The Marvel Animated Universe as presented on the Disney XD network has been focused on four different series, sometimes connected, and sometimes not, but now, with a series of shorts, they’re beginning to fill in continuity gaps and spaces between seasons. Meet me after the jump as I look at how Disney XD is expanding the Marvel Animated Universe, and a sneak peek at what’s to come.
In this second season episode of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the heroes are charged with escorting the Rigellian Princess Tana home, but the rebellious little devil doesn’t want to go, hilarity ensues, we talk 1980s music, and I go to an underage bar. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”
This weekend, the Guardians held strong, Schumer and Hawn snatched second place, and King Arthur sunk like a sword in a stone. Here’s what went down:
Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 once again was the top film at the box office, bringing in an estimated $62 million to raise its two week total to $245 million. The movie is well on its way to crossing the $300 million mark – is $400 million out of the question. We’ll have to see what sort of legs Star-Lord and company have as the summer blockbuster season rolls on.
Debuting in second place with an estimated $16.5 million is Snatched, starring Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer. It’s not a great number, but it could increase slightly once the Mother’s Day totals are factored in. The film is battling lacklustre reviews and likely won’t be around for too long.
The same can be said for the mega-bomb King Arthur, which severely underperformed, bringing in just $14.3 million. With no box office draws toplining the film, and abysmal reviews accompanying it, the Guy Ritchie film just didn’t stand a chance.
The Guardians of the Galaxy blasted off this weekend with an outstanding debut. Here’s what went down:
Though it didn’t make the lofty heights we predicted, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 still had a fantastic weekend at the box office, debuting in first place with an estimated $146 million. That’s significantly higher than the original’s 2014 opening haul of $94 million, as the film is well on its way to a $300 million plus haul in North American alone. You can check out Glenn Walker’s review of the film here. I saw it yesterday and found it surprisingly poignant and moving, with excellent performances all around, Director James Gunn is in place to help shepherd the next decade of Marvel films, and I think fans are all the better for it.
Without a doubt, the biggest movie coming out this weekend is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 from Marvel Studios. The first movie in this franchise within a franchise was a surprise hit, and one of the best of the Marvel movies. How did its sequel hold up? Meet me after the hyperspatial jump for my thoughts. Heed my warning, folks, there be spoilers ahead.
Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, these are the names and characters we associate as the Guardians of the Galaxy – but the truth is that for decades there were other heroes who answered to that name. And some of them even appear in the new movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 out this weekend. Meet me after the jump and I’ll introduce you to the original Guardians of the Galaxy.
Let’s not beat around the galaxy this week. We know what movie is going to top the box office. The only question is, how much will it debut with? Here’s our prediction:
The hype machine has been going full throttle for Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, the sequel to 2014’s massively succesful Marvel Studios film directed by James Gunn and featuring some of the most unlikely heroes to become cultural icons. In the three years since its release, Chris Pratt has become a movie star, Dave Bautista has been a James Bond bad guy, and Guardians has become a franchise movie stars like Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell have wanted to be attached to. All signs are pointing to a massive opening weekend for GOTG: V2, and we’re going to go on the high side of things based on the franchise’s mass appeal. Look for a place debut with $190 million.
This week in Heroes and Villains our selection of new Marvel Comics are all number one issues, so one would hope, fresh starts all around… we’ll see… Meet me after the jump for my reviews of All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1, Jean Grey #1, Black Bolt #1, and the already infamous Secret Empire #1… be warned, there will be spoilers…