Greetings and/or salutations, people! Welcome to io9's (occasionally weekly) mail column, where I solve the mysteries of the world of nerd-dom to you, both fictional and otherwise. This week: What was Elektra’s deal in The Defenders? Is an evil BB-8 droid a good thing or a bad thing? And, most importantly, who’s to…
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast and crew had an inordinate amount of fun with one another working on the film. How are you supposed to make a movie in which a talking raccoon helps blow up a living planet if you’re not laughing your ass off between takes?
Do you live near a Cinemark Theater? If so, carve out some time starting Friday to take a big screen trip back through the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Kurt Russell wowed audiences when he revealed that the younger look he sported in flashback scenes was largely thanks to make-up, not visual effects. However, it took a lot more than some concealer and a wig to make Ego the Living Planet look 30 years younger.
At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, James Gunn gave himself a way to keep making soundtracks filled with classic hits without having Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) somehow find a new mix tape over and over. All thanks to... the Zune.
In the MCU, the Ravagers are a band of criminals with a specific code. In the comics, those characters were also the original Guardians of the Galaxy. And while there’s been some speculation that the movies could switch the order around and have the Ravagers pick up the mantle, James Gunn recently talked about the…
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is coming to home video very soon and with it, a whole new perspective on the making of the film. We’ve already seen a behind-the-scenes clip, some cool Easter eggs and now, the always-wonderful gag reel is online. Spoiler: These guys had a lot of fun making this movie.
It’s pretty great being a science fiction fan in general, but it’s especially awesome when you’re directing a multi-million dollar movie and can coax your favorite star into appearing in your film. A luxury clearly afforded to James Gunn.
Versions of Adam Warlock’s cocoon have appeared in both Guardians of the Galaxy films and every time I’ve seen them, my skin has crawled, even though the pods are only on the screen for the briefest of moments. Imagine my horror, then, as I gazed upon the high-definition concept art for the monstrosities.
Every year, I make it a point to stop by the Mondo booth at San Diego Comic-Con as often as possible. No one at the entire convention releases as much exciting, vibrant, and exclusive pop culture art over the course of four days—and 2017 was no exception.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is super-loaded with 1980s righteousness, so it should come as no surprise that even its freaking DVD/Blu-ray ad went the same route. We at io9 try to avoid posting commercials in general, so we find it deeply irksome that this one is so fun we felt we had to share it with you anyway.
Over a dozen Marvel heroes are teaming up to battle the forces of evil. There’s Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, as well as Iron Fist, Wasp, Hulk, the Guardians of the Galaxy and many others. However, this isn’t unfolding on a movie screen, it’s happening for real in a massive arena. This is Marvel Universe Live: Age of…
Here’s one more nugget of theme park news from the D23 Expo. Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim will build off the success of the new Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout ride with an immersive Marvel superhero universe at the park, including the Avengers and Spider-Man.
Those sleeves. Those sequins. That neckline. Seriously, if this music video is even a tenth as retro-tacular as the poster for David Hasselhoff’s Guardians Inferno is, it’ll be the best thing Marvel has put out this year.
There are few items that have had a larger effect on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise than the Sony Walkman. While its presence in the studio’s films is played up largely for laughs and character work, the Walkman and the music held on its cassettes have profoundly shaped the look and feel of the movies.
Figuring out the secrets behind the latest superhero movies is one of the internet’s favorite past times. This week though, one Guardians of the Galaxy fan took things to a whole new level and paid the price by taking an epic troll.
Guardians of the Galaxy auteur James Gunn is busy writing the third installment in his hit Marvel series, but he’s running into a bit of a roadblock. He’s thinking about retconning an established part of his universe for the next film. We’re pretty sure we know what he wants to change—and while it wouldn’t destroy…
The Guardians of the Galaxy have officially invaded Disney with a new ride, and they’re going to be there for a long, long time. This past weekend marked the opening of Mission: Breakout at Disney’s California Adventure. But if you don’t think you’ll get there for a while, these videos should give you an idea of what…
Looks like the hype was real. Disney’s ride for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout! opened at Disney’s California Adventure on Saturday... and the effects could literally be felt everywhere in the park.
Bonjour, my bonny mailboxes. Thanks to your abundance of excellent letters, I have an extra big mailbag for you today! So let’s get right to it: What’s the best Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack? Who could save the Transformers movie franchise? Why did WB decide to make the DCEU’s Batman so damn old? And more of …