Writer-director James Gunn recently took a break from working on the script for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 to appear on the Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend podcast, where the filmmaker revealed new details about the highly-anticipated sequel. The filmmaker already confirmed in August that Star-Lord's father, whose identity was left a mystery in Guardians of the Galaxy, will not be the same as the comic books, where J'Son was Peter Quill's dad. During this new interview, James Gunn revealed that the sequel will feature an original story he came up with, that is much different from the comic books and was described as "risky" by Marvel executives.
"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. 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."
Of course, the first Guardians of the Galaxy was seen as a "risky" move by almost everyone except Marvel, until it became a huge hit at the box office last summer. However, given the fact that Marvel thinks this sequel is risky, it must really be out there. Aside from the Guardians themselves (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper), no other cast members have been confirmed, but we have previously reported that Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Yondu (Michael Rooker) will likely be back. What do you think about these plot details? Let us know what you think, as we continue to count down the days until Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.