GUARDIANS 2 Teased, AQUAMAN Spills on Expanded DC/WB Role, More

James Gunn hamming it up
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Surprise! The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy will feature the original Guardians and “may” add new team members.

No, it’s not the biggest reveal, but it’s still the first 100% confirmed plot detail offered up by Director and screenwriter James Gunn. Unlike the first film, which had a draft by Nicole Perlman prior to Gunn taking it on, he revealed he’s been working on the sequel’s screenplay literally since the release of the first film.

”“I spent all day on August 1, the day the first movie was released, writing ‘Guardians 2,'” Gunn told Variety. “I was so excited about it and I was finally able to let go of the last one and begin the second one. I always saw this as a universe, not just as one story.”

Yes, Aquaman is in the Justice League Movies

Despite not being listed as a cast member in the press release announcing ten DC Comics based movies coming between 2016 and 2020, Jason Momoa confirmed that he will be in Justice League. And that’s about all he can say about his role as Aquaman in that or any other movie.

”I don’t know the director [of Aquaman]. I know the Justice League will come first. That’s really what we’re going to focus on.” The actor dished at Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta about his role, but really didn’t have anything else concrete to reveal, as reported by ComicBook.com. He doesn’t know when they’re shooting either film, the plot line of Aquaman or any other real details. He did say, however, that “It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe. I’m really excited to be with Warner Bros., and hopefully everyone likes it. And Zack Snyder’s a genius, so I’m really excited to be hanging out with him.” Momoa also said that as a Polynesian, his connection and his family’s connection to water makes the particular role an honor.

Ant-Man is Bigger, more Action-packed after Rewrites

Adam McKay tells Collider that his biggest changes when rewriting Edgar Wright’s scripts were to polish up the dialogue alongside star Paul Rudd, and adding more action.

”I’ve always known Paul Rudd’s a really good writer from improvising with him on set, but I had no idea he was that good—he’s really great with dialogue. I was really proud of what we did, I really thought we put some amazing stuff in there and built on an already strong script from Edgar Wright and sort of just enhanced some stuff,” McKay said. He also “added some new action beats,” including a “giant action sequence” that he’s particularly excited to see come to life. The writer/director (though he’s only the former on this project), is a vocal fan and friend of Wright’s, and praised his “really good script,” just working to “streamline it” while also making sections “bigger” or “more aggressive.”

Arrow Adds Another DC Comics Villain to the Roster

Vinnie Jones is no stranger to superheroes and genre entertainment, even famously once appearing as “The Juggernaut, bitch!” Now he’s going to be another larger-than-life super villain, coming to Arrow for at least a three-episode arc as Brick.

The character is a gang leader, but in the pages of DC Comics is more than that - he has an actual brick-like exterior and super-strength, all of which serve more often as an intimidation factor than his means to rule criminal underworlds. Instead, his keen sense of tactics and management of his underlings serves his rise to power. Jones’ first appearance will be on episode 10 of season 3.

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