REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – A Fun Mix-Tape that Covers Familiar Ground

REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – A Fun Mix-Tape that Covers Familiar Ground

There’s a lot to love in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, particularly if you loved the franchise’s first instalment. That initial adventure of Marvel’s cosmic reprobates was among the best the studio has produced; a hilarious, irreverent space opera that initially looked risky and weird but wound up being a weird, thrilling and hilarious surprise with a ton of heart. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits all the same buttons as that first…

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BACK ISSUES: Big Space Weirdos – Marvel’s Elders of the Universe

BACK ISSUES: Big Space Weirdos – Marvel’s Elders of the Universe

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. This week sees the opening of the latest film from Marvel Studios, James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the second instalment in the adventures of Marvel’s space-faring band of rascally reprobates. The first film represented Marvel taking a giant step into the cultish and more than…

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Marvel Releases Second Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer!

Marvel Releases Second Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer!

Over the weekend, Marvel Studios dropped a second, more detailed, more Baby Groot-filled trailer for their upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. A sequel to their quirky surprise hit, the latest trailer focuses on each of the Guardians in turn, albeit with a definite focus on the franchise’s breakout character, Groot. The first film, focusing on a cosmic-based team of outlaws who boasted a smallish cult following among comic-book fans, was seen as…

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No Thanos or Infinity Stones in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

No Thanos or Infinity Stones in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Next year we’ll be seeing the sequel to 2014’s surprise hit movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. With production now officially underway for the film, we’re starting to get some more information in regards to the cast and which characters and items will be returning for the sequel. From the sound of it, it looks like The Mad Titan Thanos and the Infinity Stones won’t be making a return in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. During…

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Kurt Russell Eyed to Play Star-Lord’s Father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kurt Russell Eyed to Play Star-Lord’s Father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Some time ago, we heard that Matthew McConaughey was up for the role of Peter Quill’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 before he turned it down. Now it seems that Marvel and director James Gunn may have found their next candidate, Kurt Russell from The Hateful Eight. A report from The Wrap suggests that Russell is who Marvel and Gunn want to star as the father of Chris Pratt’s character, Peter Quill aka Star-Lord. So far it seems that Russell…

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Marvel Studios Separated From Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Studios Separated From Marvel Entertainment

After reported “years of frustration,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will now report directly to Disney Studio Chief Alan Horn instead of Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios often fell under the scrutinized thumb of Perlmutter, who is supposedly infamous for his extreme frugality, but this change will now see the highly profitable studio doing more under the arm of Walt Disney Studios. “Marvel Studios is taking the next logical step…

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