With the upcoming Blu-ray release of Guardians of the Galaxy, it was expected that director James Gunn would give an interview or two talking about the film’s success, and the recently-announced sequel. In a chat with MTV, Gunn was asked about the Phase Three line up and if Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will lead into Avengers: Infinity War.
“I don’t feel beholden to that stuff at all,” said Gunn. “I think it’s really about the Guardians and what they are doing. We’re not subservient to the Avengers. Guardians 2 is not a movie that’s made to move toward Infinity War. It’s something that’s made to move toward future cosmic movies, so I don’t feel that that is something that affects me that much.”
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is set for release May 5th, 2017, while the first movie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in November in the UK and December in the States, with Gunn directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The LEGO Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Korath, John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as Rhomman Dey, Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) as Yondu, Glenn Close (Damages) as Nova Prime Rael and Josh Brolin (Men in Black 3) as Thanos. Read our reviews here, here and here. You can also listen to our podcast review using the player below…
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