guardians of the galaxy 2 script

Guardians of the Galaxy was so huge that my mother watched it. My mother, who wouldn’t be able to tell you anything about the Marvel Cinematic Universe under the threat of death, watched and enjoyed James Gunn‘s eccentric and colorful superhero space opera. That’s purely anecdotal, but it has to mean something, right?

I bring this up because this film struck a chord with audiences in a way that so many comic book movies do not. This wasn’t just a movie for the already initiated – this was a movie that offered clean entry for all kinds of people, including the Star Trek-loving mother who knows nothing about Infinity Stones and can’t tell you what a Thanos is.

In other news, Gunn has finished the screenplay for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In related news, it sounds like my mom is going to see another Marvel movie.

Gunn, who frequently shares news, teases details, and provides updates on his work across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, shared this image a few days ago:

And since Mr. Gunn doesn’t share anything on social media without bindingly himself immediately besieged with questions by curious fans, he ended up holding a quick Twitter Q&A to answer all of those pressing questions about the film that he contractually cannot say a single thing about. Somehow, this resulting answers still proved enlightening.

On whether writing a sequel is harder or easier than writing the first entry in a series:

On the process of rewriting the screenplay and if the story changed drastically from initial concept to final draft:

On adding additional characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy comic to increase the size of the cast:

A quick side note – the idea of reducing a character to “a quip a piece” is a very real issue facing Marvel Studios’ movies, especially since Avengers: Infinity War will supposedly feature 67 characters.

On why his choice to have a smaller cast has nothing to do with Joss Whedon’s choice to juggle many characters in his Avengers movies:

On whether casting on the film is nearing completion:

C’mon, surely you can let us know whether or not Kurt Russell is going to be in this thing, right?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens on May 5, 2017.

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