Official photography on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has started, and I couldn’t be more stoked.
My favorite movie as a small child was The Strongest Man in the World, so I’m glad to announce that, yes, Kurt Russell has joined our cast and, yes, he is more awesome a dude than I ever could have imagined.
The last few days around here with him and our other new cast members, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Chris Sullivan, have been some of the best of my life. I never thought anyone was missing from our island of misfit toys, but now that these folks are here there feels like there was.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Glenn Close are all returning.
We’ll have more surprises for you in the coming months. But, for now, this will have to do.
I have to get back to set!
Have a great day, everybody.
James Gunn: There is no J’son in the MCU.
James Gunn: Well unless he’s Moon Knight’s stoner neighbor.
James Gunn: Not in this movie, just because it didn’t work out in the story I’m telling
Amlys López: I’ll get over my heartbreak. Thanks for replying!
James Gunn: But I live Benicio and the Collector and they (he?) could be important in the future of the MCU.
James Gunn: We will be done filming by then otherwise I would!
James Gunn: J’Son is not Peter’s father in the MCU.
Dylan Forrest MacKinnon: Or is that just what you want us to believe. A little misdirection
James Gunn: That wouldn’t be misdirection! That would be a lie!
Sam Bloomberg: Mantis and another one are confirmed if I recall
James Gunn: Pom (Klementieff) is playing Mantis. There is no other one confirmed.
Chris Clevenger: Who is Kurt Russell playing?
James Gunn: You’ll have to wait to see who Kurt is playing.
James Gunn: Nope.
Saw someone today that I haven’t seen in awhile. He asked if I’d seen Man Of Steel, and I told him yes, and that I loved it.
He didn’t care for it, and threw out the whole, “They killed people” link, which I rebutted with, “Comic Book Law: If you don’t see someone die, they’re not dead. If you do see someone die, there’s a good chance that they’re not dead anyway.”.
But more than that, he gave a very good, valid reason for not liking the new movie:
It wasn’t the Superman (character) that he grew up with.
For me, that’s the reason why I loved Man Of Steel. We all know the boring-ass story of Superman. This movie used that story as the skeleton, and then made a new, awesome version of it.
People hate this movie for being different. That’s fucking stupid. Why should every damned movie be 100% the same?
If you want cookie cutter movies, go watch Saw or Scream or any fucking Nicholas Sparks shit. If you want a fresh take on something, go watch Man Of Steel.