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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Filming Pushed to 2021

According to Production Weekly (@prodweek), filming of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (under the working title "Hot Christmas") has been pushed to 2021. Which means we likely won't see a release until 2022.




This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given the recent controversy that resulted in James Gunn being fired by Disney. Now they need time to find a replacement director. Taika Waititi is said to be one of the frontrunners, which would make sense after his work on Thor: Raganarok. I think Waititi's crazy style would fit well with a Guardians movie.


But will this delay have other repercussions for the Guardians? Dave Bautista - who was very vocal about wanting Gunn reinstated - has said he's not sure if he will return for a third Guardians movie.





The good news however, according to Gunn's brother Sean (Kraglin in GOTG Vol. 1&2) the script Gunn wrote is still being used. In a tweet James Gunn described the Vol. 3 script as "Every bit of my heart.…

So That Avengers 4 Trailer Leak...Do We Believe It?

Warning: Possible Spoilers

Esquire have recently reported on a post to the Marvel Studios subreddit. A user posted what is supposed to be a description of a leaked trailer for Avengers 4, which has now been deleted.
But the question is; is it real? Some consider it "too detailed to be fake", while others are calling it "bad fan fiction".

Here's what the post said:

The trailer starts off showing the damaged Infinity Gauntlet in a field on the farm planet. As the camera focuses in on the gauntlet, we hear Tony's voice: "We were destined to lose." Epic music score starts. The Quinjet is shown landing in a Wakandan wasteland as we hear Rogers say: "We have come so far." Tony and Nebula step off the jet as the remaining Avengers approach. Steve has a look of relief and says: "Tony". Tony, seemingly defeated, shakes his head and gives a friendly smirk back to Cap. Marvel Studios logo appears. We get a glimpse of the Battle of New York from…

A Star Is Born | Average Guy Movie Review

When Country Singer Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) meets Ally (Lady Gaga), a talented singer performing in a bar, he is instantly captivated. A romance between the two quickly grows and Jackson encourages Ally to sing with him at gigs. But as her star rises, his begins to fade and as it does, his struggles with addiction only worsen.



Bradley Cooper's directorial debut is nothing short of a triumph. The word "masterpiece" gets thrown around a lot these days, But A Star Is Born truly fits that bill. This is a love story. But more than that, it's a beautifully candid and respectful look at addiction, and how it affects those relationships we hold most dear. Cooper never shy's away from the ugliness of the disease, which makes for a very moving and authentic viewing experience. But it's thanks to some outstanding performances by the two leads that addiction's destructive effect is really felt.



Cooper and Gaga are perfect together, both on and off stage. Their c…

Mile 22 | Average Guy Movie Review

A covert unit of the CIA known as "Overwatch" is tasked with extracting a local informant from an unidentified Asian country. The group have just 90 minutes to get this asset - who holds information regarding a future attack - the 22 miles to an airfield outside the city, where a plane is waiting to transport him to the US. But the Americans aren't the only ones interested in this information, and members of the local government will stop at nothing to get it.

After three previous movies, Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg's fourth collaboration marks the first time they've worked on a fictional story together. Although it is based on a supposedly real unit within the CIA - how would we ever know if it was real or not? That said, I like to think members of the real unit would use a little more discretion on operations such as this, which might be the reason why we have never heard of them. But it is an exciting - albeit done before - concept; a race against time with wh…

Venom | Average Guy Movie Review

When investigative journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) starts looking into the Life Foundation and its head, Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), he makes a shocking discovery. Drake's astronauts have discovered alien life, which they're bringing back to Earth. Through his investigation, Brock is accidentally exposed to one of the life forms. This "symbiote" as it's known bonds with him, granting him incredible powers and abilities. The question is, what will he do with those powers?

In the build-up to it's release, Venom has received a lot of negativity, it has been described as "unexciting" and "aggressively loud and stupid" by critics. When I read this I have to ask; what movie were they watching? Venom is a simple yet fun comic book movie/origin story/buddy comedy. Thanks to some great special effects, all of the symbiotes look great, especially when interacting with their hosts. The action is very exciting, although it does take a while to arrive…

Searching | Average Guy Movie Review

Searching follows David Kim (John Cho) and the search for his missing daughter Margot (Michelle La). The whole story is told through the medium of social media, FaceTime, news footage and computer searches.


The cynic in me might say that this is some sort of glorified attempt at advertising for the likes of Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and on some level it is. But these companies and their products are so engrained in 21st Century life that it makes perfect sense that David would turn to them in order to try and find his daughter. If I didn't know any better I'd say Searching was made by pointing a camera at a computer screen. In fact, the almost voyeur perspective has encouraged some inspired out of the box thinking in terms of how to shoot it. Despite only taking 13 days to film, the whole production took two years to complete thanks to the animation and editing. Each operating system and piece of software has been painstakingly recreated.


Searching encapsulates all th…