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 »

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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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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When I was on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, director James Gunn mentioned that his original treatment for the sequel featured another major character. Today, during my interview with Gunn, the filmmaker finally revealed that his sequel originally had a major role for Adam Warlock, strongly indicating that Warlock will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Read on for the full story, including why he was cut out.

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guardians of the galaxy 3 end current team

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but director James Gunn is already looking ahead to the next volume in his space romp saga.

Gunn recently confirmed that he’ll be returning to direct the third installment of his wildly popular superhero movie, and thus help shepherd in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the the next decade of the MCU may shake up the galaxy as we know it, with Gunn hinting that the current “iteration” of the Guardians team won’t make it through the next film.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Soundtrack

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, and while seeing the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the biggest draw of the sequel, the film’s soundtrack is also a big deal for fans. We’ve gotten a tease of some of the songs that will be in the movie by way of various trailers and TV spots, but James Gunn has cautioned that not all of those songs will be on the soundtrack or Star-Lord’s Awesome Mix Vol. 2. Now we don’t have to wonder which songs will make the cut any longer.

Marvel has just released the full tracklist for Awesome Mix Vol. 2, and it’s quite the funky assembly of music, with plenty of tracks that are well known and some that are a little more obscure. Check out the full Guardians of the Galaxy 2 soundtrack setlist below. Read More »

guardians of the galaxy 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doesn’t even open for a few more weeks, but series writer/director James Gunn has decided to beat all of the press to the punch and make a little announcement: he’s going to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

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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 Vol 2 trailer breakdown

In case you didn’t hear, tickets for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 went on sale this past Friday, and a new TV spot made sure to push the movie even more before it hits theaters in early May. As we get closer to the release date, the hype train will be operating at full steam, and director James Gunn has just offered a tease of what fans can expect this time around. The anticipated sequel will feature some long visual effects shots, especially when it comes to the opening credits, and plenty more of Baby Groot dancing

Find out what’s so special about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 opening credits below and how James Gunn gave Baby Groot his new dance moves after the jump. Read More »

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When James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy debuted back in 2014, it instantly established itself as one of the most visually stunning films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, it sounds like this summer’s follow-up, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, is raising the bar for visual effects not only in Marvel movies, but for the entire medium as a whole. At least that’s what Gunn is implying when he talks about one of the film’s craziest characters. Read More »