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Serving as an important litmus test regarding the limits of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy was a risky project whose success ultimately paid off tremendously. Now, as production for its upcoming gets underway, a curious tidbit has surfaced surrounding its title. It is being reported that the sequel production is currently working under the rather provocative name, Guardians 3000.
Making a follow up to a massive blockbuster has to be stressful. You want to capture what people loved about the first film, but not just rehash what came before. That’s the position James Gunn finds himself in, but he says there is only one thing that really worries him as he tries to follow up Guardians of the Galaxy.
We already knew that Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot and Rocket would be returning for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but now it’s been announced that this villain from the first movie will also come back.
You can tell whether a movie is truly a cultural touchstone based on whether or not it has a porn parody. Now Guardians of the Galaxy has one of its very own, and you can watch it online for free.
The months following Paul Walker's tragic death back in 2013 were naturally very difficult for Vin Diesel, due to the relationship he developed with his Fast & Furious co-star on and off set over the years. In dealing with the pain and anguish felt after Walker's passing, Diesel recently shared a few words about how his work on James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy helped him mourn his good friend in the face of such extraordinary grief.
Remember that scene at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy when the sentient tree creature Baby Groot got his moment in the spotlight as he danced to Jackson 5's “I Want You Back?” Why wouldn't he let Drax see him dance? Here what director James Gunn had to say.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 may not be hitting theaters until 2017, but that doesn't mean we can't prod for details now, right? Unfortunately for the inquiring mind who recently did exactly that, asking director James Gunn for confirmation on whether or not Captain Marvel would appear in the highly-anticipated GOTG sequel, we now have a definitive answer that we may not have wanted to hear.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is still a glorious enigma wrapped in mystery and tinged with intrigue, but every day we’re getting closer to figuring out what this sequel is all about. Its director and writer James Gunn is pretty amped for it, as he has a risky treatment in the works. But on a more personal level, he’s excited to feature his favorite character in GOTG 2.
James Gunn stated Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will introduce several new characters “important to Guardians movies and probably important to the Marvel Universe as a whole.” Here are the people we think fit that criteria.
When the first ever Guardians of the Galaxy trailer premiered last year and fans scrawled through it frame by frame looking for details, many learned an interesting factoid about Rocket Raccoon. Listed along with with Groot as a known associate was someone named Lylla, which some quick research would reveal to many as Rocket's soulmate.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will have many characters from the first movie returning for another round, but in one person's case, they'll be sitting out of the 2017 sequel.
Rocket Raccoon was one of Bradley Cooper’s best performances to date. At least, that’s what his American Sniper co-star Sienna Miller thinks. As she said, she was fascinated how Cooper lost all traces of himself in voicing this foulmouthed, gunslinging raccoon. But her favorite thing was what the Oscar-nominated actor did at a recent press event: slip back into his Rocket voice.
Perhaps the most indirect effect of the success of Guardians Of The Galaxy is the renewed public interest in one of Marvel's more second string characters, Howard The Duck. James Gunn has sparked a new round of duck fever for audiences far and wide, and one could see it impacting the future of the MCU.
Because of the practically unlimited powers of science and magic that are present in superhero worlds, there is always a special way that a hero or villain can be resurrected even after being declared dead. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, we have yet to really see anything like this play out in any kind of majorly significant way, but it's really only a matter of time.
Fans are clamoring for bigger and better team up scenarios. If I had to place a bet, I’d guess that Marvel has big plans for crossovers by the time they get to Infinity War, so that heroes like Spider-Man, the X-Men and The Fantastic Four can chip in during the fight against Thanos. But as for the Guardians? Don’t hold your breath just yet.
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.