'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie News: James Gunn Talks Peter Quill's Dad, Thanos, & Where The Sequel Will Go [VIDEO]
Even though Guardians of the Galaxy is only a week old, it is still fresh in many fans' minds and people are looking for what will happen next with the intergalactic team of misfits. Director James Gunn wanted to set the record straight and say that some backstories would be better filled in during the sequel.
In an interview with Empire on Tuesday, Gunn talked about the father of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and how it differed from the source material.
"There have been a lot of documents passed around about who Peter Quill's father is between a select two or three of us," Gunn said. "That's been part of the plan since the beginning, that's something I had to work out before we shot the screenplay. We wanted to make sure Yondu's place in everything made sense and it does, so it's all very specific stuff."
But many fans will be sad to hear that Gunn isn't pulling from the comics. "It's definitely not the (father) who it is in the comics, I'll say that much."
Another big tease was the first real appearance of Thanos during the first movie. Voiced by Josh Brolin, many fans were wondering if the Mad Titan would play a larger role in the sequel, and it seems like it won't be that way.
"He will show up [in the sequel] if he helps our story and he will not show up at all if not. Thanos is not the most important thing in Guardians 2, that's for damn sure," Gunn said. "There's the Guardians themselves and other threats the Guardians are going to be facing that are not Thanos."
But Gunn doesn't want people to feel bad that Thanos is not showing up. "I think Thanos has been lonely for a long time. He can handle it. He's used to his loneliness. He's got some other kids out there," Gunn said.
"He's got to look after them. Nebula's probably the sweetest of them, which tells you what his kids are like..."
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is set to open theaters on July 28, 2016.