Guardians of the Galaxy is the biggest thing going right now, as James Gunn, his cast and crew, and the team at Marvel turned the film into a space adventure brimming with personality. Guardians has a huge audience appeal in part because it leaves some mysteries open to speculation, and therefore for exploration in a sequel. There are a few big, obvious character points that can be explored in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and quite a few small bits that have been hinted in the past couple weeks. Below, we’ve assembled everything we know about Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Note that full spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy should be expected below, along with some speculation on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and potential comics spoilers.
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This story and podcast was published on May 17th 2012, just after the release of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. I thought it would be fun to take a look back at our predictions from 27 months ago to see how things are panning out for phase two and three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of the predictions seem obvious in hindsight, like Germain predicting that Thanos wouldn’t be the villain of Avengers 2 and Jeff foreseeing that Thanos’ appearance during the Avengers end credits stinger was probably a set-up for another film, Guardians of the Galaxy. But one must remember this was recorded before a Guardians of the Galaxy movie was even announced, which happened months later at 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. Enjoy!
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We love concept art. Conceptual artists usually present the most stunning version of the ideas presented in a screenplay, and often are much more beautiful than computer generated imagery in the movies themselves. And sometimes concept art gets to reveal a version of the movie that we didn’t get to see on the big screen. For example, Tor tipped us off to some of Stephan Martiniere‘s amazing Guardians of the Galaxy concept art images.
One of the pieces of concept art visualizes a location not seen in the movie, an alien planet that was apparently in credited co-screenwriter Nicole Perlman‘s original screenplay for the film. The planet is very significant to the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book storyline and, potentially, something we could see in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. So if you’ve seen the film and are okay with comic book spoilers which could be adapted in future sequels, hit the jump.
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Walt Disney Pictures has released a new video featuring Chris Pratt, who plays Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy, giving a MTV Cribs-style tour of his character’s spaceship The Milano. The ship is named the Milano after Peter Quill’s childhood crush on television star Alyssa Milano from Who’s The Boss (one of over 50 easter eggs I chronicled here). Chris Pratt’s Milano spaceship tour gives us a close-up look at all the tiny retro-styled sci-fi details in this practical set created by the amazing set and prop designers, much of which is not easy to see in the background of the film. Hit the jump to watch Chris Pratt’s Milano spaceship tour.
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Guardians of the Galaxy might be Marvel’s most elaborate film to date when it comes to easter eggs. I’ve watched the film twice now and have noticed a ton of inside jokes, references to characters from the comic books, 1980′s callbacks and more.I attempted to compile the most complete listing of Guardians of the Galaxy easter eggs, including (possible spoilers teased in the following):
- Who is Peter Quill’s father? Does Peter Quill’s mother have a relationship with Captain America?
- The geography of the four revealed Infinity Gems (which stones have been revealed and where are they?)
- Many Marvel comic book characters you didn’t see appear in Guardians (including a prominent female Krylorian techno-artist)
- A look at many of the treasures which can be seen inside The Collector’s museum (who or what is in the cocoon?)
- 8 cameo appearances from filmmakers, actors and even pets revealed (Nathan Fillion and Seth Green, where?)
- The stars behind the CG characters (who played Rocket on set?)
- A look at the 1980′s pop culture references in the film (did you know Star-Lord’s ship is named after a 1980′s television star?)
- How the comic book canon differs from what appeared on screen
- Funny credits and more
Take a look at /Film’s Guardians of the Galaxy easter egg list after the jump.
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Tuesday, we’ll be back with Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman v Superman and more. But today, this edition of Superhero Bits is nothing but a celebration of the superhero movie currently in theaters, Guardians of the Galaxy.
For example, want to read some great analysis of the post-credits scene? Can you buy a homemade version of Groot? Where are all the Infinity Gems? Why is Thanos such a bad villain? Is it possible to survive in space without gloves? How did the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and Walkman survive 30 years? Who is Star Lord‘s Dad? Did the creator of Rocket Raccoon get to see the film? Read about all this and more in today’s (spoiler filled) Guardians of the Galaxy centric edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »