'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie News: Sequel Will Answer Questions On Peter Quill's Parents, Teases What An 'Avengers' Crossover Would Be Like [VIDEO]
Even though Guardians of the Galaxy has only been in theaters for a week, the sequel that was announced at Comic-Con is now on everyone's minds as they thirst for more adventures with the intergalactic band of criminals.
Speaking with IGN on Tuesday, Marvel head Kevin Feige talked about the direction they wanted to head in for the Guardians sequel, specifically dealing with who Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) parents were.
"I think it's pretty important," Feige said. "I think there's a reason we seeded it at the very end of the film like that. I think that would certainly be part of a next Guardians adventure. Certainly, that would be part of it."
As for whether there would be any hints prior to the sequel, Feige dispelled any sort of revelation during other Marvel movies. "I think that's pretty important for James [Gunn] and would be appropriate in a [Guardians movie]. I don't think you'd spoil that in Cap 3."
Feige also teased that characters that didn't die, like Karen Gillan's Nebula, could return for the sequel. "I would say any character that doesn't overtly perish is certainly fair game to come back," Feige said.
"If people know the comic lore, Nebula has a lot of varying different roles to play over the course of a lot of different titles in the comics. We have somebody like Karen, and you have a look that is so weird and so great. I think that's something we'd all like to see again."
Feige also addressed the Avengers/Guardians crossover rumors that have surfaced since the release of the movie.
"You know, the fun about The Avengers, as we we're gearing up to that, was 'how would Tony Stark deal with goody two-shoes Steve Rogers in World War II? What would Tony Stark think of a Norse god who wields a hammer? The brilliance of Joss [Whedon] was having fun with that," Feige said.
"So who knows if and when these guys would ever connect, but it is fun thinking about, how would Steve Rogers react to Rocket? Or, you're right, Drax couldn't even have a conversation with Tony Stark! I have a theory that the more time Drax spends with Peter Quill, the more he's going to start to learn, perhaps, that people aren't always as literal as his species would assume."
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is set to open in theaters on July 28, 2017.