There’s so many exciting things going around for Guardians. From a new poster and some twitter emoji, to lists of images straight from the set, we’re getting a lot of information. While teases promise “Bigger and Better sci-fi” for the sequel to the popular film, we don’t have a synopsis, a runtime, or any concrete information behind the story. Our spotlights are starting to paint a clear picture however and thanks to such detailed information from collider.com, the shape that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will take is starting to become very clear. Where does it fit into the series? What sort of narratives are we going to tackle? How does it compare to the first film?
For one, director James Gunn has promised to push the boundaries of the film. James Gunn feels more confident this time around. According to the man himself, “I was scared last time and this time I’m not really scared because I know that people wanna go see the movie and they probably will go see the movie, you know?” He went on to discuss how he influenced the movie:
This is truly my movie from start to finish and there have been absolutely no restrictions placed on me in terms of, ‘That’s too far, that’s too artistic, that’s too unique or that’s too dramatic, that’s too comedic.’ … we’re really, really pushing it.
He might be confident, but despite grand absolutely gorgeous visuals, the narrative will be narrowed, focusing on different characters. While the film won’t be as wild and crazy, the first film was very much on Gunn’s mind. According to Gunn, “Ronan taking over this planet and then murdering the universe and then there’s these guys who through that journey get to know each other and come together.”
In this case, volume 2 will follow a specific line of thought, “the personal story of the Guardians and the villain agenda plot-it’s all about one thing.”
What have the Guardians been doing since the second volume? We left them on a “something good, something bad, bit of both line.” According to Kevin Feige, the Guardians are trying to get organized. According to Feige, “I think they’re giving it a shot at being more organized heroes. They are available for do-gooding, so to speak. It doesn’t always go well, but they try that.”
Where do they go from here? According to Feige, they’re on another mission and that’s when everything ends up changing. Intriguing.
And when we first meet them in the beginning of the movie, they’re on a place called Sovereign where they’ve been asked to help with this giant, sort of inter-dimensional beast that comes out and eats their batteries, their power source, and wreaks havoc on their planet. And the Guardians have been asked to come in and dispatch with that thing, and that’s how our film starts.”