With Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy" now out and in cinemas, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has been able to talk spoilers and where the next entry in the franchise, "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," could go.
In a recent interview with IGN UK, Feige was asked about the hints revealed in the film's final few scenes regarding Peter Quill's biological father. Will that be the central storyline of the next film?
"I think it is pretty important. I think there's a reason we seeded it at the very end of the film like that. I think that would certainly be part of a next Guardians adventure. Certainly, that would be part of it."
Thanos' daughter Nebula (Karen Gillan) appears to make it out of the film alive, which would indicate they plan to do more with her. Is that the case?
"I would say any character that doesn't overtly perish is certainly fair game to come back. If people know the comic lore, Nebula has a lot of varying different roles to play over the course of a lot of different titles in the comics. We have somebody like Karen, and you have a look that is so weird and so great. I think that's something we'd all like to see again."
Finally,there's the issue of when The Avengers and the Guardians will team-up. Feige sadly is still keeping his answers vague:
"You know, the fun about The Avengers, as we we're gearing up to that, was 'how would Tony Stark deal with goody two-shoes Steve Rogers in World War II?' What would Tony Stark think of a Norse god who wields a hammer? The brilliance of Joss [Whedon] was having fun with that.
So who knows if and when these guys would ever connect, but it is fun thinking about, how would Steve Rogers react to Rocket? Or, you're right, Drax couldn't even have a conversation with Tony Stark! [Laughs] I have a theory that the more time Drax spends with Peter Quill, the more he's going to start to learn, perhaps, that people aren't always as literal as his species would assume."