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“Avengers: Infinity War” Theory May Have Revealed Groot’s Real Name

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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War may be a relic from last year, but the blockbuster is a gift that keeps on giving. The packed film has been keeping superhero fans entertained for months now with its Easter eggs and theories. However, if you thought you had noticed all there was to the everyone’s favorite Guardian ever, Groot. Then now you have another thing coming.

After all, there is one theory making the rounds with fans, wondering if Groot is the real name of this sentient alien tree, keeping the Guardian universe safe.

Since his line “I am Groot” repeats over and over again throughout the movies, we would never think there was any uncertainty about his real name. However, on the basis of one line from Infinity War, a compelling case is made. That we all may have all been getting this Guardian’s name wrong this whole time.

Over Reddit, a user CheMc broke down their theories for Groot and his name mishap. It turns out that Thor’s time with the little alien got fans confused, leaving some to wonder if he is actually named Tree.

“As I understand the Guardians do not actually understand Groot. They’ve just spent enough time around him to have a good idea of what he’s saying. As far as each MCU character in the MCU goes, Thor is the only person we know to understand the language having learned it in Asgard,” the Reddit user writes.

“I realized that when Thor introduces Groot to Captain America, he introduces him as “Tree” rather than Groot. That got me thinking what if his name is actually Tree. And that he’s merely only able to say “I am Groot” leaving the Guardians to believe that’s his name. But Thor understanding the language knows that to be wrong.”

From here, we all know a fact that whenever the Guardian says “I am Groot,” usually he is just trying to communicate something that’s completely unrelated to his own name.

As no one in the MCU seems to understand what he is saying, most of the characters just simply gather the gist of his meaning from context and tone. So why should we assume that this oft-repeated line is true in the first place? And at the end of Infinity War, remember his final “I am Groot” line to Rocket before turning to ash? What the Guardian was saying at the moment is even more heartbreaking than we could have imagined.

To continue, the fan posted a few points which further backed their theory about this Guardian’s real name.

One of those points questions if he might carry the full name Groot Tree since Thor refers to his comrades by their surnames. Still, the theory of whether the Guardian is hiding the real name behind his limited vocabulary has piqued the interest of plenty.

For those unsure about where they stand on the debate, the comics have addressed Groot as well as his speech patterns before. Although this topic of a potential hidden name is a new one, Marvel’s first comics with the character in 1960 did confirm his race was unable to say anything other than “I am Groot.” Since then, Marvel Studios has granted the superhero with a full vocabulary with a sleek factory reboot. But they’ve never mentioned about his real name so far.

So, do you think Groot is just hiding his real name? Or is it the one he has been rocking all this time? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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“Avengers: Endgame” New Look at Rocket Raccoon’s Classic Comics Costume

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The second full-length Avengers: Endgame trailer is finally out, showing Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) saves the universe from the Mad Titan (star Josh Brolin) himself. Though the glimpse of Rocket might not have shown everyone’s beloved “rabbit” going toe-to-toe with Thanos, the trailer did include a new shot that makes it clear Rocket now gets a new suit for himself.

You can take a closer look below.

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In fact, it is a comic-accurate suit from Marvel’s cosmic heyday.

Previously revealed in the Super Bowl spot, the latest trailer has a better look at Rocket’s appearance, which includes a pair of goggles this time around. The Rocket Raccoon’s costume comes straight from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) story – a run that is heavily influenced the Guardians trajectory in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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As it stands now, Rocket Raccoon is the lone member of the Guardians alive as every else turned into dust – or in the case of Gamora, she was murdered by Thanos – in Avengers: Infinity War. While the fan-favorite character previously paired up with Thor (star Chris Hemsworth) and Groot (Vin Diesel) on a mission in Infinity War, Rocket Raccoon is now seen here entering battle on the shoulder of War Machine (star Don Cheadle).

After Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, the future of the Guardians is still uncertain, although Disney and Marvel Studios president has confirmed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will happen, with the return of director James Gunn.

Captain Marvel stars the Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (Carol Danvers), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou (Korath). Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Lee Pace (Ronan), Rune Temte. Algenis Perez Soto, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), with Clark Gregg (Phill Coulson), Jude Law, and Goose the cat.

Captain Marvel is now in theaters. Other upcoming MCU films include Avengers: Endgame on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy 3:” Disney Reportedly Rehires Director James Gunn

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Months and months after firing James Gunn for his decade-old inappropriate tweets, Disney now has reportedly reversed their decision regarding Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. After all, on Friday afternoon, the House of Mouse and Marvel Studios had changed their minds and officially brought James Gunn back to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Deadline broke the news, reporting that the decision was actually made months ago following conversations between Disney and Marvel Studios executives.

According to the latest report, Walt Disney Studios president Alan F. Horn, who also had a hand in James Gunn’s initial firing last summer, met with the filmmaker several times after he was removed from the position. The chairman of Disney was persuaded to change his mind after seeing Gunn’s public apology and his subsequent handling of the situation. Also, this case of Gunn was probably helped by his cast and peers, who were all vocal online and even in interviews defending the director.

At present, James Gunn had already completed his script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed that the film would use his script. Meanwhile, other directors were the subject of rumors, suggesting that Marvel was looking to replace James Gunn rather quickly. But that clearly was not the case.

However, the only complicated part of this entire situation is the involvement of James Gunn with Warner Bros. and DC.

After leaving Marvel, the director signed on to write and direct Suicide Squad 2. The film production is set to begin this year, and Marvel has agreed let Gunn complete his work on the DC project before heading back to the Guardians franchise. Recently, the roster and working title of Suicide Squad 2 have been revealed.

As for James Gunn, since his firing, he has kept things quiet on the social network for a time, but that changed after the Disney and Marvel Studios broke out in a collective cry of joy after they reversed the decision. Eventually, the filmmaker was back to Twitter to share a simple message of thanks for everyone who supported him in the recent months.

So, James Gunn will still helm the Suicide Squad sequel for Warner Bros. and DC before returning to Marvel to begin production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

What do you think of this decision from Disney? Are you excited to see James Gunn back in the director’s chair for Guardians 3? Share with us in the comments!

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3:” Kevin Feige Says Marvel Studios Has Been Focusing on Other Projects

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In the months ever since Disney fired James Gunn from directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, fans have been eager to know about how Marvel Studios would move forward with the project. While president Kevin Feige confirmed that Gunn’s script would still be used for the sequel, however, he admitted that it was not the current priority of the studio.

“I mean, when it was pushed back, yeah it was pushed back,” Kevin Feige said during an interview with Collider. “Meaning the release date, because it is not coming out – although we have never announced a release date actually, it’s gonna happen sooner rather than later, initially of course. Outside of knowing that we are gonna use Gunn’s draft, we’ve been focusing on other projects.”

James Gunn helmed the first two films in the saga and was attached to direct the third one, landing sometime in 2020. However, when obscene jokes he made earlier in his career surfaced on social media, Disney parted ways the filmmaker as to avoid controversy. Gunn’s career is far from over as he’s been tapped to write and potentially direct The Suicide Squad for the DC Extended Universe.

Meanwhile, Disney has yet to find a replacement for James Gunn.

Though, it’s not surprising if the third movie would serve as more of a reboot than a continuation of the first two Guardians films. Like many others of Marvel’s superhero teams, various heroes have been Guardians members. So that could be an opportunity to reinvent the concept somewhere down the line.

At present, complicating matters is the frequent comments from Guardians co-star Dave Bautista, who regularly expressed his frustrations with Disney’s decisions, yet has not officially denounced the Marvel Cinematic Universe, possibly as not to complicate his contract and commitments to the franchise.

“There’s little due process in the court of public opinion,” the actor shared in a joint statement following James Gunn’s firing. “James likely is not the last good person to be put on trial. Given the growing political divide in the country, it is safe to say instances like this will continue, though we hope Americans from across the political spectrum can ease up on the character assassinations and stop weaponizing mob mentality.”

“It’s our hope that what has transpired can serve as an example for all of us to realize our enormous responsibility we have to ourselves and each other, regarding the use of written words when we etch them in the digital stone,” he continued. “We as a society may learn from the experience, and in the future, we’ll think twice before decide what we want to express. And in so learning perhaps can harness the capability to help and also heal instead of hurting each other. So thank you for taking the time to read our words.”

Stay tuned with us for details on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy:” Marvel Studios Head Confirms James Gunn’s Vol. 3 Script Will Be Used

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After more than enough speculation, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed that the production house will use James Gunn’s script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 since they decided to push that film into production.

Recently, during the press tour for Captain Marvel, Kevin Feige clarified with CinemaBlend about the exact role James Gunn had in helping build the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to the president, reports that Gunn was a major architect of all things cosmic MCU were “blown out of proportion.”

“His influence was Guardians. It was Guardians,” Feige said about the involvement of James Gunn. “It was his input both on Guardians and the Avengers film, as you have seen in Avengers: Infinity War, and on the Guardians 3 script, which we are still using. So you will see the influence. And I think online, sort of the notion of ‘architect across multiple cosmic things’ was slightly blown out of proportion.”

This news should be reassuring to fans who got nervous that the Guardians franchise would have to be reassembled from the ground up in the absence of James Gunn. Last December, reports also teased that Gunn’s trilogy-capping script was something to cry over.

“If somehow I had talked to two separated people,” Peter Sciretta from SlashFilm teased. “Who somehow read Gunn’s Guardians 3 script, and told me that it made them cry, I probably would not be able to say anymore.”

Last year, Gunn was fired after years-old tweets surfaced. Despite departing from his working relationship with Marvel Studios, James Gunn has since been tapped to write and helm the Suicide Squad for Warner Bros., a flick that would be a soft reset for DC’s group of misfits.

So, are you excited they are still using James Gunn’s script for the third Guardians flick? Who do you think should board the film as a director? Share with us in the comments below!

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“Guardians of the Galaxy:” Early Concept Art Reveals Much Different Look for Drax

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Andy Park, the comic book artist, illustrator, and concept artist, is frequently sharing cool images to his Instagram. Recently, the creative posted an interesting picture of what Drax could have looked like in the Guardians of the Galaxy.

You can view the image below.

“An early concept design I did for Drax on the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. @imcharliewen was leading our Visual Development team back then on the film (go check out his very cool alternate Drax designs!). We’re just trying to figure out how to set him apart from the obvious Kratos (God of War) resemblance Drax had in the comic book look,” Park writes.

“There’s no set script yet, so we were open to explore those characters. Maybe Drax could be biologically enhanced making him a more perfect warrior. That is part of the fun of concept designing – imaging up the story behind the story. Btw the final approved design was done by the amazing @justinjsweet,” he noted.

This early look of Drax really answered the question, “What would Nebula looks like as a man?”

For reference, here is what Drax the Destroyer looked like when he first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1973.

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And this is what Dave Bautista ended up looking like in the Guardian movies.

In the comments, many fans were quick to point out that the original design resembled Jason Momoa, which is no surprise considering the star was rumored to be up for the part back in the day. Momoa may not have gotten Drax’s role, but he is doing just fine on his own over at D.C.

Andy Park first began his career as comic book artist for Extreme Studios – a division of Image Comics.

He joined the Visual Development team at Marvel Studios in 2010, serving as the concept illustrator for the majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. His list of credits includes The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Doctor Strange, and even Black Panther. Andy Park was also the visual development supervisor on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man and the Wasp, alongside the upcoming Captain Marvel.

As for Drax,

We last saw him turn to dust during The Decimation in Avengers: Infinity War. However, Dave Bautista appears on the list of cast members for Avengers: Endgame on IMDB. With the fate of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in question, it is unclear when we will see Drax again after Endgame. Still, the actor behind this character has plenty of projects in the works.

You can see Dave Bautista next in Stuber, an action/comedy from the director of Goon that also stars Mira Sorvino, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, and The Raid Redemption’s Iko Uwais. The actor is also debuting in the upcoming family movie My Spy alongside Keb Jeong and Kristen Schaal.

So, what do you think about the alternate Drax appearance? Tell us in the comments!

The next MCU films to hit the big screen are Captain Marvel on March 8, Avengers: Endgame on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5 this year.

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Kevin Feige Addresses James Gunn’s “Suicide Squad 2” Gig and “Guardians Vol. 3” Status

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At the moment, superhero films seem to be the most popular genre in filmmaking, with tons of studios attempting to get in on the action with their own shared cinematic universe. Since so many comic book stories are being adapted for the big screen, actors like Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, and Peter Dinklage have had their roles in multiple universes. That trend is about to continue as director James Gunn is set to write Guardians of the Galaxy and possibly direct DC’s Suicide Squad 2.

It sounds like James Gunn’s involvement in Suicide Squad sequel is a game changer. His vision and sense of humor are what made the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise become a fan-favorite of the MCU. The Disney’s firing of James Gunn has still been a hot discussion since it went down in July 2018. And now Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has responded to Gunn’s Suicide Squad gig, saying:

“I went to see Aquaman last night. And I really, really enjoyed it. And you know me, I have always supported [them]. I do not see a rivalry. I see cool films being made. And one thing you know about James Gunn, he makes cool films.”

What a class act. Kevin Feige seemingly doesn’t have any hard feelings for James Gunn over his unceremonious departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Furthermore, he even took this opportunity to stress once again. That there is no rivalry between the MCU and DC Universe so far.

Recently, during a red carpet appearance at the Golden Globes with MTV News, the Marvel Studios president even showed his support for James Gunn and DC.

He believes that there is enough room for everyone at the table. DC or Marvel, it is clear the market for superhero movies is major. And the audience just wants to have their unique theatrical experiences. As such, DC and Marvel are able to help push each other. Both cinematic universes have been taking major risks as of late.

James Gunn’s departure from the MCU remains a hot topic of conversation months later. Especially, the Guardians of the Galaxy is still very much in jeopardy. It seems that producing Vol. 3 without Gunn’s vision is impossible as everything from his music taste to his dancing style was infused into the franchise. Some fans also hoped that Disney would do an about face and invite Gunn back into the fold. Even though, that doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon.

As for the status of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 still on indefinite hold over at Marvel, but Kevin Feige has not stopped working on the project.

Guardians will happen. When, where, how? For a later time,” he added.

Meanwhile, James Gunn quickly bounced back and found a way to bring his vision to the comic book genre. With the sense of humor and penchant for colorful ensembles, Gun would likely be a perfect choice to write Suicide Squad 2. And he could help the franchise recover from its somewhat sloppy first outing.

On the other side of the aisle, Warner Bros. themselves did confirm James Gunn would involve with the sequel of Suicide Squad.

“It is official that we have got a new member of the DC family. That acclaimed writer/director James Gunn has been attached to write Suicide Squad 2,” host Tiffany Smith said on an episode of DC Daily. “Gunn is poised to bring such a completely fresh take to the franchise after the first [Suicide Squad] movie was written and directed by David Ayer.”

However, DC has a ton of projects coming down the line. So fans need to wait and see what James Gunn will do with the titular group of DC villains. Hopefully, we will know what is happening with the Guardians of the Galaxy as well as the Suicide Squad in the very near future.

In the meantime, DC’s Aquaman is still in theaters now, also earning a ton of money at the box office.

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Marvel Approached Adam McKay to Helm “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” and “Inhumans”

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Ever since Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 director James Gunn’s firing, Marvel fans have been wondering about who could step into Gunn’s shoes and take the reins. Well, in recent months we have heard some rumors about directors meeting with Marvel Studios for the Guardians helming chair. And one of them is Anchorman and Vice director, Adam McKay.

In speaking with Josh Horowitz on the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast, Adam McKay did confirm that he indeed was approached by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about doing Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3. In addition, McKay revealed that he had conversations about doing other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, including Inhumans.

“We have talked a little bit. Yeah, we’re kicking around the idea of the Inhumans at one point. We are always kind of talking. I think [Kevin] Feige is just the greatest and what they are doing is amazing.”

Marvel fans doubtless have a lot of opinions about Adam McKay will suit for directing a movie like Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3.

Obviously, McKay has comedic flair, as proven by films like Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, etc. He even showed some unexpected talent for capturing the comedic absurdity of real-life socio-political sagas, as seen in his awards-worthy movies The Big Short, and this year’s Vice. In a sense, tackling something big like Marvel blockbuster is just about all McKay has left to do. So it means that he can prove himself to be a truly versatile talent.

On the other hand, not everyone likes McKay’s improvisational style of comedy.

In fact, there are plenty of moviegoers who staunchly object to it. If Marvel Studios announced Adam McKay as the director of a beloved franchise like Guardians, there would be some heavy backlash from the triggered-happy Internet. However, it’s probably important to remember one thing. James Gunn’s brand of twisted oddball comedy did not exactly appeal to the masses before he took on Guardians of the Galaxy. So whoever could replace Gunn should probably be given a chance.

The more perplexing aspect of this discussion is trying to imagine what an Adam McKay version of Inhumans would have looked like.

One can only imagine a version with Will Ferrell’s Black Bolt trying to save his kingdom from Adam Scott’s Maximus the Mad, with Kathryn Hahn’s Medusa, and Anchorman’s news team all filling out the Royal Family. That sounds ludicrous, but it would still be better than the actual Marvel’s Inhumans TV series we got.

In the meantime, other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are on the way.

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Former Director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Script Is Reported to Cry Over

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Ever since Disney fired James Gunn, many surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been left just a question mark, especially its script. But now, some six months after Gunn’s firing and production on the movie halted, it seems that a lucky few got some chances to read his script and it has moved them to tears.

On last Sunday, SlashFilm’s Peter Scireta shared on Twitter his purposely vague statements that two people who have read James Gunn’s Guardians 3 script have independently told him that it made them cry.

As for fans of James Gunn’s first two Guardians films, the idea that the movie has emotional moments may not come as a big surprise. Both Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 did have tear-jerking moments. That’s Yondu’s death, and subsequent funeral rites come to mind for Vol. 2 while Groot sacrificed himself for his beloved friends in the first Guardians. They are cinematic moments that fans won’t soon forget. However, Sciretta’s tweet also hints that things may have been even more emotional. It’s something that will likely have fans try to figure out where in continuity the story would have occurred, considering that all but Rocket and Nebula turned into dust in Avengers: Infinity War.

The idea of the script becoming an emotional one comes on the heels of a recent interview.

From there, Karan Gillan stars Nebula gave to People Magazine in which she confirmed that the script does exist.

“Our director will not be with us any longer, but we’re excited to continue on the Guardians of the Galaxy story and also keep delivering to fans,” the actress said. “That is the most important thing. I do not have any details as to when [the next Guardians film will come out], but there is a script in existence.”

Gillan even went a little further. She revealed that she has had at least a brief peek at the script herself.

“I may have had a little teeny peek …but I cannot say anything,” she said.

As for the big question of whether fans will be getting to see James Gunn’s script play out for themselves, it is the matter that’s hazy at best.

There is also a rumor that Marvel Studios has some plans to use Gunn’s script when the film eventually makes it to production. However, while the movie is on indefinite hold, it is highly likely the script will undergo some revisions, especially as the landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe could change and the possibility that the actor Dave Bautista may not return as Drax as he has hinted at previously.

“It is a bitter, bitter conversation because I am not really happy with what they have done with James Gunn,” Bautista expressed on The Jonathan Ross Show. “They are putting the movie off; it is on hold indefinitely. To be honest, I do not know if I want to work for Disney.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may still be on hold, but fans will next see at least some of the Guardians when Avengers: Endgame premieres in theaters on April 26 next year.

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Gamora Almost Had a Totally Different Look in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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Gamora almost had a drastically different appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her debut coming in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Marvel Studios concept artist Charlie Wen has shared a few early designs for Gamora which were ultimately scrapped. Zoe Saldana’s character eventually took on a more simple, green skin and black clothes look. However, it appears there was a consideration for making her appearance a bit more cyborg-like in the vein of her sister Nebula.

You can take a look at some of the designs from Wen in the Instagram posts below.

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Super early #guardiansofthegalaxy Gamora concept I created posted by Looper first 😱 More images on their link! #Repost @looperhq with @get_repost ・・・ This is what Gamora almost looked liked in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies! We spoke with @imcharliewen (Marvel Studios x-Head of Visual Development and co-Creator of KRATOS from God of War) to discuss how he created Gamora. Wen told us, "This was a design that Kevin Feige was very interested in for Gamora. But it was ultimately more difficult to pull off the intricate tech on her face than it was worth." Hit the link in our bio to view more of these exciting Gamora images, including never-before-seen concept art! __________________________________________ #Gamora #ConceptArt #MarvelConceptArt #guardiansofthegalaxy #guardiansofthegalaxyvol2 #zoesaldana #GamoraConceptArt #Guardiansofthegalaxyconceptart #thanos #MarvelStudios #MarvelComics #MarvelArt #Comicbooks #Disney #Infinitywar #Avengers #avengers4 #AvengersInfinityWar #thanos #marvelcinematicuniverse #TheMCU

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“I had played with a modified cloak design mixed with compartmentalized leggings held by simple practical banding,” Wen wrote about his design. “This is to give the feel of an assassin with a mix of the practical and the flashy. In some of these early concepts for Gamora, like Rocket, my responsibility is creating a new design to realm for the MCU through designing the characters & key moments. So a lot of my focus then was primarily on setting the tone and the feel for the Guardians series. I ramped up the saturation of colors quite a bit for this movie. James [Gunn] & I had been talking about having a colorful space epic.”

The following post is the more colorful world of Guardians of the Galaxy shining through more vividly.

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What GAMORA from Marvel’s #guardiansofthegalaxy ALMOST looked like (part 2) I played with a modified cloak design mixed with compartmentalized leggings held by simple practical banding. This was to give the feel of an assassin with a mix of the practical and the flashy. In some of these early concepts of Gamora, like Rocket, my responsibility was to create a new design realm for the MCU through designing the characters and key moments, so a lot of my focus was primarily on setting tone and feel for the Guardians series. I ramped up the saturation of colors quite a bit for this film. James (Gunn) and I had been talking about having a colorful space epic. In the beginning, he was very interested in Chris Foss’ space paintings. I reached out to Mr. Foss to see if he would be interested in doing some ship work for us. His colorful ship designs had an enormous impact on the bold colorful graphics on GOTG ships. It may not be apparent, but his work influences the original Star Wars films decades ago. Check out his influential work online! * * * * * * ________________________________________ #Gamora #ConceptArt #MarvelConceptArt #guardiansofthegalaxy #guardiansofthegalaxyvol2 #zoesaldana #GamoraConceptArt #Guardiansofthegalaxyconceptart #thanos #MarvelStudios #MarvelComics #MarvelArt #Comicbooks #Disney #Infinitywar #Avengers #avengers4 #picoftheday #AvengersInfinityWar #thanos #marvelcinematicuniverse #TheMCU

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“In the beginning, he’s very interested in Chris Foss’ space paintings,” Wen wrote. “ Then I reached out to Mr. Foss to see if he’d be interested in doing some ship work for us. His colorful ship design had an enormous impact on the bold colorful graphics on GOTG ships.”

“In early stages, it could be more helpful to a project to hone in the tone and feeling of a project rather than on specifics of design. I’d keep this kind of images loose and quick because they are not keyframed images of specific shots in the film yet. These were to serve as inspiration images and help propel my conversations with the producers and the directors.”

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What GAMORA from Marvel’s #guardiansofthegalaxy almost looked liked (part 3)😜 #bts – In early stages, it can be more helpful to a project to hone in on the tone and feel of a project rather than on specifics of design. I would keep these kind of images loose and quick because they aren’t keyframe images of specific shots in the movie yet. These were to serve as inspiration images and help propel my conversations with the producers and directors. ________________________________________ #Gamora #earlystages #inspirational #picoftheday #marvel #conversation #ConceptArt #MarvelConceptArt #guardiansofthegalaxy #zoesaldana #GamoraConceptArt #rocketraccoon #Guardiansofthegalaxyconceptart #thanos #MarvelStudios #MarvelComics #MarvelArt #Comicbooks #Disney #Infinitywar #Avengers #avengers4 #AvengersInfinityWar #thanos #marvelcinematicuniverse #themcu #leaddesigner

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As the story goes, fans are expecting Gamora to make her return for a third Guardians of the Galaxy movie. However, the idea has been put on hold indefinitely following the firing of director James Gunn. Now, a new director for the film has not yet been found so far.

In the meantime, upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies will be arriving.

  • Captain Marvel on March 8th, 2019
  • Avengers 4 on May 3rd, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th, 2019.
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Karen Gillan’s Mom Tried to Trick Her Into Revealing ‘Avengers 4’ Spoilers

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe always keeps its secrecy from spoilers, and the hoops the studio jumps through in order to try and avoid leaking out. It’s a method that has mostly paid off, save for a few slips over the past ten years. The pressure to keep a lid on things has only increased since the release of Avengers: Infinity War, with the massive cliffhanger ending that, was Thanos’ finger snap.

Karen Gillan’s Nebula is one of the lucky Marvel characters who survived Thanos’ snap. She was stranded on Titan with Tony Stark as the rest of that group turned to dust around them. The world has been dying to know what’s going to happen next. Karen Gillan’s Mom is no exception.

That could be said, if you are a cast member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you need to be wary of your nosey family. Karen Gillan, the star in both Guardians of the Galaxy as well as Infinity War, went on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week and discussed her mother’s sneaky tactics.

“Do you have anyone in your life whom you can share the secrets with?” Kimmel asked.

The actress quickly answered with a resounding, “No, I do not.” If you are looking for Avengers 4 spoilers, you may have to keep a watchful eye on Mark Ruffalo or Tom Holland. Karen Gillan won’t be giving up the secrets that easily.

Apparently, her mother has been so sly. Karen Gillan is now a master at dodging questions about the upcoming blockbuster.

“I have been trained up not to give any spoiler because my mom is always trying to get them out of me,” she revealed. “She has become so sneaky with that. She will be like, ‘oh how is work going, are you eating properly, do you kill Thanos?” Classic, mom move!

For the Thanos question, it seems incredibly valid considering Nebula’s Karen Gillan is one of the few characters surviving at the end of Infinity War. Moreover, she was the only one of two Guardians members left (alongside Rocket). Seemingly, Nebula has a deeper axe to grind with the Titan.

The relationship between Thanos and his adopted daughter is incredibly toxic and abusive.

Thanos even did kill Nebula’s sister, Gamora, in order to achieve his goal. Gamora and Nebula had a tumultuous relationship, even though that was completely Thanos’ fault. Eventually, they patched things up during the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Gamora also gave up the whereabouts of the Soul Stone to Thanos in an effort to save Nebula. It seems there is a lot of layers to this family’s drama.

In addition to Avengers 4, you can see Karen Gillan in the sequel of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle or Spies in Disguise, a new animated featuring from the studio that brought you Ice Age and Rio.

Avengers 4 will finally be flying into theaters on May 3rd, 2019.

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James Gunn Revealed What Groot Said to Rocket at the End of “Avengers: Infinity War”

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In case you feel hard to accept the shocking and quite frankly heartbreaking ending of Avengers: Infinity War, you may need to reach for a box of tissues yet again.

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn revealed the meaning of Teen Groot’s final words in the Marvel film. And it’s even more heartbreaking than we could have imagined.

Over on Twitter, a fan asked Gunn if he knew what Groot’s final line was at the end of the movie. After giving an appropriate spoiler warning, he revealed the meaning behind the final “I am Groot” line to Rocket before turning to ash: “Dad.”

Hearing little Groot call Rocket “Dad” is tragic for all sorts of reasons, and it made fans see him in Avengers: Infinity War in a different way. When the character showed up in the film, he was dwelling in teenage adolescence and reveling in his moodiness. He sassed Star-Lord and even gave Rocket the side-eye on occasion, but he still loves his family deep down in his roots. And now, it seems like Rocket is left on Earth to grieve the loss of his friends, his family, and his son.

The relationship between Rocket and little Groot would always be an important part of the Guardians of the Galaxy films. And the way this teen version of Groot called his Dad just in the last moments is enough to shatter our still-reeling hearts.

  • Director: Joe and Anthony Russo
  • Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Tom Hiddleston, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Josh Brolin.
  • Upcoming Marvel Studios movies include Captain Marvel on March 18, Avengers 4 on May 3, and Spider-Man: Far From Home follows on July 5, 2019.
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Rumor: Marvel Mini-Series Featuring Rocket Raccoon and Groot Headed to Disney+

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While Disney has been shifting their focus to a new online streaming platform (Disney+), plenty of news and rumors have surfaced regarding the content that’ll be shown.

Disney has since made an impact with Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian into production. Meanwhile, CEP Bob Iger confirmed Disney+ would be home to a limited series featuring Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. Other sources have reported that the streaming service would be home to several shows. That features the likes of Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlett Witch or Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and a yet-to-be-cast Kate Bishop. Now a new report pops up that there are new rumors saying a limited series featuring Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel) could find its home at Disney+.

According to That Hashtag Show – a site that routinely releases accurate casting breakdowns for properties all across the genre – a Rocket and Groot show is one of the properties Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has been pitched. With any other rumor you read online, remember to take this information with a grain of salt.

A property featuring a few characters from Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy franchise made perfect sense for a streaming show. Following the events of the James Gunn firing, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been indefinitely postponed. Fans wouldn’t likely see the movie hit the theaters until 2021 at the earliest.

Whether a Rock and Groot should materialize for Disney or not, it’d allow fans to remain engaged in that cosmic side of the MCU. And the studio decides when, and if, they would still move forward with Vol. 3.

By the way, Diesel has previously revealed that he and Gunn have discussed a possible spin-off move featuring the lovable tree.

“It’s something that James Gunn talked about, and something that I know he’d love to do,” Diesel said to MTV. “Sure, I think it could be interesting. I think it’s inevitable, I think, ya know, that character’s so enigmatic. He’s already one of the unique characters in the Marvel Universe. And I think what Marvel has done, primarily what James Gunn has done to realize that character has exceeded anyone and everyone’s expectations.”

Well, if this rumor does turn out to be true, it’s easy to understand why Disney and Marvel would feel interested in such a Rocket and Groot series.

Gunn is clearly out of the picture by now. But Rocket and Groot are still a pair of the MCU’s most beloved characters thanks to their fun dynamic. However, the relationship has grown. Rocket became the father figure for the new Groot that was born at the ending of the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, so much so that Groot called Rocket dad in Avengers: Infinity War according to Gunn. They’re not only great together but also have a relationship that predates their first movie appearance. Theoretically, this series could explore their time before getting to Xandar. Even it might show how they met and dealt with each of their origins a bit more. The limited series certainly could be a major draw with kids and adults alike for the House of Mouse.

After all, this is still merely a rumor for the time being. Would you tune into a Rocket and Groot show on Disney+? What do you think the mini-series should be about? Let us know in the comments!

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