Warning: Major spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 lie below!
The public still has a little more waiting to endure before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 makes its way to theaters. However, for a lucky few attendees, they were able to watch the film when Marvel Studios premiered the film in Los Angeles the other day. In the aftermath, press outlets were able to speak with the studios’ head during a press junket, and the media had plenty of questions about Guardians’ huge cameos. And, in a gracious move, Kevin Feige went ahead and confirmed the cameos signaled what many had expected.
At first, Feige redirected questions about the major cameos present at the end of the Guardians sequel. But, with a little help from director James Gunn, the executive did finally confirm that the character fans meets are “definitely the original Guardians.”
“That was the fun of it and when James had the idea to do more with the Yondu character – who is also an original Guardian – there was the notion that he had a team once like Peter does now. That’d be fun to see them,” Feige explained.
As for whether fans will see the characters appear again, only time will tell. Gunn commented on the possibility directly saying, “With all the post-credits scenes on this movie, they’re all funny and fun, and most of them are things we hope to see continue on in the MCU.”
“Whether that’s a supporting role in future movies or whatever, I think it would be great to see those things and those characters show up.”
You can check out the full roster of spoiler-ific character cameos in the slides below!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.
Ving Rhames as Charlie-27
This hulking character is one of the original members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Born on Jupiter, Charlie-27 was bio-genetically engineered to have a huge body and enough strength to help him withstand Jupiter’s intense gravity. At 16, the character enlisted in the space militia before his forces were obliterated. Charlie-27 joined a handful of survivors who dispersed around the galaxy, and the hero helped formed the Guardians afterwards.
Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord
As the son of Qusar and Kismet, Stakar Ogord was destined be strong. The boy was taken from his parents shortly after being born, and he was eventually raised by a group of Reavers. The powerful being grew up on Arcturus IV before he was somehow merged with Aleta Ogord to become the hero Starhawk.
Michelle Yeoh as Aleta Ogord
Raised on Arcturus IV, Aleta was the daughter of a vicious Reaver and the adoptive sister of Stakar. The two eventually fell in love after years of one-sided resentment on Aleta’s part. The two were then further forced together when an accident made Aleta merge with Stakar, giving him incredible power and allowing him to become the hero Starhawk.
This Guardians character has a long history with the intergalactic team and Doctor Strange. Krugarr is a Lem, a race of powerful ancient worm-like creatures. In the comics, Krugarr learned mysticism under Doctor Strange and even overtook him as Sorcerer Supreme for some time.