Knowing that we’re on the road to Avengers: Infinity War and the culmination of whatever story the folks at Marvel claim to have been telling since the first Avengers film. The same claims get made in with the comics they’re based on, so it’s hard to take it all too seriously. We do know we’re heading to the a fight with big baddie Thanos over the Infinity Gauntlet and it’s going to be a massive blowout.
But just because that’s our conclusion doesn’t mean that every film up to that point is going to deal with The Mad Titan and his quest for the Infinity Gems. Civil War doesn’t seem to be going in that direction, Doctor Strange has his own story to get out of the way, and now we know that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 won’t return to the well for a fight with Thanos. Instead it looks like we’ll get a look into Starlord’s backstory, his father — possibly played by Kurt Russell — and some new members of the team according to Kevin Feige in a recent interview with Empire Magazine:
“There’ve been many different incarnations of the Guardians over the years in the comics and we’ll catch a glimpse of additions over the course of the movie,”