We are less than two months away from Marvel’s Ant-Man premiering in theaters, but many comic book movie fans are already looking towards the future. With the surprise success of last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy, many are clamoring for the sequel, and in the last couple days we’ve been getting hints as to what Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has in store.
Yesterday, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 writer/director James Gunn tweeted a picture of the cover page to his first draft of the script. Obviously, no secrets were to be found on the half page or so that was visible, not even the full title of the film. However, we can confirm that it was actually written by James Gunn himself! Another tidbit from the director is that he has written in all the songs he wants for Awesome Mix vol. 2 into the script already.
While no one outside of the select few lucky people at Marvel can vouch for how good or bad the script for the movie is, Starlord actor Chris Pratt seems to think the story is amazing. In a Digital Spy interview for Jurassic World, Pratt was asked about the story for Guardians 2 and said, “[The story] put tears in my eyes. It’s so good. So good. And I cannot wait to get started.” Granted, the star of the movie is supposed to say that sort of thing, but when you see him talk about it, it’s difficult not to believe the sincerity in his words.
One of the big questions about the sequel and the upcoming slate of Marvel Studios films is when the Guardians of the Galaxy will team up with the Avengers. They do share a common enemy in Thanos, who is going to be the antagonist for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films. Speaking to IGN, Pratt goes on to deny knowing the future and says, “I think like the universe itself it’s best to expand outward. I don’t personally – and it’s not up to me, I’ll do whatever they want me to do – I don’t want to see the Guardians defend Cleveland, Ohio. We’re cosmic man. I want to be in space.”
It’s obvious that Thanos and his quest for the infinity stones will be the reason for the Guardians to meet with the Avengers. As much as we might want to see Rocket and Groot in the streets of Cleveland, I could see the eventual team-up happening in space. Splitting the Infinity War films into two parts leads to the option of having the first half being a battle on Earth, with the second half bringing Earth’s Avengers to space to meet up with Starlord and company.
For those keeping track at home, we are now 702 days away from the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (or whatever the full title will be), and I am already getting excited. Call me a fanboy all you want, I deserve it. I will be first in line on May 5, 2017 when the film hits theaters.