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Speculation Surrounds Stallone and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2”

4 Mar

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Guardians_of_the_GalaxyThere is some buzz surrounding Sylvester Stallone as of late. The 69-year-old actor, who was recently nominated for an Academy Award for the film Creed, was photographed exiting an Atlanta hotel where the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are currently staying. A New York Daily News report contains a photo of Stallone in possession of a script. A source has told the Mail, “The star then got into a car usually assigned to Chris Pratt, the star of the movie.”

The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, which grossed 773.3 Million worldwide, is being shot at Pinewood Studio in the State of Georgia.

While it is possible Stallone could potentially play the role of Peter Quill’s (Pratt) father, Marvel Studios has not confirmed Stallone’s casting. Quill’s father is a role that director James Gunn teased would play a huge part in the film. But with the recent casting of Kurt Russell, it was rumoured Russell would portray that character. Stallone’s role says Daily Mail’s source would be a cameo.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 will be written and directed by James Gunn. Chris Pratt (Peter Quill), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), and Karen Gillan (Nebula) will reprise their roles.

Source(s): The New York Daily News, Jacqueline Cutler, We Love Collecting Movies Facebook group, and Movie Addiction Facebook Group.

An Infinity Nerd’s Take on Guardians of the Galaxy

2 Aug

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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Once when movie-goers start watching one movie set in the Marvel Comics Cinematic Universe, they will have to see the rest. There`s no denying that fact. In each film, there are little details being offered either before, during or after the credits roll to tease at what is to come. Sometimes a few details are unimportant, like Tony Stark getting psychoanalyzed by Bruce Banner or seeing the team eat shawarma, but only the astute will know that the bonus material that the early films offered were made to build up to The Avengers.

For another set of post-credits scenes, namely what’s seen in Thor: The First Avenger, Avengers, The Amazing Spider Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past, the tease is made lead into the Infinity Gauntlet storyline. Guardians of the Galaxy further defines this grander story arc by being a milestone product. Although this tale stands alone very well, all things considered, as a singular product, not everyone is going to understand how important one of the characters, The Collector, is unless they have seen Thor: Dark World or read the original mini-series to which Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is taking from. But it should be noted that most of these films are based on the current run than the 80’s material. Even without this extra knowledge, Guardians is a fun film with lots of grandiose silliness to entrench it as part of this Marvel Comics brand. It’s comic book style kinetics and narrative compares favourably against the Avengers movie, and perhaps the two super-groups will meet after one team deals with Ultron next year.

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How to get a Sneak Peak of Guardians of the Galaxy on July 7th!

27 Jun

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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In a brilliant stroke of marketing, fans of Marvel Entertainment’s films can get a sneak peek of Guardians of the Galaxy on July 7th, 2014 along with 17mins of exclusive footage in select IMAX theatres for free.

Hopefully what is presented will be enough to salivate the most hungry fans interested in this next part of this Phase 2 saga leading up to Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.

When a crazy Star Lord (Peter Quuill) steals an orb from a vault, all he ends up doing is perhaps getting into a ride of the century. He has to ally himself with “branded” criminals to become the Guardians of the Galaxy.

As a token of thanks to those hard-core fans and Marvelites, a special poster (depicted left) will be offered to show attendees. They can see if a local theatre is listed and register here for a pass. ID is required at time of redemption.

 

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A Summary of Guardians of the Galaxy Q & A

19 May

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

GuardiansGalaxyWhile many Canadians were celebrating Victoria Day, a day named after one of the historical British monarchs, other nerdy type Canadians were instead hailing Facebook’s special Guardians of the Galaxy Q & A in the morning and Marvel’s newly released trailer by the afternoon.

In attendance for this event were Director James Gunn, actors Chris Pratt (Peter Quill / Star-Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) and Karen Gillan (Nebula).

Two surprises were revealed both hours away before the online session and 20 minutes after live. New guests; Marvel Studios President and Guardians Producer Kevin Feige and the voice of Groot, Vin Diesel, appeared in the session.
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