In light of the bombshell of a Phase 3 line-up announced earlier this week, I have decided to take a look at each movie of Phase 3. We’ll take a look at everything we know thus far and the comic background of each movie. So far, we’ve taken a look at Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, and Doctor Strange. Today, we will take a look at Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
It’s difficult to say what Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will contain just at the moment. We know that Guardians 2 will probably elaborate on Star Lord’s father. We can likely assume that Thanos will take on a larger roll, as we move rapidly toward Avengers 3: Infinity Wars. I hope to say that we will get some further background into Rocket Raccoon, who was hinted at slightly in the first movie, or Groot, who didn’t get much background.
I have already written an article on who Star Lord’s father might be, so check that out here. If Avengers 3 will be about Thanos, as I will write about in a couple days, then Thanos needs to get the stones from across the galaxy. Ragnarok can bring in the Tesseract, but the Ether and the Orb would need to be dealt with on a Universal level, which would be probably best done through the Guardians sequel.
Director James Gunn has said that he will continue to incorporate other Guardians from the comics. The roster of the Guardians is extremely diverse. They were first incorporated back in the 60’s. They were resurrected in the 2000’s, where we see the current roster.
The first movie has left a couple open endings for us to go back through. First, we have Yondu who survived the Battle of Xandar and still have Star Lord on his radar, most probably. Also, Nebula survived the Battle of Xandar. You can bet that we will see Karen Gillian shaving her head and going blue again.
All that to say, we can expect a similar cast to last time, while expanding the Universe and leading towards Avengers 3. This may be the most important movie to link Thanos back to Earth. It’s also the movie that has the smallest comic precedent, so it’s incredibly difficult to try to guess what the movie may contain.
It’s interesting to note that, although Guardians has been confirmed, it is the only movie without a headboard. The announcement party had a fancy name image for every movie but this one. I wonder if Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be its final name, or if the actual name may lead us to a different path of speculation. For all we know, they didn’t have one because the ending name will be Guardians of the Galaxy: Annihilation, or something else that would give us insight to the plot that Marvel doesn’t want released yet. Of course, this is only speculation at the moment.
Guardians is a record-breaking Marvel movie. Anticipate more news in the coming months, but frankly it’s a long ways off and there’s a lot we don’t know. For now, only time will tell.
Check back tomorrow for everything we know about Thor: Ragnarok. This will be where things get really fun.