When it comes to details on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” we usually get them from director James Gunn, who likes to tease his fans on social media. Today, it is not James, but his brother Sean providing the scoop. Sean, for those unaware, is woven throughout the first “Guardians” film. He plays Kraglin, the dim-witted, mohawk sporting Ravager, and even provided most of the motion capture work for Rocket Raccoon. He works closely with his brother, and has a unique insight into how the film is coming together. Speaking about the new movie at the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest, Sean provided context for the film’s opening scenes.
As reported by ComicBook.com, Sean gave an idea of how the movie begins: “… It’s only a couple of months after the first movie. The Ravagers have not gone hard after Peter Quill after he double crossed them with the Infinity Stone… There’s a little rumbling amongst the Ravagers, like, ‘Where does Yondu’s allegiance lay here? Is he going soft on Quill?’ So, the Ravagers have to make a decision of what they’re gonna do about Yondu and I think [my character] Kraglin is a key part of that.”
In promotional material for the movie, Yondu has been identified as a member of the Guardians proper, now sporting a huge comics-accurate fin on his head. It seems safe to assume based on these recent comments by Gunn that Yondu’s position as the leader of the Ravagers is not necessarily secure.
“I’ve heard my brother [director James Gunn] say that the first movie was about creating a family,” Sean went on to say, “the second movie is more about being a family and the struggle of maintaining that. I think that’s spot on and I hope that’s what resonates with people.”
Opening May 5, 2017, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell.
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