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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 superhero fantasy adventure film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy and the fifteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the third installment of Phase Three. The film was released on April 25, 2017 internationally and on May 5, 2017 in the United States.
The film is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as the voice of 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.
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. After defeating the Abilisk, 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 Omnicrafts. 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. He reveals to Rocket that he decided to keep Peter safe in his own way, instead of handing him over to Ego. Groot attempts to steal a new Yaka Arrow Controller 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. Yondu sacrifices himself to keep Quill safe, as he has come to view him as an adopted son. Later, Nebula reconciles with Gamora but chooses to leave anyway. The Guardians cremate Yondu's remains and releases his ashes into space. Suddenly, a swarm of Ravager ships appear and surround the Guardians' ship. It turns out that Rocket sent word about Yondu's sacrifice and all the Ravagers came to perform a traditional Ravager funeral for Yondu, signifying his acceptance back into the Ravagers.
Afterwards: Kraglin takes up Yondu’s arrow and controller and tries to master it, only to end up non-fatally impaling Drax; Ravager leader Stakar Ogord is moved by the death of Yondu, his good friend and former teammate, and reunites with his former teammates Charlie-27, Aleta Ogord, Mainframe, Martinex and Krugarr; Ayesha is seen with a Birth Pod, containing a man inside named Adam, in response to her fellow Sovereign questioning her about said machine; years later, Groot continues growing back to normal size, exhibiting typical teenage behaviour in the process; and the Watcher Informant discusses his experiences on Earth along 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 Retch
- 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
- 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)
- Quantum Asteroid Field
- Ego's Planet
- Drez-Lar (computer screen)
- Terma (computer screen)
- A'askavariia (mentioned)
- Battle on Sovereign
- Escape from the Sovereign Fleet
- Attack on Berhert
- Escape from the Eclector
- Ego's Expansion
- Kidnapping of Peter Quill (mentioned)
- Battle of Xandar (mentioned)
- Star-Lord's Helmet
- Quad Blasters
- Translator Implants
- Drax the Destroyer's Knives
- Yaka Arrow Controller
- Anulax Batteries
- Inter-Dimensional Tracker
- Holographic Space Suits
- Nanobot Welder
- Love Bots
- Mini Bombs
- Yaro Roots
- Gear Shift Candies
- Sony TPS-L2 Walkman Headset
- Troll Doll
- Infinity Stones (mentioned)
- Power Stone (mentioned)
- Atomic Bomb (mentioned)
- Simon Williams' filmography (deleted scene)
- 1979 Ford Mustang Cobra
- Laser Drill
- Star Blasters
- Ego's Ship
- Stakar Ogord's Ship
- Flora colossus
- Berhert Arachnids
- Sea-Monkeys (mentioned)
- Foxes (mentioned)
- Monkeys (mentioned)
- Rats (mentioned)
- Raccoons (mentioned)
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Priestesses of the Sovereign
- Stakar Ogord's Team
- Kree Priests
- Nova Corps
- Dairy Queen
- Tivan Group (mentioned)
- Kree Empire (mentioned)
- Federal Express (mentioned)
- Ronan the Accuser (mentioned and sculpture; deleted scene)
- Drax's Father
- Drax's Mother
- Yondu Udonta's Father
- Yondu Udonta's Mother
- Ego's Lovers
- Ego's Children
- Wal Rus (painting)
- Knight Rider
- Star Crash (indirectly mentioned)
- Mary Poppins
- Heather Locklear
- Traffic (deleted scene)
- Thin Lizzy (deleted scene)
- Alice Cooper (deleted scene)
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 movie does not take place in the year it was released, being set mere months after the first film, which took place in 2014. Other MCU movies that do not take place in the year they were released 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.
- This is so far the only Phase 3 film to kill its main villain. This is likely due to it being set in the same time period as the Phase 2 films, between Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron (every Phase 2 film killed its main antagonist).
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Original Motion Picture Score
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: 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||
- ↑ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ Will Be the ‘Final in This Iteration,’ James Gunn Says
- ↑ Synopses For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol.2 And DOCTOR STRANGE Tease "Fan-Favourite" Character Introductions
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Backstage Video
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Director's Audio Commentary
- ↑ James Gunn on Facebook - May 15, 2017
- ↑ SDCC 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Release Date Announced
- ↑ James Gunn on Twitter, 3 June 2015
- ↑ James Gunn on Facebook, 11 May 2016
- ↑ Pom Klementieff on Facebook, 9 June 2016
- ↑ James Gunn on Facebook, 13 June 2016
- ↑ James Gunn on Facebook, 16 June 2016
- ↑ ‘Deadpool’ / ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Character Trade Brought About Ego, the Living Planet
|Captain America: Civil War • Doctor Strange • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 • Spider-Man: Homecoming • Thor: Ragnarok • Black Panther • Avengers: Infinity War • Ant-Man and the Wasp • Captain Marvel • Untitled Avengers Movie|