By now those of you who have been salivating over every Guardians Of The Galaxy clip and image since its trailer debuted in February have probably finally seen Marvel’s 10th cinematic outing.
The studio undoubtedly have another behemoth on their hands too because not only has Guardians already grossed the hugely impressive sum of $160.4million in just a matter of days but critics from across the world have been using every superlative that they can muster to describe the sci-fi space opera.
This triumph means that Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, which was already confirmed at Comic-Con, is definitely a go, and details regarding the hugely anticipated follow-up have already started to be teased.
It’s safe to say that if you haven’t seen Guardians Of The Galaxy yet you probably shouldn’t read ahead.
First off, it sounds as if the team will expand in the sequel. This comes from none other than James Gunn, who directed the original and is almost certainly going to return to do the same for the second film. During an E!Online -sponsored Q&A on Twitter on Friday, the filmmaker was asked if any new characters would feature in GotG2.
“I love so many,” he responded. “Can’t give it away but there should be at least one more Guardian from the comics.” The internet has already become awash with suggestions for who could join Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Groot and Star-Lord for their next adventure. The introductions of Nova and Adam Warlock have already been teased in previous Marvel films, while the studio’s most prized asset, Iron Man, has previously been a part of the gang in the comics too.
The plethora of Easter Eggs that were dotted throughout Guardians could also hint at what’s in store for the team in future instalments too. In The Collector’s Museum, which the intergalactic posse visited half-way through the movie when they were trying to sell the orb, there were little nods to several familiar characters from Marvel’s history. This included Cosmo the Space Dog, a Chitauri, and, of course, Howard the Duck, who stole the show in the film’s post-credit scene. This is despite the fact that the character is responsible for one of the worst films ever created.
Another burning issue that could be dealt with in the sequel is the identity of Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s father. Now there may be fans of the movie who don’t want his identity ruined since there is every chance that the next film will explore Quill’s ancestry in more details. If that’s the case then you should probably stop reading now too.
Are they gone? Good.
According to ComicBook.com, in the comics Quill’s father is revealed to be the emperor of the Spartoi Empire, J’Son of Spartoi. J’Son lived in exile after he was accused of trying to assassinate his father, but after being summoned back to his home planet because the Spartoi were at war he crashed on Earth, met Meredith Quill, impregnated her, and then left to go back to Spartax once his ship was fixed. Peter was then born after he had left.
It’s not yet known if Gunn’s cinematic adaptation will follow this same plot, but J’Son was alluded to in the film as the Ravagers noted that they had been hired to return Peter to his real father, who it is also revealed was part of an ancient, unknown species. We’ll just have to wait and see if this all adds up to reveal J’Son as Peter’s dad.
In the meantime, you should probably go and watch Guardians Of The Galaxy again. You know you want to.