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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 may not be hitting theaters until 2017, but that doesn't mean we can't prod for details now, right? That's exactly what a Twitter user recently did when he asked director James Gunn for confirmation on whether or not Captain Marvel would appear in the highly-anticipated GOTG sequel. Unfortunately for the inquiring mind (and all others who were hoping for good news), Gunn's answer was a resounding "no."
Gunn is notorious for sharing cool tidbits and interesting information about his films on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. He is pretty blunt with his thoughts and fans seem to respect that about him. Unfortunately with that type of a dynamic, sometimes fans are going to be let down, like in the recent Twitter interaction where Gunn definitively put the kibosh on theories that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 would integrate Captain Marvel into its script. Here's the writer/director's tweet:
So it looks like those of us, excited at the prospect of Ms. Carol Danvers appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, have officially got to let go. Gunn couldn't have been any clearer. Could he be trying to pull one over?, Sure, but it's highly unlikely, because if that were the case, the director (who's never one to hold back) would likely leave us a bit more in suspense.
Prior to today, we were led to believe (somewhat indirectly, I'll admit) that Danvers' appearing in Guardians 2 was a still very real possibility. About six months ago, Gunn said he planned on introducing other female superheroes into the "the world of Guardians as soon as he [can]," and while he dismissed the idea of Captain Marvel appearing, he was a bit vague, focusing more on the fact that he wanted Chris Pratt's Peter Quill/Star-Lord to remain the single "earthling" connection to the mother planet.
Carol Danvers may be out of the question as far as making an appearance in Guardians 2 but from the sounds of it Gunn is dead-set on incorporating more female characters into his 2017 sequel. Of course we already have Zoe Saldana's Gamora and her half-sister Nebula (Karen Gillan). Then there is Angela, Moondragon, Phyla-Vell and Mantis... at least one of which we'll likely see enter the picture.
Regardless of which characters Gunn decides to bring onboard, the sequel to his 2014 blockbuster smash hit promises to be epic. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is expected to hit theaters May 5, 2017. A lot will go down before that, however, beginning with Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015), Ant-Man (July 17, 2015) and the first installment of MCU Phase 3, Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016).