‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Producer Coyly Teases New Faces, Lineup Changes
The sequel to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy is fast approaching, only two short weeks out from today. But of course the media blitz has long since begun, wallpapering major cities with colorful posters depicting the main lineup of intergalactic crimefighters/occasional crime-doers. Sharp-eyed fans will notice some shifting personnel, too — blue-faced gun-for-hire Yondu (Michael Rooker) earned a lot of fans with his magical floating murder-arrow in the first film, and has been accordingly bumped up to main-cast status through sheer fan demand. As for new faces, Kurt Russell and Pom Klementieff bring some fresh blood to the franchise as Star-Lord’s long-lost father Ego and empath servant girl Mantis, respectively.
But in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Jonathan Schwartz teased... well, we’ll let him explain:
There will be new members by the end of the movie. And allies who maybe aren’t with them at the end of the movie necessarily, [and who] go off on their own adventures. But the makeup of the Guardians will evolve.
That’s pretty vague! But today’s your lucky day, because I got the chance to catch a press screening of Vol. 2 on Monday evening and after a few brow-furrowed minutes of deep thought, I realized what he’s talking about. Schwartz is referring to a scene lasting all of fifteen seconds, wherein a separate team of heroes gathered from across the cosmos comes together and resolves to also guard the galaxy. I don’t want to incur the wrath of Disney/Marvel, so I won’t say much more, but apparently our pals at io9 do not share those fears, because they went right ahead and broke down the whole deal. Feel free to click on over and get the full down-low if you so please. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5.