Marvel Movie News: James Gunn Shot A Very Long Scene, Mark Waid On A Possible Hulk Film And More
Yes, it’s time for another edition of Marvel movie roundup. When little news nuggets get dropped online, we round them up and put them in one convenient location for your reading pleasure. Today we have a few pieces of Guardians of the Galaxy from director James Gunn and former Doctor Who the upcoming intergalactic baddie known as Nebula, Karen Gillan. Also, Indestructible Hulk writer Mark Waid has weighed in on the possibility of a solo Hulk film in a recent interview. Read on for a few new developments in the world of Marvel.
Today James Gunn took to Twitter to reveal an interesting fact that holds a lot more information than you think at first glance. The Tweet, as you see below, states that 63,000 feet of film was used for one single scene that took 11.5 hours to film. That’s not only an incredibly impressive amount of work for what is undoubtedly going to be a big scene in the film, it also seems to confirm that Gunn is using actual film instead of digital. A lot of film buffs expressed their joy at hearing Gunn was probably using film for the entirety of the project
Holy shit. We shot 63,000 feet of film Saturday. 11 1/2 hours of film. One scene. We’re in for some long dailies tonight! #gotg
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 30, 2013
Karen Gillan recently wrapped her portion of the film. The actress said that this past Thursday was her last day as the big blue baddie known as Nebula. Gunn retweeted Gillan‘s Tweet and added a few words of his own.
“@KarenGillan2: And that’s a wrap on Nebula in Guardians of the galaxy!!” Clint Eastwood onscreen, Hello Kitty off: You will be missed!
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 26, 2013
Gillan also pointed out a picture for an insert in this weekend’s Guardian featuring her, Catherine Tate, and Billie Piper in a Doctor Who companions spread. You can see Gillan has a little more stubble on her head as she starts regrowing her ginger locks after revealing a completely bald head at this year’s Comic-Con.
Finally, Mark Waid recently spoke with the folks at Newsarama about his current storyline in the pages of Indestructible Hulk. You can read the writer teasing some upcoming developments in the series by clicking here, but Waid was asked about a potential Hulk solo film toward the end of the interview. The legendary scribe praises Mark Ruffalo‘s portrayal and says the green behemoth we saw in The Avengers lends himself well to another film adventure:
Oh, please, yes! He’s tailor made for a film adventure. Wasn’t he the breakaway star of Avengers? He was in my theater, I’ll tell you that! [Ruffalo is] spot-on. I love how he’s more driven than tormented and the Bruce Banner/Tony Stark bromance is positively inspirational.
The comic book scribe says there are “many great runs” that a Hulk film could borrow story ideas from, but he points to the original Tales To Astonish as a good place to start. With Hulk having a TV show back in the day and three actors portraying Bruce Banner on the big screen, there are a lot of preconceptions about what could be done in a new solo movie. Waid channels his inner Hulk when he address those concerns with a short but simple “Hulk smash puny preconceptions.”