Director James Gunn swung open his ever-active Facebook feed to solicit fan questions about all things Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and though Gunn stopped short of commenting on rumors and speculation, the filmmaker did touch base on the presence – or lack thereof – of both Thanos and the Infinity Stones in the 2017 sequel.
Indeed, those who have kept pace with Guardians 2 will already know that the Mad Titan won’t feature in next year’s space-faring adventure, with Marvel creatives keeping Josh Brolin’s galactic menace on that floating throne just a little while longer in anticipation of Joe and Anthony Russo’s two-part Infinity War.
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On the one hand, the elusive Power Stone underpinned James Gunn’s 2014 original – now housed up safely in Nova Corps’ vaults – but it would appear that the director will branch off into a different storyline with the follow-up.
“Thanos will not appear in Vol. 2. No. As I’ve said before, Thanos isn’t in this movie. I think he’s gonna have a little bit to do and say when it comes to a certain wars and infinity. We’ve got other fish to fry in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We’re not really so much about the Infinity Stones in Guardians 2. Is that a spoiler? It’s not really a thing.”
Now that production is underway in Atlanta, rumors are beginning to emerge about the sequel’s chief villain. One report, for instance, claimed that a massive and ancient nemesis would cause havoc for Star-Lord and his crew, but we’ve yet to hear anything official.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will have James Gunn reunite Marvel’s space-faring motley crew in time for May 5, 2017.