6:23pm PT by Graeme McMillan
James Gunn Updates 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Status
The follow-up to last year's Guardians of the Galaxy is still two years away, but James Gunn is already teasing fans about it on Twitter, posting an update designed to hint at something people weren't even expecting.
On Twitter, Gunn posted a photograph of the first page of the screenplay to the second movie, with the accompanying text: "Phew. 1st draft #GotG2. #NoSpoilers #NotEventheTitle." (The tweet can be seen below.) Wait. The title?
In previous announcements regarding the Guardians sequel, the movie has just been called Guardians of the Galaxy 2, with a title card to match. While other Marvel sequels have tended toward a model of Series Title: Subtitle (see, for example, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World and Avengers: Age of Ultron), it wouldn't have been entirely unusual for Guardians to go the numerical route; Iron Man, after all, made it through three movies without the use of a colon, instead counting up with each new installment.
Instead, it seems, there will be a subtitle for this second movie — but what will it be, and more importantly, when will we find out? The subtitles for other Marvel movies through 2019 (Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2) have already been revealed, after all. With that in mind — and with both San Diego Comic-Con and Disney's D23 Expo only months away — how soon will we learn the full title of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and what will it tell us about the movie when we find out?
The movie formerly known as Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is scheduled for release May 5, 2017.