Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be packed with a ton of new characters including the regular favorites we’ve come to know and love. New additions like Mantis, Ayesha, and Ego the Living Planet will be joining the motley crew and returning frenemies such as Yondu and Nebula.
Fans are excited for the new film as it’s currently our 3rd Most Anticipated Film in as voted by ComicBook.com readers.
And though the latest film will continue building onto the ever-expanding cosmic Marvel Universe, it will also provide a reunion of sorts. We’re not referring to the first meeting of Star-Lord and his dad.
And though there isn’t much to go on what role he’s playing or how significantly Stallone will be featured, director James Gunn promised that this wouldn’t be the last time fans get to see he and Russell’s Ego in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While speaking with Fandango, Gunn revealed that the two seminal action stars will play further roles in the ongoing saga of Marvel films.
“This is definitely not a one-off. They’re both characters that we’ve taken a lot of time to develop, and they’re a big part of the MCU now,” the director said.
Gunn could be misdirecting everyone to lead to a big surprise, such as both characters dying, because he really does like to surprise his audience as a filmmaker. But that’s such a cheap way of achieving his goal. It’s more likely that Stallone has a key role as a beloved Marvel character, one that will allow the actor to continue participating in the movie universe.
We’ll find out what Stallone and Russell are up to when we see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5 when the film hits theaters.
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Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2continues 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.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Next up for Marvel is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5, 2017. Spider-Man: Homecoming lands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.