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'Guardians of the Galaxy': The Characters' Comic Book Origins Explained

'Guardians of the Galaxy': The Characters' Comic Book Origins Explained

In many ways, the origins of Guardians of the Galaxy are unlike those of earlier Marvel Studios properties. For one thing, neither Stan Lee nor Jack Kirby is responsible in any way but the most tangential (Together, Lee and Kirby created Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and the Avengers, as well as the X-Men and next year’s Ant-Man; separately, Kirby co-created Captain America with Joe Simon and Lee co-created Spider-Man with Steve Ditko).

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JUL
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11 HRS

'Glee's' Harry Shum Jr. Joins 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel

'Glee's' Harry Shum Jr. Joins 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel

Glee star Harry Shum Jr. has been cast as one of the leads in the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel being directed by Woo-ping Yuen.

The Weinstein Co. is backing the martial arts drama, which began production this week and will shoot in New Zealand and China.

PHOTOS Second Time's the Charm: 15 of Hollywood's Most Notable Remakes

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JUL
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Alex Kurtzman to Direct 'The Mummy' Reboot (Exclusive)

Alex Kurtzman to Direct 'The Mummy' Reboot (Exclusive)

Alex Kurtzman is in final negotiations to direct Universal’s reboot of The Mummy.

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JUL
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14 HRS

Vin Diesel Recorded Dialogue In Six Languages for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (Video)

Vin Diesel Recorded Dialogue In Six Languages for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (Video)

Vin Diesel’s role as Groot in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy may only consist of three words, but that doesn’t mean the actor is taking it easy. In fact, to prepare for the international launch of the movie, he’s dubbed his own dialogue for the Brazilian Portuguese, Latin American Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and French versions.

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JUL
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15 HRS

New Trailer Debuts for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' (Video)

New Trailer Debuts for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' (Video)

The latest look at Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar goes farther into space, tracing the outline of the project more than its initial teaser. 

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'Interstellar' Website Invites Users to Look Around and Find Answers

'Interstellar' Website Invites Users to Look Around and Find Answers

As befits the understated, mysterious marketing of the movie so far, the newly-launched website for Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar is both cryptic and, just maybe, filled with hidden meaning.

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JUL
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16 HRS

Lionsgate Acquires Stephenie Meyer-Produced YA Adaptation 'Down a Dark Hall'

Lionsgate Acquires Stephenie Meyer-Produced YA Adaptation 'Down a Dark Hall'

Lionsgate is going Down a Dark Hall.

The studio will adapt Lois Duncan's 1974 young-adult novel for the big screen, with Twilight author Stephenie Meyer producing. Rodrigo Cortés is set to direct.

PHOTOS Teenage Dreams: The Most Popular YA Properties Adapted for TV and Film

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JUL
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18 HRS

First Poster for Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Revealed

First Poster for Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Revealed

It’s been a long, strange journey for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, his planned western follow-up to Django Unchained. Originally announced as a canceled project due to a script leak, the live performance of that script apparently resurrected it as a movie. Now Tarantino has offered another sign that it will actually happen: the first poster for the project.

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JUL
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The Girl Geek Behind 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (Q&A)

The Girl Geek Behind 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (Q&A)

If the lackluster summer of 2014 has been a walk on the dark side for Hollywood, then consider Guardians of the Galaxy its New Hope. Reviews have been glowing and audience tracking over the moon for the James Gunn space opera, a madcap and visually astonishing romp with traces of everyone from George Lucas to Chuck Jones coursing through its DNA.

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JUL
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Where's Janet? Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Omission Provokes Online Outcry

Where's Janet? Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Omission Provokes Online Outcry

Dammit, Janet.

The announcement this weekend that Evangeline Lilly would be playing a character called Hope Van Dyne in Marvel’s troubled Ant-Man came as a surprise to many comic book fans that had been expecting her character to be called Janet Van Dyne—better known to most as the Wasp, founding member of the Avengers (indeed, the character who named the team), former wife to Ant-Man and Marvel Entertainment’s second female hero, behind the Fantastic Four’s Invisible Woman.

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JUL
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Mythology to Adapt Zenescope's 'The Library' (Exclusive)

Mythology to Adapt Zenescope's 'The Library' (Exclusive)

Mythology Entertainment, the production company run by Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis, has teamed with comic company Zenescope Entertainment to adapt the latter's title The Library.

Library is a spinoff from Zenescope's Grimm Universe series. The story follows the adventures of a teenage girl and her brother as they accidentally unlock various portals within a historic library that physically transport them into the strange worlds of the books that surround them. 

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JUL
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2 DAYS

SCOTUSblog Founder Joins Marvel Superhero Appeal for Jack Kirby Estate (Exclusive)

SCOTUSblog Founder Joins Marvel Superhero Appeal for Jack Kirby Estate (Exclusive)

In what might be yet another sign that Marvel should begin to fret that the U.S. Supreme Court could review a massive superhero rights dispute, the respected attorney Tom Goldstein is now co-representing Jack Kirby's family members. Goldstein is perhaps most famous for running the invaluable SCOTUSblog, which on July 21 highlighted Kirby v. Marvel Characters as its "Petition of the Day."

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JUL
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IFC Midnight Acquires Demonic Possession Tale 'Inner Demons'

IFC Midnight Acquires Demonic Possession Tale 'Inner Demons'

IFC Midnight has picked up U.S. rights to Schorr Pictures’ demonic possession tale Inner Demons, directed by Seth Grossman, produced by Robin Schorr and written by Glenn Gers. The film stars Lara Vosburgh as a 16-year-old girl fighting addiction, who may be possessed by a demon, as she is being followed by a reality show crew.

The cast also includes Morgan McClellan, Colleen McGrann, Kate Whitney and Brian Flaherty.

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JUL
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2 DAYS

Paramount Deletes 'Ninja Turtles' Poster Tweet After 9/11 Criticism

Paramount Deletes 'Ninja Turtles' Poster Tweet After 9/11 Criticism

An attempt to build excitement for the Australian release of Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, went awry Tuesday when the studio’s @ParamountAU Twitter account shared a poster featuring the characters jumping toward the viewer from an exploding building emblazoned with the movie’s Australian release date: Sept. 11.

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