Josh Brolin recently met with Marvel executives to uncover the trajectory of his CGI character Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and while it’s uncertain which films the mad titian will appear in throughout Phase 3, we now know the supervillain will not expose his wrath in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.’
Director James Gunn has safely guarded the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel plot but this week he took a gamble on exposing some details when he revealed Thanos has no role in the film. Fielding a question by a fan on Facebook asking if there will be more Thanos in the sequel, Gunn replied, “No. He's not in the film.”
Hinting at the tone of the film, Gunn added, “There's no sadness. I chose the story to tell in Vol. 2 because it's the story I wanted to tell! It just happens not to include Thanos. And I've answered honestly because I've answered it before.” Gunn once again confirmed the film will “explore the relationships between all the primary characters” and promised the sequel will be a success. “One of the reasons so many sequels are worse is that the characters stop changing and learning about themselves,” Gunn tweeted.
Gunn is currently in Atlanta with the cast and crew of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ where filming is set to get underway in preparation for the film’s May 5, 2017 release. Chris Pratt reprises his leading role as Peter Quill/ Star-Lord joining Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax and Michael Rooker as Yondu. Bradley Cooper also returns to voice Rocket Raccoon alongside Vin Diesel as Groot.