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Guardians of the Galaxy
The Oscars can be very confusing and frustrating. So, if you're looking for an alternative, look no further than the MTV Movie Awards, which unveiled their 2015 nominations today. Oddly, they too are confusing and frustrating, albeit for completely different reasons.
If you're a fan of NBC's Parks and Recreation, chances are you loved last night's hilarious and touching series finale that sent Leslie Knope and her ragtag band of Pawnee workers off into the sunset. But, even if you've never watched an episode of Parks and Rec in your life, here's something from the finale that still might interest you: a surprise Marvel easter egg.
Marvel’s 2016 Guardians of the Galaxy animated series has conjured up a star-load of casting over the last few days, but it seems the Disney XD team has already made its way to Earth. Watch Disney’s new movie-inspired Guardians take on Thor and Black Widow in an upcoming clip from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble!
The breakout success of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy all-but assured that the revitalized franchise would next appear in animated form, something Disney XD confirmed at New York Comic-Con. Now, our future Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Groot have arrived, recruiting Boy Meets World alum Will Friedle and more!
Marvel stars Chris Pratt and Chris Evans—Seahawks and Patriots fans, respectively—made a bet on Twitter on which of their teams would win the Super Bowl. At stake? The loser would have to visit a local charity dressed as their superhero. The Patriots beat the Seahawks in dramatic fashion, so Pratt, in full Star-Lord costume, lived up to his end of the bargain and visited Christopher's Haven, a home for kids and their families battling cancer in Boston.
This week sees the release of ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ the latest sci-fi adventure from Andy and Lana Wachowski. And while in all likelihood ‘Jupiter Ascending’ will not go down in history as one of the great works of its genre, the occasion of a new sci-fi epic from two of the modern masters of the form seemed like a good time to assess and celebrate the recent highlights of science fiction cinema, which has taken audiences from the furthest reaches of the cosmos to the deepest recesses of the human mind.
Sorry, Star-Lord. Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was just passed by ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ as the highest grossing film of 2014. And, making that feat all the more impressive: ‘Mockingjay’ reached that mark in just 62 days, without the help of 3D or IMAX.
The post-credits scene for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ featured a rather unexpected comic book character, which inspired fan speculation over whether or not this particular character would make another appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While we won’t see him on the big screen again anytime soon, he is getting his very own comic book sequel to help explain how he ended up in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’
It may be difficult to believe, but we’re only four months away from the release of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ To better prepare you for what’s sure to be one seriously awesome superhero sequel, this new supercut takes you back through Marvel’s Phase Two films, all of which have been leading up to the next chapter of the Avengers saga. From ‘Iron Man 3’ to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ relive the most intense and action-packed moments from your favorite superhero franchises.