The “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” montage at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy is pretty goddam neat – with the crew all aboard Star Lord’s ship in high spirits; it’s a happy ending. However, James Gunn has been discussing his alternate ending whilst doing the promotional rounds for the upcoming Blu-ray release. The writer/director revealed that the final montage was originally going to include extra scenes for three more characters including: The Collector (Benicio Del Toro), Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Grandpa Quill (Gregg Henry). These scenes were actually filmed by each of the actors with two eventually being cut from the final version of the film (The Collector’s scene was just relocated).  (more…)


If there ever was the perfect choice to pick a director for a film like Guardians of the Galaxy, the James Gunn was the perfect man for the job. So it is great that he is returning to continue the epic story of our lovable group of miscast anti-heroes. He recently sat down and spoke with The Playlist at the Tokyo International Film Festival and by the sounds of things he’s already utilizing his fully eccentric brain capacity and thinking even further ahead than GOTG 2 (gotta love Gunn’s work ethic and dedication to his craft). When asked about the sequel and what might happen after that Gunn had this to say:  (more…)


The nation of Japan has brought the world many wonderful bounties: Godzilla, Akira, Hello Kitty.  However, for every Full Metal Alchemist, there’s a splash of hentai that crops up to wreak havoc on all  that you find holy and pure. With that in mind, it should be no wonder that Japan chose to celebrate the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy in its country over the weekend in a way that will make you wonder  if the AI revolution is upon us. (more…)


There’s no question that one of the biggest draws to the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy,  still in theaters, is the soundtrack riddled with upbeat songs that you can bop your Earther or Xandarian  head to. The songs not only provide the movie with a jazzy, slightly off-kilter beat, but they also serve to  propel the tale of Guardians’ Star-Lord, whose last gift from his mother was the “Awesome Mix Vol. 1”  cassette tape featuring the songs from the soundtrack. The songs hail from those far off times known as  the 1970s and 1980s, begging the question as to what Chris Pratt, the man behind Star-Lord, would have  on his own Awesome mix. Pratt recently spoke to IGN  about a mix tape he once created, and it  turns out that he and Star-Lord have similar musical sensibilities. (more…)


The other day, we posted a story about an alternative cameo for Stan “The Man” Lee in the latest Marvel Studios blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. If you see the movie today, the godfather of Marvel Comics appears in a one scene on the planet Xandar as one of the faces in the crowd, but as James Gunn revealed at Dragon Con last weekend, he had a different idea about Lee’s cameo, but it never came to pass. Well, the director has come forth to reveal that it did, in fact, come to pass. Sort of. Thanks to the power of social media, Gunn got to clarify his comments, with art! (more…)


There have been a lot of great Stan Lee cameos: his “so fired” security guard from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the “Hef” moment from Iron Man, and playing one of his own characters – mailman Willie Lumpkin – in the first Fantastic Four movie. But this news, if it is to be believed, would have meant the best Stan Lee cameo thus far in any Marvel movie would have been in the studio’s latest hit. That is, if the idea hadn’t of been shot down. Unfortunately, even for a film like Guardians of the Galaxy that took a great many chances, this cameo was not meant to be. (more…)


There are actors and actresses, and then there are hardcore actors and actresses that will do pretty much anything in pursuit of perfecting their roles. Robert de Niro put on a ton of weight for Raging Bull, Christian Bale turned into a skeleton for The Machinist and Karen Gillan sacrificed a beautiful head of hair in order to play the role of the bald Nebula in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. What’s more, she recorded the entire process of losing her ginger mane. Check out the video below and share a little of Gillan’s pain. (more…)


Dave Bautista went from a well-known wrestler to one of the Guardians of the Galaxy thanks to this summer’s smash hit Marvel movie. Now the man known as Drax is enjoying more fame than ever amongst a much larger and diverse audience than wrestling fans, and he’s enjoying every minute of it. At Toronto’s National Fan Expo this weekend, Bautista took a victory lap for his Guardians success, but also looked to his future in film, and perhaps a return to the wrestling ring. (more…)


One thing you’ve got to know about talking to Michael Rooker one-on-one is he’s scary. The aviator sunglasses he wore weren’t helping either. Seriously though, underneath that gruff exterior is funny and charming man who has now found himself at the center of the nerd universe thanks to roles in AMC’s The Walking Dead and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In our brief chat at the National Fan Expo Friday, Rooker discussed which franchise is winning the autograph wars, how he’s a nerd with muscles and how a little Yondu does a long way. (more…)