Guardians of the Galaxy GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2: ‘Whoa. That’s Risky’ written by Sean Gerber February 6, 2015 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY director James Gunn was interviewed for this Monday’s Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend podcast. During the conversation, Gunn talked about the early development of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2, Marvel’s initial reaction to his ideas, and where things stand now. 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. Marvel Studios is anything but risk averse from the formation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the making of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in the first place. It’d be interesting to know what exactly the studio bosses found risky in Gunn’s sequel pitch, but we’ll probably find out so long as it’s a plot point or character that survives the development process. Given that James Gunn has repeatedly made it clear that Peter Quill’s father in the MCU will not be J’son of Spartax (as so happens in the comics), perhaps the risk is the departure from canon. Of course, we all know from the Mandarin twist in IRON MAN 3 that Marvel isn’t afraid to make a move that might (or even definitely) upset some fans. Whatever it is, James Gunn and Marvel Studios have earned our trust at this point, so any risk taken will probably pay off. Via: Film Drunk GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2: ‘Whoa. That’s Risky’ was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2MarvelMarvel Cinematic Universe 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Hot Toys Unveils Artist Mix Collection From AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON next post MMM #237: STAR WARS, JURASSIC WORLD, INDIANA JONES, TOMORROWLAND, TERMINATOR, GHOSTBUSTERS You may also like Vin Diesel to Meet with Marvel June 26, 2013 New Images From GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... July 15, 2014 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY IMAX Poster Revealed! July 23, 2014 Benecio Del Toro Cast in ‘Guardians of... June 3, 2013 Will ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ be Marvel’s... June 28, 2012 Chris Pratt to Lead Marvel’s ‘Guardians of... February 6, 2013 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Extended Sneak Peek... July 4, 2014 The Collector Gets His Own GUARDIANS OF... July 18, 2014 Take A Look Behind The Scenes Of... April 17, 2014 Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Blu-Ray &... October 3, 2014 Film Cutting It seems like Adam Warlock could be the Starlord’s father. http://filmcutting.com/marvel-thinks-guardians-of-the-galaxy-2-idea-is-risky/ Darren James Seeley I’m still thinking it is Starfox, and thus Quill is loosely related to Thanos. T.J. I will hold out hope for Richard Ryder. Not really based on anything other than A) I want to see Nova, and B) why would you introduce the Nova Corps and then write out the majority of them if you’re not going to introduce us to Ryder or even Sam Alexander? But yes, y’all are likely correct – Starhawk or Warlock.