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James Gunn has revealed one person who definitely won't be revealed as Peter Quill's father in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Hint: he's Korean.
As more Marvel movies are released, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is moving closer to the climactic battle with Thanos in the Avengers: Infinity War films. Many fans have suspected that his could mean a team-up between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Guardians of the Galaxy. After all, Thanos did pop up in James Gunn's film this summer.
Marvel has a diverse selection of films down the line for Phase Three, and while Al Pacino may be too old to play an ass-kicking superhero, there are still plenty of characters to be introduced that the studio for which they can cast the Godfather star. Here are our top picks for who he should play in the coming years, from dangerous foes to helpful allies. Marvel, take notes!
In case you couldn't already tell, Thanos is kind of a big deal in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only is he an incredibly powerful intergalactic warlord, but he has already orchestrated some major events and has demonstrated huge plans for the future.
Much like The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy team from Marvel Comics hasn’t always consisted of the same lineup. Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot have certainly become the most well-known heroes from that pool of characters, but over the years fans have seen names come and go as group dynamics change and plots have developed.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 may expand on the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2017, but don’t expect it to be one big set-up for the Avengers: Infinity War films. This ragtag group of misfits will be off doing their own thing.
When it came to setting up for a sequel, the much adored Guardians of The Galaxy was about as subtle as Rocket Raccoon. Star-Lord's long lost father is out there. So, he must be involved in Guardians of The Galaxy 2, right? Sure. But it won't be the sequel's main plotline.
While it's anyone's guess as to who the Guardians Of The Galaxy will fight next, we've got a possible hint on who might be working with them in their 2017 sequel. Though, to be fair, at least one of them might be faking it.
James Gunn has explained that they had to alter Guardians Of The Galaxy’s conclusion because it was just way too freaking sad. And once you find out what it was you will understand why he really had no choice.
James Gunn has revealed that he has big plans for the future of the Guardians Of The Galaxy franchise. In fact he’d already figured out what he wanted to do with Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket, Gamorra, and Drax while working on the original.
There are weeks that I struggle to decide what the subject of Hero Blend should be. Do I check in to see what’s happening with the X-Men, or are the developments with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice more interesting? This week there was no struggle.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has big plans for the coming years. To keep it all straight, we've laid out the next few years worth of Marvel Studios films, which encompass the remainder of Phase 2 and the officially announced Phase 3 lineup.
Marvel is offering up some major updates today, among which are the planned release dates for their hugely anticipated upcoming projects, specifically in Phase 3. Here's the list of movies they announced with release dates and some excellent title art...
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.