While the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” certainly tied back into the MCU with the inclusion of galactic big bad Thanos and one of the Infinity Stones, filmmaker James Gunn says don’t expect the sequel to have any connections whatsoever.
Answering a fan question this week on Twitter about how adhering to MCU continuity has affected making the film, Gunn says that: “I’m so out in space unconnected at this point, outside of Thanos in Vol 1, I’ve never had to deal with even a single moment of continuity.”
The Guardians are expected to appear in “Avengers: Infinity War” in some way so they will become a bigger part of continuity soon enough. The upcoming film expands the roster with Yondu (Michael Rooker), Nebula (Karen Gillan) and newcomer Mantis (Pom Klementieff) joining the ‘Guardians’ team.
Also starring are Glenn Close as Nova Prime, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface and Kurt Russell as Ego. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opens May 5th 2017.