Back in April, we reported that Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will start filming in February 2016, with writer-director James Gunn confirming in June that he had finished the screenplay for this superhero sequel. Last week, he revealed he'd completed a second draft as well. There still isn't a whole lot we know about the story thus far, but during a Q&A session on his Twitter page this weekend, the filmmaker cleared up rumors that Mark Ruffalo's Hulk will be featured in the sequel. Here's what the director had to say below.
"I will comment on it now (as I've done before) - there is zero chance you will see Hulk in GotGVol2."
As you may recall, at the end of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hulk was seen leaving Earth's Mightiest Heroes behind, commandeering a Quinjet and taking off for parts unknown. There had been rumors swirling for months that Mark Ruffalo's beloved character would surface in Captain America: Civil War. The actor revealed in an early interview that Robert Downey Jr. told him he was going to be a part of the movie. However, Mark Ruffalo said last week that, while his Hulk character was initially in the Captain America: Civil War script, he was cut out because the studio wants to keep his whereabouts a secret. Here's what the actor had to say in last week's interview.
"The reason is too great to be revealed in this movie (Civil War). I was in the script but then they removed my character. They don't want to reveal where is he and why. I don't even know if Hulk will be back soon. [Hulk] is still missing, [and it's] not known where."
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn also revealed that there won't be too many new characters in this superhero sequel, and that he wants the Guardians to get more personal in the follow-up. He also added that it's important to him that Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is the only human from Earth in this world, while reiterating that Captain Marvel won't be a part of his sequel either. Vin Diesel recently confirmed he will be back to voice Groot, with the rest of the Guardians, Zoe Saldana's Gamora, Dave Bautista's Drax the Destroyer and Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon expected to come back as well.
James Gunn also revealed during the impromptu Q&A session that there will be 12 new songs featured in the sequel's soundtrack, and that they are currently obtaining the rights. Guardians of the Galaxy composer Tyler Bates is also returning to score the sequel, while the director added he would love to use characters such as Rom Spaceknight, Popeye, Snake Plissken and Bat-Mite in the sequel, but the studio does not have the rights. You can check out James Gunn's tweets from his Q&A session below, and stay tuned for more details on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.