Guardians Of The Galaxy 2: What We Know So Far

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There are no two ways about it: James Gunnís Guardians of the Galaxy turned out to be an absolutely massive hit. Not only did it earn some of the best reviews of 2014 so far, it also turned out to be massively popular with movie-goers and a box office smash. With all of the buzz going into opening weekend, it was barely a surprise when Marvel Studios announced before the first film even opened that a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 would be out in 2017 Ė and now itís easily one of our most anticipated future titles.

Marvel Studios is, of course, very good at keeping details about their in-development projects secret, but every so often a cool little bit of info sneaks out and tells us just a little bit more about the film. Thatís where we come in. Below youíll find a compilation of every detail we know about Guardians of the Galaxy 2 so far, from who we know is coming back to what new characters we can expect to show up. Read on, and learn!

Spoiler Warning: The rest of this article contains major spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy. If you haven't seen the film yet and wish to go in without knowing anything about the plot, I would recommend clicking away to another one of our wonderful articles on the site.

James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy
James Gunn
Prior to the first Guardians of the Galaxy, writer/director James Gunn never worked on a feature with a budget higher than $15 million, but any and all doubts about him as a blockbuster filmmaker were put to rest with movieís release. Throughout production, Gunn and Marvel got along famously, which is perhaps a big part of why he is coming back for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The news was made official at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 when the director paired up with star Chris Pratt on a video presentation to announce the projectís official release date: July 28, 2017.

Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy
Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord
Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord (played by Chris Pratt) was a womanizing, asshole thief when we first met him as an adult in Guardians of the Galaxy, but he undergoes an incredible arc in the movie that sees him really transform into a mature leader. As noted in Gamoraís final lines in the film, he is who the rest of the Guardians are now looking to for guidance as they go on further adventures. We can surely expect him to still have deep emotional ties to his dead mother Ė which will come out through Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Ė not to mention the fact that he will be on the hunt for the identity of his real father, who it turns out wasnít actually from Earth.

Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy
Gamora (played by Zoe Saldana) has certainly had it rough for her entire life, her parents being killed right in front of her by a psychotic alien who would wind up raising her as a daughter, but those dark days seem to be behind her. She has found a new family in Peter Quill, Rocket, Drax and Groot, and she is pursuing her happiness. Of course, just because she may be trying to leave the past in the past doesnít mean that her enemies will do the same. Thanos will be incredibly displeased that his "favorite" daughter has betrayed him to become a hero, and letís also not forget that the dangerous and extremely pissed off Nebula is still around and fighting.
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