Earlier today Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn took to his Facebook account to wish Happy Birthday to cast member Stephen Blackehart by revealing our first look at his Ravager character Brahl in a cool black and white image. In comics lore Brahl hails from Achernon and first appeared in the pages of Thor Annual #6 in 1977.
A member of the Minions of Menace, he can become intangible and wields energy blasts which has the same effect on those he targets. In more recent years, he's been established as an enemy to the Guardians, so it makes sense that Gunn has decided to include him in the Ravagers.
Happy Birthday to my very best pal in all the land and my only friend who knows both the historical ins-and-outs of the Third Punic War and how an air-conditioner works, Stephen Blackehart. Here he is as Brahl in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. #GotGVol2. Photo by Steve Agee.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5th, 2017.
SOURCE: James Gunn