Director James Gunn has announced that his sequel to last year’s Guardians Of The Galaxy is simply titled Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.
Marvel President Kevin Feige appeared to reveal the film’s title by accident while promoting Ant-Man last week, and now Gunn has confirmed it. “Yes, the official title of the sequel to Guardians Of The Galaxy is Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.,” Gunn wrote on Facebook. “Kevin Feige recently let the title slip while doing Ant-Man press, which I’m really happy about because God knows I’ve let more than one thing slip accidentally while chattering away on this FB page.”
He then added: “Also, hats off to some intrepid fans who figured out the title a couple of days after I posted the cover page [of the script on Facebook]. More than one person guessed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – I wanted so badly to give you props at the time, but knew I had to wait.”
Gunn, who co-wrote and directed the first Guardians Of The Galaxy film, also confirmed recently that he has completed the first draft of his script for the sequel. Marvel has given Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. a release date of May 5, 2017.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan and Sean Gunn are all confirmed to be reprising their roles from the first film. Released in August 2014, Guardians Of The Galaxy became a sizeable success at the global box office, grossing a shade under $775 million (£492 million) at cinemas worldwide.