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When it comes to comic book media, movies tend to influences the actual books rather than vice-versa. However, it’s possible that Marvel may be using this update Infinity Gauntlet to tease some directions the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be going.
Part of me understands why James Gunn and others behind the scenes would think that there’s only so much that you can do with Groot. He only says a few words – mostly, “I am Groot.”
Civil War is raging on planet Earth. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) stands on one side of the battle. Captain America (Chris Evans) stands on the other. How does this affect the protectors of the universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy?
The most beloved character of the whole summer movie season is a sentient tree beast known as Groot. His limited vocabulary, heart of gold and dancing roots have made us all fall hard for Groot, and now we can actually reach out and talk to this Guardians of the Galaxy star. Well, text anyway.
You think you've seen all of the Rocket and Groot fan art out there, don't you? Well even if you have, spend some Friday fun time with our collection of fan art from across the internet.
Dave Bautista's turn as Drax The Destroyer was easily one of the most surprising and fantastic elements featured in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. Rather than just being a hunk of dumb muscle, the character was both one of the funniest and one of the most emotional in the movie, and the pro-wrestler turned actor disappeared into the role completely.
While James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy certainly does have its connections to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it, those connections are actually rather thin in the grander scheme of things. The Avengers are palling around on Earth, and Star-Lord and his gang are on the other side of galaxy on their own adventure.
Clearly Thanos isn’t as big of a menace in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as some would have you think he is. In fact, it looks like they’re really saving him for The Avengers 3 more than anything, save for a couple of appearances and mentions used to push the story along to the eventual Infinity Gauntlet storyline.
And the reasons why he collects everything, from space WMD's to Howard The Duck, is because he's immortal. Alive for billions of years, he had a happy wife, but when she couldn't bear living for centuries she took her own life. Alone and seeking purpose, Tivan became the biggest nerd in the world, collecting just about anything he could find.
So, here is the theory, based on rumors, guesswork and a few hunches: Guardians Of The Galaxy is to Marvel's space lineup as Iron Man was to Marvel's “Phase 1”: a reminder to its hero(es) that there's a “bigger universe” out there. And with the news about a writer for Inhumans came word that the studio was interested in building, "a multiple-film cosmic universe." So what are these films?
Well, that brings up some possibilities. For one thing, it's probably not Yondu, the bounty hunter played by Michael Rooker: in addition to referencing Quill's father at the end of the movie, it seems like Yondu's story, according to Gunn's statement, is that the character has his own separate journey.
There are no two ways about it: James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy turned out to be an absolutely massive hit. Not only did it earn some of the best reviews of 2014 so far, it also turned out to be massively popular with movie-goers and a box office smash.
Josh Brolin's late addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos has not only given Marvel some more A-list talent to play with, it's given them some more artistic feedback as to where they should head next in their Phase 3 preparations. And boy, does Brolin have some suggestions they're gonna love!
Once considered a risk and an underdog, James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy blew the doors off theaters worldwide this past weekend, and audiences are not only revisiting the film multiple times, but already anxiously awaiting the announced sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
By the end of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy there is one big question that looms over everything: who is Peter Quill’s father? The movie itself offers up a few hints and pieces of evidence towards the end, but also leaves the matter unresolved. It’s pretty clearly a set up for the announced Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 2017, but we’re far too impatient to wait three years for the issue to resolve itself. You know what that means: it’s speculation time!