James Gunn Says GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 Is About Fathers

We are about to close out Phase 2 of Marvel’s cinematic universe with Avengers: Age of Ultron and open up Phase 3 with Ant-Man. Phase 3 is going to take fans down a crazy awesome road, and we are going to be introduced to a lot of new superheroes. One of the films I’m looking forward to most is Guardians of the Galaxy 2. I just loved that first film so much, and I’m excited to see what James Gunn does with these characters in the next chapter of the story.

Vulture recently caught up with the director on the red carpet of Age of Ultron, and they asked him about the sequel that he’s currently working on. In his reply he said that the next film is about fathers.

“At its heart, Guardians is a story about families, and if the first film was about him and his mother, this is a story about fathers. So it’s exciting to go there… Listen, I’m still excited about Star-Lord’s character and where he goes.”  

He goes on to explain that he knew what the story of the second film would be for a long time. Then adds, “and a third one!” I think that it’s great that the director planned out an entire three film storylines before he even made the first film. Who knows, maybe he’ll add on a few more chapters for these characters.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is scheduled to begin production at Pinewood Atlanta in February of 2016 and is set to hit the big screen May 5th, 2017.

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