As we get closer to the release date of the next big Marvel Cinematic Universe offering, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,’ more and more tidbits of the film are slowly starting to make themselves known. Fans are eager for this information, of course, seeing as how the first ‘Guardians’ film was a major score for Marvel in how amazingly entertaining and crowd-pleasing it was, given that’s a movie based on a relatively unknown group of characters from Marvel’s comic-book offerings.
SPOILERS for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ lie ahead – stop reading now if you don’t want to be exposed to them!
As was previously announced, the film will feature, not one, not two, but FIVE mid- and post-credits scenes. Many fans have been wondering what kind of goodies these scenes will contain, and now we are receiving word, thanks to a press interview session with director James Gunn and Marvel bigwig Kevin Feige.
In a nutshell, the credits scenes and end of the film will be introducing audiences to several members of the “original” Guardians of the Galaxy, as featured in Marvel Comics in the 1990s. These characters helped form the core of the Guardians team, which originally existed in the 31st Century but are obviously being slightly reworked to fit into the MCU version of the team (they themselves being nased on the mid-2000s re-imagining of the Guardians team in comic book form).
So, who will we see? Ving Rhames will portray Charlie-27, and Michelle Yeoh will bring to life Aleta Ogord – both are Ravager leaders in the film, but both are original Guardians in the comics, along with Sylvester Stallone’s Stakar Ogord. Two other characters from the 31st Century Guardians mythos, Krugarr and Mainframe, are also featured in the film, and essentially these folks decide to get together and form a team of their own – a team that may very well be featured in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3″ and beyond!
Fans of the Guardians know that Yondu (played by Michael Rooker in both Guardians films) is also a comic-book member of the 31st Century Guardians, but no specific word on whether he’ll be joining back up with his “original” team. Still missing at this point from the comics version of the future team are Martinex, Nikki Gold, and Vance Astro, although there’s certainly a possibility that we could be meeting them sooner rather than later as well.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ will be released in American theaters on May 5, 2017.
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