– by Joseph Jammer Medina

A few days ago, there was a shiny new piece of concept art that was revealed for James Gunn’s upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The artwork was a fun piece that looked like it was straight out of some pulpy dime store novel, but it came with no extra information attached to it, and all we could do was speculate as to how it may work its way into the plot.

Recently, however, in a recent Facebook Q & A, Gunn gave us a couple extra details regarding the tentatcled creature:

“[The monster in the concept art is] an Abelisk, a multi-dimensional being, and the Guardians have been hired to fight him.”

So in that single sentence, Gunn seems to have confirmed two things. First is that the Guardians are, for all intents and purposes, mercenaries. Second, is that there are multiple dimensions in the the film. 

Admittedly, I don’t think much will be made of the multiple dimensions — it could be just a fun sidebar for the film. However, the fact that the Guardians are hired to take out this monster, makes me think this creature will serve as an opening set piece for the film.

Picture this. The film opens with them fighting the Abelisk, which they defeat (in style), and from there, the dealings with the person who hired them could then lead into the main plot of the film. This also makes sense from a secrecy standpoint. As cool as the Abelisk looks, if it’s something from the opening, then its existence has little-to-no connection to the rest of the plot. As such, it’s a safe thing to share with fans. 

But, of course, that’s nothing but speculation from a fan.

What do you think of the Abelisk? Do you think its multi-dimensional existence will have any importance in the plot? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.

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SOURCE: James Gunn

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.