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Old 08-01-2014, 10:32 AM   #76
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I hear Howard the Duck makes an appearance.

2:1 odds that his cigar does not.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:44 AM   #77
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I hear Howard the Duck makes an appearance.

2:1 odds that his cigar does not.

That's a bingo.



For those prone to wetting their panties at the thought of spoilers...spoilers follow:

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There Is Only One End-Credit Scene After 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' — Here's What It Means

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Aug. 1, 2014, 12:47 AM



Warning: If you have not seen "Guardians of the Galaxy," there are major spoilers below!

You know the drill by now.

Don't head out as soon as "Guardians of the Galaxy" is over. Stick around after the credits for an extra scene.

Marvel loves adding extra scenes often teasing future movies during and after its end credits.

For the past few movies, Marvel Studios has given viewers two extra scenes to watch. One scene will tease a future film in the larger Marvel universe. The other will expand on a moment from the current film.

If you left the studio early and missed what happened, we have you covered.

Last chance to head back before spoilers!

What happens:

The scene pans down over the wrecked ruins of The Collector's (Benicio del Toro) trophy room after it was destroyed earlier in the film. We see The Collector, a man who collects rare and exotic items across galaxies, beleaguered and injured while sipping a beverage out of a green cup. A dog dressed in an astronaut suit comes up to him and licks his face.

All of a sudden a voice off screen asks, "What do you let him lick you like that for?" The camera then cuts to none other than Howard the Duck, a sci-fi creature from Marvel, who says "Gross" before sipping from his own bright green cup.

After the scene the words, "Howard the Duck created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik" appear.

If this scene sounds familiar, it's because it leaked online earlier this week ahead of the film's release before quickly being pulled down.

Fans have been freaking out trying to uncover where the duck appears in the film after the fowl's name was spotted in the credits by site Stitch Kingdom.

It's not the only time we see Howard in "Guardians." Director James Gunn recently told /Film you can catch a glimpse of the fair-feathered friend when The Collector first appears on screen.

Upon a second watch, we did spot Howard near the upper right hand corner of the screen in his own tiny cell when Del Toro first turns to face the audience in the film.

Who's Howard the Duck and why is he in "Guardians of the Galaxy"?

As we mentioned, Howard was a Marvel comic character first introduced in 1973, so he's fair game for Disney to use in one of its movies since acquiring Marvel for $4 billion in 2009.

In 1986, Howard was the focus of a live-action Universal movie, "Howard the Duck," produced by George Lucas — yes, that George Lucas. This is how most audiences are familiar with the character.


However, it's really interesting that he appeared in "Guardians" if you know anything about the character's history with Disney.

Shortly after his creation in '73, Disney threatened Marvel with legal action claiming Howard the Duck's satirical design bore a striking resemblance to Donald Duck.

According to an archived Silver Bullet Comics interview — now known as Comics Bulletin — with Howard the Duck co-creator Stever Gerber, Marvel came to a bizarre deal with Disney that virtually allowed the Mouse House to redeisgn the character.

"To avoid litigation, Marvel's old management signed an incredibly stupid agreement with Disney. Under its terms, all future appearances of Howard must conform to a set of designs that Disney provided for the character. You've seen this design. It's the one from the black-and-white HTD magazine, with the ghastly swollen beak, the beady eyes, and the baggy trousers that make the duck look like a derelict. What's absolutely astonishing, though, is that the Disney agreement is worded in such a way that Marvel isn't even permitted to create a new, alternative design for the character, even if that design bears no resemblance to Donald."


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Old 08-01-2014, 03:52 PM   #78
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It seems Raveners have completely forgotten the existence of spoiler-tags. Damn it people...
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:21 PM   #79
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It seems Raveners have completely forgotten the existence of spoiler-tags. Damn it people...

Spoiler tags?


Man, I didn't know we had those.

Let me ask something, though. Why are trailers ok but spoilers aren't? It's not as though the director or the screenwriter is responsible for what goes into the trailer. How come this ridiculous teaser trailer-to-trailer routine doesn't bug you, or the whole geek film-industrial complex that's arisen to track every single move those producing these films make?
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:34 PM   #80
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Spoiler tags?


Man, I didn't know we had those.

Let me ask something, though. Why are trailers ok but spoilers aren't? It's not as though the director or the screenwriter is responsible for what goes into the trailer. How come this ridiculous teaser trailer-to-trailer routine doesn't bug you, or the whole geek film-industrial complex that's arisen to track every single move those producing these films make?

Trailer's are where it's at now a-days. I just hate it when they break trust with the audience and show too much. I just thought it was cool in Winter Soldier how they used it to dramatic effect.

I tried in typical meandering style to get a thread started on the current state of the trailer -- but failed (my fault).
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:30 PM   #81
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Spoiler tags?


Man, I didn't know we had those.

Let me ask something, though. Why are trailers ok but spoilers aren't? It's not as though the director or the screenwriter is responsible for what goes into the trailer. How come this ridiculous teaser trailer-to-trailer routine doesn't bug you, or the whole geek film-industrial complex that's arisen to track every single move those producing these films make?

I actually don't like how modern trailers show so much stuff. So...I'm not being favoritist here.

I'm just saying, that end-credits scene is the kind of thing I'd have loved to experienced for myself in the theater, not knowing anything. I'm actually a big spoiler-hound in some ways, but with the Marvel stingers...those are special cases for me. And any spoilers I find, I don't shotgun them on the web for all to see. I always try to be discreet with them, in case some don't want to know...

Just because certain Raveners think courtesy is pointless on a website forum for Indiana Jones fans (aka "one of the most pathetic and dying fandoms in existence", in their eyes) doesn't make blatant lack of courtesy okay...

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Old 08-01-2014, 11:33 PM   #82
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I actually don't like how modern trailers show so much stuff. So...I'm not being favoritist here.

I'm just saying, that end-credits scene is the kind of thing I'd have loved to experienced for myself in the theater, not knowing anything. I'm actually a big spoiler-hound in some ways, but with the Marvel stingers...those are special cases for me. And any spoilers I find, I don't shotgun them on the web for all to see. I always try to be discreet with them, in case some don't want to know...

Just because certain Raveners think courtesy is pointless on a website forum for Indiana Jones fans (aka "one of the most pathetic and dying fandoms in existence", in their eyes") doesn't make blatant lack of courtesy okay...

Dude, it's just a cigar...
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:49 PM   #83
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I actually don't like how modern trailers show so much stuff. So...I'm not being favoritist here.

I'm just saying, that end-credits scene is the kind of thing I'd have loved to experienced for myself in the theater, not knowing anything. I'm actually a big spoiler-hound in some ways, but with the Marvel stingers...those are special cases for me. And any spoilers I find, I don't shotgun them on the web for all to see. I always try to be discreet with them, in case some don't want to know...

Just because certain Raveners think courtesy is pointless on a website forum for Indiana Jones fans (aka "one of the most pathetic and dying fandoms in existence", in their eyes) doesn't make blatant lack of courtesy okay...

I'm pro-spoiler tags, I assure you. I just don't see much, if any, difference between what trailers and, more importantly, the whole horse race reporting of every little drib and drab of news that comes off of what the sets of these movies.

But yeah. If there's any surprise to be had in these products - which I doubt most of the time - it's good for people to be able to find it out on their own.

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Trailer's are where it's at now a-days. I just hate it when they break trust with the audience and show too much. I just thought it was cool in Winter Soldier how they used it to dramatic effect.

I tried in typical meandering style to get a thread started on the current state of the trailer -- but failed (my fault).

I like the looks of this. I think you and I see eye-to-eye in thinking of the trailer as its own separate form, one that often has little to do with the films it promotes.
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:06 PM   #84
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would a "spoiler wrap" button on the toolbar help people out? Sounds lazy, but how bout it, Raven?"
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:06 AM   #85
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General rules of thumb from a site I used to work at:

Pre-release materials that are put out by the studio (or publisher) aren't considered spoilers, because the studio intended for them to be seen and talked about. In that way, the studio has a certain amount of influence over what you're seeing and discussing. (And therefore anything like rumors or leaks that came out beyond the studios' control were considered spoilers.)

Post-release discussion was usually then open, unless the film/book was apart of an ongoing series that had a lot of news activity, in which case you either had to hide your spoilers for the first month after release, or separate into a different thread just for spoilers.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:04 PM   #86
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Kind of on a post-viewing high, people, so I'll just be quick, and say I saw this movie about an hour ago, and I loved the utter crap out of it. Wonderful movie. Definitely hope to go back for seconds, or thirds, or tenths...
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Pratt is looking more and more like an Indy potential by the second.
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Came across this one yesterday...

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Old 08-06-2014, 02:11 PM   #91
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Cool video, jsarino.

Something cool from the world of toys today as well. And unexpected bonus was revealed for Hot Toys' Rocket and Groot two-pack:



An ickle baby Gwoot!
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My son was cracking up with that scene. I can just see him wanting a potted Groot.
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Maybe I need to watch it again (not maybe, but I should watch it again!), but I thought the orb was covered in a shield, not exposed like that picture?

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My son was cracking up with that scene. I can just see him wanting a potted Groot.



Groot isn't looking too well in the following photo:



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Special effects makeup designer David White also made two life-size versions of Rocket Raccoon along with a bust of Groot as aids for visual effects and lighting.

"The reason the filmmakers wanted these is because they take them onto the set and they put them in little chairs and they put them next to the doors and it gives them a good indication of where visual effects needs to pick up and whether Rocket can actually reach certain things or use certain devices," White says. "Also they offer them up to the camera at the end of the shot and it just gives them an extra little hint of the lighting because they’re actually painted exactly as they want.”

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Al Harrington's Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tubeman Emporium and Warehouse!!!

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The dancing Groot at the end reminded me of the old sound-activated dancing plant my parents got me years ago.
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Maybe I need to watch it again (not maybe, but I should watch it again!), but I thought the orb was covered in a shield, not exposed like that picture?

For some reason, that stuck out at me when I went. It was shielded in the movie, but not in the trailers/stills.

And yeah, I've seen a lot of people asking Marvel for a Dancing Groot in the style of those dancing flowers in the last week. It'd be awesome if they actually made them.
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It's just unfinished visual FX, it happens. But yes The Orb is shrouded in a protective shield. Starlord uses his little gravity pad to nab it, I bet Indy wishes he had one of those!

This movie was absolutely fantastic, where Thor The Dark World dismally failed with it's clumsy humor, Guardians knocked it out of the park while still balancing genuinely sincere scenes. The cast was great, I think the biggest surprise for me was Dave Bautista, I thought he would be relegated to just being the "muscle" but his performance was very good.

I think this is the closest Marvel has gotten to recreating the lightning in a bottle that was the first Iron Man. Excellent.
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