Marvel Thinks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 Idea is “Risky”

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Not much is known about the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy sequel other than James Gunn is writing the script and has big plans for the band of misfits.

Gunn was recently on the Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend podcast (via Uproxx), and actually verified that his script is original, and lets it be known that Marvel thinks his take on the highly-anticipated sequel is risky:

“It’s not really based on anything. The story for Guardians 2 is an original story that I came up with that I started working on actually while I was shooting Guardians 1, and it’ll answer some of the questions that were put forth in the first movie about Peter Quill’s father and who he is and what’s going on with that. We’ll get to know some of the characters a little bit more and then we’re going to meet a couple of new characters who will be very important to Guardians movies and probably important to the Marvel Universe as a whole.”[…]

It’s different than what’s in the comic books. Peter Quill’s father is somebody different in the comics. So then when the movie came out, we got green-lit on the sequel right away. I went in and I sat down with those guys and I’m like, ‘Okay, here’s what I think the sequel should be.’ And they were like, ‘Oh, whoa. That’s risky, but okay.’ Now I’m going to turn over the story in a few short weeks and we’ll find out how well it works.”

Yeah, the filmmaker reiterated that Peter Quill’s father will not be the same as the comic books, but it’s also interesting that Gunn mentions there will be a “couple of new characters” that will be important to the MCU.


Aside from the five unlikely guardians, Nebula and Yondu will likely be back, as well as Adam Warlock, which cocoon is visible in The Collector’s gallery. I can easily imagine him as the Starlord’s dad, but, you know, Kevin Feige is the final boss.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be released in theaters on May 5, 2017.