At one point during IGN's interview with James Gunn this week, the Guardians of the Galaxy director had expressed interest in other cosmic Marvel characters beyond his titular ragtag team. And given one Celestial (and the severed head of another) appeared in the first movie, Gunn was asked if he'd like to explore more of the ancient giant species in the 2017 sequel.
"Maybe at some point, yeah," he replied. "I mean, I love that guy (Eson the Searcher) that we see in the Collector's lab. I love that character. I think he's really cool. The visual effects artists did a great job with him, and they were given a pretty big task, to create this character in a short amount of time and put him in there. Yeah, I like that stuff, the Celestials. I like the whole idea that the Guardians are a bunch of mortals playing in the field of gods. It's really about their mortality in the face of all that stuff that makes it both dramatic and fun."
An ancient race that will certainly be explored in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is the one belonging to Peter Quill's father. However, James Gunn tells IGN that he does not want the mystery character's revelation to be the center of the sequel.
"It's funny, I don't want to blackbox it too much," he said. "You know what I mean? Yeah, it's like, we'll find out who is dad is, and it's going to serve the story. It's not going to be something like in the Crying Game, though, where the big thing was, 'He has a penis!' [or The Sixth Sense's big twist]. I don't want to do that. It's not about the revelation of who it is; it's about what his relationship is to that character." When asked if the revelation will have an impact on the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gunn said, "Yeah, I think it's important."
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Interview via: IGN