Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Cast

Hollywood is sorta-kinda starting to introduce gay characters into family films (even though the results can sometimes be pretty half-assed). Last month, Power Rangers introduced a gay team member and Beauty and the Beast introduced Walt Disney Studio’s first gay character. Now it seems that Marvel might be joining in with an LGBT character in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Here’s what we know about a possible gay Guardians of the Galaxy team member.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 junket

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the press junket for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in West Hollywood. Peter Sciretta and I will be publishing individual interviews with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, writer/director James Gunn, and actors Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell here on the site in the days leading up to the film’s release next week. In the meantime, I collected ten pieces of info we gleaned at the junket’s two press conferences, which featured key members of the creative team and nearly every major member of the movie’s cast.

In addition to the folks mentioned above, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillain, Sean Gunn, and Sylvester Stallone were all in attendance. Read on to discover what we learned from the spirited group interviews.
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Set Photo

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters in less than two weeks and our third most anticipated movie of the summer has been receiving mostly warm notices so far. James Gunn‘s sequel to his 2014 hit looks to double down on everything that made the first movie such a smash: strange but lovable characters, wild action, colorful science fiction, and heroes who spend as much time bickering as they do guarding the galaxy.

And while promotional featurettes don’t necessarily reflect the arduous process of making a big budget feature film, this particular one does make the process of making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 look like a whole lot of fun.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Review

Next week will bring Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to theaters. The advanced test screening scores were more than promising (they received the highest audience scores of any Marvel Studios film), and the brief reactions from the first press screenings had plenty of positive things to say. Now we have a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 review round-up that gives us a little more insight into what works in James Gunn‘s cosmic comic book sequel and what doesn’t. In general, it sounds like the movie is still wholly entertaining, but it’s not quite as good as the franchise starter that came before it.

Check out the excerpts in our Guardians of the Galaxy 2 review round-up below. Read More »

rosario dawson in the punisher

Our favorite night nurse has (temporarily) been transferred.

Rosario Dawson has confirmed that she won’t be appearing as Claire Temple in Netflix’s Marvel show The Punisher due to scheduling conflicts, making this the first of the Defenders-related series that will not feature her.

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avengers 4 title spoils infinity war

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe meticulously planned for the next three years, why is Marvel starting to balk at revealing something as inconsequential as a title? Maybe because it’s not so inconsequential.

Avengers: Infinity War is deep in production right now, but very little is known about its follow-up, known only as Avengers 4 — nor is much known about next wave of movies, or “Phase 4,” that the film is supposed to kick off. Now, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is hinting that the title for Avengers 4 has yet to be revealed because it’s a major spoiler for the events of Infinity War. As for Marvel’s Phase 4? Feige doesn’t even know if it should be called that.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Double Feature

Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel) make for a great team in Guardians of the Galaxy. They work so well together it’s hard to imagine one without the other. We may see them disband at some point, though, and maybe after Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which Gunn called the other day “the end of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Below, learn more about a possible change-up for the Guardians of the Galaxy team that’s likely very far off into the future.

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Avengers Infinity War Set Photo - Thanos

With the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press junket happening this week in Los Angeles, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has been participating in numerous interviews talking about the future of the company’s films. We’ve collected a few choice quotes below, including Feige talking about how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be “very, very different” after Avengers: Infinity War, his plans to hire more top caliber Hollywood veterans, and an update on the studio’s filming slate.

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guardians in infinity war

One of my biggest fears about Avengers: Infinity War is that the film might be too big for its own good. With so many moving parts in Marvel Studios’ biggest movie yet, there’s a real danger of many of the characters we love getting lost in the shuffle and ending up without much to do.

But when I spoke with actor Chris Pratt yesterday during the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 junket in West Hollywood, I asked him about Infinity War and his comments about the Guardians’ involvement assuaged some of my fears.
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guardians of the galaxy trilogy

We knew the third volume of Guardians of the Galaxy may spell the end for the team as we know it, but it looks like it will wrap up the loose ends before dismantling everything.

James Gunn is planning to make his Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy one complete story. The Guardians will make an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War before their third outing as a team, but then that may be the last we see of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy. But don’t worry: though Gunn may be wrapping up his flagship series, this won’t be the last we see of him with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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