If you haven’t seen The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special yet, you need to see it. Now. Drop whatever you’re doing, head to the nearest screen capable of streaming Disney+ and watch this thing. It is glorious. I LOVED IT. I can’t rave enough about it.
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Marvel Studios revealed its release plans for the next three years today, and went beyond just the usual conference call or press release…they sent out a three-minute trailer, scored by the familiar opening theme, full of classic clips from movies past (including an audience reaction video) and narrated by a Stan Lee recording. The whole production is intended as one big, giant “WELCOME BACK TO THE THEATERS” sign. (You got the vaccine, right?)
The genre of science fiction was built on the anthology format. In the 30’s pulp magazines were dedicated to bringing readers short stories of strange creatures inhabiting far off worlds. In the 60’s TV shows like The Outer Limits expanded our minds with morality tales of bizarre goings on from week to week. In the 21st century the format seems to be limited to short-lived revivals of The Twilight Zone that ultimately fail to gain an audience. Now in the realm of film we are given the gift of 5 Galaxies to explore the emotional impact of possible futures on the human race with beautiful visual landscapes.
In the internet-fueled world we live in now, there is nothing worse than having a major thing spoiled for you. NOTHING! After all, you want to see a film, a TV show, a video game, or even a book (comics or otherwise) and not be burdened by the fact that a major twist has already been spoiled for you. Well, Marvel is known for having things spoiled ahead of time, whether by leaks or by people with loose lips. Yet, with the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, they’re working very hard to prevent that.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was one of the biggest hits Marvel has ever made, and it was due in no small part by the greatest of James Gunn, who wrote and directed the films. His insight into what made the Guardians of the Galaxy great lent to some of the most hilarious moments of the film, as well as some of the coolest end-credits sequences ever.
Today, TellTale Games revealed that the final episode of their Guardians of the Galaxy series is coming out on November 7th. The episode is called “Don’t Stop Believin”, and will wrap up all storylines within the game. Given that they’re calling this the “final episode”, it may be that they won’t come back to this group after the season wraps up. Hard to say at present.
James Gunn is doing what few have ever done in superhero films, get to direct numerous films of the same series/same characters. He brought Guardians of the Galaxy to the world at large, and his style made them one of the standout films of the entire MCU lineup, and with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, he had the biggest sequel film (not named Avengers) among the MCU. Now, with GOTG Vol.3 confirmed, he’s working hard to make sure it’s just as good as the original two films.
For those who have been enjoying Guardians of the Galaxy this year, you have more reasons to rejoice. For at San Diego Comic-Con, during the Marvel Games Panel, it was revealed that the third episode in the TellTale Games series would be coming on August 22nd.
Telltale Games has revealed that fans should keep an eye out at this year’s San Diego Comic Con as they have significant news. However, fans shouldn’t hold out for any announcements regarding The Wolf Among Us or Tales from the Borderlands according to the studios head of communication Job Stauffer.
With the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, it’s not surprising that actors and actresses are vying for roles in these blockbuster films. Legendary actors and actresses like Robert Redford, Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, William Dafoe, and more have already been in them, so who’s next? Well, if Nathan Fillion has anything to say about it, it’ll be him.
What’s so interesting about Guardians of the Galaxy as a film series is that though it takes part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s very much an extension of it. Meaning, that it’s not a part of the Earth stories more times than not. In fact, if it wasn’t for Thanos, there’d almost be no connection at all. In the comics, the Cosmic Universe as it’s called is filled with its own stories and characters that are just as diverse as the ones on Earth.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 was a massive hit in theaters, and it’s already confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 is going to be made. However, it’s not in production yet, and won’t be for a while. Not because Director James Gunn doesn’t have ideas on what to do, but rather he needs to wait on Infinity War to be done in order to set the tone.