‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Will Not Build Up To ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Filmmaker James Gunn held a Facebook Q&A and answered questions about Guardians the Galaxy Vol. 2 and filmmaking.

Gunn was adamant that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will not build up to Avengers: Infinity War and the sequel would be a stand alone film. He is not concerned about the Avengers film.

Gunn mentioned that Guardians the Galaxy Vol. 2 will take about 10-months to shoot, starting February in Atlanta and he will add one more character to the main cast of the film. Adam Warlock’s name was brought up during the conversation but Gunn would not comment on his involvement.

“I’m not going to give names and I won’t give numbers either, but there will be at least one new character in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. You guys gotta wait and see… Everything’s going to be different in the ‘Infinity Wars.’ I’m a lot more concerned with ‘Vol. 2’ than I am with ‘Infinity Wars.’ The way the movie [’Vol. 2’] is structured and made – it really is a story unto itself. It’s not about leading up to anything else. It’s about the Guardians and their lives,” said Gunn.

“There will be no other humans being earthlings besides Quill,” said Gunn.

More notes:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been mostly cast and the soundtrack is set.
Nebula will have a larger role.
Stan Lee will be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Howard the Duck might have another appearance in the film.
An Earthling version of Nova will not be in the sequel.
He has no interest in directing the Thunderbolts film.
Gunn confirms Beta Ray Bill is not in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1.
The filmmaker would like to direct Shazam or Metal Man for DC.

Live Q&A

Posted by James Gunn on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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