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‘Guardians Vol. 2’ Has Expanded Character Arcs

Though the Marvel Cinematic Universe features an army of heroes, each film tends to focus on the journey of one specific character.

Even with a whole team involved Guardians of the Galaxy was Peter’s story. In the upcoming sequel director James Gunn looks to switch that up by giving everyone a personal arc.

In an interview with CinemaBlend, Gunn described what fans can expect for each member of the team.

Gamora’s story will focus on the truth behind her relationship with sister Nebula.

“It’s about Nebula’s relationship with her sister Gamora, and how that’s not all that we saw in the first movie,” Gunn explained. “It’s a lot deeper and more complicated than that. We thought in the first movie that Gamora was the good guy, and Nebula’s the bad guy, but that really isn’t the whole story.”

In Rocket’s case he lost his one true friend at the end of the first movie, so he’s probably still searching for a new connection.

“I think it’s a story about this poor little Rocket, who is in search of a father and in search of a somebody to give a shit, who cannot find it, and maybe does a little bit with Michael Rooker’s character (Yondu),” Gunn said.


Though Drax the Destroyer is a big, scary warrior, he’s defined by the tragic loss of his family.

“It’s about Dave Bautista and Mantis together, who become on the one hand close friends, and then on the other hand she’s a surrogate daughter for the daughter that was murdered,” said Gunn.

Already one of the film’s most popular characters, Baby Groot is also the most vulnerable teammember.

“And of course Baby Groot’s relationship with all of them, they are the worst parents in the entire world! Who else brings a two-year-old son into a giant battle with a giant monster? Terrible parents,” said Gunn.

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff and Kurt Russell, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 flies into theaters May 5.

Source: Comic Book Resources

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