It's been a figurative minute since we last saw the Guardians of the Galaxy and their supporting cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Thanos aside). Fortunately, we won't be separated from them for much longer. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a little over five months away from being released, but not everything will be hunky dory right off the bat. According to actor Sean Gunn, the sequel will kick off with Michael Rooker's Yondu dealing with some trouble from his fellow Ravagers.
While at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, Sean Gunn, who plays Yondu's second-in-command Kraglin, as well as Rocket Raccoon's stand-in during principal photography, told Comicbook.com that in the few months that have passed since Guardians of the Galaxy, the Ravagers haven't "gone hard" after Peter Quill despite him double-crossing them by delivering a Troll doll instead of the Orb, a.k.a. the Power Stone. This leads to the crew questioning Yondu's intentions. As Gunn put it:
There's a little rumbling amongst the Ravagers, like, 'Where does Yondu's allegiance lay here? Is he going soft on Quill? So, the Ravagers have to make a decision of what they're gonna do about Yondu and I think Kraglin is a key part of that.
Sean Gunn's comments line up with what we've learned and seen so far concerning Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Yondu's new status with the main characters. First it was revealed that Yondu would become one of the new Guardians in the sequel, implying that he's separated himself from the band of pirates. Then at San Diego Comic-Con, footage was shown of Yondu and Rocket being imprisoned by the Ravagers, and the only reason they escaped was thanks to Baby Groot's assistance. It was also reported that one of the new members, Taserface (played by Chris Sullivan) would lead a mutinous band of Ravagers. Gunn's comments now seem to clarify that the reason for ousting Yondu from power is because they think he's too attached to Peter Quill, thus interfering with his duties as a greedy and merciless Ravagers leader.
Although Yondu was hired by Peter Quill's father Ego to kidnap the boy from Earth and deliver him to the Living Planet's doorstep, the blue-skinned, levitating arrow-controlling pirate opted to keep Peter as a member of his crew. Decades later, despite his threats to have his crew eat Peter for his insubordination, Yondu still holds a soft spot for "Star-Lord," hence why he was amused rather than angered by the Infinity Stone switch. It looks like that will come back to bite him in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but fortunately, he'll have a new team to join afterwards rather than be cast out into the cosmos alone.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released in theaters on May 5, 2017.