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Wow. This is a really hard post to write, not only because it sucks in a way that James Gunn was fired by Disney from Guardians of the Galaxy 3, but also because what he did to get himself fired sucks in and of itself.

In case you haven’t heard, Gunn posted some really horrible tweets about a decade ago about pedophilia and rape. By really horrible, I mean “why would anyone even think up this sick stuff in the first place?” horrible. While Gunn has tried to pass this off as being “edgy,” and saying that he didn’t play out in real life any of the things he tweeted, I can’t find a way to defend this. (If you want to see what he tweeted, you’ll have to Google them – I’m not going to repeat them here. There were a lot of them, in some cases only a few are being reported.) Remember he is 51 now, he would have been in his late 30’s or early 40’s when he wrote them, so he can’t blame being a stupid kid for this.

While it’s true that he deleted those tweets when he first became part of the Marvel family, and some nutjob right-wing activist somehow found them and dredged them up, it doesn’t excuse putting those words out there in the first place. Senators have lost their jobs over much less.

When ABC (also owned by Disney) rehired Roseanne I said then that they were going to regret hiring someone whose idea of comedy was to do a photo shoot dressed up like Hitler taking some burned gingerbread men cookies out of an oven. Disney is supposed to be family friendly (their inherited Deadpool franchise aside). Cursing up a storm is one thing, posting “jokes” about rape and pedophilia is another.

It’s a shame, because I think James Gunn is tremendously talented and I truly believe he regrets having tweeted those things years ago, but in my opinion Disney made the only call they could make. I know some people will disagree.

We’ll see who takes the director’s helm from Gunn. From what I understand, he had finished writing the script, we’ll see if they call for a rewrite.

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GOTG3 #JamesGunn

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Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn announced via Twitter that he would be returning to write and direct the third installment of the franchise.

In the meantime, Vol. 2 will be arriving on May 5th, and tickets are already on sale.  It’s tracking to have a huge opening, so fair warning that you may want to preorder your tix.

#GotGVol2

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Marvel has released the second trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which comes out in May.

If nothing else this trailer proves that once babies are out of their pot and mobile, they’re extremely dangerous.

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GotGVol2

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We have quite a wait ahead of us for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5th, 2017, to be exact), but we now have our first teaser trailer (and poster).

Poster here.

Wait… have Yondu and Nebula joined the Guardians??

Trailer below.  Don’t miss baby Groot at the end.

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GOTG #ChrisPratt #GOTGVol2

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We didn’t get a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer at SDCC, but there was still a lot of GOTG2 news.

Guardians is getting the Disneyland treatment! Here’s Joe Rohde with the details on how Mission: BREAKOUT! is being created. Visitors will enter into The Collector’s lair, where the Guardians have been imprisoned. Rocket will request their assistance in breaking himself and his pals out, which will no doubt involve a bone-shaking ride.

The new attraction should be ready next summer. Go here for some concept art on the Disney website.

Director James Gunn also gave us quite a bit of information on the film itself in this Facebook post. He calls this info “minor spoilers,” but there’s one very major one in there – namely, who is the father of Peter Quill? It’s a mind-blower! So if you don’t want to know, skip that post.

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GOTG

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’ve got a big project going so don’t be surprised if there are gaps occasionally for a while!

While I was away….

GOTG2PosterGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 began production, and a poster was released showing the Guardians with an adorable Baby Groot hanging on to Drax.  Cue the new Baby Groot toys!

Casting news for GOTG 2 was also released.  Added to the roster is Elizabeth Debicki (The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Night Manager), Kurt Russell and Pom Klementieff, according to EW.com.  Klementieff will be playing Mantis.  Debicki and Russell’s characters have not been announced.

The only clue as to the plot that has been released is that the film will “unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.”  We’ll have to wait until May, 2017 to find out who is Starlord’s alien daddy.

Changing the subject completely… the last episode of Downton Abbey on PBS’ Masterpiece will be Sunday, March 6th.  It will be a 2-hour special.  So what’s airing this Sunday, you ask?  A special titled More Manners of Downton Abbey.  A movie has been rumored to be a possibility, but I think it’s a very long shot, so enjoy the final episode of the final season.

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 #DowntonAbbey

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s sequel is currently in pre-production.  Entertainment Weekly tweeted out some photos from behind-the-scenes of Zoe Saldana undergoing the four to five-hour process to make her Gamora green.

I don’t know what I was expecting this to look like, but this wasn’t it!  Girl cannot be getting paid enough to do this…

Click on the link in the tweet to see what she has to go through.  The film comes out in the U.S. May 5, 2017.

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #ZoeSaldana #Gamora

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