Funko has revealed Guardians of the Galaxy fans will be able to purchase a Funko Pop! Vinyl figure of none other than the film’s director, James Gunn.
The limited edition James Gunn Pop! will be available exclusively at New York Comic-Con next month. The figure was unveiled along with several other Pop!s from Thor: Ragnarok and Marvel’s The Inhumans. You can see it in the image above.
Gunn’s latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is currently the third highest grossing film of the year behind Beauty and the Beast and Wonder Woman. Fans looking to pick up this NYCC exclusive will need to use Funko’s online lottery system for the opportunity to access the Funko booth and acquire the Pop! Winners will be notified by September 28 at 2:00 p.m. PST at the latest.
Be sure to check back here at Heroic Hollywood during the week of October 5 – 8 for our live coverage of New York Comic-Con.
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. 2 continues 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 now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. You can check out our review of the film here.
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!