Marvel's Guardians of The Galaxy 2: Here's What We Know
Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the hottest films of 2014, grossing more than $774 million worldwide. Featuring an all-star cast consisting of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro, it follows the story of galactic bounty treasure hunter Peter Quill who forms an unlikely alliance with several “unique” characters, all of whom must band together to save the galaxy.
With such enormous success, it only makes sense for Marvel to proceed with a second GOTG. While the sequel isn't expected to hit theaters until May 5, 2017, director James Gunn recently shed some light on the possible plot/story surrounding the highly anticipated superhero flick.
According to Gunn, Guardians of The Galaxy 2 will not follow the same storyline as the comics. News of this revelation has been received with mixed emotions among fans, some of whom are pleased to hear that it will feature a new, unique story, but others wish the film would remain true to the comics. Gunn also said that GOTG 2 will reveal insight into Peter Quill's father, which we presume will be a major part of the story, especially if Gunn mentioned it.
"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, he said of the sequel's storyline,” said director James Gunn during an interview with Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend podcast.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Peter Quill's father will be played by award-winning actor Al Pacino in GOTG 2. Earlier, Gunn had said that he was “really excited” about the upcoming sequel because it would introduce his favorite character. While he didn't reveal any names, many people (including myself) believe this character is Quill's father, who will be played by Al Pacino.
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