Guardians of the Galaxy is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on December 9th, which means director James Gunn is once again making the press rounds, and this time he's dropping subtle hints and tidbits about his next most anticipated project, the sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy 2. In a recent interview with EW, Gunn teased a few characters that he'd like to see return to the screen when his follow-up hits theaters summer 2017. He also hinted that this will be more of a 'family drama' than it will be a traditional sequel.

Aside from the core team, whom the director teased earlier in the year will be expanding with at least one new female addition, James also wants to bring back a few familiar faces:

"Yondu and Kraglin, the Ravagers. And I love Nebula. I think that she is underutilized in the film. I want to see more of her. The Collector."

While Benicio Del Toro is expected to have an expanded role in Marvel Phase Three, his screen time in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 may be limited.

"He'll reappear. I don't know if he's gonna be in the next one. I do think his story is really compelling, and I think he's one of those very interesting shades of gray characters."

In terms of setting out to write a sequel that is different, yet contains itself in this world that has already been established, James Gunn states:

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"I would say the main thing is: Don't just copy yourself, which is what a lot of sequels do. And in some cases it works. Like James Bond movies. But James Bond is a different type of character. This is many characters. I think Guardians, at the end, is not the structure of a comic book movie, it's not the structure of an action-adventure, it's not the structure of a comedy. It's the structure of a family drama. So how does that play itself out?"

What do you guys think so far? Are you excited about the possibilities that reside within this impending Marvel sequel? Or are you more excited for Captain Marvel and Inhumans?

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