** SPOILERS for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ahead - read at own caution**
The extravaganza that is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 saw many of the favorites from the original back to their old hijinks. From Star-Lord to Drax, Groot, Rocket and Gamora. But it was the inclusion of new faces in the feature and those that were teased in the 5 post-credit scenes that grabbed most of the attention.
One of which was Sylvester Stallone as the Ravager Stakar Ogrod, debuting in the MCU for the very first time. Confronting his former colleague Yondu (Michael Rooker), we saw what the Original Guardians looked like in the form of Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames), Aleta Ogrod (Michelle Yeoh), Martinex (Michael Rosenbaum) and Mainframe (Miley Cyrus).
Opening the possibility of a spinoff or further exploration in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Marvel's own Kevin Feige was asked by Collider about Stallone's crew and what role they might be playing down the track.
KF Non-Commital On Sly's Guardians Future
As if to have a bet each way, Feige offered a vague assurance to say that Marvel have created something special in Vol. 2, but would not put on the record one way or the other if the Original Guardians will be prominent players beyond the 2017 title.
“It’s always a bit of both," he said. "It’s always, we do it because it’s fun in the moment and it’s fun as a potential sneak of what’s to come. I think all things being equal, I think James and everybody at Marvel would love to see the continued adventures in some aspect, whether it’s a large part in a future movie or as James just said to somebody else, a Howard the Duck level appearance down the line of any or all of those original guardians. But really the most important immediate thing for us really just to establish and showcase that yes, those Original Guardians, though they may never call themselves that in our movie mythology, but they exist.”
Post-Credits Are Simply Fun For Gunn
As if to use them to test the waters for the audience, director James Gunn did not put too much stock into these scenes. For the filmmaker, he believes it gives Marvel and Disney the opportunity to build on something and have an option up the sleeve if and when they choose to use it.
“With all of the post-credit scenes in this movie, they’re all funny and fun, and most of them are things that we hope to see continuing on in the MCU, whether that’s in supporting roles in future movies, or whatever. I think it would be great to see those things and those characters show up.”
An Original Guardians spinoff with Sly and co. would be amazing. Make it happen guys!