Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Don’t start going through old back issues of Guardians of the Galaxy hoping to uncover some details about James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy 2. In a new interview, the writer/director confirmed the story is totally new and original, and will introduce new characters that are important to both the world of the Guardians as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. Plus, in the most exciting bit, when Marvel first heard Gunn’s idea, they said “Whoa, that’s risky.” Read more about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 story below.
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.
I mean honestly, that just sounds awesome. The “Gunn-ness,” if we can coin a phrase, of Guardians of the Galaxy is a huge percentage of why that movie is so fantastic. The ’60s and ’70s music, the humor and the visually striking action were all him. Not to mention the colors, the casting, I mean pretty much everything. So if he has a “risky” idea for the next movie, bring it on. That’s what Marvel does best. Blow up what they have, then build it back up again.
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