New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Details Revealed At SDCC

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The Marvel Studios Comic-Con panel in San Diego is over and while we didn’t get to see any footage from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, there were still plenty of cool reveals about the highly anticipated movie. There’s a lot of new information, but we’ve rounded up some of the most important reveals in the list below.

  • Kurt Russell is playing Ego, Star-Lord’s father.
  • Yes, Ego has a penis. This version of the character is some sort of humanoid.
  • Elizabeth Debicki is playing Ayesha a.k.a Kismet. 
  • The sequel picks up a few months after the events of the first movie.
  • Yondu has a fin in the sequel.
  • Nebula has a much bigger role in this movie.
  • Mantis spent her life with Ego before meeting the Guardians.
  • Sylvester Stallone is definitely in the movie. However, details about his character are being kept under wraps.
  • Chris Sullivan is playing a character named Taserface.
  • Benicio del Toro is returning to the role of the Collector for a theme park. You can find more details about that here.
  • Drax is learning about metaphors.
  • The first two tracks from Awesome Mix Volume 2 may have been revealed: Come A Little Bit Closer by Jay and the Americans, and The Chain by Fleetwood Mac.

For more Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 details by James Gunn himself, click here to head over to his Facebook page to check out a lengthy post. Here’s the film’s synopsis:

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5th, 2017.

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Marquis de Sade

    …and somewhere in the desolate dank caverns of dceu, the suits are whimpering:”HOW DO WE CONTEND AGAINST THIS+ SPIDERMAN and THOR???”

    • Napi

      hahahaha what the heck is wrong with this guy?

    • Joey Wabi-Sabi

      I really hope you’re being sarcastic. There’s NO way that you seriously think a big ugly planet being someone’s father, plus a THOR movie was anything to be excited about. Hahaha you must be joking. In case you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a WONDER WOMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE trailer out, and that’s ALL the ENTIRE world is talking about right now. Even die-hard Marvel fans are cringing right now that you even mentioned THOR in your comment. You’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel when you start talking about Thor movies being able to compete with anything from the DCEU. Trust me, no one is talking about Thor or Eggo the living planet. This is now the age of the DCEU my friend.

      • Marquis de Sade


        Now see, this here really hurts my heart to see you dc fangurls constantly get your hopes up time and time again with this false notion of “THIS IS dceu’s TIME!”, only to have y’alls’ hopes n’ wishes dashed to ruins…I mean, this here’s like DEJA VU all over again. First mos failed to take flight, then 3 years later y’all was up in here thumpin’ y’alls’ chest, predictin’ TOTAL DOMINANCE with that critical and financial disappointing bvs, which in theory should’ve done $1.2 billion, but floundered with an anemic $872 million. The only thing positive to come out of bvs was that sweet AMAZON EXCLUSIVE limited edition batman statue that’ll fetch a handsome ransom on ebay in a few years…Trust, THOR: RAGNAROK with a healthy portion of PLANET HULK is another billion dollar+ banger come Christmas time next year, 2017. Just promise me that you stay away from the sharp objects come this time next year when wonder woman fails to launch…After all, we know how you dc fangurls be gettin’ all suicidal squaddy, eh???

        MAKE MINE MARVEL!!!! (again)


    “Ego has a penis”? “Taserface”?

    Is this really what Marvel has devolved into?

    • Napi

      SAMURAI… you sound like a DC’s Marquis de Sade

      • cathysramirez

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      • Marquis de Sade

        Why, Napi, how very non-partisan of you! – But be careful how you critique Sammy-rai, though…he doesn’t take too kindly to criticisms (whether objective or subjective). Sammy-rai will block you with the quickness. Y’know, dc fangurls are a temperamental lot. LOL!

        • Napi

          Why you always finish your comments with L O L? That’s lame man, just saying…

          • Marquis de Sade

            Because I find you LAUGH OUT LOUD hysterical.

  • Jason Scarpelli

    There was footage shown. Multiple people at SDCC tweeted about it