Back in May 2016, I got to take a super top secret trip to the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It was an experience that I will never forget. While there, I got to check out the wardrobe trailer, the props department, and watch a scene of the movie being filmed (I also got to interview most of the cast – those interviews are coming soon!). I don’t think it actually hit me until I had to sign the non-disclosure (and basically my life away) as I entered Marvel Studios. All of a sudden I thought – wow, I am actually at Marvel Studios and am going to see so many behind the scenes stuff for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2! I could put 1,000 exclamation points after that and it still wouldn’t be enough to describe how I was feeling at that moment. As you all know, I am a huge Marvel fan – so this was a pretty amazing experience for me. I am so thrilled to FINALLY be able to tell you guys all about it!
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2017 – and the time has almost come! I cannot wait to see this movie for so many reasons. I have been counting down the days and we are finally down to just a few months! Read on to see why I am excited for this movie (and why you should be too!).
As a total comic book nerd and someone who loves all things Marvel, I had to check out Doctor Strange opening weekend. I know I have said it before but he isn’t my favorite character from the comic books. In the books he is a little boring (in my opinion) and I don’t get the whole magic thing. I am a fan of other super hero abilities – magic always seemed tooo powerful and no fun. Like with Superman, if noone can defeat him, then what is the point? I hope that makes sense. But I went in to the film with an open mind and an open heart. I was hoping to fall in love with Doctor Strange. I have loved what Marvel Films has been doing with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I was ready to have my mind blown. And I did.
I am a huge Marvel fan as most of you know, but what you may not know is that the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series has been one of my favorites for years. So when Marvel announced they were making a movie, I freaked out. I was beyond excited. I couldn’t wait to see it. I loved it and have been itching for the second one since the moment I finished watching the first one on opening night.
While in LA last month, I got to be one of the first people to see Captain America: Civil War – almost a month before it hit theaters (which is today!). To say I was blown away is an understatement. Most of you know how big of a Marvel fan I am, so I have been looking forward to this film for a long time. I knew going in that it most likely would vary from the comic books, which is a good thing because I like to be surprised (and Joe Russo, one of the Directors, agrees with me), but I was surprised by just how much. It was like watching a whole new story and I loved the way they did it.
I am a total Marvel Fan Girl, and if you haven’t figure that out yet, then you haven’t been paying a lot of attention to my site. So when I found out that one of my exclusive interviews in LA would be Anthony & Joe Russo, the directors of Captain America: Civil War (and Captain America: The Winter Soldier) I was beyond excited! These brothers will also be directing Avengers: Infinity War Parts I & II – which are movies I cannot wait for.
We got to see a little bit of Sharon Carter/Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and I thought Emily VanCamp played her well. I was excited to find out that we would be seeing much more of her in Captain America: Civil War. Captain America got to spend some time with her in this film – and they even shared a kiss. (I promise you that really isn’t a spoiler). So when I got to interview Emily VanCamp at the #CaptainAmericaEvent in LA, I debated asking her about “the kiss”.
One of the funniest interviews I have ever done is hands down Paul Bettany who plays Vision in Captain America: Civil War. While in LA for the #CaptainAmericaEvent recently, I was lucky enough to meet with him and chat for about 20 minutes. The interview started with him walking in while singing and then immediately turning around because we didn’t cheer and clap loud enough. We tried it again and apparently passed the test because he sat down this time and was ready to talk with us. He asked us what he could do for us in a perfect J.A.R.V.I.S. voice and the fangirling started.
Many of you know that I grew up reading Marvel Comics – and I still read them to this day. One of my favorite characters has always been Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye. I don’t know what it is that drew me to him, but I have always loved him. Something about his character and how he grows despite tragedy I guess. So when Thor came out and we first saw Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, he immediately became one of my favorites from the movies. He really embodies Hawkeye perfectly and I cannot picture anyone else playing him.
I was recently invited by Marvel Studios to attend the #CaptainAmericaEvent. While in LA I was lucky enough to screen the upcoming movie Captain America: Civil War (so good – full review coming soon!) and interview some of the cast. One of those cast members was Captain America himself, Chris Evans. I am a giant Marvel fan, so this was heaven for me.