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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY '80s-Style TV Spot is Delightfully Retro

15 May 2017, 01:23 | Hilda Schwartz

Three years ago, "Guardians of the Galaxy" arrived as a breath of fresh air, a smart corrective to the self-important pomposity of many superhero movies, and proved a box office smash.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" has blasted to $22.3 million at 29 global markets, a week ahead of its US launch.

Diesel, who voices the green superhero in both Guardians of the Galaxy' films, has said he sees great possibilities for a spin off movie.

Although it's one of the biggest movie franchises of today, there's something undoubtedly retro about Guardians of the Galaxy, whether it's the old-school soundtrack or the timeless heroism of Chris Pratt's Star-Lord. Seriously, I don't think you can ever mess anything up if you simply add the Full House theme song to any introduction to any movie ever.

But none of those are set in stone - or have even been considered yet, if Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn's reaction says anything about Diesel's comments.

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Before the world had heard of "Deadpool", James Gunn's ironic, wisecracking contribution to the Marvel universe became the surprise critical and commercial hit of the summer of 2014, taking in $770 million.

It might not be quite as good as the original (to be honest, nothing in the MCU is, so that's nothing to be ashamed of), but Vol 2 is easily one of the best Marvel sequels. And family is a central theme this time around: as the trailers revealed, Peter may have finally found his estranged father in the form of 80s action star Kurt Russell - a.k.a. Ego the Living Planet. Would you have preferred that Nebula die in the first film? At the end of this movie, most Marvel fans will realize the right decision was made.

However, James Gunn won't be doing it alone.

"We had discussions about it that", he said. Mmmhmm. But really, as Marvel looks to line up its next phase or two of films after Avengers: Infinity War and it's sequel, this isn't the craziest idea. The head honcho said, "I think James, in particular, has an wonderful connection with these characters and with this cosmic world".

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