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Countdown to Justice League – Jla: Tower of Babel

Ricky Church continues his countdown to Justice League with Jla: Tower of Babel…

The Justice League is one of the largest inspirations of hope in the DC Universe. Complete with heroes such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern, they’re an unstoppable force of good that has saved the world dozens of times over. However, this also makes them the most powerful force on Earth. What would happen if they ever turned rogue?

Various Justice League tales have tackled this question – such as Justice League Unlimited‘s Cadmus Arc or Injustice: Gods Among Us – but Jla: Tower of Babel, written by Mark Waid, is a different story altogether. Ra’s al Ghul launches an attack against the League by using their own weaknesses against them, but how did he know to attack them so specifically? Because he managed to steal Batman’s private plans to take each League
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Universes Collide In This Epic Avengers V. Justice League Fan Film

With the news that Disney’s thinking of buying 20th Century Fox, the X-Men universe crossing over with the Marvel Cinematic Universe might actually be a possibility at some point in the future. But, while that’s amazing enough in and of itself, what about that other superhero crossover that fans would love to see happen? We’re talking, of course, about an almighty alliance between Marvel’s Avengers and DC’s Justice League.

Unfortunately, that’s probably never going to materialize anywhere except in fan films, so thankfully, we’ve got YouTubers like Alex Luthor, who’s now posted an epic supercut which splices together clips from various Marvel and DC productions to imagine what would happen if the two comic book behemoths ever met. This isn’t just a trailer-length piece, either, but rather a whole 12-minute long fan film, and it’s definitely worth a watch

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James Gunn Teases Old-School Guardians Of The Galaxy In Vol. 3

Uniquely, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 included not one or two, but a whole five post-credits scenes. While half of them were inconsequential, comedic sequences, a couple teased important developments to come in Vol. 3.

As well as a promise that Adam Warlock would soon enter the McU, we also got a heavy hint that Sylvester Stallone’s Stakar and his team of Ravager captains would be returning for a major role next time around. Marvel comics fans will know that these characters are based on the original 1969 line-up of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

The other day, GotG director James Gunn took to Facebook to commemorate the forty-eighth anniversary of the creation of the Guardians by sharing an image of the team’s original incarnation, featuring Vance Astro, Charlie-27, Martinex and Yondu. As Gunn points, three out of the four have now appeared in the McU.

48 years ago today
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18 Actors Who Were Almost Marvel's Star-Lord

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18 Actors Who Were Almost Marvel's Star-Lord
Guardians of the Galaxy was considered a risky proposition for Marvel Studios, even after the runaway success of their cinematic universe building films like Iron Man and The Avengers. These characters hang around in outer space! There are aliens on the team! There's a talking raccoon! So it was nothing short of incredible when Guardians of the Galaxy earned nearly $800 million and a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. A big part of James Gunn's action-comedy masterpiece depends upon the charisma of Chris Pratt, who leads the team as Peter Quill, the film's relatable half-earthling who rocks badass tunes in his headphones while kicking ass as Star-Lord. But it almost didn't happen that way. As there were plenty of other big names vying for the coveted role.

It may seem crazy to think about now, but at the time, Pratt was mostly known as lovable doofus and Mouse Rat frontman Andy Dwyer on NBC's Parks and Recreation.
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Tobe Hooper Remembered: The Horror World Pays Tribute to a Trailblazer

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Tobe Hooper Remembered: The Horror World Pays Tribute to a Trailblazer
Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist director Tobe Hooper passed away yesterday at the age of 74 and now members of the Hollywood and horror community are paying tribute to the iconic director. Those paying tribute to Hooper have included Baby Driver and Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright and Sleepwalkers director, Mick Garris, who collaborated with Hooper on Showtime's Masters of Horror show as well as Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. 2017 has been a sad year for horror fans with the passing of Hooper and another horror director George A. Romero.

Hooper was born in Austin, Texas, the son of Lois Belle and Norman William Ray Hooper, who owned a theater in San Angelo. He first became interested in filmmaking when he used his father's 8 mm camera at age 9. Hooper eventually took Radio-Television-Film classes at the University of Texas at Austin and studied drama in Dallas under Baruch Lumet
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Tobe Hooper, Director Of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Dies at 74

Tobe Hooper, the legendary filmmaker of such horror classics as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist, has sadly passed away at the age of 74.

Hooper passed away on Saturday 26th August in Sherman Oaks, California, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner, though the circumstances of his death were not known.

Hooper directed the classic ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ back in 1974 for less than $300,000. It went to gross over $30 million, despite being banned in many global territories for many years, including the UK. He went on to direct the Steven Spielberg-produced Poltergeist in 1982. Both films had remakes made in the past few years.

Hooper also had the likes of Salem’s Lot, The Mangler, and Night Terrors on his resume throughout his multi-decade career.

Tributes from the film world have started to pour in via social media.

Oh no. R.I.P. Tobe Hooper. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is
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Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 could have had a David Bowie cameo

Mike Cecchini Aug 23, 2017

David Bowie would have played one of the Ravagers in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2.

Before the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, word got out that writer/director James Gunn had been hoping to find room for David Bowie in the film before the legendary artist left this plane of existence in January 2016. Bowie, of course, would have been a perfect fit for this universe, as his Ziggy Stardust character in the 1970s already looked and sounded like he belonged in the cosmic McU. Meanwhile, the utterly flawless Moonage Daydream made it to the soundtrack of the first film, while Suffragette City was used in marketing for the sequel.

In honour of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 arriving on Blu-ray, Gunn took to Facebook Live to answer a whole mess of fan questions, and of course, the mystery of David Bowie's role came up.
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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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It’s been such a long, dreary summer at the movies that it’s hard to believe the season started with such promise in early May with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which was a well-deserved box office smash.

A good sequel preserves the best of the original but expands the mythos, explores something new and enhances the experience. A bad sequel merely repeats the original’s beats and goes through the motions. Thankfully, Marvel Studios understands the difference and works to make each installment in a franchise something fresh.

In the case of James Gunn, he saw early on how special and different Guardians of the Galaxy was going to be and knew how to go further with the sequel, reportedly beginning writing it before the first opened. Gunn brought the disparate members — Star Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (David Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper,
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James Gunn On The Possilbility Of A Ravagers Movie

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What’s next for James Gunn and the Guardians of the Galaxy? It is possible that the franchise could be heading back to its original roots, The Ravagers. They were the Guardians of the Galaxy back before Peter Quill and his crew took over. Fans actually got to see them in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The Ravagers shown in the film were Stakar Ogord, Aleta Ogord (who eventually meld together into the being known as Starhawk), Martinex, Charlie 27, and Mainframe, who MIley Cyrus lent her voice to. In speaking with Collider, James Gunn spoke of a potential, for lack of a better word, spinoff of the franchise.

Related: James Gunn Says Marvel's Cosmic Universe Films Won't All Feel Like Guardians Of The Galaxy

When asked about a Ravagers movie, Gunn said that there is, “Always a discussion.” And when pressed on the likelihood of that discussion moving forward,
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Will The Original Guardians Of The Galaxy Return For Vol 3.?

When Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 was released in cinemas earlier this year, eagle-eyed comic book fans will have spotted the presence of a number of characters hailing from the original 1969 line-up of the intergalactic superhero team – in addition to Michael Rooker’s Yondu Udonta. Specifically, Stakar Ogord (Sylvester Stallone), Martinex (Michael Rosenbaum), Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames), Aleta Ogord (Michelle Yeoh) and Mainframe (voiced by Miley Cyrus). This caused speculation that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 might see these classic characters return – and now Michael Rosenbaum has addressed the idea.

Speaking to Screen Geek at the London Film and Comic Con recently, Rosenbaum confirmed that franchise writer-director James Gunn has already suggested that Martinex could head back into the Guardians Of The Galaxy fray once more. Here’s what he had to say:

“Will you see my character Martinex in any future Guardians of the Galaxy movies? You know,
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Legends Of Tomorrow Season 3 Trailer Debuts, Captain Cold And Damien Darhk To Return

By now, you’ve probably seen countless memes lampooning Barry Allen for his constant messing with the timeline over on The Flash, but if anyone is supremely guilty of doing such a thing, it’s most definitely the Waverider crew on Legends of Tomorrow. I mean, for a group tasked with fixing “time aberrations,” you’d think they wouldn’t kill people in the past all the freaking time. Thus, it surprises none of us that they “broke time” in the season 2 finale.

As we can see from the footage shown at San Diego Comic-Con, the gang will do their best to rectify that mistake. But according to executive producer Phil Klemmer, this will be a marathon, not a sprint:

“We won’t fix time immediately but we’ll see how dinosaurs in Los Angeles happened. Last season, Legends were the only game in town. Now, Rip Hunter has constituted
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Smallville Star Joining Supergirl For Season 3

Over its past two seasons, Supergirl has welcomed various actors who’ve previously appeared in Superman or Supergirl related productions. Lois & Clark‘s Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher have both turned up, as has 1984’s Supergirl star Helen Slater. Another is Laura Vandervoort, who played Supergirl on Smallville. Now, one of Vandervoort’s co-stars on the show has landed a part on the upcoming third season of The CW DC series.

Erica Durance, most well known for starring as Lois Lane opposite Tom Welling’s Clark Kent on the Superman prequel, has landed the part of Kara Danver’s Kryptonian mother Alura. The character was previously played by Laura Benanti in a major recurring role across season 1 (plus a brief cameo in season 2). As Benanti proved unavailable this time around, the Supergirl team took the opportunity to bring on board another “legacy” actress.

Exec producer Andrew Kreisberg had this to
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Legends Of Tomorrow Season 3 Begins Production – But With A Twist

Knowing that the cast and crew for both The Flash and Arrow are getting back to work, it only makes sense that their extended family over at Legends of Tomorrow do the same. Truth be told, fans may be getting even antsier when it comes to seeing the Waverider crew returning more than others when you consider that their second season concluded in early April as opposed to late May.

As it turns out, they’ll be shooting the second episode first, believe it or not. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen and written by stalwart scribes Keto Shimizu and Grainne Godfree, “Freakshow” sounds like our heroes will be getting back to business as usual, with the whole dino crisis already being behind them after the premiere, just as we predicted.

Now, shooting episodes out of order doesn’t happen all the time in the world of television, but it’s not exactly unheard of.
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James Gunn Will Oversee Marvel Cosmic Universe After Guardians Vol. 3

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James Gunn Will Oversee Marvel Cosmic Universe After Guardians Vol. 3
Even before the massive Guardians 2 opening weekend of $145 million last month, James Gunn had finally confirmed that he was in fact coming back to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. There had been rumors that he may not come back before, but now he is already working on the script, and, according to the director himself, he will also help shape the future of McU's Cosmic universe beyond Guardians of the Galaxy 3. While this is still all many years away, it seems clear that the cosmic side of the McU will have a bright future ahead of it.

While there isn't much released about the Guardians 3 story yet, writer-director James Gunn did confirm that the story is set after Infinity War, and although there hasn't been a release date set at this time, many are already speculating that Guardians 3 could be one of the three release dates Marvel
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art shows Matthew McConaughey as Ego the Living Planet

Prior to Kurt Russell’s casting as Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey was in talks with Marvel Studios about taking on the role of the Living Planet, and father to Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord. McConaughey eventually passed on the opportunity in favour of portraying The Man in Black in the Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower, but now thanks to Reddit we have a look at some concept art showing how he could have looked in the role…

See Also: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art featuring Michael Rosenbaum’s Martinex

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art featuring Michael Rosenbaum’s Martinex

Freelance artist Ian Joyner has released some new concept art from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 giving us a look at the final design for Michael Rosenbaum’s Martinex. Check it out here…

Martinex never got a chance to display his abilities (basically, he can shoot ice or heat beams his hands) and only made a brief appearance alongside Sylvester Stallone’s Stakar in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but given the post-credits scene, it would seem likely that he’ll be returning to the McU at some point, potentially in the conclusion to James Gunn’s trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Let us know below in the comments what you think of the concept art and if you hope to see more of Martinex…

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they
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Latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art features Michelle Yeoh’s Aleta

The concept art for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 keeps on coming, with artist Jackson Sze unveiling his design for Michelle Yeoh’s Aleta. Check it out here…

If you want to see more Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art, take a look at Baby Groot [see here and here] Teenage Groot [see here], Howard the Duck [see here], Sylvester Stallone’s Stakar Ogord, Michael Rosenbaum’s Martinex, and Pom Klementieff’s Mantis [see here], Kurt Russell’s Ego [see here], Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord [see here], and Zoe Saldana’s Gamora and Karen Gillan’s Nebula [see here].

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics
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Michael Rosenbaum on auditioning for Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy

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Although Michael Rosenbaum may finally be a part of James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy series thanks to his role of Martinex in the sequel, his relationship with the franchise goes all the way back to the beginning when he auditioned for the role of Star-Lord. While speaking with THR, Rosenbaum discussed his frame of mind when he had to audition for the role in front of his good friend James... Read More...
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art shows Teenage Groot

While the fan-favourite character Groot spends the majority of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in his adorable Baby state, one of the mid-credits scenes shows that he’s now grown into his difficult teenage years. And, thanks to illustrator Anthony Francisco, we now have a look at some early concept art for Teenage Groot, which shows him sitting on his bed playing on his “mind-numbing game”…

You can see more concept art of Baby Groot here and here, along with Sylvester Stallone’s Stakar Ogord, Michael Rosenbaum’s Martinex, and Pom Klementieff’s Mantis [see here], Kurt Russell’s Ego [see here], Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord [see here], and Zoe Saldana’s Gamora and Karen Gillan’s Nebula [see here].

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound
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