“Guardians Of The Galaxy” 17 Minute Sneak Peek Review

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As you may know, I am extremely excited for Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” coming up in just a few weeks. The trailers have been absolutely fantastic and it just looked like such a fun and unique movie from the studio. Not to mention that it’s also the movie that directly leads us into “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” So yesterday, I attended a sneak peek event where I saw 17 minutes of the film in IMAX 3D. I was super excited to get more of a glimpse at what I will be seeing come July 31. After having seen the footage, words cannot describe how much higher my anticipation is for this film. It looks insanely good! Just a fair warning that this post will contain spoilers on what I saw, so be warned before continuing to read. Continue reading

“Ant-Man” Director Is . . . A “Yes Man!”

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Marvel has gone through hell with this “Ant-Man” movie ever since Edgar Wright left the project. There have been several names for directors the studio was interested in including Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer, David Wain, and Rawson Thurber. For some reason, Phil Lord & Chris Miller were never mentioned, but I digress. Clearly, they wanted comedy directors. Now, it’s officially been announced that Marvel has their guy – Peyton Reed, director of “Yes Man” and “The Break-Up.” Continue reading

James Gunn Speaks Out About 3D and IMAX in “Guardians of the Galaxy”

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Today on his Facebook page, director James Gunn made a post talking about his experience with the IMAX 3D conversion of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Here’s what he had to say:

Just got out of working on the Guardians cut for IMAX 3D and I’m unbelievably excited about it. “Guardians of the Galaxy” has been planned as a 3D film from its very inception. Yes, if you see the film in 2D, you’ll get a full experience. But the 3D experience promises a little something extra. Unlike many directors, I’ve been actively involved with converting every shot to 3D, making sure it works perfectly for the story and the film, making sure it’s spectacular and immersive without being silly, distracting, or overly showy. 3D conversion was once far inferior to shooting in 3D, but over the past couple years new technology has allowed us incredible control over the 3D effects, making it equal to or in some cases greater than shooting in 3D. Continue reading

Josh Brolin Has Been Cast As Thanos in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

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Latino-Review just broke news that actor Josh Brolin (“No Country for Old Men”) has been cast to play Thanos (the purple dude during the credits of “The Avengers”) in Marvel’s upcoming films, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” At first, I didn’t believe the news because Latino-Review has proven to be hit or miss when it comes to their breaking news stories.

It wasn’t until I saw it confirmed on Variety. Then this is where the tears began to flow. Continue reading

Marvel Studios Looking At Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer, and Rawson Thurber for “Ant-Man?”

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After the disappointing news that Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”) is no longer directing “Ant-Man” for Marvel Studios, everyone’s been curious about who’s going to take over as director. I advocated in my editorial that Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Lego Movie”) would be the best choices to direct. Well, it’s looking like that’s out of the question as reports are coming in that  three other directors are being looked at for the directors chair. Continue reading

Director Edgar Wright Has Left Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” Who Should Take Over?

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News broke this past Friday that director Edgar Wright, most famous for his Cornetto trilogy (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” and “The World’s End”), has departed the director’s chair from Marvel Studio’s upcoming film, “Ant-Man.” Here’s what the studio had to say:

Marvel Studios and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on “Ant-Man” due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly. Continue reading