‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Has a Secret Groot Script and 8 Other Things to Know

     November 12, 2015

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As Marvel Studios has just begun production on director Scott Derrickson’s magic-infused Doctor Strange, the studio is currently in the midst of preparations for its next production, and it’s a doozy: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Few could have predicted just how big of a success Guardians of the Galaxy would be when it opened last August, but the film performed like gangbusters and fans are clamoring for the follow-up, which sees James Gunn reprising his duties as writer and director along with his cast of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Benicio Del Toro, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

As Gunn continues pre-production down in Atlanta ahead of a February or March start-date (and as Gunn and Marvel continue their casting search for the film’s Big Bad), the social media-friendly filmmaker recently took to Twitter to answer some fan questions about the follow-up. As is to be expected, he didn’t really reveal anything too major, but a few tidbits are certainly of note, especially the fact that the script has a “Groot Translation” version that only two people are allowed to see:


Speaking of the script, Gunn says it’s now nearly complete:

And unlike Guardians of the Galaxy, which originated with a script by Nicole Perlman that Gunn then rewrote, Vol. 2 is solely Gunn’s:


One of the most iconic aspects of Guardians of the Galaxy is its pitch perfect soundtrack, and Gunn revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s music supervisor was able to secure the rights to every single song Gunn chose for the sequel:

And not that he really needed to, but the filmmaker also clarified that the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series on Disney XD exists wholly separate from the films:

The filmmaker also touched on his relationship with Marvel, which seems to be going as swimmingly as it was on the first movie:


While Guardians 2 hasn’t even started filming yet, has Gunn thought about whether he’d like to return and direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3?

Also, that one big East Egg in Guardians still hasn’t been found:

Finally, some dirt on the movie’s cast:


As pre-production continues we should be hearing more casting news soon, but for now it appears as though Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in very good hands. The film is slated for release on May 5, 2017.

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