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The 2017 movie that unites Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, The Flash and Aquaman in one epic comic book to the big screen story that is blowing people’s minds. It’s always fun to show off your knowledge beforehand. Check out this movie review and get smart before the movie.
Critics Consensus: Justice League leaps over a number of DC movies, but its single bound isn’t enough to shed the murky aesthetic, thin characters, and chaotic action that continue to dog the franchise. – Rotten Tomatoes
It seemed like a sure thing that Ben Affleck was scheduled to write, direct and star in a new solo Batman movie, but a recent interview with The Guardian in which he stated: “It’s not a set thing and there’s no script” have put the status of the project into question. Further rumors of filming being pushed back from a spring date to sometime in the summer have Bat-fans worried their winged crusader will not take flight, but a new TV interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live! has set the record straight.
“I’m gonna direct the next Batman, we’re working on it,” Affleck confirmed. “It’s one of those things that’s really frustrating because with ‘Live By Night’ it took me a year-and-a-half to write it and get it ready and I worked really hard. It’s just no one gave a s**t. No one was like, ‘WHERE’S ‘LIVE BY NIGHT?’ But with Batman I keep getting the, “WHERE’S THE F**KING BATMAN?” I’m like, “Whoa, I’m working! Give me a second!”
While it’s possible that the script work Affleck is doing with DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns is still being fine-tuned, that is without question a good thing. One of the primary aspects that have hurt DC Films in the past has been the rushed slate to meet release dates, with Suicide Squad in particular only given a scant six weeks for script development. As of now, Warner Bros. has Aquaman and The Flash set for release in 2018, although with no director attached don’t be surprised if the latter film falls off the schedule. While it may behoove Warner Bros. shareholders to rush a Batman solo movie in to fill that Flash gap, it would be unwise, as another critical disappointment — particularly with an Oscar-winning director like Affleck behind it — could spell the beginning of the end for DC’s cinematic universe. Expect The Batman to maintain its projected 2019 release date.
Joe Manganiello will face off against Ben Affleck’s Batman in the film as Deathstroke, after first making his debut in the upcoming Justice League , with additional appearances by Jeremy Irons as Alfred and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon expected to happen as well. DC Entertainment President and CCO Geoff Johns will serve as co-writer (with Affleck) and producer.
Affleck will return to the big screen as Batman first in Justice League , opening in theaters on November 17.
Who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? What are the origins of Starlord? Who is Starlord’s father? Did you know that Drax used to be a real-estate agent who played Saxophone? With the huge and ever expanding Marvel Universe, the Starlord, Groot, Gamora and the rest of the gang might be the most outrageous superhero’s so far. Their wild backstory is just as crazy outside the comic book pages as well. We count down our picks for the top 10 Guardians of the Galaxy trivia, facts, and secrets.
00:44 #10. It Took 2Years for the Guardians to Get Their Own Comic Book 01:33 #9. They Weren’t Part of the Main Marvel Universe Until 2008 02:22 #8. None of the Guardians in the Movie Were in the Original Comic Team 03:10 #7. They Were the Rebels of the 31st Century 03:59 #6. Yondu Was One of the Original Guardians 04:49 #5. Rocket Originally Had a British Accent 05:43 #4. Groot Used to Be a Villain 06:37 #3, #2 & #1: ???
A new Marvel TV Show Coming to Fox about an X-Men universe like show where mutants band together to stay alive. A family goes on the run from a hostile government agency when parents Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Kate (Amy Acker) Stewart learn their children have mutant abilities. With the help of an underground network of mutant rebels —including Blink (Jamie Chung), Thunderbird (Blair Redford), and Polaris (Emma Dumont)— the Stewart kids will need to learn how to master their “gifts” … or else.
In February 2015, Marvel Studios and Sony reached a deal to share the character rights of Spider-Man, integrating the character into the established MCU. The following June, Holland was cast as the title character, while Watts was hired to direct, followed shortly after by the casting of Tomei and the hiring of Daley and Goldstein to write the script. In April 2016, the film’s title was revealed, along with additional castings including Downey. Principal photography began in June 2016 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia and continued in New York City before concluding in Berlin the following October. During filming, Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers were revealed as additional screenwriters, and more cast members were confirmed.
Spider-Man: Homecoming premiered in Hollywood on June 28, 2017 and will be released in the United States on July 7, 2017, in 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D. Homecoming received critical acclaim, praising Holland and the cast’s performances, the musical score, the light tone and the action sequences. A sequel is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019.
Death is just a simple passing inconvenience for superheroes. If it got to happen that your favorite character dies a horrible yet heroic death, well, it might sting for a bit, but don’t worry — they’ll be back sooner or later. With that in mind, here’s a spoiler-filled look at some of the superheroes we lost so far in 2017. Rest in peace… for now…
Let’s talk a close look at all those lost superheroes for this 2017
Logan: A Marvel Comics superhero from the movie X-men. This superhero also known as Logan and at times as Weapon x. It is a mutant that means it gives him characteristics as an animal with incredible senses, he also has powerful regenerative abilities known as the healing factor but the best he has are three retractable bone claws in each hand. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolverine_(character)
Professor Charles Xavier: Also known as Professor X another superhero published by Marvel Comics. This individual is also a mutant He is a powerful telepath reading and controlling others over his great mind. He has his own school which has the mission to teach all mutants from all over the world. Xavier not only runs a school he also fights for a greater intelligence to keep equality and coexistence. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professor_X
Jack Flag: A minor patriotic hero has been a member of Guardians of the Galaxy and has appeared on Captain America. Jack Flag has a series of appearances in which we can remember that during the movie of Civil War he defends a lady of a group of gangster. In Guardians of the Galaxy Jack Flag, he is leading the prisoners of the Negative Zone into te army of Blaastar. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Flag
Logan | 0:20 Professor Charles Xavier | 1:04 Jack Flag | 1:40 Hack | 2:23 Patriot | 3:02 Bucky Barnes, The Winter Soldier | 3:48
A big debate has overcome after Wonder Woman´s movie, and the big dilemma is “Wonder Woman-Symbol of Girl Power or Sex Symbol?” What do you think? Read on and know what is going on!
Wonder Woman a character created for girls to show them a strong role model. The United Nations had named Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, they have announced that they will no longer use her to create conscious of gender equality. United Nations asked the public before announcing the decision. this is what people replied:
“Although the original creators may have intended Wonder Woman to represent a strong and independent warrior woman with a feminist message, the reality is that the character’s current iteration is that of a large breasted, white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif and knee high boots –the epitome of a pin-up girl.”
Lynda Carter the first actress to personify Wonder Woman defends her character saying Wonder Woman has more qualities than just a sexual object. She also pointed out that neither her, not Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman, fall into the stereotype of “White Woman” category. For instance, Lynda Carter is half Mexican, Gal Gadot Israeli and Wonder Woman is an Amazonian, not American. So none of the things said about the character are real things.
About her costume design, she is one of the comics that were meant to be American Heroes. Her dress encloses her in a box because she can no longer be seen more than an object. Her bikini is seen like a sexual liberation. The comparison is that if ladies have used this type of clothes would have been taken to jail if they were seen at the beach. On our times, we have people saying her dress is not the correct and she should put some clothes on, the interesting thing is that these opinions come from women!!
Now comes the question, is our character a sex symbol? Well, she is a brilliant, strengthful, an athlete, and no one can hide she is very attractive!! But being attractive does not subtract her points out of all her other qualities. The debate keeps on and it all goes to criticize Wonder Woman´s dressing like if it is all that matters. They are surely categorizing her wrong. Source: https://www.geekexchange.com/editorial/wonder-woman-feminist-icon-sex-symbol-or-both/.
The debate will probably not end but, you decide what Wonder Woman a magnificent comic with incredible powers really is. A Symbol of Girl Power or Sex Symbol?…………..
In the current epidemic of prequels, sequels, spins and any other way of leveraging comic book fandom to the limit before the entire blockbuster industry bites de dusk, a famous classic is, yet again, revamped. Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Director: Patty Jenkins, Writers: Allan Heinberg (screenplay), Zack Snyder, and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel comics have created some of the finest comic book movie adaptation of all time, but some of their adaptations have been less than stellar to the point that true comic fans will never forget and never forgive. WatchMojo presents the top 10 Marvel movie blunders. But what will take the top spot on our list? The Playground fight scene from Daredevil, the Dancing Scenes from Spider-man 3, or the abomination of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Watch to find out what happened on this Marvel Movies.
00:41 #10. Killing Off Important Characters 01:46 #9. A Campier Tone 02:46 #8. Gwen Stacy Dying Too Early 03:36 #7. Victor von Doom / Doom 04:18 #6. Mandarin Twist 05:18 #5. Misusing Venom 06:23 #4. Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider 07:19 #3, #2, #1 ???
We have a trend to think Heroes always win, but well they are sometimes not so good at their fights. When it comes time for heroes in movies to fight their greatest adversary, they can’t be expected to win all the time, but sometimes they get completely pummelled. But what will take the top spot on our list?
00:46 #10. Fire Extinguisher Fight from “Deadpool” (2016) 01:41 #9. Kirk’s Bar Fight from “Star Trek” (2009) 02:37 #8. RoboCop vs. ED209 from “RoboCop” (1987) 03:37 #7. Church Parking Lot Shootout from “John Wick” (2014) 04:34 #6. Drax the Destroyer vs. Ronan the Accuser from “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014) 05:24 #5. T800 vs. T1000 from “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991) 06:13 #4. Gandalf the Grey vs. Saruman the White from “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) 07:09 #3, #2, #1 ????
The people behind Marvel Comics might create superheroes, but they themselves are just people. And normal people are as scummy as Norman Osborn, as greedy as J Jonah Jameson, and as devious as Obadiah Stane. This means that Marvel has done some things and published some questionable comic books they’d rather you just forget altogether. Here’s a look at some secrets Marvel doesn’t want you to know…
Strange practices | 0:22 Slap Leather | 1:28 The death of Romance | 2:11 Marville | 3:04 Toys make the money | 3:54 Civil Disobedience | 4:47 Contract killers | 6:07 Don’t be like Ike | 6:59
Watch some of the deleted scenes of the new volume of Guardians Of The Galaxy 2017. There’s a bit of concept art, clips of some of the deleted scenes, details on Adam Warlock and a bunch of other stuff.
The film was officially announced at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International before the theatrical release of the first film, along with Gunn’s return from the first film, with the title of the sequel revealed a year later in June 2015. The film began principal photography in February 2016 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, with many crew changes from the first film due to other commitments. Filming concluded in June 2016. Gunn chose to set the sequel shortly after the first film to explore the characters’ new roles as the Guardians, and to follow the storyline of Quill’s father established throughout the first film—Russell was confirmed in that role in July 2016, portraying Ego, a departure from Quill’s comic father.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiered in Tokyo on April 10, 2017 and was released in the United States on May 5, 2017, in 3D and IMAX 3D. It has grossed $509 million worldwide, making it the fifth highest-grossing film of 2017. The film was praised by critics for its humor, soundtrack and cast, but was deemed not as “fresh” as the original. A sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, is being developed with James Gunn returning to write and direct.- Source: Wikipedia.org
When something deviates from its source material, the results are usually less than stellar; thankfully, that isn’t the case here. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 differences between the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies and comics.
00:38 #10. Yondu 01:32 #9. Drax the Destroyer Hates Thanos 02:14 #8. Origin of Gamora 02:56 #7. Knowhere 03:37 #6. Ronan the Accuser 04:13 #5. Drax’s Sense of Humor 04:58 #4. Origin of Drax the Destroyer 05:46 #3, #2 & #1: ????
The upcoming Netflix series Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
The Netflix original series official global release date is on August 18, 2017.
Check out here the trailer of Netflix new series “Marvel’s The Defenders”
“Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called “the Doctor”, an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes, while working to save civilisations and help people in need.
The show is a significant part of British popular culture, and elsewhere it has gained a cult following. It has influenced generations of British television professionals, many of whom grew up watching the series. The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989. There was an unsuccessful attempt to revive regular production in 1996 with a backdoor pilot, in the form of a television film titled Doctor Who. The programme was relaunched in 2005, and since then has been produced in-house by BBC Wales in Cardiff. Doctor Who has also spawned numerous spin-offs, including comic books, films, novels, audio dramas, and the television series Torchwood (2006–2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011), K-9 (2009–2010), and Class (2016), and has been the subject of many parodies and references in popular culture.
Twelve actors have headlined the series as the Doctor. The transition from one actor to another is written into the plot of the show with the concept of regeneration into a new incarnation – an idea introduced in 1966 to allow the show to continue after the departure of original lead William Hartnell who was becoming very ill at the time. The concept is that this is a Time Lord trait through which the character of the Doctor takes on a new body and personality to recover from a severe injury or anything that would otherwise kill a normal person. Each actor’s portrayal differs, but all represent stages in the life of the same character and form a single narrative. The time-travelling feature of the plot means that different incarnations of the Doctor occasionally meet. The current lead, Peter Capaldi, confirmed he would be leaving the show after the tenth series, with his final appearance being the 2017 Christmas special, “Twice Upon a Time”. In July, Jodie Whittaker was announced as the Thirteenth Doctor, the first woman to be cast in the role.” -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who
That are the most interesting facts about Thanos? Where does Thanos’ power come from? Does Tanos ever get the infinity gauntlet? There are a lot of really cool Thanos Facts both in and out of the comic book pages, so join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the coolest Thanos Trivia.
08:08 #10. He’s Tried to Kill His Kids 01:08 #9. He Was Arrested by Regular Cops 01:52 #8. He Has a Bunch of Clones 02:30 #7. He Celebrates Christmas 03:01 #6. He Has a Subconscious Desire to Lose 03:46 #5. His Powerset is Terrifying 04:32 #4. He was born with Deviant Syndrome 05:15 #3, #2 & #1: ????
Star Lord’s obscene gesture from the trailer was apparently improvised by Chris Pratt on set.
The film’s soundtrack, Awesome Mix Vol. 1, was the first film soundtrack to make it to number one on the Billboard chart without a single original song.
Knowhere, the starport visited by Peter Quill (Star Lord) and his crew was the severed head of an ancient being known as a Celestial. How his head ended up as a port of a call at the end of the universe is a mystery.
In the 1969 comic where they were introduced, the original Guardians were Vance Astro from Earth, Martinex from Pluto, Charlie-27 from Jupiter, and Yondu from Centauri IV. Yondu appears in the film, played by Michael Rooker, though in a more adversarial role.
In order to capture the big screen version of Rocket, director James Gunn brought a real raccoon, named Oreo, to the set. He was so helpful, that Gunn wound up bringing Oreo to the Guardians of the Galaxy red carpet premiere in Los Angeles. No word on which designer Oreo decided to wear.
Jason Momoa, best known for playing Drogo in Game of Thrones, was set to star as Drax but dropped out, reportedly because he didn’t want to be typecast as a giant warrior man. Instead, he will be starring in DC’s Aquaman franchise where he will be playing a giant warrior man.
The three circular lights that you see on the Nova Corps armor are meant to represent the three suns of Xandar, their home planet.
According to some websites, Guardians of the Galaxy has the highest body count in movie history at 83,871. Apparently the Death Star and Alderaan don’t count towards Star Wars’ total.
Peter Quill’s badass spaceship is named the Milano, named after 80s crush-bait Alyssa Milano.
Dave Bautista had to stand for five hours while they applied full body makeup and then for another hour and a half while they removed it. According to Chris Pratt, he never once complained.
Ronan the Accuser’s gigantic spaceship, The Dark Aster, is as big as the 1,454 foot Empire State Building turned over 11 times. That’s 15,994 feet for people who can’t do the math in their head.
Vin Diesel recorded the line “I Am Groot” over a thousand times and even did the recordings on stilts because that’s what you do when you’re a method actor playing a tree.
In a film about a sentient tree and his talking raccoon pal, fans were up in arms about an “unrealistic” scene in which Gamora floats in the vacuum of space after her ship was destroyed only to be saved when Peter Quill rescues her by also flying through space and giving her his breathing mask. NASA waded into the depths of the Internet to confirm that it was theoretically possible. More disturbingly, they cited evidence from experiments performed in the 1960s involving chimpanzees. Someone call PETA.
Director James Gunn recorded his own dance moves for his animators to use as a model for the immensely popular Baby Groot proving that white people can dance, as long as they’re pretending to be a tiny tree.
When first casting the voice of Rocket Raccoon, Marvel initially considered Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey. Both would have lent comic energy to the role, but at the end of the day, Bradley Cooper won the role. Because when you need someone to play a sociopathic raccoon, it’s a bonus if they’re super good looking.
Amongst the many well-known actors (Joseph Gordon Levitt, Eddie Redmayne, John Krasinski) who auditioned for the role of Peter Quill, the one who came the closest to taking it from Chris Pratt was Glenn Howerton, most famous for his role as Dennis on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. While most people agree that Pratt was near perfect, it would have been fascinating to watch Howerton turn a 5-star man into a Star Lord.
Rocket Raccoon’s accent in the comics was originally meant to be Cockney. And while nobody knew exactly what Bradley Cooper was going to do, his accent was most definitively not Cockney. Cooper cited Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci’s character in Goodfellas) as an influence on the final product.
Because Bradley Cooper wasn’t able to be on set for most of the shoot, the physical part of Rocket Raccoon was played by the director James Gunn’s brother Sean (best known as Kirk from Gilmore Girls). This led to several lines being improvised that weren’t in the original script as well as a fulfillment of James Gunn’s lifelong dream of ordering his little brother to act like a raccoon. Chris Pratt claims that major influences on his performance as Star Lord were Han Solo and Marty McFly.
Three of the creatures that could be seen stuck in cages on the Collector’s base are a Dark Elf from “Thor: The Dark World”, a Chitauri from “The Avengers”, and a slug creature from “Slither”, a movie previously directed by James Gunn.
Yondu, played by Michael Rooker, was actually one of the original Guardians of the Galaxy that first appeared in the 1969 comic books. In the comics, he is an archer.
In the film, he took down his enemies with a sentient arrow. In the film, there is a dog in a CCCP space suit in the Collector’s exhibition case. This dog is Cosmo, and in the comics, he was a Russian dog with psychic powers and was one of the main members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He did not get along with Rocket, which is alluded to in the film.
Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista rehearsed their originally scripted fight scene for two and a half months. The Friday before they were scheduled to film it, James Gunn tossed it out and decided he wanted the entire fight filmed in one long shot. Pratt and Bautista only had a few hours to learn the choreography for the fight that ended up in the final cut. It took twenty-two takes.
Chris Pratt stole his Star Lord costume from the set for the sole purpose of wearing it to hospitals to visit sick children who might want to meet Star Lord.
The post-credit scene features Howard the Duck, the titular character from a series of existentialist comic books. The film adaptation which, according to many fans, missed the point of the comics, was widely panned by critics.
Howard the Duck may return for the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.
Within thirty seconds of Chris Pratt’s audition, director James Gunn was willing to offer Pratt the role and joked that he would put a CGI six pack on Pratt if he failed to get in shape on time.
The opening scene was originally supposed to be set to the song “Hooked on a Feeling” but James Gunn changed it to “Come and Get Your Love” because he felt it worked better.
Although uncredited, Josh Brolin, who played Thanos, was the last person cast in the film. He based his portrayal of Thanos on Marlon Brando’s role of Colonel Walter E. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
Peter Quill uses a cassette player called the Sony TPS-L2. It was the first cassette player released in 1979 and called the Walkman. The popularity of the film has renewed interest in classic Walkmans to the chagrin of hipsters everywhere.
When measuring Djimon Honsou for his outfit, costume designer Alexandra Byrne remarked that he was so perfectly built, she could put a beanbag on him and he’d make it look good.
The Guardians of the Galaxy screenplay was written by Nicole Perlman, the first woman to ever be credited with writing a Marvel-produced screenplay. The blue alien that Groot picks up by the nostrils in the Kyln was played by Nathan Fillion, space cowboy.
Karen Gillan shaved her head for the role of Nebula and then made a wig out of her hair.
Guardians of the Galaxy was the first non-Avengers Marvel film to be developed by Walt Disney pictures and fans claim there are several images of Mickey Mouse hidden throughout the film.
It was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to cross $300 million in domestic box office that did not feature Iron Man (who was meant to make a cameo in the first film, but didn’t because of contract issues with Robert Downey Jr).
Near the end of the film, Star Lord refers to Ronan the Accuser as “turd blossom” which is also the nickname George W. Bush used for Karl Rove, who also may be a supervillain hellbent on destroying the world.
Vin Diesel says that becoming Groot helped him through a very difficult time; he was grieving for Paul Walker, his best friend and co-star in the Fast and the Furious franchise, who died in a tragic car accident. “It was the first time I came back to dealing with human beings after dealing with death, so playing a character who celebrates life in the way Groot does, was very nice.