When Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 was released in cinemas earlier this year, eagle-eyed comic book fans will have spotted the presence of a number of characters hailing from the original 1969 line-up of the intergalactic superhero team – in addition to Michael Rooker’s Yondu Udonta. Specifically, Stakar Ogord (Sylvester Stallone), Martinex (Michael Rosenbaum), Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames), Aleta Ogord (Michelle Yeoh) and Mainframe (voiced by Miley Cyrus). This caused speculation that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 might see these classic characters return – and now Michael Rosenbaum has addressed the idea.
Speaking to Screen Geek at the London Film and Comic Con recently, Rosenbaum confirmed that franchise writer-director James Gunn has already suggested that Martinex could head back into the Guardians Of The Galaxy fray once more. Here’s what he had to say:
“Will you see my character Martinex in any future Guardians of the Galaxy movies? You know, James Gunn called me up and said, ‘Hey. I want you to play this character. I really think you should. It’s a smaller character but he was one of the original ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. and I’m like ‘yeah,’ and he said, ‘You’re going to be working with Sylvester Stallone.’ So I go, ‘I’m in. Stop there, I’m in.’ and he’s like, ‘I think there could be a future for this character’.”
These five original team members were all depicted as Ravagers in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – and specifically assembled in the final sections of the film in such a way as to suggest that they were now in it for the long haul. With Yondu Udonta now out of the picture, could these original Guardians be lining themselves up for a significant role in the third instalment?
For his part, Michael Rosenbaum is hopeful that that’s the case – so much so that he followed up his comments to Screen Geek with a Tweet.
— Michael Rosenbaum (@mrosenbaum711) July 29, 2017
James Gunn and Marvel are renowned for their ability to keep the finer details of their plans under wraps, so it’s likely that we won’t find out the extent of Martinex’s involvement in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 until its release in 2020. But as always, watch this space for more.
Source: Screen Geek