James Gunn is currently spearheading the Marvel Cosmic Universe by helming the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
As was noted with the first film, Gunn had to switch out the Badoon for the Sakaarans due to Fox Studios owning the rights to the Badoon.
Now Gunn comments about character rights for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which sees a bit of humor for the outcome.
Gunn mentioned he wanted to include the Sneepers in the background of a scene, mentioning he had to get the okay from Marvel Legal first; however, Marvel Legal gave the Sneepers a thumbs down. It turns out the reason is not due to another studio owning the rights, but the translation of "Sneepers" into Icelandic.
Another character James Gunn previously let be known that Marvel doesn't have the rights to is Kang The Conqueror.
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" hits May 5, 2017.
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