By the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a Zune MP3 player was passed down from blue alien daddy to his skinny boy who was good for thievin’, and now that very Zune is being auctioned off for charity on eBay. As of this writing, the bid is up to $3200.
Writer and director James Gunn says that 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Rainforest Trust, a Virginia based non-profit organization that works to protect the world’s most threatened species and ecosystems. The auction listing mentions that the Trust “has protected over 17.6 million acres of tropical habitat across Latin America, Asia and Africa with a goal of protecting a total of 50 million acres by 2020.”
In a Facebook video, James Gunn mentions that he got the idea after finding out that on eBay, walkmen were going for upwards of thousands of dollars following the release of Guardians of the Galaxy. He also added that the Zune being auctioned off is in good working condition.
The Zune is signed by James Gunn, and much of the cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Kurt Russell. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD as well as all digital platforms.
5 Reasons ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Is Better Than The Original
When Guardians of the Galaxy hit cinemas in 2014 it surprised everyone. Offering a unique blend of whiz-bang intergalactic excitement, a groovy out-of-this-world soundtrack, a smörgåsbord of oddball characters, and wacky rib-clutching comedy, Guardians had it all. It was definitely the Marvel movie to beat… until Vol. 2 came out.
Offering the same blend of winning ingredients, but amping up the story, the characters, and the emotional resonance, Guardians Vol. 2 accomplishes the rare sequel feat of being even better than the original. A lot of people will disagree with me, but I believe the first film, while excellent, had certain storytelling flaws, which the sequel was able to remarkably overcome. The result is a brand-spanking new adventure for Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot, that improves upon the original in several ways.
Here are the five reasons why Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is better than the original. Click next to blast off! Please note that SPOILERS for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will follow!