James Gunn Rules Out One Original Team Member For ‘Guardians: Vol 3’

James Gunn-guardiansJames Gunn won a lot of fan’s approval when he included members of the original Guardians of the Galaxy comic book run in this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. But don’t expect a certain new face in the upcoming third installment.

Speaking at HASCon today, Gunn was asked about the odds of a possible inclusion of original team member Vance Astro in Vol. 3. Gunn said:

“Not great. I’m done with [the script’s] treatment.”

Fans will know Vance Astro as the leader of that group of Guardians, who left Earth on a space mission and was enhanced with new abilities in order to sustain the trip. He went on to form the first iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and eventually wielded a future version of Captain America’s shield.

Back in May, Gunn detailed exactly why he decided to feature members of the original line up in the film:

“I woke up one morning and I was thinking, oh my god, I would love to see those guys together at the end of the movie, sort of forming an even more messed up, screwy version of the Guardians, who are even less heroic than the Guardians are. And they’re also even weirder. Charlie-27 is obvious, Martinex is obvious, they’re two of the original Guardians of the Galaxy. Aleta, I thought, was an interesting character. Mainframe is male. I thought she could be very interesting as this big, tough robot head that could [go on into] a lot of other things, but it talks like Miley Cyrus. And then Krugarr I just thought was even weirder than Rocket and Groot and could be a really cool character. So that was my decision process, it really was just me lying in bed and thinking about who those characters could be.”

How do you feel about not seeing Vance Astro in the next Guardians film? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: MCU Exchange

5 Reasons ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Is Better Than The Original

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2When 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!

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