We’re still two years away from “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2,” and it would seem James Gunn is using that time to sort out the story, and continue what seems to be an endless string of interviews. Of course, he’s inevitably going to be asked about the sequel, and he’s gracious enough to answer those questions, instead of doing the “I can’t talk about it” dodge, but one wonders if the director isn’t talking himself into a corner of fan expectation.
Regardless, Gunn chatted recently on Allison Rosen’s podcast, and again teased some details about what we’ll see in part deux. “…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,” Gunn shared.
But if that sounds like a logical followup, he reveals that Marvel — who made a movie about a talking raccoon and a giant tree — see the next entry in the series as a gamble. “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,’” he said. “Now I’m going to turn over the story in a few short weeks and we’ll find out how well it works.”
Intriguing stuff. Can Gunn retain his voice in a Marvel-verse that is getting bigger and more lucrative, and thus more risk averse? “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2” arrives on May 5, 2017.