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Amph I AM GROOT: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Discussion in 'Community' started by JoinTheSchwarz , Sep 10, 2012.

  1. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    AU.S. pilot ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.


    Joss Whedon tells us something about the movie:

    “[Director] James [Gunn] is what makes me think it will work. I myself was sort of like, ‘Well, I liked Rocket Raccoon as a kid, but I’m not sure how that plays [to a wider audience].’ And then they said, ‘Well, we’re thinking about using James Gunn.’ And I said, ‘Oh, then no, you’re fine.’ He is so off the wall, and so crazy, but so smart, such a craftsman and he builds from his heart. He loves the raccoon. Needs the raccoon.”

    “He has a very twisted take on it, but it all comes from a real love for the material. “It’s going to be hard for the humans to keep up. I know he’s going to come from left field and I’m going to go, ‘What?’ And then, ‘Of course, why didn’t I think of that?’ And then I’m going to beat him!”​

     
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  2. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Fixed. ;)
     
  3. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    WTB [The Infinity Gauntlet] PST?
     
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  4. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, fixed like a dog.
     
  5. Frank T.

    Frank T. Force Ghost star 6

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    This movie is going to be better than the Avengers. Groot!
     
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  6. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Hey now. I got my dog fixed and he finally quit marking up the yard when I let him out.

    Now he just has this really sad look on his face.
     
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  7. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Get your dog some Neuticles--prosthetic replacements for the parts that are "missing", specially made for all breeds & size of dog. No, I'm not making that up. They exist. Seriously.

    Rocket Racoon? Seriously? I remember the 4-issue miniseries back in the early 80s, as a spin-off of a wacko issue of Incredible Hulk (#271), but the idea that the world or character continued from that point never occurred to me. Wow, someone must have been desperate for goofy ideas.
     
  8. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Rocket Raccoon's creator gave him a facelift and brought him back earlier this decade.
     
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  9. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    If the quality is up to recent Marvel projects, there's no doubt I'll absolutely love this more than any of the others, but I doubt it will have the same box office success.
     
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  10. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Though we've been discussing it briefly over in the general Marvel movie thread, figure it'd be a good time to bump this as casting starts to get under way. Over the last two months we've already had Chris Pratt cast as Star-Lord and wrestler Dave Baustista cast as Drax the Destroyer (unfortunately, IMO, beating out Jason Momoa who was also up for the role).

    Tons of rumors for possible voice roles (presumably Rocket Raccoon), but so many it's hard to take anything to seriously at this point: Jim Carrey, H. Jon Benjamin, Adam Sandler (please no), Jason Statham and Michael Rooker, among others.

    Another rumor floating about, though likely just extrapolation from the symbols in that teaser artwork, is we will get to see Nova and/or the Nova Corps at some point in the film (which seems pretty plausible given that the film is saidd to be "set 95% in space"- it's also hilarious that, following the underperformance of Green Lantern, Marvel's knock-off of the GLC may very well become more successful than the GLC itself in theaters.. though possibly even a pattern given the Darkseid/Thanos similarities as well).
     
  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I'm not that familiar with the source material, but it has to be better than Green Lantern right?
     
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  12. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    My only exposure to Nova Corps is through the first book of Annihilation (and the first arc of Secret Avengers, but he wasn't himself in that arc). The similarity basically breaks down to "space cops"- from there they diverge, but on the surface, they serve the same function within their respective universes.
     
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  13. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Green Lantern was fun if you didn't think how stupid the plot was and how it made almost no logical sense. Peter Saarsgard was hilarious.
     
  14. Amatsu Mikaboshi

    Amatsu Mikaboshi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I am not on board with Bautista being in there, but if he gets a role that has no speaking lines I will be alright with it I guess. I love the Guardians, one of my favorite comics. I get excited in the pants when I think about seeing Gamora on screen.
     
  15. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    There is a possibility for Adam Warlock to crop up here. That is one of my favs of all time.
     
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  16. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    yeah fixed like a frog! haha
     
  17. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  18. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    QFT. Thanos Quest/Infinity Gauntlet/Infinity War is one of my favorite arcs. I like to pretend that Infinity Crusade didnt happen :p

    In addition to the GL comparisons, what about Drax/Hulk? Hulk even lampshaded it when the brawled once. His internal dialog was "hey, I thought I was the smarter of the two lumbering green brutes on this block!"
     
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  19. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I co-sign every word of this. I will add that I re-read the entire Starlin run of Strange Tales/Power of Warlock (minimally) every 6 months.

    Oh, and Pipman the Terrible was brilliant. Saving grace of 'Crusade'.
     
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  20. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Statham, Sandler and Carrey would simply be stunt casting....makes about as much sense to me as getting Hugo Weaving as Megatron.


    I think the best choice would be Tom Kenny.

    EDIT -- After hearing the MvDC3 clips.....John Di Maggio
     
  21. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah...you just cant have anything pertaining to the Infinity Gauntlet w/o involving Adam Warlock.

    Best. Brawl. Ever! Was in the Infinity War when X-Men, East AND West Coast Avengers, Alpha Flight, and the Fantastic Four tried to gang up on Thanos and the Infinity Watch. Pip made a valiant accounting of himself that day. It was a battle so epic that it took Dr. Strange and friggin Galactus to break it up! :-B :p
     
  22. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    POWER!!! UNLIMITED POWER!!!!
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  23. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I think one of my favourite comic sequences ever is from Starlin's Warlock: the Magus is counting down to blasting Adam with radiation that will summon the In-Betweener and condemn Adam to his future as the Magus, Adam is preparing to counter this, and Gamora is sneaking up on the Magus to knife him in the back. It ends with the Magus blasting Adam and back-handing Gamora simultaneously. A few pages later a space-warp appears and Thanos steps through, entering Warlock's life as an ally! It was really jaw-dropping stuff, beautifully paced and rendered.

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  24. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  25. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I have the entire run of this series; I'll have to track this one down...