Quick Hits- Guardians of the Galaxy ties into Avengers 3, Transformers 4 begins a new trilogy

Speaking with EntertainmGuardians-of-the-Galaxy-cast1ent Weekly, director James Gunn has said that his upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy will have some far reaching ramifications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gunn said that the movie is “definitely connected to Avengers 3”, mainly through the character of Thanos, who appeared in a post credits scene in the first Avengers flick. Thanos is said to be briefly in Guardians of the Galaxy, along with his daughter Nebula, who is being played by Karen Gillan. Gunn also gave some background on Star Lord (Chris Pratt) and the way Thanos ties into the history of both Nebula and Gamora (Zoe Saldana).

“[Star Lord] was abducted from Earth (Missouri) at age 8 and raised in a group of thieves and smugglers called the Ravagers. He’s good with the ladies and a little bit of a dick and very lucky. Thanos slaughtered [Gamora’s] family and Nebula’s, then raised them together as siblings. They were bio engineered to become living weapons, so he’s really good at killing people.”

With the relics shown in the Marvel movies so far, it seems like they represent the Infinity Gems, and Avengers 3 may deal with a story line dealing with Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet. We shall see if that pans out. Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on August 1.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Michael Bay revealed that the next Transformers movie will kick off a new trilogy. He said, “It’s kind of like a new Transformers. We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one… I’m not necessarily sure that I’m doing [the others], but that’s what it’s meant for.” The franchise as a whole has raked in 2.6 billion dollars globally, so it’s a no-brainer that the studio wants to keep things going.

Transformers: Age of Extinction stars Mark Wahlberg and opens in theaters on June 27.

 

 

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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