Yesterday acclaimed director James Gunn officially finished shooting scenes involving Pratt’s character Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In the short video Pratt and Gunn thank the crew for making a 90 day shoot go so smoothly by being on time and under budget, a feat Chris Pratt notes is rare and almost unheard of.
They also make the announcement that they will be making an appearance at this years San Diego Comic-Con, held in the San Diego Convention Center July 21-24. Gunn confirms that he, Chris Pratt, and a “bunch of the gang will be there,” and that they will be bringing something “pretty cool” with them. My money is on a world premiere trailer.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 was released two years ago and was a smashing success to the surprise of critics and fans alike. It was a reletivly unknown property at the time with mainly only comic die-hards aware of the story and its place in the vast Marvel Cinematic Universe.
James Gunn, along with the undeniable charm of Chris Pratt, was able to take this obscure space opera about a talking tree named Groot, a trash talking, bounty hunting raccoon named Rocket, and all other manner of strange and unfamiliar characters and locales and make it palpable for the mainstream audiences around the world, grossing over $774 million dollars world wide.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will see a release on May 5th of 2017, and not much is known about it. We do know it will reveal Star-Lord’s father, it will be part of Phase 3 of the MCU. Phase 3 of the MCU is a planned 10 movie cycle that also includes the earlier released Captain America: Civil War and the soon to be released Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok are also included in this phase.
Marvel is on a hot streak with its MCU, and it seems like they can do no wrong. The MCU is already massive, and juggling all these story lines and characters is a feat one can only call amazing and be in awe at how they are maintaining this level of quality throughout it all. If Marvel can live up to its lofty promises of the MCU then movie and comic fans are in for a real treat as we get nearer to one of the greatest clashes in superhero history: Avengers: The Infinity War Parts 1 and 2.
Are you geeks looking forward to jumping back into space with Star-Lord and Groot? How awesome was that soundtrack? Is the MCU getting it all right? Let us know, and stay plugged in here for any more Guardians news.