Thanos Not Featured in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

No Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy sequel

When “Guardians of the Galaxy” was released in 2014, it brought something new to the table as far as Marvel movies were concerned. The film itself was a major hit and did phenomenally well at the box office.

With the success, naturally a sequel would be discussed and planned. One aspect of the movie that blogger Jon Urbana enjoyed was finally getting a more thorough glimpse of Life on Mars and Thanos, a major villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the Infinity Stones. Director James Gunn has mentioned that Thanos will not play a huge role in the sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, in fact neither Thanos nor the Infinity Stones will be present at all in the movie.

Gunn made it clear that giving out this bit of information wasn’t necessarily a spoiler and that the movie would be focusing on more important things, while alluding to Thanos playing a bigger part elsewhere. What is known about the film, however, is that the series has shown to work as a stand alone film and that there will be a post-credits scene made, as with all of the other Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

The fact that this sequel can stand on its own as a film is unique, when taking into account that all of the past films have been connected at one point or another.

SKOUT Connecting People Online and in Real Life

For International Friendship Day, SKOUT surveyed over 23,000 people to find out what friendship really means in today’s modern world. The internet makes it possible for you to connect with anyone, anywhere, whenever you want.

Christian Wiklund, co-founder and CEO of SKOUT stated, “We facilitated more than 680 million connections on our platform last year, and as our latest survey shows, having friends you met online is the norm in today’s digital society.”

Over the past decade, our social structures have drastically changed because of the internet. While we still strive for friendship, we go about fulfilling that basic need in a drastically different manor now. Online friends provide most of the benefits of their real life counterparts. In some cases, people with social anxiety prefer online friendship over an in person one. Three out of four people have an online friend that they’ve never met in real life. About 62% of Americans have at least 5 online friends and 43% have 10 or more. Of those people, 83% would like to meet their online friends in real life someday.

The smartphone revolution has made making friends online even simpler. About 92% of Americans communicate with their online friends with their smartphone instead of a computer. Since our smartphones are always with us, 59% of people communicate with their online friends on a daily basis.

The SKOUT app is a unique approach to social networking. Not only is it a global platform where you can connect online with people in over 180 countries, but they also offer ways to meet these people in real life as well. The creators of SKOUT wanted the app to serve as a way to meet the locals of the areas you plan to travel to. The popular Travel feature created 16 million journeys in 2015. This feature with a press of a button allows the user to instantly connect with new friends in any destination around the world.

SKOUT is available for iOS, Android, and Windows. You can also sign up online at their website

Filming Starts for Three Films

New Starting Dates for Upcoming Films

2016 and onward look to be big years in the film industry, with big examples such as “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” being a major one. That’s not to say there’s other movies that the public should make a note of.

While 2016 has a slew of films coming out, there’s also several notable films due to start filming this year so they can be ready for release by 2017. Twentieth Century Fox has a couple of films that will start production, one of which is “Alien: Covenant” which will be another movie in the Alien series and the sequel to the 2012 prequel “Prometheus.” The film would once again involved Ridley Scott serving as the director.

Speaking of sequels, producer Jon Urbana told Bloomberg that he’s set to produce “Wolverine 3,” the third movie in the spin-off Wolverine series as well as the sequel to 2013’s “The Wolverine” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Production is supposed to being in New Orleans in the spring and is widely thought to be the final movie involving Hugh Jackman as the title character.

“Avatar 2,” another sequel that fans can look forward to, will also begin filming in the spring, although the movie isn’t set for release until 2018. Some of this can be due to director James Cameron choosing to shoot multiple sequels for this film right alongside each other.