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.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige says studio has embraced old theory that the comic legend's cameos are all linked.
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.
Chris Pratt’s character in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise has plenty of daddy issues — but in real life, the actor has been dealing with the recent death of his own father, and he says reprising the role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord helped him cope with the loss. “The truth is I ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time,” Pratt told British GQ.
The first trailer for ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2′ has finally been released, and it gives us a sneak peak at the entire posse that made the original so supremely endearing and successful.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’ director James Gunn has responded to rock legend Steven Tyler’s plea for a cameo in a third film in the series. While too late to make an appearance in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’ next year, Gunn is certainly open to working with the Aerosmith frontman in the future. “Yes, I did hear that Steven Tyler wants to be in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’” Gunn said in a Facebook Q&A video.
It seems like we can anticipate something truly spectacular from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ if the word of its cast is anything to go by. Vin Diesel has already presented himself on video looking absolutely flabbergasted after seeing some early footage of the film – and now Chris Pratt has made a bold declaration about the Marvel sequel. Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Pratt explained he was “not allowed to say anything” about the movie (pretty standard), but did let slip, “it’s finished and it’s going to be terrific.
Since ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ hit cinemas with a bang in 2014, the immortal words “I am Groot” have been deeply embedded in the popular consciousness. The extra-terrestrial sentient tree, voiced by the appropriately gravel-throated Vin Diesel, is famously only capable of saying those three words (and, as viewers will recall, one minor variation thereon) – and yet, the emotional resonance of that single phrase proves remarkable at times. Of course, it’s understood that while “I am Groot” is all that Groot can say, the phrase takes on infinite different meanings according to intonation, which only his BFF Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) can decipher.
After the success of James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in 2014, it’s no surprise fans are drooling over next year’s sequel. While speaking to Empire, director James Gunn revealed it was actually Pratt’s idea to cast the legendary Russell in the role of his father/giant face planet, Ego.
With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ proving to be the surprise hit of 2014, a sequel was never in question. Ravagers leader Yondu (Michael Rooker) is back, probably not best pleased after Star-Lord tricked him by offering up a fake orb, but he’ll either serve as a subplot antagonist or an ally.
Marvel has posted a new picture from the set of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ showing off Michael Rooker’s mad space pirate Yondu. After appearing in full make-up at July’s San Diego Comic Con and revealing the character’s trademark head-fin, Marvel Studios has now offered a new look. The fin/mohawk - let’s go with fin-hawk - has been a defining trait of the character since he first appeared in a Marvel Comic in 1969.
Months of speculation over who Kurt Russell is playing in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ has come to an end, after the first footage for James Gunn’s sequel revealed all at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Along with the all-new logo for the movie (as pictured above), we’ve finally had some confirmation on who Kurt Russell plays in the Marvel galaxy and, importantly, who Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) father is. During the first early footage of the adventure film, audiences were privy to a number of moments revolving around our resident guardians: Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, Gamora, and Drax, as well as Yondu.
Been wondering what the new line-up - not to mention the newest member - of the Guardians of the Galaxy will look like? First bit of new concept art featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, first revealed by our friends at Entertainment Weekly. Perhaps SDCC will give us our first proper look at actress Pom Klementieff in Mantis mode – but this will do until then.
After the amazingly fun adventure that was 2014′s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Chris Pratt’s given us a sneak peek on the set of the anticipated sequel. In fact, besides giving us a peek at the anticipated James Gunn movie, the video was also about giving fans the chance to win a day on the set with Pratt himself. The prize is courtesy of charity Omaze, whereby if you donate to the cause, you stand a chance of winning all sorts of prizes and spending some time with Mr. Pratt himself.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ writer-director James Gunn declared late last year that he would pass no further comment on any rumours surrounding the upcoming sequel to Marvel’s 2014 hit. As such, it makes sense for the Guardians to reorganise their ranks on the big screen as well - and Geek.com claim this is just what will happen in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.’ And they also claim to know of three new team members. The first, surely least unexpected new Guardian named is Yondu, as played by Michael Rooker in the first film.