guardians of the galaxy
Having debuted in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2, now it is being claimed that Sylvester Stallone and Michael Rosenbaum will be back for a Guardians 3000 Ravagers series for Disney Plus.
The rumor comes from TVO from the Lords of the Long Box YouTube channelwho offers plans are underway for Sylvester Stallone to return as Stakar Ogord, Michael Rosenbaum to reprise as Martinex, and Michelle Yeoh to play Aleta for the Disney Plus Guardians 3000 series, with Ving Rhames having played Charlie-27, and Miley Cyrus having provided the voice of Mainframe in the film.
As seen in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, the characters are Ravagers along with Michael Rooker’s Yondu, so the Disney Plus Guardians 3000 series will most likely follow the events from the James Gunn movie. The post-credit scene featured Sylvester Stallone telling the other characters that it took the death of Yondu for them to come together as a team.
It’s further rumored the series may feature Pip the Troll as well as Vance Astro.
While not exactly like the comics, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Rosenbaum, Michelle Yeoh, Ving Rhames, Miley Cyrus and Michel Rooker play the original characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy 1969 team in the comics from the 31st century.
Worth a mention is that the Guardians 3000 title is the same name as the Dan Abnett comic book, with Abnett also responsible for writing the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic that inspired the James Gunn MCU flicks. What is interesting, is at one time, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was actually rumored to be Guardians 3000.
We can also speculate that since it is rumored Michael Korvac will be a big villain a part of Marvel’s Phase 5 plans and possibly Captain Marvel 2, that the Disney Plus Sylvester Stallone Guardians 3000 series may connect to that, as Korvac is a villain of the original Guardians (maybe we’ll even see the Baddoon as now Disney owns Fox).
Michael Rosenbaum is no stranger to superheroes having provided the voice for The Flash in the Justice League, Teen Titans, and Static Shock cartoons, Deadman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and playing Lex Luthor in over 150 episodes on the very successful CW series Smallville. But it seems Rosenbaum could make the leap to Marvel as he tweeted this message yesterday:
Rosenbaum isn’t the only new name to be added to the potential Peter Quill list as Joseph Gordon-Levitt is said to be on the short list of actors which also includes Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas) and Zachary Levi (“Chuck”).
The Quill character is likely to be the central protagonist of the film. Raised on Earth, Quill learns that his father was from outer space and is drawn into an intergalactic conflict that eventually leads to him becoming the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Also said to be on the movie team’s roster are the characters Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Rocket Racoon and Gamora. Check back for casting details on those roles as they emerge.
Guardians of the Galaxy is set to be released on August 1, 2014.