“They’re a group of heartbroken misfits whose lives have been bereft of tenderness and connection and who have a nearly impossible time trusting themselves or others. But they’re learning, one step at a time.” – James Gunn
Sequels have a lot to live up to and when you are the follow up to a film that was both a critical and commercial success that raked in almost a billion dollars, the pressure is on. That being said, writer / director James Gunn is back with his second installment in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and after seeing it, he has nothing to worry about. He nailed it.
We laughed, (a lot), we cried (when we didn’t expect to) and we even got pissed off, (but we won’t spoil ANYTHING for you so relax.) Gunn returned with new characters, exotic locations and more sci-fi action all rolled into a film that folks have been flocking to the theaters to see this opening weekend. (Many of which, according to their social media posts, will be going to see it for a second time!)
By comparison, “Guardians of the Galaxy” opened with $94 million but “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2″ is tracking to bring in between $145 – $150 million for its opening weekend. Marvel Studios were also wise to offer Gunn the third installment in the franchise, which, to fans delight, he has accepted and already begun working on.
All last week, The Poster Posse counted down the days until the film opened with one of their signature “Poster Posse Passion Projects.” If you are unfamiliar with The Poster Posse, they are an agency comprised of artists all over the globe who have officially collaborated with and created art for movie studios, book publishers, magazines, etc. When they aren’t working with clients they launch these tributes and today we are going to share some of their work from their “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” project along with some great interviews from the cast.
Image by Jeremy Pailler
Image by The Dark Inker
This image by Orlando Arocena also pays tribute to a famous Judas Priest album cover from 1980.
This image by Andy Fairhurst brilliantly pays homage to the film and a classic Drew Struzan poster from the 80’s.
Image by Andrew Swainson
Image by Chris Malbon
This image by Doaly channels a-ha’s “TAKE ON ME” video
Image by Rafal Rola
Image by Matt Needle
Image by Luke Butland
Image by Sam Gilbey
Vincent Aseo’s print also pays homage to the classic rock album “Queen II”
Bottom line, we loved the film, we are Groot and we absolutely want all of these posters! (Before you say the same thing, they are not available, insert sad face HERE!) There is a whole bunch more art from this tribute that you can check out via the links below.
If you like their art like WE like their art, be sure to follow The Poster Posse on their social media feeds too. They always have new stuff coming out.