Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 ended with a number of surprise cameos from faces that will be familiar to the most faithful of Marvel fans – but producer Kevin Feige suggests that you might be seeing more of these characters in the future. Spoilers ahead!
If you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, then you already know about the emotionally hard-hitting ending: Yondu Udonta sacrifices his life to save his adopted son, Peter Quill. With the Ravagers having learned of Yondu’s crucial role in destroying Ego and stopping his plan to assimilate all life in the Galaxy, they arrive at his funeral to pay their respects to the hero before parting ways. However, one group of Ravagers – made up of Stakar “Starhawk” Orgord (Sylvester Stallone), Aleta “Lady Starhawk” Ogord (Michelle Yeoh), Martinex (Michael Rosenbaum), Krugarr (Actor Unknown), Mainframe (Miley Cyrus), and Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames) – decide that they need to honor Yondu’s sacrifice by getting back together and working as a team, as they used to when they fought alongside their late space pirate ally in the past.
Naturally, this seems like a plot point that would be a great lead-in to Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3, but James Gunn has indicated that this may not be the case. Still, just because they might not show up in the third Guardians film doesn’t meant that there aren’t plans for them somewhere down the road. In a press conference attended by Collider, producer Kevin Feige clarified that they’ve got more than 12% a plan for where these specific characters are headed:
“…We [did] it because it’s fun in the moment and it’s fun as a potential sneak of what’s to come. I think all things being equal, I think James and everybody at Marvel would love to see the continued adventures in some aspect, whether it’s a large pat in a future movie or as James just said to somebody else, a Howard the Duck level appearance down the line of any or all of those original Guardians. But really the most important immediate thing for us really just to establish and showcase that yes, those original Guardians, though they may never call themselves that in our movie mythology, but they exist… With all of the post-credit scenes in this movie, they’re all funny and fun, and most of them are things that we hope to see continuing on in the MCU, whether that’s in supporting roles in future movies, or whatever. I think it would be great to see those things and those characters show up.”
It certainly seems as though we could see these characters appear in Avengers: Infinity War, its sequel, or possibly even Captain Marvel. Since Marvel is planning nearly a decade of cosmic stories following Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3, there would certainly be room for a Ravagers spin-off.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 is in theaters. The film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, and Kurt Russell as Ego.