While doing press for the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release of Guardians of the Galaxy, arriving on December 9, director James Gunn offered a few hints about his forthcoming sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The writer-director is already working on the script for this highly-anticipated sequel, teasing in a new interview with Comic Book Resources that some characters will be much worse than originally perceived. Here's what he had to say below.
"Really, it's just about walking forward in an elegant manner. When you go forward with a group of characters... you're understanding these characters in a new way, you're developing a new kind of story about their lives and who they are and where they're going. And if you're doing that, if you're walking forward, then you can't just repeat what you did before. That's going backwards. That's not understanding the character. The Guardians are going to continuously change. I think that some of the characters are probably worse than what we think they are, and other characters are better than what we think they are. It's going to be interesting to learn a little bit about that as time goes on."
The filmmaker also added that, while Groot (Vin Diesel) ended up being one of the fans' favorite characters in Guardians of the Galaxy, that wasn't something that could have been predicted. He added that he isn't sure if favorites from the first movie will be the same in the sequel.
"I would much rather create Guardians of the Galaxy 2 right now. People are excited about it. That excites me. And that fuels me. So, definitely, the audience's interaction with the film definitely does influence me in that way. But then it's also about, who do I fall in love with? The truth is, before Guardians, I don't think very many people would have said, 'Oh, the character that is going to be most people's favorite is Groot.' I don't think anybody would have said that. That's definitely the case after the movie has come out. And nobody would have said that beforehand. There's a process of discovery, and I'm not sure the characters who were the favorites from the last movie are going to be the favorites in the next movie. It's really about listening to the audience, but then keeping myself as open to discovery as possible, because I think that there's a lot of things that have gone unexplored and characters that have gone unexplored."