Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige sure does love to talk about his movies, which is one of the things that makes him such a cool guy. During an interview with IGN he talked about several aspects of Guardians of the Galaxy, teasing the sequel's plot and discussing Thanos and a few other villains from the universe.
If you haven't seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet, you may not want to keep reading any further. So let's go down the line of questioning!
When asked about Peter Quill's father and his importance to the story, he said,
"I think it's pretty important. I think there's a reason we seeded it at the very end of the film like that. I think that would certainly be part of a next Guardians adventure. Certainly, that would be part of it."
Feige confirmed that we wouldn't learn about this little aspect of Quill's life until the sequel, saying they "would wait for the next Guardians adventure." He then added,
"I think that's pretty important for James [Gunn] and would be appropriate in a [Guardians movie]. I don't think you'd spoil that in Cap 3."
He' was asked about Nebula and if she would return for the sequel. She was one of my favorite villains of the movie, and I would have liked to see more of her. I hope they explore this villain further, because she's such a badass!
"I would say any character that doesn't overtly perish is certainly fair game to come back. If people know the comic lore, Nebula has a lot of varying different roles to play over the course of a lot of different titles in the comics. We have somebody like Karen, and you have a look that is so weird and so great. I think that's something we'd all like to see again."
Hell yeah, we would! IGN brought up Thanos and how we have yet to see the full scope of his power. They went on to ask him if he felt they needed to highlight the consequences of Thanos' wrath, to which he replied,
"That is an excellent point to make. I don't know. The truth is, anything I say would be a spoiler, frankly, on that. I don't think it's required. I think you could go right into a Thanos-centered movie and tell the audience anything you need to know. But the fun of our universe is that the characters can pop up in multiple franchises, so... perhaps. It is a good question."
I'm looking forward to the day where we see Thanos' power fully realized and displayed on the big screen. It will happen one day, and I hope it happens with the Avengers and Guardians teaming up against him. When asked about that team-up and how the two teams would get along with each other, Feige said:
"You know, the fun about The Avengers, as we we're gearing up to that, was 'how would Tony Stark deal with goody two-shoes Steve Rogers in World War II?' What would Tony Stark think of a Norse god who wields a hammer? The brilliance of Joss [Whedon] was having fun with that. So who knows if and when these guys would ever connect, but it is fun thinking about, how would Steve Rogers react to Rocket? Or, you're right, Drax couldn't even have a conversation with Tony Stark! [Laughs] I have a theory that the more time Drax spends with Peter Quill, the more he's going to start to learn, perhaps, that people aren't always as literal as his species would assume."
There's a lot of good food for thought here, and all of our questions will be answered, and (hopefully) our hopes and dreams will be realized when Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is released in 2017.