“It’s showtime A-holes!”
Even though James’s Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy followed the tried and tested Marvel formula, the movie felt fresh (and a little risky for the studio) and managed to be a huge amount of fun. After a couple of heavier instalments in the MCU, Guardians of the Galaxy injected some much needed levity and introduced us to Star-Lord and his gang of misfits.
Unlike Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, Guardians wasn’t the most well known of Marvel’s creations and didn’t have a large built-in audience. Marvel proved that it was their winning formula of movie making that made Guardians a massive hit, and a sequel was announced shortly after it finished showing in cinemas.
Set just two months after the events of the first movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reunites Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana‘s Gamora, Dave Bautista‘s Drax, Bradley Cooper‘s bitter Rocket, and Vin Diesel is back saying the same three words as Baby Groot. They are joined by fellow returnees Michael Rooker (Yondu) and Karen Gillan (Nebula) with MCU newcomer Kurt Russell as Ego The Living Planet. That’s right folks, the legendary Kurt Russell is in the mix now and that alone should be enough to get you crazy excited.
I think it’s safe to assume that the must have toy next Christmas will be the Baby Groot.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is released in UK cinemas on April 28, US fans will have to wait until May 5.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.