James Gunn Will Introduce His Favorite Character in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
There are a ton of great characters that were introduced in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, but we still haven't seen director James Gunn’s favorite. Don’t worry, though, he will be introducing this mystery character in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Gunn knows the story he wants to tell, and he’s currently in the process of writing the script. Marvel thinks that the idea he’s developing is “risky,” which is a really good sign that it will be another great movie. Hell, everything about the first film was risky, but it certainly paid off.
Gunn was answering fan questions on Twitter recently, and when asked if he had a favorite superhero he would want to bering to the big screen, he replied with, “And will do so in GotG2.”
He didn’t elaborate on who that character would be, so we're left to speculate at this point. When asked if he could offer any clues on who it would be, he did tell us who it wouldn’t be, and that is Richard Rider, who is an Earth-born hero that was enlisted into Nova Corps at an early age to succeed Rhomann Dey, who was played by John C. Reilly in the first movie.
Gunn previously said that Nova would not appear in the film, so we can count him out as well. Unless he was just being tricky with us. He has said that Peter Quill’s dad will be revealed in the story, but we don’t know who that will be from the Marvel universe, because it won’t be the same character in the comics.
He was later asked which Marvel character he wishes he could reclaim the rights to so they could appear in his films, and Gunn said, "ROM Spaceknight!" It's obviously a character that he would love to work with, but if Marvel doesn't own the rights to him, who knows if that's even option. What's interesting about Rom is that the character wasn’t created by Marvel Comics. He was licensed to the publisher from Parker Brothers who had acquired the rights of the character from its original creators. The ROM: Spaceknight comic series ran for 75 issues over an eight-year span until the rights reverted back in 1986.
I’d take a guess that this character is a strong female, as Gunn has said there will be at least two new female characters added to the team. So I’m going with either Mantis, Moondragon, Phyla-Vell, or Angela. I personally hope that it’s Angela, who was created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane for Spawn. She’s now a part of the Marvel comics universe, so he could use her if he wants. She is also the daughter of King Odin of Asgard, so that could easily connect her with he rest of the MCU. It was also rumored at one point that she was involved with the first film, but then it didn’t happen. Maybe he is saving her for a good strong female role in the sequel. I guess we’ll just have to wait an see.
Who do you think the character could be?