Appearing as part of Variety’s Entertainment and Technology Summit this week, “Guardians of the Galaxy” writer-director James Gunn revealed some new details about the sequel.
First up he confirmed that all five of the main characters will be back with actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel all slated to return. Joining them will be a number of unspecified characters from the first movie and a few new characters as well, and Gunn says “fans may see the team adding members.”
In terms of writing the sequel, Gunn says: “I spent all day on Aug. 1, the day the first movie was released, writing Guardians. I was so excited about it and I was finally able to let go of the last one and begin the second one. I always saw this as a universe, not just as one story.”
The director teased alternate version of the Rocket Raccoon “fake laugh” scene will be included on the Blu-ray on December 9th: “In the long version of the scene where Rocket is laughing at Quill, Quill gets very offended by that and takes a vote of the other Guardians to see who thinks that the laugh is fake. It’s a pretty fake laugh, and I think Rocket gets hurt that Groot goes against him.”
It’s expected that the sequel will uncover a few secrets presented in the first, with the first film’s throwaway foreshadowing about a certain character’s father playing a part.