If initial estimates hold true, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is going to be a cash cow -- to the tune of a $150M opening weekend. One thing that Hollywood is known for is milking everything from the latest franchise to moo.
In that vein, taking the Guardians outside the silver screen and to the small screen could be a very real thing.
When asked on Twitter about doing one-off specials featuring some of the most beloved cast in the Marvel franchise, director James Gunn said a holiday-themed event would be one that he welcomes.
He added that it has not only been a good thought, but something that has actually been discussed with Kevin Feige -- the president of Marvel Studios. The exchange was simple, but encouraging for fans.
Honestly? Yes. I talk about this all the time with Kevin Feige. We both find the idea fun and funny. https://t.co/mnNEIbrcqG— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 14, 2017
As for the next installment of the franchise, ComicBook User Anticipation Rankings have set the bar very high with a 4.23-of-5 going into the final stretch before release.
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.
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).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017. Be sure to rate it in our Fan Anticipation rankings below!
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