Marvel’s band of interstellar heroes makes their return to the big screen this week in the sequel to the 2014 summer space adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In 2014 the superhero team of extraterrestrial adventurers debuted on screens with a release, which seemed to garner widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike. Featuring a team of unlikely heroes, possibly set on a new trajectory to save the galaxy, Marvel aims to continue the expansion of their cinematic universe as the Guardians of the Galaxy venture into the far reaches of space. This eclectic team of heroes aims to release their sophomoric cinematic project as Vol. 2 seems to feature “new allies along with fan-favourite characters from the classic comics.”
With the diverse team of cosmic heroes from the original film returning, they may find themselves lead by the half-human, half-alien protagonist Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Passengers) as they unite to save the galaxy once again. Supporting Peter Quill, who occasionally goes by the name “Star-Lord”, on his heroic quest seems to be the familiar cast of intergalactic heroes. Returning for the Vol. 2 is Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) as the green-skinned warrior Gamora. Audiences may see the relationship between Gamora and Peter Quill evolve further if the chemistry seen between the two in the original is anything to go by. Dave Bautista (Spectre, The Man with the Iron Fists) also makes a return as headstrong warrior Drax alongside Vin Diesel (Fast and the Furious, Riddick), as the humanoid tree Groot, and Bradley Cooper(Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover) as the genetically engineered racoon Rocket.
With the original cast returning and the sequel seemingly exploring their relationships further, Vol. 2 also aims to reintroduce several characters as well as introduce a few new faces. Namely, Michael Rooker (Cliffhanger, Jumper) reappears to play the blue-skinned space-pirate Yondu, an individual who seems to behave as Quill’s father figure. New to the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is Pom Klementief (Oldboy, Hackers Game) as empathetically powered Mantis, Kurt Russell (The Thing, The hateful eight) as enigmatic Ego and there may also be an appearance from Sylvester Stallone (Rockey, Rambo) as the mysterious Stakar Ogord. With the Guardians increasing in size director James Gunn (Scooby-Doo, Slither) aims to deliver another action-packed intergalactic adventure featuring more eccentric characters.
Chronically, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is aiming to be the 15th film in the Marvel cinematic universe and the second Marvel film from director James Gunn. In the sequel James Gunn aims to explore Peter Quill’s half-alien, half-human heritage further; as the Guardians seem to grow closer, and perhaps more like a family, Quill seeks the truth surrounding his parentage. As Quill’s journey seems to take shape, the Guardian’s may grow in number as they encounter unique individuals on their cosmic adventure. James Gunn aims to craft more memorable moments as this diverse cast of characters interact with one another; seemingly continuing the irreverent sense of humour from the original.
With this group of space-interloping individuals established in the original film, the sequel aims to place this ensemble of Guardians on another galactic adventure. With its returning cast of familiar faces and James Gunn in the director’s seat once more, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 aims offer another helping of cosmic adventure from the same team behind the 2014 Marvel blockbuster. As Quill’s search to uncover the truth surrounding his lineage, the cast may find themselves in new and unpredictable situations. Marvel Studios aims to continue the legacy of the Guardians of the Galaxy with Vol. 2 and present a feature film which aims to captivate audiences with another intergalactic adventure.
How might Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 continue the adventures of Peter Quill?