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Kevin Feige Says Marvel May Now Release One Sequel And One New Franchise Each Year, Also Denies 'Planet Hulk'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 4:46 PM
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"Here we are now, 14 years since the first Marvel movie I worked on. At that point it had been eight years and for about those eight years people had been asking ‘How much longer gonna last?’ ‘When are people gonna get tired of these movies?' And my answer always was ‘People only get tired if a whole slew of terrible ones come out’. And it was our job to make sure that doesn’t happen," Marvel honco Kevin Feige said last week. "If there are other people out there interested in that not happening as well, I’m all for it!" And while there have been patchy superhero movies (see Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" for example), for Marvel at least, they've kept the quality level mostly consistent, so why not continue?

Exclusive: James Gunn Says 'Planet Hulk'/'Guardians of the Galaxy' Rumors Are "A Bunch Of Complete Bullsh*t"

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 21, 2014 9:05 AM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn
Last year, Latino-Review reported that the "Planet Hulk" comic book storyline would soon be stomping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (In the comic book, the Hulk is banished from Earth and winds up on a fearsome world, following a "Conan"-style trajectory from gladiatorial warrior to ruler of the planet.) The rumors were debunked, but late last month, Hitfix teased a potential "Guardians of the Galaxy" sequel that would also feature "Planet Hulk"-style story elements (head to that site for the full, potentially spoilery details). Well, we recently spoke to "Guardians of the Galaxy" writer/director James Gunn, and he set the record straight on both counts.

Chris Pratt Says He Turned Down ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy' At First, Auditioned For 'Star Trek' & 'Avatar'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 15, 2014 1:32 PM
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It’s interesting how a career can evolve so quickly. There’s been fan chatter on the Internet calling for Chris Pratt to play the new Indiana Jones, but things were very different for the actor a few years ago.

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Soundtrack Features David Bowie, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The Runaways & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2014 4:59 PM
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Guardians of The Galaxy
“I swear, I've gotten angry with filmmakers like Ridley Scott and George Lucas who can't let go of their old films and want to keep going back and offering up different versions, but I can easily see myself doing that now,” James Gunn wrote on Facebook recently about "Guardians Of The Galaxy." “This is essentially my last week of actually making 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' It's been two years straight and I've starting to become terrified of actually having to STOP.”

James Gunn Confirms Cameo For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Plus New Empire Covers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2014 9:23 AM
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Guardians of The Galaxy
Do we have to say this? Really? Well, okay: there are spoilers ahead. Seriously, if you don't want to know the cameo appearance in the upcoming "Guardians Of The Galaxy," turn around now, go do something else, just do anything except reading any further.

James Gunn Promises Shifting Aspect Ratios For IMAX Screenings Of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2014 10:05 AM
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Aspects ratios are the new... black, we guess? Certainly, there's been more conversation lately about the framing of images in movies, from Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" serving up three different formats, while Xavier Dolan's "Tom At The Farm" and the upcoming "Mommy," also play with the black bars. And so it was probably just a matter of time until a major studio blockbuster did the same.

Don’t Believe The Hype: James Gunn Says ‘Ant-Man’ Directing Rumors Are Bullsh*t

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 29, 2014 1:35 PM
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Guardians, James Gunn, Ant-Man
So if you believed the morning rumors, which honestly smelled a little bit more like horseshit than usual, James Gunn, director of Marvel’s “The Guardians Of The Galaxy” was going to take over “Ant-Man” from the now departed Edgar Wright. Hey, Gunn was understanding of the problems between mom and dad, and hell, his Marvel movie was to 2014 what Wright’s “Ant-Man” was to 2015—a risk. Presumably Gunn’s done a great job of blending wacky comedy and “risk” along with the narrative foundations of what Marvel needs and expects for their tentpoles, so he’d make a good choice, right?

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Weighs In On The Edgar Wright/Marvel/’Ant-Man’ Divorce

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 26, 2014 2:05 PM
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Guardians, James Gunn, Ant-Man
If the Edgar Wright and Marvel split over “Ant-Man” is actually less amicable than originally suggested, maybe it is more akin to a “divorce” as fans have been putting it? After all, Wright developed the project for Marvel for eight years only to walk away late last week allegedly after a script rewrite that Wright agreed to, but didn’t love.

James Gunn Says 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is "Definitely Connected" To 'Avengers 3' Plus New Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 1:00 PM
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With Marvel plotting their cinematic map all the way to 2028, it's not a surprise to learn that thoughts are already percolating about "The Avengers 3." As folks know, Joss Whedon's Marvel contract expires after he drops "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," so we'll have to see if he stays committed to the comic world that has earned his biggest success. But even if not, the path to the inevitable third movie is already being laid.

Razzies 2014: 'Movie 43' Takes Worst Picture, Will & Jaden Smith Heavily Thrown Under Bus For 'After Earth'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 2, 2014 11:49 AM
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After Earth, Will Smith
It's game day. The Academy Awards ceremony obvious takes place this evening and so like clockwork, the ignominious folks that run the Razzies Awards have unveiled their list for the worst movies of the year. The biggest story this year is that the Razzie committee failed to award Adam Sandler anything. Odd given how much the organization seems to loath Sandler and all his comedies. And oh yes, “Grown Ups 2” was nominated in several worst categories, but the Razzies saw fit to see many other films are far more egregious in failure.

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