Warning: Potential spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy below.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opens today, but last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con they already announced a release date for a follow-up, Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Speaking with FilmDivider (via /Film), Gunn spoke about already having plans for the sequel and which characters we would be learning more about:
“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….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. Theres a lot of stuff about Xandarian and Kree culture that Ive written down or I have in my head, as well as Krylorians and Ravagers.”
Gunn also elaborated on his plans, indicating which characters he thought would be important to the sequel.
“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.”
Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters tonight while its follow-up is scheduled to debut July 28, 2017.