James Gunn Plans on Bringing SYLVESTER STALLONE Back For Another MCU Adventure

It looks like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 won't be the last time we see Sylvester Stallone in the MCU. Director James Gun, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, and Stallone all kind of played coy when they were recently asked at a press conference if Stallone would return as Stakar aka Starhawk, who is an original Guardians of the Galaxy team member. All Stallone said was that he was "optimistic" and that "I’ll believe it when I see it."

Prior to those comments, it was teased that his character is very important to the MCU. It has never been stated that he will return to the MCU or that they even had solid plans to bring him back... until today. During an interview with the Toronto Sun, Gunn says that he plans on bringing Stallone back, he just doesn't know when it will happen yet:

"My plan is to see more of [Stallone's character]. I’m not sure about him appearing in Vol. 3, we’ll have to see about that, but it’s our plan to see more of Stallone. [Marvel Studios chief] Kevin [Feige] and I are working on what is going to become of the Marvel Cosmic Universe and where it’s going to go. We plan to see the rest of them in the future."

When talking about the "rest of them" I assume he is referring to the rest of the Guardians and/or the other characters that Stallone is hanging out with in the movie, which you can read more about here.

I loved the set up for Stallone's character in the Vol. 2 and it certainly got me excited to see more of him in the future. So, it's good to hear that there are plans in place!

Blockbuster Video Still Exists in Alaska, and So Do Other Video Stores Around The Country

News is spreading of the amazing fact that Blockbuster Video still exists. Even more fascinating is that there are only nine of them. Eight are located in Alaska and one is in Texas. There's a recent news article, which can be found here, that goes into detail about how amazing it is that a small video rental store can survive in the bleakest of places and that only because of Alaska's poor wi-fi and harsh environment, Blockbuster stands a chance. There are a lot of kids out there that I'm sure would wonder what these Video Rental stores are. Well, I'd like to say big deal.

I work at a video rental store, and when I say work, I mean currently work. During the day, when I'm not writing articles for Geektyrant, I am employed at a real live video rental store that isn't a Blockbuster, and it is awesome! It's just as awesome as you could imagine. As I read this article talking about the fascinating wonder that a rental store exists, I was shocked about how little this article really talked about what it is like to be an existing video rental store in a world without them. So to rectify that, I'd like to make my own little list of things to say about what it's like to work at a video store.

First off, many of the things the article said is true. A huge reason why rental stores can stay in business at a time without a need for them is customer service and the experience. People enjoy having the chance to go in and look around at options. There's something special about being transported back in time and feeling like you are in the 90's again, and when you have employees who care a great deal about films and their job. You just build a special relationship that you just don't get from turning on Netflix and scrolling through things. It's one of the same reasons Museums exist. Sure, you can search up information in a book or a website, but going to a museum and having a tour guide chat with you about amazing things of the past just makes a difference. It's also fun to talk to the different people who come in, regardless of if it's a good or bad experience. 

Now, some of the things the article didn't go into is the crappy parts. Like explaining to people who don't believe you actually work at a video rental store that yes, you indeed do, and no you don't rent VHS. Do libraries check out Scrolls? We adapt with the times. We carry Blu-ray, DVD, and HD-Blu-ray. I've had people ask if we rent VHS and others ask if we rent VHS players. When I try to explain it's called a VCR they just look at me like I'm the crazy one.

Another thing that's weird that isn't mentioned, is the types of customers you get. Now I'm not talking about your normal customers. A good 70 percent of customers are regular happy go lucky people. I'm talking about the crazies, the people who demand a refund for their film because it discussed the struggles of a gay man and they didn't really want to hear about that. Or others who rent rated R films only to come back disappointed there wasn't more nudity and if you had any better suggestions. These people exist, but nobody in ALASKA will talk about them. Oh no. Everything's just GREAT in Alaska. Maybe in another article, I'll go deeper into the life of a Video Rental Worker. But for now, know that video rental stores may be rare, but we do exist. It is a privilege to work at one of the few remaining ones in existence. It gives me pride I don't get from other pursuits, and I will continue recommending terrible movies to people til the day I die. 

This is the Most R2-D2 Units I’ve Ever Seen in One Place

This year's Star Wars Celebration was the most attended in the history of that convention, so it shouldn't surprise me that it featured the largest gathering of droids I've ever seen in one place before. But still — look at all these freakin' things! That's so many.

Michael McMaster has the Facebook video for us:

My favorite is the one on the far left that's fallen over. I don't know why that's so funny to me, but it is.

Via: TheAwesomer

New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Poster Art and 3 TV Spots

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While we wait for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to be released next week, Marvel has released a new piece of poster art for the film along with three TV spots to help increase the excitement. And I have to tell you, there's a lot for you to be excited about! You can read my review for the film here in case you missed it. 

The movie is expected to blow up at the box office with over $150 million domestically.  If you haven't got your tickets yet, make sure to pick some up becasue this movie is going to sell out all over the place. 

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will hit theaters on May 5th!

Snuggle Up To Watch STAR WARS On This Dewback Couch

Who's ready to snuggle up to a Dewback for a Star Wars marathon? If you got a love of the force and about $10k stashed away this bad boy could be all yours! It's about the most expensive uncomfortable couch I've ever laid my eyes on, but I can't deny I want it all the same. It even comes with two cup holders which I would 100% not allow anyone to use as they would not be able to eat or drink while on it! Check out the pictures below and if you're a geek with class and cash click here to purchase. Thanks to io9 for giving us the heads up about this one!

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THAT THING YOU DO! Band Members The Wonders Reunite for Live Show in Los Angeles

The title song from Tom Hanks' 1996 directorial debut That Thing You Do! was the biggest pop song in the world in the fictional universe of the film, but the song eventually transcended the movie and became a moderate hit on real radio stations in the '90s. (If you've never seen That Thing You Do!, seek it out.)

Earlier this month, actor Ethan Embry tweeted a video of himself playing the bass line of the ear-wormy tune:

And it looks like that was just a teaser of things to come. This week, Embry reunited with his fictional bandmates Tom Everett Scott and Jonathan Schaech to perform the song live on stage at The Roxy in Los Angeles as part of a Comedy Central series called The Goddamn Comedy Jam, in which actors speak about a song that means something to them and then perform it with a live band.

gonna leave this right here... #thewonders #theoneders #thatthingyoudo #skitchpatterson #tbplayer #jimmymattingly #reunion @headbitchmusic

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While it wasn't quite a full reunion of the fictional band The Wonders — Steve Zahn couldn't make it to the performance — it was probably as close as fans are going to get. Good luck getting that song out of your head for the rest of the day!

The Wonders! • • • #thewonders #theoneders #thatthingyoudo #livemusic #lalaland @tomhanks @ritawilson @thetomeverettscott @ethanembry @johnschaech #SteveZahn #theroxy #la (link to full vid in bio)

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We reunited The Oneders from That Thing You Do last night at the Jam to play their shit song from the movie. Huge thanks to @thetomeverettscott @johnschaech @ethanembry and #stevezahn (who was there in spirit) for coming by and killing it. Such an incredible moment.

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thank u #SteveZahn surrogate #thewonders #theoneders #thatthingyoudo @headbitchmusic

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13 REASONS WHY Likely To Get A Season 2

13 Reasons Why is very close to getting confirmed for Season 2. The news comes from THR who says a writing team was assembled a couple weeks ago for the series. The news doesn't come as a huge surprise as the series has sparked lots of controversy and debate since it's debut, and that usually means lots of people are watching it. It also seems kind of obvious the show would get a second season considering some of the cliffhangers left in the finale that I won't get into if you haven't seen it yet. In a recent interview with the outletBrandon Flynn, who plays Justin in the series, he talks about some of the controversy surrounding the series saying:

"Alisha Boe (who plays rape victim Jessica) and I saw the New York Times article, which mentioned glorifying suicide. That's a very easy way of not talking about it. Television is meant for entertainment, but I don't think suicide is glorified. I'm not sure what they see in someone cutting their wrists as glorification. Alisha and I have talked the response [the show received] from certain fans who said watching our show saved their life. They have talked about the problems they've had with self-mutilation, self-harm and addiction and how watching the show made them realize they have a life to live and that they mattered. That has really hit me."

Are you excited to see 13 Reasons Why get a 2nd season? Does the show shift away from Hannah now that they've extensively covered her death?