Grateful James Gunn Already ‘Hard At Work’ On GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

Director James Gunn took to social media to give thanks to the many fans of his Marvel movie, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. In the Facebook post that you can see below, Gunn is incredibly happy that audiences around the world are embracing the film that was made exactly as he intended. He also shared that he’s already gearing up for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2, due out July 28, 2017.

  • Robert Reineke

    IMO, GOTG 2 is going to be the tougher nut to crack from a story perspective. I presume that Thanos and his relationship with Gamora and Nebula will take a bigger role which should give the film some focus. OTOH, with Avengers 3 looming, instead of being purely their own thing, they’ll likely have to flesh out Thanos, a lot, and perhaps have the gathering of Infinity Stones play an important role. Since we all presume that Thanos will go on to Avengers 3, having the GotG accomplish something meaningful, yet still allowing Thanos to go on to the latter film as a fearsome menace is going to be a tricky balancing act.

    • Oh I definitely agree that GOTG 2 is a bigger challenge. The forming stage of the team that produced many of GOTG’s comedic and emotional beats is now over. Where do you go for emotional stakes once everyone likes each other and has aired their grievances?

      I believe the answer lies in fathers, specifically those of Peter Quill and Gamora. J-Son of Spartax was teased in the first film, so he’s a good bet to appear in the sequel, perhaps even as its lead antagonist. Gamora and Drax both have axes to grind with Thanos, so there’s definitely more than one way to include him without coming across only as a warmup for AVENGERS 3. Speaking of fathers, perhaps they’ll take another page from the comics and have Drax learn that his daughter is not dead.

      • Robert Reineke

        I agree fathers are probably the key to the next film. And a key to fleshing out Gamora and Nebula who I thought were a bit underserved by the script of the first film.

        Still the interconnectiveness gives them one more hoop to jump through. So far Thanos isn’t Loki.

  • stock

    Since much was made of Rocket’s origin, I’d like to find out what kind of being he was before he was turned into a racoon. How he hooked up with Groot, etc. In fact, just about every character needs some backstory filled in, which was probably a good idea to leave out in the first outing.