We are back on that podcastin’ horse, and it’s time to talk about 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2!
In this episode we discuss:
- A Coneheads reference!
- Baby Groot vs. Baby Yoda
- Best Picture winners from the 80’s
- Dead Parents
- Toxic Masculinity
And, we should’ve gotten a little 90 second scene where Mantis brushes up against Nebula and and we, the audience, see a snippet of what Nebula really feels about Gamora. #MissedOpportunity
Are we deeply out of order in the MCU? Yeah, absolutely! But that’s ok – in my professional opinion, the opening few movies of Phase 3 dont’ really have a defined order other than their theatrical release date, so we just decided to go off the rails and have fun! So, let’s do it!
Let’s take a look at that trailer:
Without further ado, Episode 14 of the Movie Quest Podcast featuring Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2!
Let’s take a look at a few fun trivia facts from our friends at IMDB:
- When director James Gunn was writing the script for the movie and proposed the idea of Ego the Living Planet being Star-Lord’s father, Marvel told him that they did not have the rights to the character. The rights belonged to 20th Century Fox because of his ties to the Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer franchises. Since Gunn had no other characters in mind for Star-Lord’s father, he had to ask Fox if he could use the character. Fortunately, Fox agreed to let Marvel have Ego, in return for Fox gaining more creative freedom over Negasonic Teenage Warhead’s set of superpowers in Deadpool (2016).
- Baby Groot is actually the offspring of Groot, not the same character, as confirmed by James Gunn on Twitter where he posted: “First Groot is dead. Baby Groot is his son.”
- In the comics, Mantis was human, and acquired her skills by living with the Kree. James Gunn chose to make her an alien in the film because he wanted Peter Quill to be the only main character to come from Earth.
- The teaser poster is a parody of the cover for Ramones‘ album “Rocket to Russia”.
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