James Gunn is hooked on a feeling. Guardians of the Galaxy may have won fans and critics the world over with its sharp dialogue and great characters, but the director is already ruminating on the upcoming sequel, which has been slated for a release by Marvel on May 5th, 2017.
According to the director’s Twitter feed, it appears as though Gunn wants to bring his favorite superhero of them all to the big screen with the upcoming space-faring sequel. However, the filmmaker was quick to point out that said character isn’t necessarily male.
“@MarioMurgueitio: James, is there a favorite superhero you want to bring to the big screen?!!” And will do so in GotG2!
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 28, 2015
Two dozen articles this morning on who my favorite superhero might be and all of them seem to assume it’s a male. What’s up with that?
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 2, 2015
So, who — or perhaps more appropriately, what — is James Gunn referring to? Logic would dictate that the director is considering the likes of Beta Ray Bill, Starhawk, or possibly Adam Warlock. That said, it would seem the latter character has had his chances halved, after Gunn revealed that he regrets putting a very Adam Warlock-esque cocoon in amongst The Collector’s wares in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Yeah, there’s a cocoon that’s exactly like Adam Warlock’s cocoon. I wasn’t really thinking that much when I put that in. That was my idea to put that in there. They’re like, ‘What should we put in?’ So I went in through the Marvel handbook and just picked cool things that looked neat to put into the boxes. It looked like Adam’s Warlock cocoon, so now everyone thinks he’s out of there and you know… I don’t know.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is slated to arrive in theaters on May 5, 2017. Who do you think Gunn will be introducing in the film? Sound off below with your theories.