Guardians 2: Gunn Calls Guardians 'Damaged Goods,' Releases New Photo

In the first "Guardians of the Galaxy" film, Star-Lord and his friends found a family in each other, but that doesn't mean it's going to be smooth sailing for them from hereon out. According to "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" director James Gunn, the team will struggle with accepting love and support from one another in the sequel film.

“To let somebody love you is a very difficult thing, especially when you’re damaged goods. And all of the Guardians are damaged goods,” he explained to USA Today.

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This idea will also tie into Star-Lord's relationship with his biological father. “It runs the gamut of emotions for him, wanting to understand why his father wasn’t around to quickly idolizing him and ultimately learning the reality of the relationship and comparing the man who sired him to the man who raised him,” added Chris Pratt, who will reprise his role as Peter "Star-Lord" Quill in the upcoming film.

In "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," Kurt Russel will play Ego the Living Planet, who will be revealed as Star-Lord’s mysterious father. Not much is known about the character, though Gunn indicated that he will be "a big piece of the cosmic universe puzzle" moving forward. The first film dropped several clues about Ego without directly calling him by name; for instance, Star-Lord's mother described him as "an angel, composed out of pure light." Additionally, at the end of the film, the Ravager Yondu reveals that he was sent by Ego to take Peter to him and adds, "That guy was a jackass." As such, it appears as though "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" will paint a similarly complex portrait of this elusive character.

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The report also included a new photo of Star-Lord and Drax. The image looks as though it comes from a scene in the first teaser trailer, where the two discuss Star-Lord's romantic feelings for Gamora. In the scene, Star-Lord thanks Drax for his (rather terrible) advice, just before Drax gives him a hug against his will.

Opening May 5, 2017, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is directed by James Gunn and 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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