Gunn, Lee Offer “Guardians 2,” “Panther” Updates

“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn popped up at Dragon Con in Atlanta this weekend and confirmed that neither Ms. Marvel or any other Earth-based superhero will join the ‘Guardians’ in the upcoming sequel.

According to Collider, Gunn says he is steering clear of ‘Earthlings’, so that the main focus can be kept on Star-Lord in the next film. However, he does seem to think that Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel) will likely come to the big screen in other Marvel films and it “will be sooner rather than later”. Meanwhile, he says the “Guardians” sequel offers him the opportunity to introduce plenty of other female characters.

Gunn also described the plan he had for Stan Lee’s cameo, something that Disney rejected. The idea was Lee was to be one of the Collector’s exhibits. Groot would look at him, only to receive a middle finger back in response from Lee.

Speaking of Lee, the comic legend appeared at the Fan Expo Canada on Friday and seemingly confirmed that a “Black Panther” movie is in active development. He tells CBR: “The chances are she will have her own movie because eventually all the superheroes are going to have their own movies. They are already working on Ant-Man, Doctor Strange and the Black Panther, and there are others I am not allowed to talk about.”