Following its box office success, a sequel for “Guardians of the Galaxy” is set to be released on July 28, 2017. James Gunn, who was at Dragon Con this weekend, said that he wants to be clear about adding more humans to the movie as much as possible, preferring to make Chris Pratt’s character the sole human being in the franchise. Although long rumored to make an appearance to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” it looks like Carol Danvers’ (previously Ms. Marvel, current Captain Marvel) cinematic debut will have to look elsewhere. Read on for further details.
Moreover, Gunn plans to keep the Guardians as a male-dominated movie series, although Collider reports that the helmer notes that there were a lot of alien women in the comics and he would introduce them as soon as he could.
He also revealed that the cameo of the 91-year-old co-creator, Stan Lee, was replaced. Originally, Lee was to be in captivity as part of the Collector’s library.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and features an ensemble cast ncluding Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro. The film is directed by James Gunn, who wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman.
It follows the adventures of Peter Quill and his ragtag group he names “Guardians of the Galaxy,” forming an uneasy alliance in order to stop Ronan the Accuser, who covets an orb containing an infinity stone.
The quirky superhero pic has become one of the biggest box office surprises of the year, becoming the top-grossing film of the summer in North America, outplaying the likes of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” “Guardians of the Galaxy” opened up to a whopping $26.6 million for a total of $37.8 million, including the Thursday night earnings of $11.2 million. The film became a critical and financial success, having grossed $281.2 million in North America and $273.1 million in other countries for a worldwide total of $554.3 million. “Guardians of the Galaxy” became the fourteenth movie of 2014 to make over $300 million, which it did in 10 days.
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