At a time when many blockbuster franchises are sputtering — the domestic gross for this year’s “Pirates of Caribbean” sequel fell 29 percent from the last installment’s, while “Transformers: The Last Knight” fell a staggering 47 percent — the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continued to dominate at the box office. This weekend, the 17th film in the series, “Thor: Ragnarok,” earned the biggest opening at the box office in two months: a $121 million domestic start and a running global total of $427 million. With that result, the MCU has now made $5 billion in lifetime domestic grosses — and $13 billion worldwide since “Iron Man” launched the series nearly a decade ago.
Writer-directors conferred to ensure their music-driven films didn't feature the same songs.
Forget wine or gold bullion – it’s time to sink all your savings into vintage Walkmans. Thanks in no small measure to Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ always having his unit to hand, the original portable Sony cassette player is getting a new lease of life. The TPS-L2 model, the specific player used by Pratt in the movies and the first to be manufactured by Sony in Japan, back in 1979, is of particular value.
Sylvester Stallone is going to stick around in the Marvel Cinematic Universe past Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, according to director James Gunn — although it’s not quite clear just where he’s going to show up next. “I’m not sure about him appearing in Vol. 3, we’ll have to see about that, but it’s our plan to see more of Stallone.
'Serenity' star assures us James Gunn's cosmic superhero sequel is "still spectacular without it."
Marvel reveals the full track list which the Guardians will be getting down to on 28 April, including... The Hoff?!
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ director James Gunn has revealed the creative process behind deciding to make Groot a pint-sized star in his Marvel sequel. Responding to an article about his own comments saying Baby Groot is not a marketing ploy, Gunn decided to elaborate on Facebook. “When I was first working on the script for ‘Vol. 2’ I was planning on it being years after the first movie and for little Groot to be a grown Groot.