Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Major spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 lie ahead. Don’t read any further if you haven’t watched the movie!
It was a sorrowful ending that reverberated through the galaxy, and cemented Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as a worthy and emotional follow-up to its predecessor.
And the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doesn’t — yet — fall into that old Marvel habit of bringing back once-deceased characters and cheapening their sacrifice. But while the loss of a beloved character is hard on the audience, it’s even harder on the director and crew behind the film — so much so that writer/director James Gunn almost didn’t make this the film’s ending. Let’s talk about that ending, and how it came to be.