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The film will be Gunn's third with the series.
Right now, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' fans are making their way to movie theatres in droves to pack out viewings of the newly-released Marvel Cinematic Universe film, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'. James Gunn was back on board for the movie, bringing the fan base he helped establish back on board for another mind-blowing adventure in space.
The third instalment in James Gunn's trilogy could be complete within three years
Leading the cast is Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, whilst Dave Bautista is Drax, Bradley Cooper is Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel is Groot and Zoe Saldana is Gamora. The space-traveling superheroes names are ones that would have baffled anybody but the most loyal of Marvel comic book readers at one point, but they've now gone on to become household names and firm fan favourites amongst the masses.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 hit cinemas this week!
When he first thought about taking on Marvel's little-known Guardians of the Galaxy, writer-director James Gunn's only plan was to breathe life back into the sci-fi genre, which he thought had become drab and grey since the days of Star Wars and Flash Gordon. "I saw it as an opportunity," he says. "I could truly fill a hole of what was missing."
James Gunn at the premiere of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Indeed, the original 2014 film was a huge hit with fans, who have returned for the Vol. 2 in record numbers. Of course, most sequels are daunting for filmmakers who are trying to equal the success of the original, but Gunn saw it as an opportunity. "The only restrictions this time were things that we set up in the last movie," he says. "Other than that, it could go anywhere we wanted it to. I got to start from scratch with the story this time. The emotional and action plots were completely intertwined, and all organic and one thing."
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Director James Gunn explains why 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is so successful.
All filmmakers have different ways of shooting a movie, and none are wrong. Some like to keep things basic and let the story flesh itself out on set, while others plan everything down to the last intake of breath. The latter happens to be 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn.
James Gunn at 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' screening
James Gunn has opened up about the secrets to the success of 'Guardians of the Galaxy', ahead of the release of the eagerly anticipated sequel. It seems the main thing that he believes is important when writing a script and shooting a film is as much preparation as possible.
Continue reading: Preparation Is The Secret To James Gunn's Success
Bradley Cooper opens up about the humanity of 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year as fans gear up to learn how the relationship between this rag-tag team of angsty super-heroes has developed since the original 2014 movie. Star Bradley Cooper opens up about the 'kitchen sink drama' aspect of the series.
Bradley Cooper voices Rocket in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Following the massive success of the first film, it seems that 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is one segment of the Marvel franchise that even those who aren't ordinarily fans of the universe can enjoy. It's not just about showing off incredible powers and saving the galaxy, it's about the everyday struggles of love, friendship and prejudice that the characters face in between adventures.
Continue reading: Bradley Cooper: James Gunn Has His 'Finger On The Pulse Of Humanity'
The director refuses to get angry with those who spoil movies for others.
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is for many one of this year's most highly-anticipated movie releases. As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, high expectations are of course surrounding the flick, though if recent reviews are anything to go by, viewers are in for a lot of fun when they hit the movie theatres.
Chris Pratt is Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'
For many however, much of the story has already been ruined before they've even had chance to shell out for a ticket. In today's world, spoilers seem to come thick and fast whenever a movie such as 'GOTG2' takes up so much of the spotlight, with people online almost getting a kick out of ruining a film for those who haven't yet seen it.
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It was never going to be easy to match the impact of 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, which jolted the Marvel franchise to life with its fresh comedy and freewheeling adventure. This sequel is still a lot of fun, but it's also far more controlled, a conventional, plot-based step of the Marvel universe. And all of the characters are angry about everything and everyone. Thankfully, there's also an emotionality that sneaks into the final act.
Now working as a team, the bickering Guardians just manage to complete their latest mission when Rocket (Bradley Cooper) makes an enemy of a tenacious high priestess (Elizabeth Debicki). Her fleet chases them into an encounter with Ego (Kurt Russell), a god-like being who claims to be the father of Guardian leader Peter (Chris Pratt). So Peter takes Gamora and Drax (Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista) to check out Ego's planet, while Rocket and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) fend off both the priestess and Peter's old mentor Yondu (Michael Rooker), who arrives with a large posse. And then there's Gamora's perpetually furious sister Nebula (Karen Gillan), who's on the rampage, determined to get revenge against everyone who has slighted her.
There's an underlying rage that drives everyone's actions, and the constant screaming matches become exhausting as the film progresses. The worst offender is Rocket, who expresses his perpetual aggravation in a stream of tetchy tirades. Thankfully, the dialogue is sharply written, with wicked insults to keep the audience smirking along. And there's also a nice sense that all of this fury is masking a deeper affection these misfits have for each other, which boils over in some remarkably strong dramatic scenes. Pratt and Russell are both terrific, seizing every chance to play with the comedic and dramatic notes. There are nice moments for Rooker, Saldana and Gillan, plus some witty cameos. And while Baby Groot is almost painfully adorable, it's Bautista's hilariously open-hearted Drax who steals the show.
Continue reading: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Review
It's good, but are too many puns recycled and out-dated?
James Gunn and the all-star cast of the original 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie return this coming weekend with the sequel to the box office hit. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel on board, along with other big names, the film certainly has an incredible amount of pulling power.
Baby Groot and Rocket in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'
The film will mark the big screen introduction for Ego, the Living Planet, whom fans will immediately see in a 1980 meeting with Meredith Quill - Peter's mother. Showing her an alien seedling he planted in the woods of Missouri, a whole new adventure is kickstarted with Star-Lord's parentage clearly a huge part of everything that's to follow.
Anna Faris seen with her husband and the Pratt family at Chris Pratt's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony. Chris Pratt is the latest celebrity to be honoured on the famous strip and he unveiled his Star in front of his friends and family - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 21st April 2017
The kill-or-die scenario that this movie hinges on isn't something new; it's been used in films from Battle Royale to The Hunger Games. What's different here is the utter pointlessness of the exercise. There's no social commentary here whatsoever, nor is there any satirical edge or character-based intrigue. Instead, this is little more than a sadistic exercise in violence and death, more along the lines of the Saw series. And if it didn't have such a terrific cast, it would be unwatchable.
It's set in a suburb of Bogota, Colombia, where the Belko nonprofit agency helps Latin American companies connect with North American employees. One morning, just after the staff arrives for work, there's an announcement: two people must be killed in the next two minutes. And then 30 people must be dead in the next two hours. It doesn't take long until the entire office block collapses into anarchy. The boss Barry (Tony Goldwyn) immediately seizes control of a stash of guns in the security office, while IT guy Mike (John Gallagher Jr.) keeps a level head as he tries to protect his girlfriend Leandra (Adria Arjona). And as chatterbox Wendell (John G. McGinley) goes on a rampage, Dany (Melonie Diaz) manages to keep out of everyone's way on her very first day in the job.
It's hard to believe that this is written and produced by James Gunn, the man behind the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. The script is so simplistic and witless that it can't help but make thinking audience members furious. Convenient elements are added to boost the premise, such as impenetrable shutters closing off the building or tracker chips implanted in the employees that have explosive charges in them that can be triggered with the flick of a switch. In other words, it's clear from the start that it's unlikely anyone will survive. And even if they do, there's no real reason for any of this to be happening.
Continue reading: The Belko Experiment Review
James Gunn says that we may meet an LGBTQ character in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.
It is thrilling to see more and more big movie franchises making the effort to represent the LGBTQ community, and it seems that James Gunn could be the latest to do so with the upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy' film according to recent comment he made.
James Gunn at 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' world premiere
The director, who recently confirmed that he would be at the helm for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3', confessed that he 'would love to able to' feature a gay superhero of some kind in the Marvel franchise and went on to suggest that he possibly already has for the forthcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' movie.
Continue reading: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' To Feature Gay Superhero?
Chris Pratt, James Gunn, Jennifer Holland and Anna Faris at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' held at Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 19th April 2017
The Guardians of the Galaxy have returned for another interplanetary adventure, having decided to stick together after forming an unbreakable bond on their last journey. Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord), Drax the Destroyer, Rocket, Gamora and Groot (well... Baby Groot) are back but this time they are not alone. They are joined by Gamora's cynical and formerly evil sister Nebula, initially as a prisoner but then as a fully-fledged member of the team. Ravagers leader Yondu Udonta also join them, though not without trying to kill them first, and a new face in the form of Mantis is also among the new arrivals. Mantis happens to be the adoptive daughter of Ego - a mysterious being who Peter meets on his latest quest, and discovers that he is in fact his father. The team come against plenty of adversaries on their new adventures, but nothing compares to this confusing and unexpected meeting.
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