Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is just around the corner and the hype is real. A slew of positive reactions to the film have already hit the web and there’s a lot to look forward to when the movie rocks its way into theaters in a couple of weeks.
Even though fans are excited about Vol. 2, they’re already thinking about what’s next for the Guardians, and they aren’t the only ones. Recently, Chris Pratt (who plays Star-Lord) discussed Star-Lord’s future and the Guardians inevitable meet-up with The Avengers.
One of the things fans are most excited to see about the two super groups running into each other in Avengers: Infinity War is the banter between the characters, especially characters like Star-Lord and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr). It’s a collaboration Pratt says fans should be excited for.
“I don’t want give it away but I think that you’re not alone in being excited about that collaboration,” Pratt said. “I think the minute Guardians 1 came out and people responded to it, inevitably the question was, ‘When are they gonna get to meet up with the Avengers?’ and you’re gonna get to see that.”
Beyond that, Star-Lord will certainly be involved in more cosmic shenanigans when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 makes its way to theaters, and though the film is still far off, Pratt’s also looking toward what that could mean for his character.
“It’s cosmic. We’re expanding,” Pratt said. “I’m curious to see what his history with the Ravagers was. Cosmic karma could be coming his way for being a little rapscallion for all these years. I like the idea of his becoming a father figure to little Groot. I like the idea of further exploring the dynamic between he and Gamora and trying to keep the Guardians out of trouble. I love him helping to explore the origins of the other characters and getting deeper into the other characters. It’s really kind of endless. I hope we get to tell all of those stories.”
But before the Guardians team-up with The Avengers and dance their way into their third outing, they’ve first got to make it past Vol. 2, which promises to be an emotional film for Star-Lord as he’s finally getting the chance to meet his father, Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell). This meet-up has been a long time coming, and Pratt is glad to have gotten the chance to explore that piece of Peter Quill’s life.
“That was really important to him and a burning questions his whole life and we get to explore that in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Pratt said. “We’re talking about him and his quest to understand the realities of his biological father and the lessons that come with that.”
With Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War, and Vol. 3 coming in relatively quick succession, Pratt will have the opportunity to embrace Star-Lord and explore the character more than ever.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as the voice of Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sean Gunn as Kraglin/on-set Rocket, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Glenn Close as Nova Prime, Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet, Sylvester Stallone as Stakar, and Michael Rosenbaum.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.
Cosmic Heroes We Want To See In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy…
It’s official: James Gunn has confirmed that that he will be returning to both write and direct the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which is just phenomenal news. Gunn has created something really special with these films. He took third-tier (at best) comic book characters that most fans didn’t yet know they needed to love and turned their story into not one, but two blockbuster movies that are major hits, both critically (Vol. 2 is getting mostly positive buzz on social media following press screenings) and financially (the sequel’s currently tracking at about $150 million for its opening weekend).
In his Facebook post, Gunn stated that Guardians Vol. 3 will “conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond.” He also made a brief mention of “some of the other forthcoming heroes” that could be appearing in the series. With these things in mind, we thought it would be a wonderful idea to explore some of the cosmic Marvel characters that fans might like to see in the third installment.
Before we jump in, a couple caveats. While it would surely be a lot of fun to see some of the Earthbound MCU characters mixing it up with the team in space, this list is only going to feature cosmic-based Marvel characters. The film will hit theaters after the Guardians’ introduction to Tony and Cap and the gang in Avengers: Infinity War, so we may still see that happen anyway. Also, I’m sure there are plenty of fantastic cosmic villains that would be great fits to antagonize the team in the third film, but we’re only focusing on the good guys in this list. Also, as amazing as it would be to see Silver Surfer or Galactus in the MCU, we’re not including anyone that Marvel doesn’t currently own the rights to, so don’t expect to see Agent Venom or Kitty Pryde or any of the other non-MCU characters that have served on the team in the comics on this list either. Also, it should be noted that I have not yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so if any of these characters do appear, my apologies for the wasted entry.
Now, without further adieu, here are the 10 cosmic Marvel heroes we want to see in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Hit the next button below to begin!