Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 review

At times, the plot almost feels nonexistent in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Whether during an extended gag, a moment of backstory, or a sincere heart-to-heart, writer-director James Gunn is clearly more invested in character than the sequel’s simple doomsday plot. There’s a looseness, almost a shagginess, to the Marvel sequel that allows the characters to shine brightest in some eye-popping environments.

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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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Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Stefani Germanotta. Don’t recognize that name? Perhaps you know her better as the Grammy Award-winning superstar musician Lady Gaga, who is starring in Warner Bros.’ remake of the classic musical A Star is Born and appears to be using this movie as an opportunity to establish herself as a serious actress. That’s her on stage next to co-star Bradley Cooper, who’s also directing this film. Take a closer look at the pair in the first A Star is Born remake photo below.
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Why Sean Gunn Plays Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy

Bradley Cooper provides the voice for the brash and reckless Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. However, unlike actors such as Andy Serkis, he doesn’t actually work on set to do any motion capture work to bring the anthropomorphic raccoon to life. Instead, it’s James Gunn‘s brother Sean Gunn (who also plays the Ravager named Kraglin) who provides a point of reference for Rocket Raccoon on screen, appearing in a green screen colored unitard. But why?

James Gunn recently held another one of his informative Facebook Live streaming sessions where he answered fan questions. When one asked if the director would ever use Bradley Cooper on set during production, he explained why he doesn’t do that by default.

Find out why Sean Gunn plays Rocket Raccoon on set after the jump. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Clip

This past weekend, Nickelodeon had their annual Kids’ Choice Awards, which meant it was a prime time for studios to advertise their latest blockbusters to the coveted younger demographic. The new footage unfurled included the newest trailer for Wonder Woman (which you can watch right here), as well as the first clip from Transformers: The Last Knight. But Marvel Studios also brought a treat for all of the kids who tuned in.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuted another clip featuring everyone’s favorite ragtag team of space criminals, and this time there’s a bit of a disagreement between Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon regarding who is the best pilot in the universe. The argument escalates to the point of one particularly gross threat that brings Drax the Destroyer into the fray.

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Your favorite galaxy-saving a-holes are back… or they’re about to be really soon, in any case. Marvel Studios has just dropped the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer, which assembles the whole gang: Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel). In typical fashion, they’re flying by the seats of their pants — but if we know them, they’ll manage to get it together just in time to save the MCU from completely imploding.

Check out the latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer below, which includes our first look at Kurt Russell as Ego. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

Some of us were cheering for the Falcons last night, and others of us for the Patriots, but the Guardians of the Galaxy emerged as one team we could all root for. Marvel Studios dropped a whole bunch of new footage in a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl spot, showing all of our favorite ragtag heroes in action — along with new friends like Mantis, and new foes like Ayesha. Click through for our frame-by-frame breakdown of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl spot. Read More »

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When Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced Avengers: Infinity War, it was positioned as a two-film epic crossover event that would be the culmination of everything Marvel had planned up to that point. So with both films about to start shooting concurrently, I thought it might be fun to take a look at all the characters confirmed or rumored to be part of Avengers: Infinity War, and theorize how they may play into this story.

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Hal Jordan shortlist

Green Lantern likely won’t appear until 2019’s Justice League: Part Two. We still don’t know which version of the character we’ll see first in the DC Cinematic Universe, but producer Charles Roven has said the character’s (or characters’) role in part two is tentative. We may not even see Hal Jordan or Jon Stewart until Green Lantern Corps in 2020.

We still have a while to go until Green Lantern Corps, but already a shortlist naming six actors Warner Bros. is considering for the role of Hal Jordan has hit the web. The list includes some of the usual suspects and, oddly, Ryan Reynolds, who already played Jordan in the mediocre 2011 film. Below, check out the Hal Jordan shortlist.

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