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 Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it 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.
The director was responding to a fan who asked that he replace Bradley Cooper with Danny DeVito. It isn't known what other actors actually read for the Rocket Raccoon role before James Gunn decided on Bradley Cooper, but the casting choice was later praised by fans after they finally got to hear what Rocket would sound like. Rocket, along with the rest of the Guardians, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Groot (Vin Diesel) will be back for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which is currently in pre-production in Atlanta.
If someone would have walked in to Guardians of the Galaxy not knowing any of the cast members involved, that person most likely would not have guessed that Bradley Cooper was the voice of Rocket. The actor eliminated all traces of his Philadelphia accent to portray the snarky raccoon, and his gravelly voice is unlike anything we've ever heard from the actor, before or since then. The casting worked out for the best, as Guardians of the Galaxy went on to become the surprise box office hit of 2014, taking in $333.1 million domestic and $774.1 million worldwide.Read More
Every Marvel movie contains numerous Easter eggs and hidden references to other movies and the comic books upon which they are based. But perhaps none more so than Guardians of the Galaxy. It contains so many bits of hidden trivia and other minutia that it hasn't all been discovered by fans. In fact, as of this very second, no one has discovered the biggest Easter egg hiding inside this Marvel sci-fi adventure. Will it ever be discovered?
This has kicked off another intense Easter egg hunt by fans, eager to discover exactly what Easter egg James Gunn is talking about. The movie has already been out for more than a year, so don't expect James Gunn to give in, revealing the big secret anytime soon. Packing each frame like a Mad magazine has insured that audiences will never tire of repeat viewing, and it's a more rewarding experience every time.Read More
What meant more to me is that in our tenth week we were out-performing any comic book film in recent history - not because of the money, but because people were going back to see the film a second, third, fourth, fifth time, or more, because they loved it. What mattered to me is that after a lifetime of telling stories and half a lifetime making movies, I felt like you and I, filmmaker and audience, were at the same place at the same time. It mattered to me mostly because I told a story fully with my heart, and you took it into yours. I don't think I can ever explain how much that means to me. It makes every failure I've ever had well worth it.
I get a lot of messages from people saying, 'You made me believe in movies again.' Well, you guys made me believe that what I spent my life doing was worth doing. And you strengthened my belief that nothing's worth doing, if it's not done honestly, and it's not done with love. On this, the one year anniversary of the cinematic Guardians entering our solar system: thank you, thank you, thank you. We really are, truly, honestly Groot.Read More
There aren't too many more franchises bigger than the WWE, the Marvel Universe, and James Bond, so it's understandable why the Superstar would want to conquer Star Wars next. Though it is a pretty big goal, it's not beyond the realm of possibility. Star Wars is a universe made up of all types of alien creatures and space heroes. Though with his stocky frame, he might just be too buff to play a Stormtrooper. And a little too short to play a Wookie.
Dave Bautista is 46-years-old, and he grew up as part of the Star Wars generation. Ask anyone his age, and appearing in a Star Wars movie is probably at the top of their bucket list. Lucky for him, he is sitting in a position where this might become a reality. He has the added benefit of being part of the Disney team with his role in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. And he will shoot Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 early next year for release in 2017.Read More
What are we watching here? Marvel and Disney have debuted a very strange TV spot for their new superhero adventure Ant-Man. It features stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas scatting about ants. They slap their chests, beating out a tribal rhythm used to call forth the insects. What does it all mean? Why are they doing this? We really have no idea!
There has been some concern from fans that the latest spat of Ant-Man clips and TV spots have been too spoilerish. One such TV spot even goes as far as to reveal the movie's secret Avengers cameo. Well, it's not a secret anymore, as Anthony Mackie's Falcon, who became a bonafide Avenger in Avengers: Age of Ultron, meets Scott Lang for the first time. We've included it here, in case you haven't seen it yet, or need some extra incentive to get yourself in theaters this weekend.Read More