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James Gunn: Joss Whedon gave me advice on Guardians of the Galaxy

Tobias Pedroso | 06 May, 2017, 17:03

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Thursday night gross has given the film the third largest opening preview intake for a Marvel film, placing it behind only Avengers: Age of Ultron's $27.6 million gross and Captain America: Civil War's $25 million gross. And in fact, they might, because they are the original Guardians of the Galaxy, largely inspired by the 1969 roster from the comics. That film was almost universally beloved, and in some aspects, it redefined the genre. Perhaps the film's chief impact is to make sure that the next time I'm blown away by the events in a trailer, I'll first consider the possibility that perhaps those are the only striking ones in the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy universe has room for one more in their family of misfits, and French actress Pom Klementieff is ready to fill the shoes of Mantis.

A young Peter Quill clutches fiercely to his Walkman, drowning out the world with '80 chartbusters, because in the other room his mother is dying of cancer. In the comics, Mainframe is a member of the Galactic Guardians and was an evolved, far future version of Vision, who is now played by Paul Bettany.

Braham said that every character in this film and Gunn's script is a "full and rounded character, however flawed". But did they promise Stallone an appearance in more Marvel movies, or sign him to one of their famous multi-movie contracts?

Gunn does make the scattering of the heroes pay off, much in part to a compelling voice performance by Bradley Cooper as the oddball, furry Guardian Rocket. The talking duck appeared in the post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy, along with the Collector and Cosmo the Spacedog. "I was using James" vernacular by calling Vol. 2 the biggest spectacle of all time.

This is really what film as entertainment is all about, where you can get yourself a ticket to a good time.

So let's say you're a Marvel fan who's pumped for the new adventures of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Merchandising Friendly Baby Tree Thing, but you want to sit down and marathon the entirety of the MCU before you see the new movie, and you don't want to buy a stack of Blu-rays. "No small parts" is appropriate here, which is testament to Gunn's ability as a writer and director to juggle a number of outlandish personalities - both old and new. For more on Adam Warlock, Vanity Fairwrote up a great explainer.

3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.

The underlying theme of "Vol. 2" is family drama as the Guardians work through the dynamics and tensions of their own makeshift family and deal with individual issues as well.

What's amusing about Stan Lee conversing with the Watchers, is that there have been rumors in the past that he is actually one of them.

Walt Disney hopes it has another blockbuster on its hands with a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel expected to have a huge debut when it hits US theaters this weekend. And at one point during the end credits, we can see Jeff Goldbulm's the Grandmaster. This new film is just as colorful, filled with irreverent humor, and has just as cool a soundtrack as the first film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the exception.