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With Guardians of the Galaxy continuing to win over newcomers and longterm comic fans with ease, attention has turned to what might await Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and fellow space heroes in the recently-announced sequel—and, according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, that unsubtle revelation right at the end just might play into things. Spoilers ahead.
“I think it’s pretty important,” Feige told IGN when asked about the last-minute revelation that Peter Quill’s father wasn’t human (For the comic book version of the character, that revelation came at the beginning of his story; that version’s father is the leader of an alien race called the Spartax, although whether or not that’ll follow through to Chris Pratt’s character isn’t definite). “I think that’s pretty important for [director James Gunn] and would be appropriate” to be covered in a future Guardians installment.
Feige also suggested that the movie’s very clear depiction of Nebula escaping relatively unharmed—okay, also literally unarmed—at the end of the movie was intentional, saying that “We have somebody like Karen, and you have a look that is so weird and so great. I think that’s something we’d all like to see again.” He helpfully pointed out that the comic book Nebula has “a lot of varying different roles to play over the course of a lot of different titles,” suggesting perhaps that her next appearance may be somewhere other than Guardians 2.
The president also teased the inevitable Avengers/Guardians meeting, saying “Who knows if and when these guys would ever connect, but it is fun thinking about, how would Steve Rogers react to Rocket? Or, you’re right, Drax couldn’t even have a conversation with Tony Stark!”
Guardians of the Galaxy is in theaters now, with the sequel announced for a 2017 release.
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