Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 film, and the third in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three. It was produced by Marvel Studios, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film was directed by James Gunn, from a screenplay written by himself, as was the case with the first film, with the same cast. It was intended to be followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020, but was placed on an indefinite hiatus due to The Walt Disney Company learning of several off color jokes Gunn made on Twitter, leading to his firing.
- Tokyo: April 10, 2017
- United States: May 5, 2017
Peter Quill (Star-Lord) discovers the origins of his alien parentage, when he comes into contact with his estranged father, Ego. But Ego's ambitions to reshape the universe in his own image and extinguish all life in the process, leads to an all-out war between him and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Nathan Fillion appeared on posters for a Simon Williams film festival in St. Charles, but was cut. Director James Gunn's intention was to have a cameo for Fillion which could lead to something bigger later on, as in the mainstream Marvel Comics Universe, Williams becomes Wonder Man.
- The Peter Quill and Star-Lord stunt double was Tony McFarr.
- The Gamora stunt double was Lee-Ann Telford.
- The Drax stunt double was Rob de Groot.
- The Nebula stunt doubles were Kelly Richardson and Amy Tuttle.
- The Yondu stunt double was Larry Rippenkroger.
- The Ego stunt doubles were John Casino and Todd Warren.
- The Mantis stunt double was Boni Yanagisawa.
- The Taserface stunt double was Aden Stay.
- The Brahl stunt double was Sean Taylor.
- The Retch stunt double was Jim Palmer.
- Aaron Schwartz was the young Ego facial reference.
- This film confirms that all the cameos from Stan Lee in the previous films are the same character.