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Discuss: How Much Is Too Much? 9 Major Superhero Movies Scheduled To Be Released In 2017

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2014 10:08 AM
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After years of playing catch-up to Marvel Studios, yesterday Warner Bros. announced an ambitious plan for their slate of DC superhero movies, plotting ten blockbusters to land between 2016 and 2020. And combined with the various strategies their rivals at Fox and Sony are planning long term, that's over 30 comic book movies from major studios hitting theaters in the next six years. A couple of months ago, we were already wondering if this was too much product, and frankly, the question is worth asking again. Is Hollywood flying too close to the sun, threatening to fatigue audiences with superhero sagas?

Discuss: What Does The Success Of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Mean For Future Marvel Movies?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 4, 2014 1:54 PM
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Unless you’ve been locked in the Kyln, you probably noticed that “Guardians Of The Galaxy” opened this past weekend. Marvel’s latest extravaganza, a space adventure directed by Troma graduate James Gunn, was seen in advance of its release as the riskiest of the studio’s ten movies: based on a mostly comic known only to "Marvel Zombies"; unfamiliar characters; significantly different in setting and tone to megahit “The Avengers”; a cast comprised of untested B-listers as well as A-listers voicing an animated raccoon and a tree.

Marvel Announces 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2' For Summer 2017, Watch Full 'Avengers' Comic-Con Panel

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 26, 2014 9:47 PM
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Marvel’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego Saturday night wasn’t very substantive—a lot of sizzle, not much steak. The audience there went ape over most of the teaser footage shown. Anyone desperate for news about Marvel mystery release dates, “Doctor Strange” or announcements of any Marvel superheroes newly headed for the big screen walked away empty handed. Chris Pratt and director James Gunn did come out at the very end of the panel to announce “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.” The movie has been slated for a July 28, 2017 release.

James Gunn To Write & Direct 'Guardians Of Galaxy 2,' Also Wants To Do 'Thunderbolts'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2014 8:19 AM
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Until this point, all James Gunn would allow about his future with Marvel was that he was under contract for one more movie. But with strong early reviews for "Guardians Of The Galaxy" (here's ours), and a box office opening already predicted to be around $60 million (with some projections putting the take higher), it's now just a formality of Marvel making it official that Gunn will be back to write and direct the sequel. Accordingly, the folks around Gunn are basically confirming he's got the gig.

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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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.

Rumor: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2' To Face 'Batman Vs. Superman' In 2016 Plus Josh Trank Denies Female Dr. Doom

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 1:00 PM
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It was sort of a dick move when Warner Bros. moved "Batman Vs. Superman" out of 2015 and right onto a 2016 date already called by Marvel for a currently untitled movie. And while nothing is official as to what they'll place against the DC Comics powerhouse, a rumor is suggesting they're gonna bank on their new batch of superheroes.

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