Director and writer James Gunn has completed the first draft of the script for “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.” In a recent Facebook post, Gunn shared a photo of the first page of the script, which has the film’s title and his name written on it. He captioned the post as, “Phew. After 48 days straight without a day off, the first draft of #GotG2 is done. I'm sorry to all my friends and family who I have ignored.”
Gunn also shared the teaser for the first draft on his Twitter page.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 2, 2015
“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” is the sequel to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the successful 2014 Marvel Cinematic Universe film that starred Chris Pratt. The plot of the sequel has yet to be revealed, but Gunn said in a comment on his Facebook page that he received creative freedom to craft the plot.
“I told Marvel what I wanted to do, and they said okay. They gave me nothing. That said, I already know where things are basically going. But the important thing to me is GotG2 only right now - making it a great movie,” Gunn wrote.
Pratt, who played the lead in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” will reprise his role as Peter Quill/Star-Lord. He confirmed his appearance in the sequel in an interview with GQ. “I’m tied to doing three more, or five more, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ or whatever it is, you know, two more ‘Guardians’ plus another couple,” he said.
He also added that Gunn has discussed the plot with him, which left him “teary eyed.” “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” is set to open May 5, 2017.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” which was released last Aug. 1, was a major critical and commercial hit, making $774.2 million at the box office. It was most successful superhero film of 2014 and garnered much praise for its humorous plot, visual effects and performances by the actors. Gunn had written it with his co-writer Nicole Perlman.