James Gunn has pretty much told fans to forget everything they know about the comics before going into Guardians of the Galaxy 2…
Speaking on the Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend podcast, Gunn said: “It’s not really based on anything. The story for Guardians 2 is an original story that I came up with that I started working on actually while I was shooting Guardians 1, and it’ll answer some of the questions that were put forth in the first movie about Peter Quill’s father and who he is and what’s going on with that.
“We’ll get to know some of the characters a little bit more and then we’re going to meet a couple of new characters who will be very important to Guardians movies and probably important to the Marvel Universe as a whole.”
But, we know who Peter Quill’s dad is, right? Like, that’s not something that can be changed?: “It’s different than what’s in the comic books. Peter Quill’s father is somebody different in the comics. So then when the movie came out, we got green-lit on the sequel right away.
“I went in and I sat down with those guys and I’m like, ‘Okay, here’s what I think the sequel should be.’ And they were like, ‘Oh, whoa. That’s risky, but okay.’ Now I’m going to turn over the story in a few short weeks and we’ll find out how well it works.”
We’ve kinda known for a while this was coming, but it’s sort of exciting and means the hardcore comic fans can’t say: “Ah, well we knew that because in the comics…”
What do you lot reckon?
The Guardians will return to cinema screens on May 5th, 2017.