Alyssa Milano, 80’s icon and star in Charmet and Netflix Insatiable, has finally learned that Peter Quill’s spaceship in Guardians of the Galaxy is actually named after her. In support of her new Netflix movie Bold, Milan is out making press rounds and learned about her connection to the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe series during an interview. While the ship suffered major damage below Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 and had to be replaced (this time with a ship named after Pat Benatar), its presence was constant throughout Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, even go so far as to be repaired by Nova Corps at the end of the first film.
Apparently, Milan had never been informed that Milan was named after her. Whether that means she did not know the name, or whether she saw the movie and just assumed it was named after the cookie is not clear. Milan is, after all, not only her name, but also the name of an Italian city, and a reasonably common English word.
“I had no idea,” Milan told Screen Rant, adding, “It’s pretty cool. It’s it. It’s pretty cool. One of the cooler things, I think,’s happened in my life.”
If she has not seen them, Milan (like any other) can check out the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies at Disney +.
The coming year will be a big year for Guardians franchise. Once this year, Disney + will roll out a series of animated shorts with the title I’m Great, which will follow the misadventures of Baby Groot. Later that year, Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special expected to hit Disney + while Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 is currently in production for a 2023 release. It’s a pretty significant move on a franchise that has essentially been on the shelf since 2017.
The third episode of the series should have already been released, but writer / director James Gunn was briefly fired from the job when conservative activists dissatisfied with the filmmaker’s criticism of former US President Donald Trump on social media found a number of Gunn’s old tweets containing “edgy” and offensive jokes on topics ranging from sexual abuse to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The fury scared Disney into making Marvel change plans, but the cast and fans supported Gunn, who had apologized for the old tweets years before but never deleted them.
As the initial heat of the controversy subsided, Disney turned its course and put Gunn back in charge of the final part of Guardians franchise. During the time he was unemployed, Gunn was hired to write and direct The suicide group for Warner Bros., which led to his Founder of Peace spinoff series with John Cena as a result.
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