Early screenings of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are already taking place, revealing more than a few worthwhile nuggets of information for fans. That includes some drifting into spoiler territory, including the appearance of a particular character who is being played by a pop favorite. That is none other than Miley Cyrus, but who she's playing will be a big surprise.
Spoilers ahead, so be warned.
In one of the many (there are around 5) after credit sequences, a number of characters gather together. None of these are members of the current Guardians of the Galaxy, but instead are characters who longtime fans of the franchise might recognize. One of these is Mainframe, who is the 31st Century version of the Vision. In the film Mainframe is only a head, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed to reporter Sarah Ruhlman that the voice of Mainframe is indeed singer and regular Voice judge Miley Cyrus.
If the character is involved in the third movie, it's unclear if Cyrus will return to voice the full role or if this was a one-off appearance. Still, longtime Marvel fans will get a kick out of the fact that Mainframe made an appearance at all.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Next up for Marvel is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5, 2017. Spider-Man: Homecoming lands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp
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