Barely twenty-four hours have passed since James Gunn took to Twitter to confirm that he has now completed a first draft of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and already early praise is beginning to seep in. In this instance, it’s from the director’s leading star Chris Pratt, who recently revealed in an interview with Digital Spy that the story for Gunn’s space-faring sequel left him with tears in his eyes.
Though he remained tight-lipped when asked about any potential plot details – including the whereabouts of Star-Lord’s absent father – Pratt sung the plot’s praises, claiming that there was “no need for micro-management” from Marvel and he can’t wait to share the galactic follow-up with the legions of ardent supporters.
As for Gunn, here’s the official Tweet where the director revealed the completed first draft, without even giving away the full title. Could this mean that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will brandish a subtitle in the vein of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World as opposed to a numerical? Time will tell.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 2, 2015
What we do know is that Chris Pratt will reprise his role as Star-Prince – sorry, Star-Lord – alongside Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper as CG creations Groot and Rocket, respectively. Also, expect Josh Brolin’s Thanos to have a much more integral role in Guardians 2 now that he is out to claim the Infinity Gems for himself, eventually building towards the all-encompassing, two-part Avengers: Infinity War.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 roars into theaters on May 5, 2017.