James Gunn is notorious for hiding clever, fantastic Easter eggs in his two Guardians of the Galaxy of the films. Gunn’s always made a point of making the inside jokes incredibly difficult to find, but the director recently revealed the reason some of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's best gags are impossible to spot:…
No one really knows what a spoiler is anymore. The term has become a subjective judgment tied to one person’s ideas about how much they can know about a story in advance before it ruins their enjoyment of that story. Some people don’t care at all, others care too much, and it’s all gotten a tad out of hand.
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.
Months after the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we’re still talking about the film’s five end-credits scenes, some of which could have huge repercussions on the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving ahead.
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.
Guardians of the Galaxy has become known for its penchant for licensed music, but Vol 2 featured one original song: “Inferno,” an ostentatious disco ballad ostensibly performed by David Hasselhoff and The Sneepers. Now, there’s a music video. It’s just the best.
David Bowie’s death last year was heartbreaking. The musician, actor, and icon was a champion of the weird, the queer, and the fantastical. He’s been sorely missed. We know James Gunn was a fan, too. Last year we reported that the director eagerly wanted to cast Bowie in the second Guardians of the Galaxy film. Now we…
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.
When your movie stars a walking tree and talking raccoon, it goes without saying there are lots of CG effects. But in this brand new behind-the-scenes clip from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, you’ll be amazed at the number of practical effects director James Gunn and his team used to create this scene of Rocket…
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.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 features one of the most emotionally charged deaths in all of Marvel’s cinematic universe, and according to James Gunn, Marvel was able to keep it under wraps before the movie’s premiere by trolling fans.
The Internet’s favorite fan casting choice, Nathan Fillion, is not in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But that wasn’t always the case. Last year, fans caught a glimpse of some very interesting posters of Fillion on the set of the sequel and now writer-director James Gunn has explained what happened.
After two massive hit films, one might think coming back for a third would be a no-brainer. But that wasn’t the case with James Gunn. The writer/director of the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films recently revealed the reason why he almost didn’t come back for Vol. 3—but if you haven’t seen Vol. 2 yet, you should…
If you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, you probably know what ships we mean. If you haven’t, well, go see it and come back later.
The Empire Strikes Back is one of the gold standards filmmakers aspire to when making a sequel. And though both Chris Pratt and Kevin Feige swear it was never mentioned during the making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the films share a lot of similarities. A lot of similarities.