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James Gunn: No Carol Danvers in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Sequel

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James Gunn: No Carol Danvers in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Sequel

When will Carol Danvers show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

It appeared the superhero was set to appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron, although that’s now in doubt, and rumors have swirled about a full-on Captain Marvel movie, but that has yet to materialize. And here’s another place where Danvers won’t appear, despite some noise to the contrary: Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

During his appearance over the weekend at Dragon Con, director James Gunn denied rumors that Carol Danvers is part of his plans for the sequel. Simply put, the filmmaker wants to steer clear of any “Earthlings,” other than Peter “Star-Lord” Quill. Danvers aside, Gunn said there are numerous other female characters he can introduce to the franchise, and that he’s “more than excited” to bring them into the fold as soon as possible.

Beyond discussing the Danvers of it all, Gunn’s panel included the director’s thoughts on a Thunderbolts movie (he’s placed that idea on the back-burner, thanks to the success of the cosmic side of the MCU), the original plans for Stan Lee’s cameo (he would have factored into The Collector’s “museum”), and much more. Check out Collider for a full report.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 arrives July 28, 2017.