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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Reboots Summer Box Office With $94 Million Take

GOTG_Payoff_1-ShtA few weeks ago those in the know would have told you Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” had a tough road ahead of it. It had unknown characters, an unproven lead actor, a director best known for films that are kind of out there, and was opening in an already dreary summer as far as box office goes. A Marvel film without super heroes? Who would go see it?

Turns out, just about everyone. Early estimates for the weekend show James Gunn’s space opera ringing in $94 million in space credits. That’s a new record for August openings. That’s freakin’ fantastic. The Global Box Office is now over $160 Million already. Not too shabby.Read More »Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Reboots Summer Box Office With $94 Million Take

The Making of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Props and Costumes

One of the many things that impressed me about Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” was the realistic world building. To truly create a believable world out of whole-cloth, the artists behind mega-movies like Guardians must focus on the details. There’s a ton of great detail… Read More »The Making of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Props and Costumes

Guardians of the Galaxy Is the Ultimate Summer Blockbuster For Marvel

In “Guardians of the Galaxy,” director James Gunn has crafted a classic space opera that is the definitive summer blockbuster. Equal parts high-energy and action-packed, with healthy doses of humor, pop culture references, and melancholy, this movie hits all the bases for a satisfyingly fun… Read More »Guardians of the Galaxy Is the Ultimate Summer Blockbuster For Marvel

Guardians of the Galaxy Review

This latest venture into the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes us as far away from Earth and its Mightiest Heroes as we could possibly go, the only connecting point being Thanos, who we saw at the end of The Avengers but doesn’t play that much larger… Read More »Guardians of the Galaxy Review

SDCC’14 Coverage: Marvel Announces Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series and Video Game

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During Marvel’s animation panel at SDCC’14, creative director Eric Radomski was discussing the inclusion of the Guardians of the Galaxy characters in upcoming episodes of all of Marvel’s animated series, when it was revealed the Guardians would soon be getting their own animated series.

This was followed by a 1-minute teaser of the show, featuring a scene with Rocket and Starlord.

No date was released for the series start, but it will air on the Disney XD channel, with other Marvel series like “Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” and “Avengers Assemble.”

You can watch the full Marvel animation panel online here:

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Guardians of the Galaxy, LEGO Style

YouTube star Forrest Whaley is a big Marvel and LEGO fan. He’s remade one of the TV Spots for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy completely out of LEGO, which is pretty impressive if you ask me What do you think? Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”… Read More »Guardians of the Galaxy, LEGO Style

Who is James Gunn, besides the director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Director James Gunn with  his friend Mikayla Hoover

Director James Gunn with his friend Mikayla Hoover

For the last few weeks, I’ve been following Guardians of The Galaxy Director @jamesgunn on Twitter and as well as on Facebook. It’s been one series after another of great posts, behind the scenes photos, and a rare glimpse as a Director rises to whatever level super stars achieve in Hollywood. Yes, Guardians of the Galaxy is that good.

In an early profile FilmJournal interviewed Gunn about what it was like as he was competing for the director’s chair

“The more I talked about it, the more excited I got. I saw the opportunity to do the exact movie I’d always wanted to do and never thought I’d have the chance—a space opera. As we talked, I could see visually what I would do with the movie, like bringing back some of the colorful palettes of sci-fi movies like Forbidden Planet and Fantastic Voyage. So I threw my hat in the ring. At first it was me against five other directors; then it was me against three other directors; then it was me against one other director; and then it was just me.”

and on the challenges of creating a whole corner of the galaxy from the ground up

“On a normal movie, you’d set a scene in a kitchen and then go to the production designer and he’d say, ‘We can use this toaster or this toaster or this toaster.’ In this movie, if the characters are going to have toast, you’ve got to figure out how the process works. Are there toasters? Are they in the wall? You’re really creating everything from the ground up and I felt like I had a lot of freedom to create the universe I wanted.”

It really is a great interview, read the whole thing.

Another recent profile on Gunn was in the Los Angeles Times. Gunn talks about more about how much he’s enjoyed working on the projectRead More »Who is James Gunn, besides the director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy