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First ‘Guardians of the Galaxy v. 2’ Reactions Are in and…Surprise, Everyone Loves It

By  · Published on April 18th, 2017

Plus, a plethora of post-credit scenes and news about vol. 3

There are still a couple of weeks before James Gunn releases Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, but recently the film was screened for the press and despite a review embargo being in place, some took to Twitter to share their immediate reactions. The overall assessment? Check it for yourself:

Angie J. Han of Mashable called it “the MCU at its very best,” while Mike Ryan at Uproxx says the film is “very fun” and “Baby Groot steals the show.” Germain Lussier of Gizmodo and io9 describes the film as “filled with tons of surprises and an unexpected amount of emotion,” and Anna Klassen of Bustle calls it “action-packed” with “even more classic 70s/early 80s music cues.”

Furthermore, when one member of the press revealed there’s not one, not two, not even three but four post-credit scenes, Gunn himself joined the conversation to reveal there are actually five, one presumably being held for the wide release. And in case anyone was wondering, yes, Guardians 3 is greenlit and yes, Gunn will once again be writing and directing, an announcement he made on his Facebook yesterday, saying:

In the end, my love for Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord, Yondu, Mantis, Drax, and Nebula — and some of the other forthcoming heroes — goes deeper than you guys can possibly imagine, and I feel they have more adventures to go on and things to learn about themselves and the wonderful and sometimes terrifying universe we all inhabit. And, like in both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, we will work on creating the story that goes beyond what you expect.

So if you weren’t excited for G2 already, you’d better get that way. The film hits theaters nationwide on May 5th.

Over in our corner of the internet we had a lot of really interesting posts go up yesterday, including a look at 5 popular TV shows that could be cancelled, a revisit of Beyonce’s Lemonade visual album, a recap of the lackluster Girls finale, an analysis of The Fate of the Furious’ box office record, and a controverisal video everyone’s talking about.

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