If you're planning on working on a Marvel Cinematic Universe project
So when writer/director James Gunn' follow-up space epic Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was announced, it's not a surprise that the identities of some of the new cast members were kept secret all the way until the movie's premiere.
While we found out pretty early on that Kurt Russell was playing Ego the Living Planet, the MCU's version of Peter Quill's father, we were left guessing who a pair of heavy hitters — Sylvester Stallone and Michael Rosenbaum — were playing in Marvel's latest foray into the cosmic side of the universe.
Rosenbaum — who played Martinex in the movie, a member of the original Guardians team in the comic books — revealed in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter that even though he had a relatively minor role, he knew the entire plot line of the movie well in advance.
"I got the whole script. It was watermarked with my name. I knew
With Martinex now in the universe — and the fact that Stallone played Stakar Ogord, another one of the original Guardians — Marvel is digging deep into the cosmic side of comic lore, and that fact alone should excite fans for the future of the MCU.
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 in theaters now. 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