First ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’ Trailer: Star-Lord, Drax Hug It Out (Video)

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After director James Gunn teased the first poster for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Marvel released the first trailer.

The teaser trailer shows snippets of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Nebula (Karen Gillen), as well as a really cute interaction between Star-Lord and Drax.

“There are two types of beings in the universe — those who dance, and those who do not,” Drax says in the trailer.

See Photo: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’: See Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Co. in First Poster

“I get it, yes, I am a dancer, Gamora is not,” responds Star-Lord.

“You need to find a woman who is pathetic — like you,” Drax adds.

Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Glenn Close are all also returning for the follow-up to the hit Marvel original. Kurt Russell will also star.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” was a major worldwide success when it premiered in Aug. 2014. The film grossed over $770 million at the box office, with more than $330 million of that coming from the U.S.

Earlier this month, Gunn said that the sequel will have stronger story lines for women because he is tired of female characters just being “the girl.”

“I am sick of stories where there are a bunch of fully realized male characters and one female character, whose primary characteristic is simply being ‘the girl’ or the personality-less object of some man’s affections,” Gunn wrote in a Facebook post.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is set to premiere on May 5.

Watch the trailer above.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2′: See Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Co. in First Poster (Photo)

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” director James Gunn has debuted the first poster for the upcoming sequel starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Kurt Russell.

“Behold, the first ever look at the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser poster!” Gunn posted to Facebook.

The picture shows characters like Gamora, Star-Lord, Drax and little Baby Groot.

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Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Glenn Close are all also returning for the follow-up to the hit Marvel original.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” was a major worldwide success when it premiered in Aug. 2014. The film grossed over $770 million at the box office, with more than $330 million of that coming from the U.S.

For fans hoping to not only get a look at the first poster but at the first trailer as well, Gunn said in a Q&A back in September that it would be released “before Christmas … Sorry. That’s as much as I can narrow it down at this time,” he said.

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He also said that the sequel will have stronger story lines for women because he is tired of female characters just being “the girl.”

“I am sick of stories where there are a bunch of fully realized male characters and one female character, whose primary characteristic is simply being ‘the girl’ or the personality-less object of some man’s affections,” Gunn wrote in a Facebook post earlier this month.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is set to premiere on May 5.

See the first poster below.

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#FlyTheW: Stars Who Are Long-Suffering Cubs Fans (Photos)

Bill Murray

A favorite subject of the cameras at Wrigley Field, Bill Murray can often be seen frowning in concentration at various Cubs games. Most recently seen: gamely pounding back beer for the cameras in Game 1 of the NLCS series against the Dodgers.

Eddie Vedder

The Pearl Jam frontman is such a die-hard Cubbies fan, he even wrote a song (“All the Way”) for them, and announced Pearl Jam would no longer be touring in October, just in case the Cubs made it to the postseason.

John Cusack

The Chicago native has been a lifelong Cubs fan and a fixture at Wrigley Field for about as long, and when asked tough questions about his team, knows all the answers.

Hillary Clinton

From wearing Cubs gear to attending games to teaming up with players for charity, the Chicago native and maybe first female President of the United States is a well-documented fan, who even got her own personalized jersey for her 50th birthday.

Billy Corgan

The Smashing Pumpkins lead singer and Chicago native is such a dedicated Cubs fan that he has criticized fellow rocker Eddie Vedder for not being a good fan.

Nick Offerman

“.@Cubs I love you,” the “Parks and Rec” star tweeted last week. “#FlyTheW” The official team account replied back “And we love you.”

Jake Johnson

The “New Girl” star has live-tweeted Cubs games, saying during the NLDS series-clinching game against the Giants, “I honestly thought I was having a mild heart attack in the bottom of the 9th. I’m not sure I can survive this October.”

Gary Sinise

The “CSI: New York” star is a Chicago native so naturally a longtime Cubs fan. He, like many of his fellow famous fans, has partaken in leading the crowd in singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch.

The Chicago Cubs are tied 1-1 in the Best of 7 National League Championship Series against the LA Dodgers. If they win, they would break a curse and go to the World Series for the first time since a smelly goat was denied entry to Wrigley Field in 1945.

Naked Hillary Clinton Statue in NYC Sparks Confrontation Between Artist and Angry Women (Video)

A naked Hillary Clinton statue erected in New York City on Tuesday caused a conflict caught on camera between the artist that created it and two women who clearly despised it.

The New York Daily News reported the statue, which features Clinton’s exposed breasts, belly and butt, was up for three hours outside a Manhattan subway stop before a woman who identified herself as Nancy toppled it to the ground, and yelled at the artist, who identified himself as 27-year-old Anthony Scioli.

“This is obscene,” Nancy, an employee at the nearby National Museum of the American Indian, told the Daily News. “To put something up like this in front of my work place … I shouldn’t have to see this.”

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Nancy is seen repeatedly hitting the statue, and eventually sat on it to prevent it from being set up again.

Another woman who confronted the artist about the statue can be heard in the video saying, “We are females. We shouldn’t be treated this way.”

NY1 spoke to an unidentified man who said he represents the artists who made the Clinton caricature — some of which he said were actually Clinton supporters.

“The idea is that there should be equality in any way, shape or form. Everybody has different opinions and that we should be able to express them how we want without that kind of backlash,” he said. “We’re trying to fight for the right to have the government of the people by the people for the people. Instead of, of the banks, by the banks, for the banks.”

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It isn’t clear if either of the women in the video are actually voting for Clinton, but their reaction is giving Donald Trump fans another excuse to call his Democratic opponent’s supporters hypocrites, since some welcomed naked Trump statues that appeared in New York and Los Angeles in August.

More proof that liberals are only tolerant of free speech when it fits their agendas… #Hypocrites #NakedHillary https://t.co/rbN6rJIqOh

— Hispanics for Trump (@HispanicsTrump) October 18, 2016

Liberals loved the Naked Trump statue but not the Naked statue of Hillary Clinton; sparks fight in Manhattanhttps://t.co/d4eRhBt7cA #MAGA

— ♔WesternChauvinist♘ (@SamPeiffer) October 18, 2016

 

“That naked Trump statue with the small phallus is hilarious! Free speech right bra?”

*several months later*https://t.co/Lxn4191dq8

— Lucas Lynch (@lucasjlynch) October 18, 2016

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The statue of Trump in NYC’s Union Square was eventually removed by the city’s parks authority last summer.

“NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small,” the organization said in a statement at the time.

The Daily News reported that officers with NYPD’s counterterrorism unit arrived on the scene around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, and ordered Scioli to dismantle and remove the statue. Scioli reportedly failed to get a permit for the demonstration.

Watch video of the incident below.

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‘Honest Trailers’ Disables Comments on ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Edition (Video)

The “Honest Trailers” team at Screen Junkies tackled the 2016 “Ghostbusters” reboot in the latest installment of the Emmy-nominated web series, but wisely decided to disable comments on the video.

“Are we sure we wanna do this one?” the narrator says as the video begins. “Fine, we’ll do it. But we’re turning off the comments. You did this to yourself, internet!”

The video then dives headlong into the seemingly endless stream of vicious commentary that the film generated, which it refers to as “a perfect storm of hatred.”

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“Don’t waste your time trolling the cast just because they agreed to be in a bad movie,” the narrator says at the video’s end. “You hate it? Well fine, then. Go support something original then.”

Indeed, the trolling of the main cast got so bad that Leslie Jones‘ personal information — including nude photos — was hacked and released online.

The ill will towards the film was not timed around its release, however. As far back as September, director Paul Feig was arguing with Twitter users who blasted him for leading the all-female reboot.

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“The idea of shutting comments off was written as a joke that we ultimately wanted to follow through on,” Screen Junkies co-founder and “Honest Trailers” creator Andy Signore told TheWrap. “We thought it might spur some press — you guys asking for a comment clearly proves we were right!”

“But, also, the film just wasn’t as offensive as the toxic reaction it received, and we didn’t want to give that small but overly aggressive audience another platform to spew their hatred on,” he continued. “Its ultimately just a movie. Our fans demanded we do our honest take so we said our piece — now let’s all just move on. And for the record I can’t wait to buy a ticket to Paul Feig‘s next film — we are huge fans.”

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