Interesting.Continue reading James Gunn rehired for Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
Witness what a studio drunk on its own power looks like. Via Nerdbastards:
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) February 27, 2017
For those following at home: that is the tweet of the teaser to the trailer of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel that is coming out in a couple of months. AND MARVEL KNOWS THAT THE CLIP IS GONNA GO FAR AND WIDE ANYWAY. Look at me: I put it up, just like a rat with his paw on the wirehead button. Because they know. Oh, do they know…
You know? I think that it’s gonna be all right. I’m not looking for high drama, here? I want cheerful popcorn and cheese with a cast that likes each other. I think that we’re gonna get that.
Thunderstorms coming, so let me make this an early night: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is wrapped. Apparently filming came in on time and under budget, which is not exactly normal for a movie of this size, especially when the director knows how much freaking money it’s liable to make for the film studio. Also: it’s going to be shown at Comic Con in May 2017. So if you were looking for a reason to go…
PS: Before anybody asks: I don’t think that I can really do Comic-Con unless it was as media; and it’s unlikely that I’m going to have a third-party group pay my way for that one. Such is life.
I’m a little surprised that I haven’t done Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy yet, but then Movie of the Week gets less love than Book of the Week. Probably because I don’t watch as many movies or television shows as I used to, but I still get in a lot of books. Anyway: this was the film that convinced Marvel that it was unstoppable. …And, to be fair, so far they’ve been right. Anyway, if you haven’t seen this film – come on, you’ve seen this film. It has a raccoon with a machine gun in it. You are reading this site. Let’s be honest, here.
And so, adieu to Dark City.
Downloading to my computer as we speak.
There will be no stopping Stan Lee now. He will do as he pleases, and Hollywood must bend to his whim, or be broken upon it. If Marvel can turn the original concept into a summer blockbuster mega-hit – and may I remind you that there is a goram talking raccoon in this picture – then they’ll be able to do anything.
Yes, even that. The bit in the final post-credits scene.
I really want this movie not to suck. From Thom Dunn’s Tor.com review of Guardians of the Galaxy:
But if you’re anything like me, and somehow haven’t gotten sick of the ironic juxtaposition of 70s pop music set against the backdrop of a technicolor Mos Eisley, I’m here to tell you that Guardian’s of the Galaxy is the greatest remake of Footloose that you will likely ever see.
I really, really, really want this movie not to suck. For both noble and ignoble reasons. The thought of Hollywood being just the slightest bit scared of Marvel amuses me.