“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is scheduled to release May 5, 2017 (including 3D and IMAX 3D).  The recently released trailer is amazing but revealed little to fans about story progression for the franchise’s main characters.  Cinemablend sat down with James Gunn (writer/director) during the Los Angeles press day for his upcoming movie The Belko Experiment, and asked him to reveal some character story-arc tidbits for “GOTG-2”.  Here are some tasty take-homes from their conversation 🙂

Star-Lord (Peter Quill)

“That’s the first thing people say when they see the movie. The first movie was about Peter Quill, and the second movie has every single character have a complete arc, a complete story. They each learn something. It’s a story about Peter Quill, with his father, but also his abusive step-father, Yondu.”


“It’s about Nebula’s relationship with her sister, Gamora, and how that’s not all that we saw in the first movie. It’s a lot deeper and more complicated than that. We thought in the first movie that Gamora was the good guy, and Nebula’s the bad guy, but that really isn’t the whole story.”

Rocket Racoon

“I think it’s a story about this poor little Rocket, who is in search of a father and in search of a somebody to give a shit, who cannot find it – and maybe does a little bit with Michael Rooker’s character.”


“And of course Baby Groot’s relationship with all of them, they are the worst parents in the entire world! Who else brings a two-year-old son into a giant battle with a giant monster? Terrible parents! And maybe Gamora and Rocket are better than the other two. The other two are terrible. All of those things come together in a way that seems pretty magical.”

Drax the Destroyer

“It’s about Dave Bautista and Mantis together, who become on the one hand close friends, and then on the other hand she’s a surrogate daughter for the daughter that was murdered.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.  It is intended to be the sequel to 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the fifteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe


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