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The upcoming Green Lantern Corps film set to release in 2020 is scouting for its leading man. The rumor mill has pushed out the shortlist for possible contenders to take on the role of the Emerald Crusader. As we mentioned in a previous piece about the film, there hasn’t been much released about what we can expect other than the main characters will be the Green Lanterns of Earth: Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, and Guy Gardner. This morning, The Wrap, dropped some names for who might take on the role and a surprising top of the list has a little experience with the character.

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Rebooting classic pop culture properties is an all too frequent practice. Hollywood mainly does it with movie licenses, but TV? You don’t see it as often but it does happen. Usually the shows that get the reboot treatment come and go so fast that audiences barely become aware of them. Such as the case with the 2011 reboot of Charlies Angels which only lasted 4 episodes. Or you have the reboot of Wonder Woman which didn’t even get to air its pilot episode, it was so bad.

Given the track record with failed TV rebootenings, will The A-Team fair any better?  (more…)

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The Marvel movie machine is a relentless beast that lives up to every promise it makes.  When the first footage for Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy was presented last year at San Diego Comic-Con, it marked the beginning of a fierce, intelligent marketing campaign that no one could run from.  During the past year, that excitement has only grown and now that the release date is upon us, millions of fans flocked to the local multiplex as soon as they could to get a glimpse of a team of relatively unknown characters, whose members include a tree and a talking raccoon. Everyone wants to be the first to see it, including “Maddie”, who after waiting over a year was finally getting ready to see the long awaited space adventure-comedy. And then something weird and tragic in the best possibly nerdy way happened…. (more…)

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I have to admit to being completely on the fence since Guardians of the Galaxy was first announced.

For starters — I’ve never been a hardcore comics kid, nor am I particularly a fan of Marvel’s brand of popcorn plasticity. The MCU pictures are only slightly interesting from a filmic outlook, while Guardians as a property is a complete unknown entity to me. A talking raccoon and a tree in locked in cosmic battle with a horde of spaced invaders? Sounds like something more fit for the side of an 80s metal band’s tour van than a multiplex silver screen. Then James Gunn was announced as director/co-writer and my interest level was raised (though I still can’t cop to being completely conned). Slither is a damn good rehash of Fred Dekker’s Night of the Creeps and Super is so dark and personal that it’s hard to dismiss (though I still don’t know if I’ll ever be able to say I’m a “fan” of the film). Could Gunn actually retain his Troma roots? Or would the somewhat boardroom-authored MCU Universe excise what made his previous output special in favor of their factory-line assembly process. Thankfully, the answer is the former, as Guardians of the Galaxy is 110% a James Gunn joint to, to the point that it might be the only Marvel movie to retain its author’s somewhat auteurist voice, marking the first time the filmmaker was valued over the brand. (more…)

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James Gunn really loves him some 70s rock, don’t he?

The second Guardians of the Galaxy trailer is here and it certainly fleshes out the teaser that came before, sticking with Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” as the main riff (while also injecting a little Norman Greenbaum in that ass). Best of all? It puts Chris Pratt front and center, yet again proving that Marvel’s casting decisions are really what make these movies so special.

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If you thought that James Gunn was done after posting one teaser, then you’ve got a couple of welcome surprises ahead. It wasn’t enough to post one teaser for the upcoming second trailer for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy that will hit the Internet Monday, Gunn’s been cranking out a different teaser for the last three days. Check them all out NOW! (more…)

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For those of you that ran to the bathroom, or to the fridge to grab another beer, when Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. went to commercial break last night, you might have missed this new television promo piece for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a nice little video with a message from each of the actors playing the main characters. (more…)

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The more I see from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the more excited I get for it. At first, I wasn’t completely sold on the director’s Troma-raised sense of humor translating properly to the Marvel universe. Then came that awful post-credits scene in Thor: the Dark World, which looked like Benicio Del Toro had wandered in from a painting party he had just visited while on peyote. It wouldn’t be until the teaser trailer that I began to turn around, as now all I want to do is watch Chris Pratt crack wise in outer space while flexing his newly sculpted muscles (Andy Dwyer grew up F-I-N-E).

Now comes some high-res looks at the characters, so you can parse through every whisker on Rocket Raccoon’s face before photoshopping your head onto his body. The detail in these is pretty amazing, and yet another reason why I’m super pumped for Gunn’s first foray in the Marvel Universe.

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