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James Gunn Comments on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2; Possible New Characters, No STAR WARS Crossover

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 8:27 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


With Guardians of the Galaxy crossing $700 Million at the global box office (and the Blu-ray hitting on December 9th) it’s definitely a positive thing that writer/director James Gunn is already hard at work on the sequel, in fact he commenced work on the script on the Sunday after the film opened to larger-than-projected box office.  As a side note, back in January who would have thought this film would have been the biggest grosser of 2014 by a country mile?

Gunn recently spoke about the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and, while is comments were of course slight (they sort of have to be at this point) they’re interesting enough to warrant a small mention.  The original GotG incidentally will have a ton of special guardians-of-the-galaxy-set-image-james-gunn-sean-gunn-600x399features when it does get that Blu-ray release in December.

Gunn spoke at Variety‘s Entertainment and Technology Summit, opening up the proceedings with a slight misdirect:

“It’s going to be a really surprising open. What happens is all the characters are killed in the first 10 minutes. In really horribly brutal fashion.”

He’s kidding around of course, but he confirmed that all of the existing team members will of course be returning but that “fans may see the team adding new members.”  As someone who loved the movie but has not read any of the books, does anyone have any guesses as to what characters might join up?  I imagine it’s a pretty rich, full word with endless possibilities.

Oh and just in case you were wondering, Gunn all but ruled out the Star Wars crossover I didn’t even know some of you were asking about.  Or did he?  Per Gunn, “‘Star Wars’ was a long time ago. It would have to be time travel.”

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