Sometimes I hate my job because I have to follow all the news so close!
The latest sees certain characters confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Spoilers follow, and shame on Screen Rant for click-bating and spoiling it in the title of their article!
That said, the original Guardians of the Galaxy team from the future and the 1969 comics appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. While we already knew Sylvester Stallone was playing Starhawk, we didn't know any other original Guardians were in the film (though Michael Rosenbaum is speculated).
Following last night's Red Carpet premiere for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, director James Gunn and Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige confirmed the original Guardians, and like I previously suggested, they might be appearing in a future Marvel COSMIC movie!
Kevin Feige: They’re definitely the original Guardians. That was the fun of it and when James had the idea to do more with the Yondu character – who is also an original Guardian – there was the notion that he had a team once like Peter does now. That’d be fun to see them. And [Ving Rhames] is definitely Charlie-27.
James Gunn: Well, you can read the credits so. Right? I mean, yeah, Ving Rhames is Charlie-27. Michelle Yeoh who I’m an enormous fan of from – I’m a big fan of ’90s Hong Kong films. She’s a very wonderful person. She is Aleta Ogord who is the other Starhawk, the female Starhawk.
James Gunn: He’s not in the credits. Should say it? That’s Krugarr. And then Mainframe is the last one.
So for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, we have the original Guardians as Stakar (Sylvester Stallone), Aleta (Michelle Yeoh), Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames), Krugarr and Mainframe, and Michael Rosenbaum might be playing Martinex and not Vance Astro, as Vance Astro is a human from Earth, and Gunn decided to only use Star-Lord as the only human in the movies.
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" has a May 5, 2017 release directed by James Gunn starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.