‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’: No, Bradley Cooper Did Not Just Spoil the Sequel

     November 9, 2015

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In a recent video interview for his cooking drama Burnt, star Bradley Cooper was reported as having let slip a big spoiler from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In an unprecedented movie, the Internet may have overreacted for the first time in history. When asked about the sequel, Cooper talks about Josh Brolin as the “main villain” in the film who played “what’s his name’s dad … the Dark Lord?” Some folks have taken this to mean that Thanos is not only confirmed as the Big Bad in the sequel, but that he’s Star-Lord’s dad.

What it actually sounds like is that Cooper hasn’t brushed up on the Guardians of the Galaxy plot lately and is confusing Ronan the Accuser for Star-Lord. To be fair, Cooper himself admits that he might be wrong and is remembering things incorrectly. This seems to be the more likely story since Ronan is Thanos’ son in some corners of the Marvel Comics universe, though I’m not certain this is the case in Gunn’s film version.


Watch and listen to what Cooper had to say about the Marvel movie sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below (via MTV International):

So, in summation, no, Cooper didn’t spoil Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; he just got confused. Completely understandable considering that he was promoting a film about a restaurateur rather than a sequel in which he stars as a talking raccoon, and one which hasn’t even begun filming yet.


Here’s what writer/director Gunn had to say about the non-story:

So while we’re waiting to hear more about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, hopefully someone out there will find the major Easter egg that’s in the first Guardians of the Galaxy and hasn’t been discovered yet. It could be you!


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Image via James Gunn


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