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As we get closer to the theatrical release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we’re now being treated to full trailers instead of short teaser. We’re also learning more about what to expect from this highly anticipated follow-up to the first Guardians that made more than $774 million worldwide.
Here are 5 things that we already love about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!
The soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy wasn’t just a list of awesome songs from the 70s, it was part of the backstory of the film and truly added depth to many of the scenes in the Marvel film. It’s more than likely that the Vol. 2 mix will be just as popular and highly rated as Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1, though the entire list of included songs has not yet been released.
We do know, so far, three songs have been confirmed for the soundtrack, including Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”, George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord”, and Jay and the Americans’ “Come a Little Bit Closer.” In the newest TV spot, you can hear David Bowie’s “Suffragette City”, so it’s possible that this hints to an inclusion on the soundtrack in honor the artist’s recent passing.
The Easter Eggs
James Gunn has confirmed in a recent interview that “Oh my God, our Easter egg obsession is insane,” and claims that he has the “dumbest Easter egg” in the film. “We have so many incredibly obscure Easter eggs in this movie that it’s ridiculous. Yeah, we’ve been working hard on the Easter eggs.”
Obviously, without the release of the film and with only short teasers and trailers released to date, we don’t have much to go on. But, the director has confirmed that there is still one “major” Easter egg that still hasn’t been found from the first film, so it looks like we have something to hold us over until Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5th.
According to Marvel comics mythology, Groot is actually the very first alien to have visited Earth. Though he has no weapons other than those he can grow, he is indispensable in a fight… and he is adorable! According to Vin Diesel, the actor that voices Groot, it was actually his lack of lines – having only to speak 3 different words throughout the entire film – that attracted him to the character.
“The way they could take one line and reinforce the theme and meaning of the whole movie in that one line through that character,” Diesel said about Groot, was what he loved best about the playing the character. “He has a limited ability to express himself until you get to know him.”
The Infinity Stones
Each of the Infinity Stones represents a different characteristic of the universe and with all six Infinity Stones, if brought together by the same being, he or she will gain limitless powers.
It’s almost certain that we’ll see at least one of the stones in the next GOTG though which one – Space (Tesseract), Mind (Loki’s Scepter), Reality (Aether), Soul, Time (Eye of Agamotto), or Power (Orb) – we’re not yet sure.
The Tesseract was first seen in the post-credit scene of Thor and was featured in the plot of both Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers. Now, it’s securely stowed in the vaults of Asgard.
Loki’s Scepter was featured in The Avengers but wasn’t said to be one of the Infinity Stones until Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Now, it is part of one of the Avengers – Vision.
“No raccoons or tree creatures were harmed in the making of this film.” – Guardian of the Galaxy credits
The Aether was first introduced to us in Thor: The Dark World but was given to The Collector in a post-credits scene. It still remains with The Collector as part of his museum.
The Orb was found by Peter Quill – Star-Lord – before Ronan the Accuser got his hands on it. It’s now in the possession of Nova Corps.
The Eye Of Agamotto, or the Time Stone, is safe with Doctor Strange. The only stone that has not been found yet, or as far as we know been introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is the Soul Stone.
The Amazing Cast
It’s been noted that when filming concluded, everyone was a little teary eyed. Some of the gifts that were exchanged among the director and cast members included a dinosaur jaw that Chris Pratt gave to director James Gunn. Dave Bautista gave Gunn a wresting belt and he got cigars from Zoe Saldana. Gunn gave the cast lunchboxes with photos of themselves on the cover along with quotes from the film.
The stars of the film spent hours in the makeup chairs – including Michael Rooker (Yondu) for 45 minutes a day, Dave Bautista (Drax) took 90 minutes just to remove his makeup, and Zoe Saldana had to arrive on set a 3 a.m. to finish in time – and a few of them even did their own stunts.
Also look out for cameos from Nathan Fillion, Rob Zombie, and more to be announced (or left for guessing) when the film opens May 5th, 2017.