COMIC REEL: Gunn Wraps "Guardians of the Galaxy"; "Batman V Superman" Fake Script Rumors

Tue, July 8th, 2014 at 8:59am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Monday marked the release of 17 minutes of sneak preview footage at select IMAX theaters for "Guardians of the Galaxy." Although the footage hasn't been released online yet, a new extended look at the film has popped up that defines the word "losers," introduces Yondu and gives a little more screen time to Ronan and Nebula.

James Gunn took to Facebook to announce his completion of "Guardians of the Galaxy." According to the director, everything is done other than "finalizing the 3D."

"I'm officially wrapped on Guardians of the Galaxy and on my way to the airport to fly to Singapore to begin the press wing of this journey," Gunn said via Facebook. "I saw some amazing VFX shots today to wraps things up. I couldn't be feeling more gratitude and love for all the people who have helped create this film. However the audiences take it, there's not a single dishonest or impure bone in Guardians' cinematic body - and that's a hell of a thing for a spectacle film of this size with so many people involved. Best experience of my life. Thank you all."

Opens August 1

BATMAN V SUPERMAN

Rumors have circulated that "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" had its script leaked, which is where new rumors and details of characters in the film came from. However, a new report from MovieWeb contends that the script is a fake. Not only that, it was written by "Clerks" director Kevin Smith at the behest of Warner Bros., then leaked to throw press and fans off the scent of Zack Snyder's actual plans for the movie.

Expect some kind of explanation later today, though, as Smith took to Twitter, noting that answers would be forthcoming at 11 AM PST.

Opens May 6, 2016

DOCTOR WHO

Speaking of leaked scripts, The Wrap reports that five legitimate scripts from the upcoming "Doctor Who" season have found their way into the wild, with BBC Worldwide asking fans not to share them or release any spoilers with others.

"We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen when it launches," BBC said in a statement. "We know only too well that 'Doctor Who' fans are the best in the world, and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty."

The scripts were described by BBC as "unfinished material" in season eight. The security breach reportedly occurred after the scripts were sent to BBC Worldwide's Latin America headquarters in Miami for translation.

Premieres August 23

ANT-MAN

The writing team for "Ant-Man" just keeps on growing. A new rumor (via Deadline) contends that "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" reboot screenwriters Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari will be the latest team to take a pass at the "Ant-Man" script. Adam McKay already did a rewrite of Edgar Wright's original draft, and if the rumor is true, it looks like more changes are on the way.

Opens July 17, 2015

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