io9 is reporting on a video interview James Gunn gave with his Facebook fans, where he dropped a ton of teasers for the second Guardians film. Gunn confirmed that casting for the film was wrapping up, ahead of the 10 month shoot in Atlanta getting underway in February. But otherwise, here’s a few of Gunn’s hints! On a new character potentially joining team Guardians:
I’m not going to give names and I won’t give numbers either, but there will be at least one new character in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
Whether or not comics character Adam Warlock will be in the movie—and whether Warlock could play a part in Avengers: Infinity War:
You guys gotta wait and see… Everything’s going to be different in the ‘Infinity Wars.’ I’m a lot more concerned with ‘Vol. 2’ than I am with ‘Infinity Wars.’ The way the movie [’Vol. 2’] is structured and made – it really is a story unto itself. It’s not about leading up to anything else. It’s about the Guardians and their lives.
And on whether Gunn will continue his involvement with Marvel after the film:
Probably! If the second one does well. You guys will have to go see the second one. There’s a lot of other Marvel cosmic properties that I’d be interested in helping usher to the screen. I talk about it a lot but, if I said too much here, Marvel might track me down and shoot me.
As long as I’m working with Marvel, I’ll probably be working on ‘Guardians’ and ‘Guardians’-related projects.
If you’d like to see the whole 50 minute Q&A in full, here it is below.