Director James Gunn eyeing Guardians spinoff focusing on Stallone-led Ravagers

Why it matters to you

The Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps getting bigger. If you like the Guardians of the Galaxy films, keep your eyes peeled for a potential spinoff film featuring a Ravagers crew led by Sylvester Stallone. The Guardians of the Galaxy saga represents just one small part of the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe[1], and it looks like a Guardians spinoff film — or series of films — could already be in the works.

James Gunn, who wrote and directed both Guardians films, admitted in a recent interview[2] with Collider that “there’s always discussion” surrounding a potential spinoff film focusing on the Ravagers, the “original” team of Guardians led by Stakar Ogord (Sylvester Stallone), aka Starhawk. In a short, cheesy post-credits scene from Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (spoiler alert!), Stallone — who played a small role in the film’s main plot — is seen reuniting with the rest of his estranged crew: Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames), Aleta Ogord (Michelle Yeoh), Martinex (Michael Rosenbaum), Mainframe (a robot voiced by Miley Cyrus), and Krugarr (some sort of CGI fish-monster thing). Michael Rooker’s Yondu was also part of the Ravager crew prior to the events of the Guardians movies.

It’s unclear whether the Ravager team will play a larger part in the third Guardians film, for which Gunn will be returning[3] to write and direct, though Gunn did hint at[4] a more substantial role for Stallone’s character in the MCU going forward. He did talk about “finding a place” for Stallone, so it’s possible the kinks are still being worked out there. Guardians 3 figures to wrap things up for the current team of Guardians, though Gunn refused to rule out a fourth entry, saying: “I think that there could be a Guardians Vol.

4, but it would not be the same. It would not be the same group … basically the story of this group ends with Vol.

3.” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

2 was released in May to mixed reviews (we thought it was good[5]), but found box office success nonetheless, grossing £860 million worldwide against a £200 million budget. Thus far, most of the movies set within the MCU (about which we learned lots at Comic-Con[6]) have been well-received, deftly blending awesome action sequences with witty scripts to great effect.

We expect that when superheroes and Guardians cross paths in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War (likely to unite against Ebony Maw[7] and Thanos’ villainous Black Order), things are only going to get more epic.

References

  1. ^ Marvel Cinematic Universe (en.wikipedia.org)
  2. ^ admitted in a recent interview (collider.com)
  3. ^ Gunn will be returning (www.hollywoodreporter.com)
  4. ^ Gunn did hint at (www.thewhig.com)
  5. ^ we thought it was good (www.digitaltrends.com)
  6. ^ we learned lots at Comic-Con (www.digitaltrends.com)
  7. ^ likely to unite against Ebony Maw (www.digitaltrends.com)

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