Guardians of the Galaxy opens this weekend and already Director James Gunn has begun discussions about the sequel. Marvel Studios must be very confident now when it comes to their films because they’ve already greenlit the sequel with an official date and the weekend box office numbers aren’t even in! Take a look at the discussion with James Gunn below.
I know a lot of where I want to go. I have a lot of ideas for stories and characters that are going to appear, and there are documents written up, that some people have, about Peter Quill’s father and his relationship, a lot of stuff about Yondu and a lot of stuff about Drax that nobody knows.
In the comics, Peter Quill aka Starlord is aware of who his father is and in fact that’s where he gets the name Starlord. It’s interesting that his name is more of a joke in this film when in the comics it has ties to galactic royalty and actually carries some prestige with it.
There are a lot of things that are part of the overall schematic that already exist, not to mention a lot of stuff about all of the cultures. There’s a lot of stuff about Xandarian and Kree culture that I’ve written down or I have in my head, as well as Krylorians and Ravagers.
The Krylorians and Ravagers are interesting but the Kree have the most potential for the Marvel cinematic universe. Captain Marvel is actually Kree and the Avengers have interacted with the Kree multiple times. If the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to connect with the Avengers at some point, the Kree is the vessel to do so. We might even see Ms. Marvel if that happens!
Kevin Feige has stuff. I wrote up a lot. He knows all the stuff and if I died tomorrow they could go make a movie. They could write the story of Peter Quill’s father and it would all be there. I think Yondu is a very important character, a really important character in this universe, and I think Nebula is really important too and so I think we’ll see more of both of those characters.
The Guardians have a lot of potential in the Marvel cinematic universe and it will be an interesting dynamic to say the least. While the majority of Marvel’s snarky dialogue has been tied to Tony Stark (RDJ), the entire Guardians of the Galaxy team has their own level of snark. I’m very interested to see Chris Pratt evolve into a balanced role as Peter Quill, along with the rest of the Guardians.