s. Gunn, however, had also said it wasn’t put there as a conscious decision to tease a future appearance – he just used it to dress the set and have it serve as one of those random easter eggs. While there were no initial plans to include Adam Warlock into the MCU, the character did eventually become part of Gunn’s plans.
It’s come out, that while scripting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Warlock was a big part of the story. (more…)
That’s a rhetorical headline obviously, since of course you do.
When we last saw Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) he had finally unwrapped the gift his dying mother had given him to discover that it was a cassette tape, but not just any ordinary one. This was Awesome Mix Vol. 2, the follow up to what is undoubtedly them most durable string of magnetic media in the known galaxy since he had been listening to it on repeat for past 26 years or so, Awesome Mix Vol. 1.
So, what music does this mythical mix tape contain? Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, has finally unveiled the track listing for the the films upcoming sequel and it is absolutely perfect. (more…)
While James Gunn didn’t pull a Picard yell, he did set the record straight on how many post credit scenes there are in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Check out his tweet below correcting a Screen Rant Tweet saying there are only four. Wait… only four, did we really just say that? It’s like the end of The Lord of the Rings series where there are four or five endings that keep leading to another ending. Everytime you got ready to get up it kept going and going. (more…)
The eagerly anticipated second instalment in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie series comes out in just over a week. The first movie exploded onto screens in 2014 and gave more mature comic fans a movie that was definitely targeted at them long before Deadpool, with its occasionally crude humour, evident self-awareness and loveably unlikeable protagonists. Fans of all ages have been waiting for the sequel since it came out. The movie’s popularity meant that a lot of people looked forward to not just one further movie, but perhaps even a full series that explored this new galaxy with these badass heroes in more depth. (more…)