James Gunn Talks Possible Plot Details on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’

– by Gig Patta

As Adam Corolla’ “Take a Knee” podcast got the scoop for Mel Brooks’ “Spaceballs 2,” his former co-host Alison Rosen had “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” director James Gunn in the upcoming podcast on Monday.

In her “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” podcast, Gunn revealed the sequel will not be based on any storyline from the Marvel comic books.

Here’s what he said:

“It’s not really based on anything. The story for Guardians 2 is an original story that I came up with that I started working on actually while I was shooting Guardians 1, and it’ll answer some of the questions that were put forth in the first movie about Peter Quill’s father and who he is and what’s going on with that. We’ll get to know some of the characters a little bit more and then we’re going to meet a couple of new characters who will be very important to Guardians movies and probably important to the Marvel Universe as a whole.”

And then he added:

“It’s different than what’s in the comic books. Peter Quill’s father is somebody different in the comics. So then when the movie came out, we got green-lit on the sequel right away. I went in and I sat down with those guys and I’m like, ‘Okay, here’s what I think the sequel should be.’ And they were like, ‘Oh, whoa. That’s risky, but okay.’ Now I’m going to turn over the story in a few short weeks and we’ll find out how well it works.”

So it sounds like Gunn is going to roll the dice for his storyline of Peter Quill’s father. After the movie’s mega-success last year, Marvel and Disney will certainly look into any proposal.

“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” is scheduled for May 5 in 2017. There’ll be plenty of time to debate the storyline.

Source: Filmdrunk, Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend

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