Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is right around the corner, and fans are eager to see the return to the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and learn what our questionable heroes have been up to lately. We recently discovered a lot from the set of the film, including that the movie will pick up a few short months after the events of the first film. As such, the team will still be learning to work together, Groot will still be maturing, and the tensions of the first film’s events will still be a factor.
While much of the detail’s surrounding the movie are still being kept under wraps to preserve some sense of wonder, the marketing has still been ramping up to give us little bits from the film. Most of those glimpses have come in the form of posters. The past couple of weeks have seen a whole number of them appear, from one teasing the IMAX release of the movie, to another promoting a double bill screening of the two films. Last week also gave us a big batch of character posters highlighting the heroes, villains, and people in between from the new movie.
Now, we’ve got a new group of international posters shared by director James Gunn that show off the team in glorious neon gradience. Check them out in the gallery below:
The posters follow the a group of similar ones that came out this weekend, teasing the more colorful look the sequel will have. Meanwhile, the second movie isn’t even out yet and attention has already turned to its follow-up. Fandago recently sat down with Gunn and asked him about the reveal that Guardians 3 was on its way.
“People are obsessed about the third one and they haven’t even seen the second one yet! What if they all hate the second one? Then they’re not going to be so obsessed anymore. It’s all about what’s in the future; it’s never about what we have right now. I think if anything, this Guardians is about what they are in this moment – and I think that’s what it’s been like for me working on the movie. It really isn’t about thinking down the road and how can we make something great someday – it’s how can we make something great right now in this moment that will affect people’s lives for the better. That’s what Vol. 2 is.”
Obviously, as a filmmaker, Gunn would rather focus on his present film before focusing on the next one. He likely also wants to spend some downtime in between working on other projects, like he did recently with The Belko Experiment. Still, with the success of the first film and likely popularity of the new one, there’s no way Marvel won’t make a third. The only really question is whether Gunn will return. Unfortunately, Gunn still remains cagey on if he’ll be back.
“Listen, we’re figuring it all out. We’ll know soon. Let me take a couple of breaths before I say what I’m going to do next.”
While it’s assumed he’ll be back, there’s likely logistics that have to be considered. There’s also precedent for a director leaving a Marvel trilogy after two films. Both Jon Favreau with Iron Man and Joss Whedon with The Avengers didn’t stick around after the first two movies, each for separate reasons. As such, there’s no telling if Gunn will be back to help usher in the next iteration of the Guardians when they inevitably return to save the galaxy.