Don’t get us wrong, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is definitely shaping up to be something special, but we’re slightly disappointed the sequel won’t feature two characters from the first movie.
While little in the way of a storyline has been released about the film, director James Gunn has confirmed that both Benicio Del Toro’s Collector and John C Reilly’s Corpsman Dey will not be returning.
In his most recent Q&A on Facebook (click to watch the whole thing), Gunn confirmed that both Reilly and Del Toro will miss out, with the latter reportedly not fitting into the story of the sequel.
Gunn also previously said that Thanos would not appear in the sequel and the storyline would not be centred around the Infinity Stones.
“Thanos isn’t in this movie,” Gunn said.
“I think he’s gonna have a little bit to do and say when it comes to certain wars and infinity. We’ve got other fish to fry in Guardians Vol 2.
“We’re not really so much about the Infinity Stones in Guardians 2. Is that a spoiler? It’s not really a thing.”
Gunn also teased the future possibility of a Guardians/Fantastic Four crossover, if Fox ever admitted defeat and sold the rights to the famous characters back to Marvel.
“I probably wouldn’t add Ben Grimm to the Guardians team even if they were a part of the MCU. And of course I would love the FF to be a part of the MCU…Fox owns so many great villains and cosmic characters I would love to play around with including Annihilus — and I think they own Kang.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released 28 April 2017 in the UK.