Last week a piece of concept art from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 leaked online, and the internet went crazy. What is this mighty beast that the Guardians are attacking? Is this real concept art from the film? According to James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Star Lord and the rest of the Guardians will battle an Abilisk during the sequel.
In an interview during a Facebook Q&A, Gunn talks about big tentacled beast that the Guardians must face:
“That’s an Abilisk, a multi-dimensional being, and the Guardians have been hired to fight him.”
Gunn said that this won’t be the big action sequence in the film though:
“I have a huge battle scene in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which actually started in storyboards before it was a screenplay. I drew it all out first, because I saw it visually in my head.”
He also talked about Groot during this film. Seeing that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 takes place shortly after the events of the first film, not much has changed since we last saw the Guardians.
“Obviously, Baby Groot is much different from Groot in the comics. He’s not just grown Groot; he’s, y’know, different. Don’t expect Baby Groot to do too much changing in the second movie.”
During the sequel we will also meet Star Lord’s father in this film. Played by Kurt Russel, Ego The Living Planet will be Quills father. This will be a slight difference from the comics, where his father is J’son, also known as “Jason of Spartax”, the Emperor of the Spartoi Empire. We know that Guardians 2 will add a few new characters to the team. Mantis and Yandu. In the film, Yandu (Michael Rooker) will have a larger head fin, closer to the way that the character appears in the comics. You can see what the new fin will look like during the film in the images below.
You can check out the entire Q&A here.
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