“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” is ready for take off. The cast gathered for their first table read yesterday, and director James Gunn revealed on Twitter that the script is pretty much ready to go. That includes the end-credits scene.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 27, 2016
Gunn said the post-credits scene, the clip Marvel movies famously roll after making the audience sit through the entire list of people who worked on the film, has already been written. That’s a little different from the past couple of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Ant-Man,” which was released in July, cut comedic scenes that were intended to be the end-credits scene. Instead, director Peyton opted to have footage from “Captain America: Civil War” shown.
“When the dailies came in for the scene which is now the second tag, there was a moment that seemed to really complete the arc in our movie,” Reed told Entertainment Weekly in July. “We know, at the end of the movie, that Falcon is looking for Ant-Man, so now it really made sense to tease Civil War and to tease Ant-Man’s part in Civil War by having that scene with Captain America and Falcon.”
Then there was May's “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The epic superhero team-up didn’t end with a clip. Director Joss Whedon warned fans that he was breaking tradition and no post-credits scene would be there (though that didn’t stop some people from sitting in the theater through the credits just to make sure).
It seems “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has a plan, but fans probably shouldn’t expect scenes from the next Marvel movie. Gunn went the obscure root in the first film and added a scene with Howard the Duck, a lesser-known Marvel character. It isn’t clear exactly what the scene will include, but that’s not too surprising since the movie’s plot hasn’t even been revealed.
Kurt Russell is rumored to play Star Lord’s (Chris Pratt) father, but nothing has been confirmed. Much of the cast from the 2014 film is expected to return, and presumably, viewers will follow Star Lord and his team of misfits on another mission to save the universe.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017.