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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.
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.