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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star Dave Bautista responds to Disney firing James Gunn

Dave Bautista and Chris Pratt in 'Avengers: Infinity War.'Image: marvel/disney Guardians of the Galaxy actors have responded to Disney’s decision to fire series director James Gunn on Friday. The firing came after conservative personalities online resurfaced old tweets in which Gunn joked about pedophilia and molestation. Gunn himself apologized Thursday night in a series of tweets, and again Friday with an official statement after the firing went public. SEE ALSO: At Comic-Con, mixed feelings on James Gunn’s firing from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Of the core cast, only…

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James Gunn fired as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ director following resurfaced old tweets

Image: Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock Updated 5:12 p.m. EST with Gunn’s statement. Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn has been fired in light of tweets from his past, THR reported Friday afternoon.  “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.  Though the statement does not specify the contents of Gunn’s tweets, other users have screenshots that may point…

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Deadpool has taken over some of your favorite movies and now they’re definitely better

Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies. In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming Deadpool 2, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles. Catch him on the front of My Cousin Vinny or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of Fight Club.  guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me…

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I shouldn’t be vilified for trying to kill half the universe

Image: marvel studios Hey it’s me, Thanos. I have a bone to pick with all of you. I’m being vilified and mocked by a lot of people online right now and I am not just going to sit there and take it from you people. It’s unjust, it’s unfair, and it’s completely uncalled for. SEE ALSO: Who’s who in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Spoilers in case you haven’t caught up on the news about the so-called “Infinity War” that  just went down) Everybody seems to be focusing on the fact that…

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We Need to Talk About the Ending of Avengers: Infinity War

Last weekend Avengers: Infinity War made more than $640 million at the global box office—and at least $258 million of that came from domestic theaters, a number that easily bests previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is relevant for two reasons: One, holy crap that’s a lot of money. Two, it means we can finally talk about this movie freely since pretty much anyone who wanted to see it has now done so, apparently. That’s good; there’s a lot to discuss. It was pretty much inevitable, considering…

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Picked Apart by Vultures: The Last Days of Stan Lee

You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to be enjoying the fruits of his many labors: Marvel Comics, the company he served as the former president and chairman of, dominates popular culture. Characters he co-created among them Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, and the Avengers are household names. Hes a comics legend, with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When Marvel sold to Disney in 2010 for $4 billion, he personally pocketed a cool $10 million, and tours the world as its ambassador emeritus. And midway through…

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After Black Panther, Now Is the Time for a Storm Movie

Theres a moment until Black Panther. A white wig slapped on the fantastic Blade franchiseparticularly Blade II, directed by Thor: Ragnarok. Bryan Singers films never seemed able to explore social commentary beyond the tenuous being a mutant is like being gay metaphor he continued to double down on, and do we really believe that Fox was going to hire a black woman to mold Storm as she truly deserved to be? Back in the 2000s? None of the major film franchises, from Marvel to DC to Lucasfilm, have managed to…

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‘Black Panther’ moviegoers are all shook by M’Baku, leader of the Jabari Tribe

Image:  Aurora Rose / Contributor / Getty images Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week.  It takes something extra to stand out in a Black Panther cast filled with achingly beautiful humans. Whatever it is, Winston Duke has got it. The actor behind M’Baku, leader of the movie’s Jabari Tribe, steals just about every scene he appears in. Even his first scene, when he challenges T’Challa to ritual combat for Wakanda’s throne… how many of you were quietly…

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Octavia Spencer is buying out a theater in Mississippi so kids can see ‘Black Panther’

Image: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images The talented and generous Octavia Spencer is giving back to underserved communities once again, buying out a theater to allow families to see Black Panther who otherwise may not have been able to.  Spencer announced her plan to buy out a theater in Mississippi when Black Panther opens on Instagram Wednesday, saying she’ll be in the state when the movie opens on Feb. 16. SEE ALSO: These pictures from the ‘Black Panther’ premiere are stunning “I think I will buy out a theatre in an underserved…

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Party City invests $4 million in Punchbowl, which now powers its digital invites platform

Party City, the party goods supplier and retail chain, has taken a minority stake in digital invitations platform Punchbowl, the companies announced today. The deal will see Punchbowls technology used to power an online invitation platform on Party Citys e-commerce site, opening up Punchbowl to an influx of new customers. While the official announcement didnt disclose the size of the round, an SEC filing listing Party City Retail Group president Ryan Vero points to an infusion of an additional $4 million. Vero has also joined the board as a result…

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Teaser trailer for Black Panther: Marvel’s original black superhero sharpens his claws

The first teaser of Ryan Cooglers film, which stars Chadwick Boseman, hinted at a film where action is king but ideas of colonialism and monarchy also feature The first teaser trailer of Creed director the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, the teaser debuted the first shots of Chadwick Boseman, Captain America: Civil War in 2016, and Cooglers film is set to debut in February 2018. Chadwick Boseman as TChalla aka the Black Panther. Photograph: Marvel Between The World and Me author Ta-Nehisi Coates began writing upheaval of the…

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