As usual, James Gunn’s Facebook Q&A sessions yield some pretty interesting information, and while he tends to be a bit more open than others about his plans in the MCU, he doesn’t reveal anything too major. Still, Gunn’s latest Q&A confirms the two actors who won’t be returning for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, plus the two characters from Fantastic Four that he really wants to see join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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James Gunn has made it clear that he’s no longer responding to rumors regarding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so don’t expect the director to confirm or deny the latest report, which may reveal the names of three new characters. Take it with the usual grain of salt, but given how wild and weird the Guardians corner of the Marvel universe is, these names all sound fairly plausible.
James Gunn isn’t sure if he wants to return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but for the time being he’s focusing on the present — working on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Marvel’s sequel will introduce us to Peter Quill’s long-lost father, teased in the first film with a vague hint about his space-dwelling parentage. Gunn remains tight-lipped about the character’s identity, but he has offered a new storyboard image for you to agonize over like a game of Marvel Pictionary.
If you’re suffering from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice fatigue, then these new photos from behind-the-scenes of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are just what the doctor ordered. They don’t show us much, but if you’re a fan of Zoe Saldana’s Gamora, then you’ll be happy to see the actress back in her green skin on the set of James Gunn’s intergalactic superhero sequel.
When Chris Pratt was cast as Peter Quill, AKA Star-Lord, in Guardians of the Galaxy, he was seen by many as an unconventional pick for a universe-saving superhero. However, Pratt proved that he’s got what it takes to save the world, and now he’s calling on you to step up and make the world a better place, and in return you get a chance to visit the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set!
Last month when Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 director James Gunn revealed on Facebook that Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki and Chris Sullivan had joined the cast of his sequel, he promised “We’ll have more surprises for you in the coming months.” Has one of those surprises already been spoiled?
Last week James Gunn kicked off production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by formally announcing new cast members including Kurt Russell and The Knick’s Chris Sullivan — but you didn’t think they were done adding to the lineup, did you? The latest addition to Marvel’s intergalactic superhero sequel is Tommy Flanagan, and while the roles of a few other newcomers are being kept under wraps, we already know who he’ll be playing.
Though Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 has actually been filming for over a week or so (the cast and crew have been posting shots from the set, including that crew chair you see above), Marvel and Disney officially announced the start of production this morning. Yes, we already knew that, but they’ve also confirmed the film’s cast.
Production has officially begun on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in Atlanta, and James Gunn has shared a new set photo to kick things off. That photo features a new logo for the upcoming sequel, which doesn’t hit theaters until next year. And while we’ve been very patiently waiting for casting announcements, Gunn assures fans that we’ll get the full scoop next week.
Marvel has generally been pretty good about keeping the details of their projects under wraps until the very moment that they‘re prepared for the public to know. Less known for rigorous self-discipline and professionalism is comedian Doug Benson, the host of such fine programs as the video series Getting Doug with High and the popular Doug Loves Movies podcast. On a recent installment of DLM, Benson sat down with actor Scoot McNairy to discuss the craft of acting, his recent projects, and his hilarious make-believe name. Somehow, the fact that they are mutual friends with funnyman Steve Agee came up, which led to an inadvertent reveal that the longtime Jimmy Kimmel writer was working on Guardians of the Galaxy 2. (“…[Steve] just found out because he’s in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he has to shoot that bullsh*t instead of being here with us today,” said Benson.)