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15 Jul 2012, 13:28 #1



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06 Nov 2012, 12:50 #2

I would love to see this as a movie but I'm not sure how they could pull this off. Unknown characters as far as your average non comic enthusiast goes. Brings up the issue of how to introduce each character with enough background bio to allow the audience to feel they know and understand these guys. Would be a great movie to help set up the Thanos background for Avengers 2. Now would Groot spend the whole movie screaming "I am Groot!!!!!!" lol
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06 Nov 2012, 12:52 #3

Anyway you can repost the pics? I think they were taken down wherever you found them...I just see little squares.
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MARVEL STARTS CASTING SEARCH FOR "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY'S" STAR-LORD
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TV/FilmSteve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor8

Marvel has begun the search to cast Star-Lord in James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Director James Gunn's cinematic take on Marvel Comics' "Guardians of the Galaxy" lands August 1, 2014 and the search has begun to cast the lead role of Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord, the leader of the Marvel Cosmic team. Deadline reports Marvel Studios has put together a short list of actors to test for the role that includes "Zero Dark Thirty" actor Joel Edgerton, "Boardwalk Empire's" Jack Huston, "Cloud Atlas'" Jim Sturgess, "The Hobbit" and "Pushing Daises" actor Lee Pace and Eddie Redmayne, who plays Marius in the film adaptation of "Les Miserables."

While those are the only names on the list, Deadline also heard rumors of interest from or in actors Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden and Sullivan Stapleton.

Created by Steve Englehart, Peter Quill first appeared in 1976 and played a major role in Marvel's crossover event "Annihilation" in 2006 and "Annihilation: Conquest" in 2007 before receiving the primary role in Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's "Guardians of the Galaxy" ongoing series in 2008. While Quill has a human appearance, only his mother was human -- his father was an alien. A master strategist and expert in close-quarters combat, Peter Quill's signature weapons became two Kree submachine guns under the hand of Abnett and Lanning during "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Officially announced in July at Comic-Con International, Guardians of the Galaxy is reportedly "about a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants." Although the Guardians have boasted a large and changing roster over the past four decades, in addition to Star-Lord, the concept art Marvel debuted at CCI 2012 features Drax the Destroyer, the human resurrected in the body of an alien to combat Thanos; Groot, the extraterrestrial tree monster; Rocket Raccoon, the fearless genetically altered raccoon; and Gamora, the most dangerous woman in the universe.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" opens August 1, 2014

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Tags:  guardians of the galaxy, marvel comics, marvel studios, star-lord, james gunn, joel edgerton, jack huston, jim sturgess, lee pace, eddie redmayne






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29 Nov 2012, 16:56 #6

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Guardians of the Galaxy director under fire for superhero-sex article


James Gunn

Even as the casting search gears up for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, a push has begun online to convince the studio to fire director James Gunn over objections to a nearly two-year-old blog post that many view as misogynistic and homophobic. (Note: This post contains graphic language.)

The Feb. 17, 2011 post containing the results of a “Superheroes You Most Want to Have Sex With” poll, complete with Gunn’s commentary, was deleted at some point from the filmmaker’s website but the cached version resurfaced earlier this week on Tumblr before receiving further exposure Wednesday on The Mary Sue. Why Gunn’s post was only recently unearthed is a bit of a mystery (he was confirmed to direct Guardians of the Galaxy more than two months ago).

Gunn’s superhero sex poll includes male and female characters — 50 in all — ranging from Wonder Woman and Superman to Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel. While The Mary Sue notes “there’s nothing wrong about running a poll for the most sex-able superhero on your site,” the complaints arise over some of the filmmaker’s accompanying commentary.


Some of Gunn’s remarks are merely juvenile — for instance, Catwoman “has been making my penis feel funny since I was four years old and saw Julie Newmar playing her on TV” — others are a bit more offensive. On the entry for the X-Man Gambit, he writes, “My girlfriend voted for this Cajun fruit. I think she’s looking to have a devil’s three way with the two of us.  The idea of my balls slapping against Gambit’s makes me sick to my stomach, but I can’t deny the fellow’s pure HEAT …”

For Batgirl/Cassandra Cain, Gunn suggests, “Being a teen mom and all, you know she’s easy. Go for it.” For Kitty Pryde: “@KittyPryde actually wrote me on Twitter after posting the nominees for heroes you most want to have sex with. I wrote her back, but neglected to mention that I wanted to anally do her.”

And for his Batwoman entry: “This lesbian character was voted for almost exclusively by men. I don’t know exactly what that means.  But I’m hoping for a Marvel-DC crossover so that Tony Stark can “turn” her.  She could also have sex with Nightwing and probably still be technically considered a lesbian.”

On her own blog, Dark Horse editor Rachel Edidin calls the comments “fucked up and misogynist and homophobic,” explaining, “If Gunn’s list is satire, it’s bad satire, because it skews incredibly close to material that’s not only already out there, but that comes from official media and in some cases industry professionals. There’s a significant slice of the comics community that is that misogynist and homophobic, and says so loudly and frequently. It’s telling, I think, that so many people took what Gunn wrote at face value: this is material we’ve seen before, again and again, presented seriously.”

A petition at Change.org urging Marvel Studios “to cut ties with Gunn and find a new director who has respect for women” has gathered more than 4,400 signatures.


November 29, 2012 @ 08:00 AM by Kevin Melrose
Tagged: COMIC BOOKS, CONTROVERSY, FANDOM, GAYS IN COMICS, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, JAMES GUNN, MARVEL, MARVEL STUDIOS, MOVIES, WOMEN IN COMICS


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Josh
November 29, 2012 at 8:05 am

I get trying to be funny, but some of this is beyond questionable. Why do people think they can be homophobic and sexist in this day and age? I’m sure there’s some 13 year old out there who’s very impressed, but the guy comes off bad.

Gregg
November 29, 2012 at 8:19 am

you people really need to lighten the F**K up, there are more pressing problems in this country than James Gunn making a list of FICTIONAL characters you wan to have sex with. Jesus!

Chris Deneen
November 29, 2012 at 8:22 am

James Gunn is by no means a textbook Hollywood director he is out there and he takes chances. This is what people like about him. Directors like Joss Whedon and many of the actors Gunn has worked with including Nathan Fillion and Michael Rooker love the guy. Everyone makes mistakes but when people who are different make mistakes everyone jumps to conclusions. Robert Downy Jr. has a sordid past but no one brings it up any more. Get over it Gunn is a talented director who posted some stupid shit.

He is going to make an incredible Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Luke
November 29, 2012 at 8:23 am

I don’t really understand why everyone has their panties in a bunch.. Everybody is so sensitive these days. Everybody wan’t their beliefs to be heard and accepted but if somebody has an opposing view its time to rain down the power of the internet on them.

This guy worked for TROMA. Wake up people. James Gunn’s personality and humor is all over the top sexual. He did a PG Porn segment for Spike. Do your homework.

Johnny
November 29, 2012 at 8:25 am

So he was probably hammered and posted something stupid. Big deal.

Josh #2
November 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

If you’re familiar with James Gunn’s previous work and attitude, you’ll know for a fact that this is a joke. He’s just flown under the radar for so long that no one has ever noticed or cared for that matter. I mean he has a hilarious web-series called “PG Porn – Everything you love about Porn, without the sex”. He’s also worked with Troma Entertainment… you know the group… that created Toxic Avenger and Poultrygeist – Night of the Chicken? Lighten up and do some research… he’s always been this guy.

Mind you, from various podcasts that he has guest appeared on and that I have listen to; he’s extremely liberal. I doubt any of that plays well with his homophobia. This is a joke. Don’t like it? Don’t read
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08 Dec 2012, 13:43 #7

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01 Jan 2013, 08:50 #8

This must be done well, or I will kill them


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18 Jan 2013, 13:28 #9

Lol
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16 Jul 2013, 12:39 #10

When Den of Geek say they have a solid source, I believe they mean cast iron. Their slightly sucky team may have fallen someway behind ours in last week’s big Monsters University quiz night, but they’re certainly good guys and trustworthy.

Well, that’s the UK Den of Geek anyhow. I really can’t vouch for the US lot.

So, according to the UK Den’s new report, the characters being played by Benicio Del Toro and Karen Gillan in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy are The Collector and Nebula respectively. At the same time, they’re repeating that Lee Pace is playing Ronan the Accuser, which isn’t new news, but now, I’d say, rather solidly locked down.

Previously, we’d heard that Del Toro’s character will be in multiple Marvel movies, which kind of threw me off the scent somewhat. How will they use The Collector over and over again? I can see how he might factor into The Avengers sequel, but beyond that, I’m at a loss. For now.

We’ve also heard that Ronan the Accuser will “swap sides” as the film goes on, in keeping with his comic book legacy.

Add Nebula, the space pirate and alleged grand daughter of Thanos – though I would like to see the DNA test results, please – and I think it’s signed, sealed and on the way to the postbox that this plot line will feature the Infinity Gems.

Guardians of the Galaxy is in production in the UK now. Expect a lot more to break around the time of Comic Con.
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03 Oct 2013, 17:38 #12

kacangpool @ Nov 7 2012, 11:31 AM wrote:
This image has me drooling. I can't wait. I think I am more excited for this than I am for Avengers 2. I was a big fan of the Abnett/Lanning series a while back and, as you can see from my sig, I am collecting the series by Bendis.

Can't wait :metal:
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27 Oct 2013, 19:37 #13

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04 Nov 2013, 21:04 #14

Doc Omega @ Jan 1 2013, 02:50 AM wrote: This must be done well, or I will kill them
Amen, brother.
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01 Jan 2014, 09:05 #15



MARVEL'S "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" DEBUTS FIRST OFFICIAL PHOTO

With 2014 nearly here, Disney has released the first official still from upcoming Marvel Studios production "Guardians of the Galaxy," as part of a larger update of the studio's upcoming slate. If the image looks familiar, it's from the teaser footage screened earlier in 2013 at Comic-Con International and the D23 Expo, and it's effectively a live-action version of the concept art that's been out for a few months.



Here's the official synopsis for "Guardians of the Galaxy," scheduled for released on Aug. 1, 2014:
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team -- the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits -- Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace is poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand -- with the galaxy's fate in the balance.
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01 Jan 2014, 14:17 #16

This looks awful IMO. I'm predicting a box office flop


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02 Jan 2014, 00:52 #17

What do John Rhys-Davies and Vin Diesel have in common?

They both played animated trees on the big screen.
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02 Jan 2014, 00:58 #18

RANDOM_HAVOK @ Jul 16 2013, 06:39 AM wrote:
Previously, we’d heard that Del Toro’s character will be in multiple Marvel movies, which kind of threw me off the scent somewhat. How will they use The Collector over and over again? I can see how he might factor into The Avengers sequel, but beyond that, I’m at a loss. For now.
Obviously, the Collector was in the Thor: Dark World mid-credit scene.
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02 Jan 2014, 14:05 #19

Aww man, thanks for spoiling it


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02 Jan 2014, 17:57 #20

starlord's mask?



rocket ...

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02 Jan 2014, 23:00 #21

Before I begin my rant about GotG. Happy new year 2014! [happy] [fistskaker]

I'm calling it now. Guardians of the Galaxy will be the WORST comic book movie of summer 2014, and possibly a great stinker of the year. There is no way this film will translate nearly as perfectly as Avengers, Thor, Iron man (1st) or the Batmans. As much as I like Abnett and Lanning's run of GotG, this film will fail. The director is some hack apparently. The choice of casting is very suspicious and not too impressive. Really marvel chief kevin feige? Batista as Drax? Vin Diesel as Groot? Okay. The only good choices were Zoe Saldana as Gamora (could be awesome) and Star lord, that chris pratt guy who is a comedy actor, but is pretty good. I can see him as peter quill. Bradley Cooper is doing the voice of Rocket raccoon. I don't know, I'm very indifferent to this whole movie. There were many other properties I would have rather seen turned into films than guardians. I can name 8. While reading some guardians issues of the 2008 run, never did I once say "You know what, marvel studios really absolutely needs to make this into a film! I have to see star lord and this rag tag team take on galactic and universal threats while having zany comedy and witty lines from a talking raccoon!!" It wasn't necessary. Many others I would have rather seen as films first.

I am curious to see the trailer and maybe it will change my opinion on this, but I have a BAAAAAAAD feeling with this marvel project. I am looking forward to Captain America 2 WS, Xmen Days of Future past and even Amazing Spider man 2 much more. They all look quite good, especially Xmen dofp. I want to see Godzilla and the Jack Ryan movie coming out soon, more than this. True talk.


ps. Why is Adam Warlock not in this film? The only way I can maybe like this movie is if Warlock was to appear in a mid credit scene. That would be epic.
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03 Jan 2014, 02:14 #22

The low expectations from the fan base makes this movie a candidate for a surprise summer hit.

Glad I'm not the only one waiting to see Warlock.
With an Infinity Gauntlet storyline in the works he has to show up soon.
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03 Jan 2014, 19:21 #23

'nuther picture of rocket ....

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03 Jan 2014, 20:00 #24

I doubt I will even see this movie


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04 Jan 2014, 03:38 #25

Rumor Patrol: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series in Development at Marvel



It’s not without reason that Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Screen Rant’s most highly anticipated 2014 Movies. Not only will it be the first non-sequel Marvel movie since 2012′s The Avengers, it will also introduce a brand-new team of weird and wonderful characters that includes an anthropomorphic tree played by Vin Diesel and a gun-wielding talking raccoon with the voice of Bradley Cooper.

As hyped as Marvel fans might be for Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s also one of the riskiest movies of the franchise so far. Unlike Iron Man or the Hulk, the Guardians of the Galaxy aren’t exactly well-known outside of comic book circles, and casual moviegoers will probably need some convincing before they decide to give the movie a chance.

However, a new rumor regarding an additional branch to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise suggests that Marvel and Disney are feeling pretty confident about the characters’ appeal. CBM reports that, according to a “well placed source,” Marvel has plans for an animated series based on Guardians of the Galaxy. The source claims that Marvel was previously weighing this project up against another Spider-Man cartoon, but has now decided to go with Guardians of the Galaxy instead.

Guardians of the Galaxy Avengers 2 Rumor Patrol: Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series in Development at Marvel



The comics featuring the characters would definitely be great source material for an animated series, with the sci-fi adventure premise and diverse band of characters holding a lot of appeal for younger audiences (and older ones, for that matter). The Guardians have already appeared as guest stars on both Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and this latest rumor suggest that Marvel might have been deliberately testing the characters with audiences before giving them their own show.

As with all stories of this nature it’s important to remember that this information hasn’t yet been corroborated by any official sources, but it certainly makes sense. The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes debuted alongside the release of the big screen version of The Avengers, so it’s possible that Disney and Marvel are considering doing something similar with Guardians of the Galaxy.

Who knows, perhaps twenty years from now the kids of today will be sitting around remembering the Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon with the same kind of misty-eyed nostalgia that’s currently reserved for Batman: The Animated Series and X-Men. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.
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