Like all Marvel movies, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' rewards the people who wait through the end credits, offering one final scene to those fans with even a little patience. However, Marvel and director James Gunn played this one close to the vest, leaving the final stinger off all preview screenings (even the premiere!) and only attaching it to the final version sent to theaters. So what was the big secret? Why did they keep everything so hush-hush? Is it something totally game-changing for the Marvel movie universe?
Believe it or not, there was a time when Iron Man was a C-list superhero who no one outside of a small niche particularly cared about.
And then Robert Downey Jr. was cast in 'Iron Man' and the Marvel cinematic universe exploded, instantly becoming one of the definitive franchises of the 21st century
'Doctor Strange' is one of those properties that Marvel Studios President/producer Kevin Feige is mystically passionate about, and one that will bring the supernatural element of the comic book universe to the 'Avengers' films. Feige even said that it was in "active development," so why wasn't the movie featured or, at the very least, officially announced at Comic-Con 2014?
While Thanos won't pop up in 'Avengers 2,' according to Marvel's Kevin Feige, we will get to see him in 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' At Comic-Con, the Marvel Studios president and producer told us there will be a shot of him replicating that iconic image of the Mad Titan lounging on his throne, and now the first look image has leaked out.
To the delight of the Comic-Con 2014 attendees, Marvel spent a great deal of time toting around its 'Avengers 2' and 'Ant-Man' casts, but refrained from giving us many updates on the future film slate. They did officially announce 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' for 2017, but what about 'Thor 3'? We caught up with the Asgardian himself, Chris Hemsworth, on the Marvel press line following the panel to get an update.
As much as ‘Guardians’ is a modern Marvel money-making machine, it’s also a tribute to a genre that died in the mid-‘80s. A genre that includes those very movies that people around my age think of fondly – in other words: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is more a tribute to movies like ‘The Last Starfighter’ than it is to ‘Star Wars.’
In this week's highly anticipated new release, 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' Vin Diesel plays a walking, talking, sentient tree named Groot. As adorable as that sounds (and it's really adorable), the best part about Groot is that his vocabulary consists of just three words: "I am Groot." It's how he expresses everything (and it kind of works), but it also means that Diesel needed to dub his lines into different languages for international release himself, because it's such an essential part of his character.
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Comic-Con 2014 marked the first time 'Ant-Man' star Paul Rudd attended the epic geek extravaganza, and he was pretty darn stoked about the whole experience, considering he's also joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following the big Marvel panel, the actor faced the press to talk about his experience becoming the size-shrinking superhero, when he goes into production, and the one thing his friends will never let him live down.
During Marvel Studio's big presentation at Comic-Con 2014, nearly the entire 'Avengers 2' cast came out on the Hall H stage to tease their next big battle and screen the first footage for the fans. But what the audience didn't see was all the post-action. The stars came out to chat with press about all things Ultron, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, the post-'Winter Soldier' S.H.I.E.L.D., and what each character is up to in this brave new world.