When the first trailer for the original Guardians Of The Galaxy hit the screen, virtually no one had any idea what to make of it. There were cool effects, to be sure, and definitely some laughs. But what the hell was “Hooked On A Feeling” doing there on the soundtrack? That idea just seemed absolutely insane, and no one took the film seriously. Until it was released.
Thanks to the efforts of writer/director James Gunn, and a cast that included Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as the green-skinned warrior Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as the voice of the CG-created, gun-toting Rocket Raccoon; and Vin Diesel as the voice of the walking, talking tree, Groot, who managed to create a connection with the audience despite the fact his dialogue consisted of nothing but “I am Groot,” repeated over and over again.
Now, of course, we’re on the verge of Guardians of The Galaxy, Vol. 2, and the family is expanding, actually increasing the number of female characters, much to the delight of the audience. In addition to Saldana reprising her role as Gamora, also back is Karen Gillan as the blue-skinned Nebula, another adopted daughter of uber-villain Thanos, raised as Gamora’s sister and feeling little more than jealousy and hatred towards her. Then there’s Pom Klementieff as Mantis, a new member of the Guardians who has empathic powers and was raised by Ego, who….well, that would be telling. And, finally, there’s Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, described as the golden High Priestess and the leader of the Sovereign people.
While each of the characters, and the actors associated with them, are worthy of discussion (and eventually they will be), the focus here is on the lovely female cast members of Guardians Of The Galaxy with the following interviews.
Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 opens on May 5th.
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