Director James Gunn has taken to social media to officially declare the title of his upcoming Marvel sequel; Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2.
On his official social media channels, the director stated:
“Yes, the official title of the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy is Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. 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. Also, hats off to some intrepid fans who figured out the title a couple of days after I posted the cover page. 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.”
The title seems to be a fun spin on Star Lord’s ‘Awesome Mix Volumes’ that made up the soundtrack for the first film. Answering a question on Facebook, Gunn said, “I came up with a LOT of titles for Vol. 2. But because Guardians of the Galaxy is already so wordy, it seemed strange to add another bunch of words after it. I liked Vol. 2 the best, so that’s what I stuck on the cover of the screenplay – and, fortunately, the guys liked it.”
The director refused to give any more hints towards the film or its soundtrack. However, it has recently been reported that Gunn’s first draft of the script made his leading man, Chris Pratt, cry.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 is set to be released in 2017. Watch the trailer for the first film below.