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Marvel Studios Can't Use Gladiator Or The Shi'ar

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 14:34


Marvel Cosmic fans won't be seeing Kallark in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 or any other Marvel movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was asked about using Gladiator in which he responded he can't because Marvel doesn't own the rights.

"No. Marvel Studios doesn't own him. Otherwise I'd love to use him," Gunn responded on Facebook.

Gladiator is a member of the Imperial Guard - belonging to the alien race known as the Shi'ar- which is owned by Fox as a part of the X-Men.

Gladiator first appeared in X-Men #107 and was also used by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning in their Guardians of the Galaxy run that inspired the movie.

It's too bad Gladiator can't be used as now we can't see Rocket Raccoon taking on Marvel's version of Superman.


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