The MCU has been laying the groundwork for Captain America: Civil War for some time now, but there’s another, bigger war in Marvel’s future — one which will take a bit more preparation, as the two-part Avengers: Infinity War will send Phase 3 out in epic fashion, bringing many of our favorite superheroes together in the ultimate battle. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are currently wrapping things up with Civil War, but they’re already looking ahead to their next big Marvel project, which will unite the MCU…maybe even with the Guardians of the Galaxy in tow.
Guardians of the Galaxy
If Arrow bore an unabashed influence from Batman Begins, and early Flash borrowed a bit from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow isn’t even trying to conceal its Guardians of the Galaxy vibe. Get weird in the ‘70s, as the team brawls to some vintage tunes in the latest Legends trailer of our January premiere.
Chris Pratt is at it again. The actor is not only known for his roles in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World, but for often using his fame for a good cause by visiting children’s hospitals. Earlier this year, Pratt donned his Star-Lord costume to visit some special friends, and this time he’s back with a very adorable little friend: Baby Groot.
The director, a regularly active user of social media platforms Twitter and Facebook, took to the web last night to show off one his one-of-a-kind interior decor. Specifically, he posted a couple photos of his coffee table, a custom-made piece designed to look just like the Awesome Mix cassette tape so cherished by Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, in Guardians of the Galaxy.
It might be for the best that this scene never made it into the final cut of Guardians of the Galaxy, since it might have inspired a terrible mash-up t-shirt with a drunk Drax in Joker makeup asking, “You wanna know how I got these scars?” Still, if you were curious about Drax’s tattoos in Guardians, this deleted scene has your answer.
You’re probably going to want to get the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection Blu-ray box set anyway, what with the six movies and 166 hours of extra material and all, but if you were somehow unconvinced, we offer up this video as a taste of what you get when you make that purchase. The video above is never before seen footage of Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista auditioning for Guardians of the Galaxy back in early 2013.
If you're looking for a holiday gift for the Marvel-loving nerd in your life (or a gift for yourself; nothing wrong with that), the studio is preparing to release their huge Phase Two Blu-ray box set on December 8 covering everything from Iron Man 3 to Ant-Man with one seriously impressive collector's item. In addition to the outer packaging and the collection of films within, Marvel has also created custom artwork for each disc sleeve and we've got your first peek at the designs.
Weighing in at thirteen discs, this ultimate status symbol among Marvelites collects the Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray 3D, and digital-only editions of Iron Man 3, Thor: the Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Captain America: the Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The gods of Marvel are not like our friendly, crinkly-eyed Judeo-Christian gods. They are the furious, tempestuous gods of old, and they demand a proper tribute from the fleshy weaklings on Earth. The Spartan Marching Band of Michigan State University saw fit to give glory to their chosen deities through the only method they know, combining humanity's three highest art forms: music, flag-twirling, and arranging standing human bodies in intricate patterns.
James Gunn delighted fans by giving Howard the Duck a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy, a move that led to a comic book prequel explaining how the wacky alien wound up hanging out in one of the Collector’s cubes. But if you were hoping that Marvel would take advantage of Gunn’s cute inclusion of the beloved character by giving him another shot on the big screen, we have some sad news for you.