Between Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, wild and frenetic space opera is making a comeback. But the genre contains plenty more amazing, largely untapped material. Here are 16 other space heroes who could rock their own movies.
They finally made a movie sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy. And the good news is? The Force Awakens easily captures the charm and excitement of the first three movies. Here’s our spoiler-free review.
Marvel Comics is launching a new series featuring the members of Guardians of the Galaxy: all of them. The galactic team-up will feature characters from the original lineup last seen in Guardians 3000, all the way up to the modern makeup.
PPW Toys is taking the ‘better late than never’ approach with a couple of new Guardians of the Galaxy Mr. Potato Head toys. Both Star-Lord and Groot have finally gotten the spud treatment, and these adorable six-inch figures will sell for around $20 each when available in October. [PPW Toys via Toy People]
The Guardians of the Galaxy superheroes all seem destined for Lego fame, and I gotta say minifig artist, MikMikEternity totally outdid himself with his fully-sculpted custom Groot minifig.
Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre.
Now that Ant-Man is out, Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is over. This slate of six movies began with Iron Man 3, and included some bold experiments (Guardians of the Galaxy) as well as huge upheavals. Now that it’s over, where do all our favorite characters stand? Let’s get you up to speed for Phase Three.
Guardians of the Galaxy has long been replaced by this summer’s batch of blockbuster films in theaters, but that doesn’t mean its memorable characters have been forgotten. Fans still love their Baby Groot, which is why there’s an endless run of dancing toys—and that’s totally OK.
When Guardians of the Galaxy came out last year, if you wanted the entire movie team in Hasbro’s 6” Marvel Legends Line, you had to spend money (and get figures you might not want) to get all the parts for the “Build-A-Figure” Groot. That’s not the case with this brilliant new set based on their comic book looks!
The Guardians of the Galaxy are no strangers to the world of cutification, considering they've already transition over to the world of Funko's pop vinyls — but these new vinyl toys take it one step further into turning the gang of snarky (and slightly surly) rogues into heart-cloggingly-cute little things. D'aaw!
One of the reasons I enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy so much was because I got to explore a world in which I had no expectations. Take that crazy city Knowhere, which is inside a giant Celestial head, I didn't even know it existed, let alone know what it "should" look like. Here's the VFX reel showing how the city…
It seems like perhaps the most obvious idea for a dancing Groot - just one of many that we've had since Guardians of the Galaxy came out. Watch the little twig that could wiggle about through the power of the Sun itself! But I don't think anyone accounted for it looking so spectacularly scary too.
Those dancing Groot toys that popped up shortly after Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters last year are some of the best collectibles from the film. However, the folks at Uncle Milton have managed to turn the adorable dial all the way to eleven with this baby Groot figure that's embedded with glowing LEDs.
The Mad Titan himself already cuts a pretty imposing figure - but what would he be without his badass rock throne from Guardians of the Galaxy? Thankfully, Hot Toys realised this, and now their beautifully detailed Thanos figure will come with an equally resplendent throne.
Here's CineFix's latest creation: The 2014 blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy in 8-bit. Though this video game version doesn't have the charm of Chris Pratt or versatility of Vin Diesel's dialogue, it does have the nostalgia of old video games which matches up nicely with the throwback fun in the movie.
Sure, to us, Chewie, Groot and Hodor might be communicating in nonsensical languages, but what if these characters could actually understand each other? Turns out, they'd head to Mos Eisley for a supportive get-together according to Brotherhood Workshop's latest Lego short.
The start of a new year is a time for looking forward - and as a fan of Comic book movies and shows, there's definitely lots I'm excited for in 2015. But looking back on the last year, I find myself hoping that all the Comic loveliness ahead of us remembers one of the best lessons learned in 2014: it's okay to be fun.
It's a rarity after the months-long explosion of Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise since the movie came out in August, but look - a Groot statue based on on the comics instead of the movie, and he looks glorious!