James Gunn Talks ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’

By June 28, 2015

At the Saturn Awards this week, director James Gunn opened up a little bit about the in-development sequel to last year’s blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name, and one of the films in “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Speaking with Collider, Gunn talked about how he expects the sequel to aim a bit more at the heartstrings of viewers than the first film did, and what some of the overall thematic aims are as he continues to prepare the screenplay.

I think it’s a more emotional movie. It’s both a bigger movie and a smaller movie because we focus more intensely on some of the characters.

Gunn also discussed how the film will add to the ever-expanding tapestry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and gave a hint as to some of the revelations that will be coming to light as it relates to certain characters, most notably Peter Quill/Star-Lord. He noted that audiences will learn “a lot about fathers” in the upcoming second film, since the question of Star-Lord’s parentage was left pretty wide open by the conclusion of the original. In the past, Gunn has also hinted that Star-Lord’s father in the films could even surprise comic book fans, who are a bit more aware of Star-Lord’s history and who his parents are.

Gunn finished his comments on the second film by hinting at what the follow-up to the popular “Awesome Mix” — the film’s soundtrack — will have in store, since volume 1 was so well-received.

We haven’t listened to ‘Awesome Mix 2,’ yet, so we get to hear it in the sequel.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is slated to be released on May 5th, 2017. It will be the third film in the MCU’s “Phase Three,” following 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. For more on the sequel as it develops, keep a tab open to GeekNation!

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • Colt Howard

    Ansolutely can not wait for this movie! The first was by far my favorite Marvel film… Good story, good heart and great action. So excited to see what he does with #2.