Gunn Fires Back at Superhero Haters

gunnraccoonIf you watched Sunday night’s 87th Academy Awards broadcast, you could not have missed – amid all the back-patting and self-love – a clear contempt for superhero movies, from host Neil Patrick Harris — y’know, the guy from the Harold & Kumar movies — to Jack Black‘s routine, there was a clear vibe that superhero movies are not art and not welcome.
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Meet the Cast of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series

 

guardiansXDBOY MEETS WORLD’s Will Friedle has been tapped to lend his voice to Star-Lord in the upcoming Marvel animated series GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY on Disney X D.

Chris Pratt personified Peter Quill’s nom de crime in last summer’s live-action blockbuster Marvel movie, and will reprise the role in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but not in the animated series.

Friedle will be joined by  Kevin Michael Richardson as the voice of Groot, Trevor Devall as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall as Gamora, David Sobolov as Drax, and James Arnold Taylor will voice two characters: Yondu and Cosmo.
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‘Guardians of thr Galaxy’ – The Honest Trailer

Even though the folks at Screen Junkies admit, “We’re really reaching here, this was a fun movie,”  this Honest Trailer does a pretty good job making fun of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, he year’s top-grossing movie.

Sure, most of the jabs rely on the relative obscurity of the characters, but it’s still fun!

“I am Groot!”

I Am (Dancing Baby) Groot!

If you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet — and if you haven’t, why are you reading this blog? — get up and go to a theater now. Then come back here and click on this clip featuring the most adorable part of the movie. (You know which part…)

Disney/Marvel better get a move on — they’re leaving piles of money on the table by not having a Dancing Baby Groot on store shelves NOW! Thanos help them if there isn’t one ready to ship for the holiday season…

Karen Gillan’s REAL Hairstory

kgbaldWith Guardians of the Galaxy dominating the world box office, it’s nice to see that Karen Gillan didn’t sacrifice her hair to play Nebula in vain. And, best of all, her hair isn’t really gone.

Turns out, the folks at Marvel had a plan: They made Karen a wig out of her own hair, and she wears it on her new sitcom, SELFIE. Said Karen: “They took it strand-by-strand and put it into a wig, so I’m going to be wearing that [on SELFIE].”

Karen said the story that circulated on the internet about her hair being woven into a wig for use in Star Wars: Episode VII was a “miscommunication.”

On SELFIE, which premieres Sept. 30, Gillan plays a self-obsessed woman who tries to transform herself in a modern twist on My Fair Lady. And her ginger locks are not the only “fake” thing about Karen on the show: She also uses an American accent, one she says she honed by watching American TV and by signing up for SoulCycle class and listening to her fellow exercisers.

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Gillan = Goddess

As if playing my favorite DOCTOR WHO companion for three years wasn’t enough, Scottish actress Karen Gillan will stake her claim to the title of Queen of the Universe by starring as bad-girl Nebula in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which opens today.

Allow me to help her make her case: Gillan also has a TV series debuting this fall, SELFIE, which is a modern twist on Pygmaion/My Fair Lady, and co-stars John Cho. She starred in the creepy flick Oculus and the rom-com Not Another Happy Ending. And she is also very (very) beautiful, as she proves in this month’s Esquire magazine. Here’s a sample:

When DOCTOR WHO executive producer Steven Moffat cast Karen as Amelia Pond, the 11th Doctor’s first companion, he said of her: “funny, talented, attractive… basically, she’s Scottish.” And I don’t think that assessment can be improved upon.
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Play Guardians of the Galaxy — the Game

guardiansgameWith Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opening this Friday, now might be a good time to download the new Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon game for your phone.

Players take on the role of Star-Lord as he leads his crew — Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Drax — through 60 unique levels of gameplay on a hunt for the five pieces that comprise the Universal Weapon.

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is available for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone Devices.Download now from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Windows Phone Store and Windows Store.