Michael Rooker in Avengers Infinity War - Yondu

The cast of Avengers: Infinity War will include nearly every major character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All of the Avengers will be there, obviously, and there are supposed to be some new ones as well, including Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. Joining them will be all the Guardians of the Galaxy. But what about the new members of the team from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? More specifically, will Michael Rooker be returning as Yondu in the battle to stop Thanos from destroying Earth?

In order to discuss his potential role, we have to dive into spoiler territory, so don’t read any further if you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But if you have, join us below. Read More »

guardians of the galaxy 2 ending

Major spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 lie ahead. Don’t read any further if you haven’t watched the movie!

It was a sorrowful ending that reverberated through the galaxy, and cemented Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as a worthy and emotional follow-up to its predecessor.

And the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doesn’t — yet — fall into that old Marvel habit of bringing back once-deceased characters and cheapening their sacrifice. But while the loss of a beloved character is hard on the audience, it’s even harder on the director and crew behind the film — so much so that writer/director James Gunn almost didn’t make this the film’s ending. Let’s talk about that ending, and how it came to be.

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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 Vol. 2 Ego

The latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer offered our first look at Kurt Russell‘s Ego the Living Planet in real, live, flesh-and-blood form. As we’ve known since Comic-Con last year, Ego is the biological dad that Peter has been searching for. But now that the mystery of Star-Lord’s parentage has been solved, we’re left with still more questions about the guy. Like: why is he here? What does he want with Peter? For that matter, do we know Ego is Peter’s dad? All we have to go on right now is his word, and we don’t know how trustworthy this guy is.

While combing through the new promo, we started to form some ideas about the role Ego could play in the movie, based on the footage we’ve seen so far, the interviews conducted with the cast and crew, and the character’s comic book history. Learn more about him below.  Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 poster header

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 »

Kurt Russell Guardians of the Galaxy

Nothing cuts through the post-Oscar chatter like a batch of superhero movie news, so let’s dive right in. First, a new look at Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has arrived online, offering our best look yet at one of the coolest guys in Hollywood history making his Marvel debut. And after that, we can peruse Michael Rooker‘s Instagram account and discuss whether or not he’s in Avengers: Infinity War (because it certainly looks like he is).

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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 »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 images - Star-Lord (Peter Quill) and Drax (Dave Bautista)

For a bunch of a-holes, the Guardians sure seem good at making friends. A new batch of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 images show off the gang’s new pal Mantis (Pom Klementieff), and teases a team-up between Yondu (Michael Rooker), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel). Plus, get new looks at Drax (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), all after the jump. Read More »

The Belko Experiment Teaser

While many are looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, before that we’ll get a chance to see another film that director James Gunn worked on as a writer before getting behind the camera of the Marvel Studios sequel.

The Belko Experiment is scripted by James Gunn but directed by Wolf Creek helmer Greg McLean, and it takes the intensity of The Hunger Games or Battle Royale and throws it into an every day office. Sure, you may have fantasized about unleashing fury on one of your co-workers after they took the last donut, but given the opportunity, would you actually be able to kill them? That’s the dilemma that will be faced by the employees in The Belko Experiment teaser that just debuted. Read More »

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Teaser Poster

Just recently, the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was classified with a running time of 1 minute and 29 seconds. With Doctor Strange set to hit international markets next week, we’re likely to get this teaser trailer either later this week or early next week. But in the meantime, the first Guardians of the Galaxy 2 teaser poster has arrived.

Unlike the polished posters we’ve come to expect from Marvel Studios movies, this particular teaser poster looks more like an album cover straight out of the 1980s, and it has a rather cocky tagline as well. Check out the poster after the jump. Read More »