Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy. It is the fifteenth film installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and also the third installment to Phase Three. It is set to be released on May 5, 2017. The film is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as the voice of Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord and Kurt Russell as Ego.
Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2', Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
In 1980, Meredith Quill is courted by Ego, a “spaceman” who shows her an alien seedling he had planted in the woods of Missouri.
Thirty-four years later in 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy – Peter “Star-Lord” Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Baby Groot – are renowned as heroes after defeating Ronan the Accuser. They accept a job from High Priestess Ayesha, leader of the xenophobic, gold-skinned Sovereign, to defend valuable batteries from an inter-dimensional monster, the Abilisk, in exchange for Nebula, whom the Sovereign captured following the Battle of Xandar. Rocket steals several of the Anulax Batteries for himself, and when the Sovereign discover this, they attack the Guardians' ship, the Milano, with their own fleet of Golden Drones. The Milano is heavily damaged and forced to crash-land on a nearby planet, but the Sovereign fleet is single-handedly destroyed by Ego, who reveals himself as Quill's father. Ego invites Quill to return to his home, accompanied by Gamora and Drax. Rocket and Groot remain to repair the Milano and guard Nebula.
Ayesha hires Yondu Udonta, who has been exiled from the greater Ravager community for trafficking children, to recapture the Guardians. Yondu's crew track down the Milano and capture Rocket, but when Yondu shows reluctance to turn Quill over to the Sovereign, Ravager Taserface leads a mutiny with help from Nebula, who tricked Groot into freeing her. Quill, Gamora, Drax and Ego, along with Ego's empathic assistant Mantis, travel to Ego's home, a living planet that is an extension of his body. Ego explains that he is a god-like being called a Celestial, who created a humanoid avatar to travel the galaxy and interact with other species. Quill soon learns he can access and manipulate the power within Ego's planet. Drax becomes friendly with Mantis, who wants to reveal a secret about Ego.
Taserface imprisons Rocket and Yondu aboard the Eclector and turns Groot into a mascot for the crew, while Nebula takes a ship and leaves, planning to track down and kill Gamora, blaming her for the torturous cybernetic enhancements inflicted by her father Thanos. In their imprisonment, Rocket and Yondu discover they are very alike, and Yondu shares his low opinion of Ego, who originally hired Yondu's Ravagers to deliver Peter after his mother's death. Groot attempts to steal a new control fin for the Yaka Arrow to aid an escape attempt, and is helped by Kraglin Obfonteri, a Ravager loyal to Yondu. Together, Rocket, Groot, Yondu and Kraglin escape in a detachable section, and engage in a risky space maneuver to reach Ego's planet in time to help Quill. Taserface alerts the Sovereign of the escape, before Yondu kills him and the Ravager mutiny.
Nebula arrives at Ego's planet and tries to kill Gamora. Gamora survives and reaches an uneasy truce, and together, she and Nebula explore the caverns beneath Ego's planet and discover hundreds of skeletal remains. Ego reveals his master plan to Quill: he travelled the universe and planted seedlings on thousands of worlds that would terraform them into new extensions of Ego, but he needed a second Celestial's power to activate the seedlings, so he conceived children with hundreds of women all across the galaxy and hired Yondu's Ravagers to collect them. Every other child was killed when they proved unable to access Celestial power, but Quill can harness the power, and Ego uses him to activate all the seedlings, which begin their terraforming that will eventually consume every world and every person. Quill is hypnotised by Ego's power until Ego reveals he deliberately caused the death of Quill's mother, prompting Quill to fight back.
Mantis informs Gamora, Drax and Nebula of Ego's plan just as Rocket, Groot, Yondu and Kraglin arrive. Reunited, the Guardians fight their way through a fleet of Sovereign drones, as well as Ego himself, to reach the core of Ego's planet where a thick shell protects Ego's brain. Groot plants a bomb made from the stolen Sovereign batteries on Ego's brain, and most of the Guardians escape while Quill remains to battle his father using his access to Ego's celestial power. When the bomb explodes, Ego dies and the planet collapses, but Yondu sacrifices himself to save Quill. Later, Nebula reconciles with Gamora but chooses to leave anyway. The Guardians give Yondu a traditional Ravager funeral by releasing a string of fireworks, and dozens of Ravager ships arrive to pay their respects.
In a series of post-credits scenes: Kraglin takes up Yondu's telekinetic arrow and control fin; Ravager leader Stakar Ogord is moved by the death of Yondu, his friend and former teammate, and reunites with fellow ex-teammates Charlie-27, Aleta Ogord, Mainframe and Krugarr; Ayesha is seen with a birthing machine, containing a man inside named Adam, in response to her fellow Sovereign questioning her about said machine ;Groot continues growing back to normal size, exhibiting typical teenage behaviour in the process; and an old astronaut discusses his experiences on Earth with a group of Watchers.
- Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora
- Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
- Vin Diesel as Baby Groot (voice)
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon (voice)
- Pom Klementieff as Mantis
- Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri / Rocket Raccoon (motion capture)
- Kurt Russell as Ego
- Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha
- Chris Sullivan as Taserface
- Steve Agee as Gef
- Tommy Flanagan as Tullk
- Evan Jones as Wretch
- Jimmy Urine as Halfnut
- Stephen Blackehart as Brahl
- Mike Escamilla as Scrote (uncredited)
- Joe Fria as Oblo
- Terence Rosemore as Narblik
- Blondy Baruti as Huhtar
- Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord
- David Hasselhoff as Ego (alternative form)
- Ving Rhames as Charlie-27
- Michelle Yeoh as Aleta Ogord
- Unknown Actor as Krugarr (uncredited)
- Miley Cyrus as Mainframe (voice, uncredited)
- Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex
- Laura Haddock as Meredith Quill
- Stan Lee as Watcher Informant
- Seth Green as Howard the Duck
- Glenn Close as Irani Rael (deleted scene)
- Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster (cameo, end credits)
- Fred the Dog as Cosmo (cameo, end credits)
- Nathan Fillion as Simon Williams (deleted scenes)
- St. Charles, Missouri
- Germany (mentioned)
- Quantum Asteroids Field
- Iron Lotus
- Ego's Planet
- Rainers Planet
- Easik Planet
- Battle on Sovereign
- Skirmish with the Sovereign
- Attack on Berhert
- Escape from the Eclector
- Battle on Ego's Planet
- Kidnapping of Peter Quill (mentioned)
- Battle of Xandar (mentioned)
- Star-Lord's Helmet
- Quad Blasters
- Drax the Destroyer's Knives
- Yondu Udonta's Fin
- Yaka Arrow
- Anulax Batteries
- Holographic Space Suits
- Robot Courtesans
- Golden Drones
- Infinity Stones (mentioned)
- Power Stone (mentioned)
- Atomic Bomb (mentioned)
- Simon Williams' filmography (deleted scene)
- Tony Stark
- Haxan 2
- Oh, Rebecca
- Toxic Janitor 2
- Dead Before Arrival
- Laser Drill
- Star Blasters
- Ego's Ship
- Stakar Ogord's Ship
- Flora colossus
- Berhert Birds
- Berhert Arachnids
- Foxes (mentioned)
- Monkeys (mentioned)
- Rats (mentioned)
- Raccoons (mentioned)
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Priestesses of the Sovereign
- Yondu Ravager Clan
- Stakar Ravager Clan
- Charlie-27 Ravager Clan
- Aleta Ravager Clan
- Nova Corps
- Stakar Ogord's Team
- Dairy Queen
- Tivan Group (mentioned)
- Kree Empire (mentioned)
- Federal Express (mentioned)
- Drax's Father
- Drax's Mother
- Yondu Udonta's Father
- Yondu Udonta's Mother
- Adam Warlock
- Knight Rider
- Mary Poppins
- Heather Locklear
Behind the Scenes
- Before Kevin Feige announced the change on October 28, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was slated for July 28, 2017.
- On June 2, 2015, James Gunn revealed on his Twitter account that the first draft of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been done.
- In a live periscope session, James Gunn confirmed that Tyler Bates would return to score Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
- Via Facebook, James Gunn confirmed on February 17, 2016, that principle photography had begun and that Kurt Russell would play Peter Quill's father, but not J'son of Spartax.
- On April 16, Gunn confirmed that both John C. Reilly and Benicio del Toro will not return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. as Rhomann Dey and the Collector respectively.
- On May 11, Kurt Russell officially finished shooting his scenes.
- On June 10, Pom Klementieff announced she officially finished shooting her scenes.
- On June 14, Zoe Saldana had officially finished shooting her scenes.
- On June 17, Chris Pratt officially finished shooting his scenes. He and James Gunn announced the presence of the cast of the movie at San Diego Comic-Con.
- On July 23, 2016, at the San Diego Comic-Con, names to many of the Ravagers were announced, along with the first piece of footage. The cast assemblage ended with the revelation that Kurt Russell would portray Ego the Living Planet, solving the mystery of the parentage of Peter Quill.
- As Ego the Living Planet was officially considered a Fantastic Four character, the movie rights to the character initially belonged to Fox. On November 14, 2016, Paul Wernick and James Gunn revealed that Marvel Studios had agreed a deal where Fox would surrender the movie rights to Ego in exchange for being allowed to alter Negasonic Teenage Warhead's powers (intending to use the character in Deadpool). James Gunn admitted that had no deal been reached, he had no back-up plan in regards to Quill's parentage.
- This is one of the few movies to not take place in the year it was released. In fact, it tooks place months, after the first film, which took place in 2014. The other movies are Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger (except for the present part), Iron Man 3 and Doctor Strange.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Original Motion Picture Score
- Awesome Mix Vol. 2
|Hooked on a Feeling||Blue Swede||
|Fox on the Run||The Sweet||
|The Chain||Fleetwood Mac||
|Suffragette City||David Bowie||
|Come A Little Bit Closer||Jay and the Americans||
"It's Showtime" Spot.
|Flash Light||Parliament||"Greatest Pilot" Clip|
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- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on Wikipedia.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the Internet Movie Database.
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