James Gunn Reveals Name of [Spoiler, Also Spoiler] in Avengers: Infinity War

Filmmaker and resident cool dude James Gunn continues to reveal tidbits of information via his social media accounts. If you haven't seen the most recent MCU film, there will be a spoiler in this here piece, so maybe find something else to read if you're at all concerned.

Darn those pesky spoilers; another day or two and we'll stop with the [SPOILERS] in our Avengers: Infinity War coverage.

James Gunn Reveals Name of [Spoiler, Also Spoiler] in Avengers: Infinity War

Today on Twitter, Gunn revealed the name of the new spaceship used by his band of heroes from Guardians of the Galaxy as seen in Avengers: Infinity War.  You may recall Peter Quill aka Star Lord (Chris Pratt) had a ship in the first GotG film called the Milano, after his favorite Terran actress of the day, Alyssa Milano.

It of course was torn apart in the action during Ronan The Accuser's attack on Zandar, but the Nova Corps rebuilt it at the end of the first Guardians film.  Then, in the action of Guardians Vol 2, the rebuilt ship was docked inside the Eclecto, the Ravager ship.  You can draw your own conclusions about the supposed 4 year gap between Vol 2 and Infinity War, chances are there was need of a new ship in there somewhere.

From the trailers (hopefully you've seen those if you're still reading) for Infinity War, you see the Guardians greet Thor (Chris Hemsworth) aboard a ship, which is NOT the Milano.  This new ship, as James Gunn revealed, is named after another notable Earth entertainer.

Someone of course was quick to point out that the Mix Tapes have been music from the 70's up til this point, to which Gunn responded:

So there you have it, the new ship is called The Benatar, which I'm totally going to say is an ode to "Ready Player One" (the book, note the quotes) and Art3mis's home-base planet.

He then revealed that the Eclecto is still around.

Avengers: Infinity War is currently in theaters now, and breaking box office records right and left.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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