After the massive success of Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel has remained tight-lipped about the title of the highly-anticipated sequel. No, it won’t just be Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Proceed no further if you consider the title of a movie a spoiler (but seriously, though, proceed further).
During a recent press event for Ant-Man, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige seemingly let the raccoon out of the bag when he mentioned to Collider that “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2” will start shooting in March of next year. GotG director James Gunn later confirmed the title on Twitter…
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 may seem like a somewhat dry title at first glance, but it’s a reference to Star-Lord’s Awesome Mix Vol. 1, given to him by his dying mother.
The second Guardians of the Galaxy will be a somewhat smaller, more personal movie focused on Star-Lord’s backstory and family (including his mysterious alien father). Given that context, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 makes perfect sense, although part of me is still pulling for the movie to be called Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Electric Grootaloo.