2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy" was a massive hit. Even before the movie managed to pull in close to $800,000,000 at the box office worldwide, we knew there was going to be a sequel (even before the movie hit theaters we knew there was going to be a sequel). Now that sequel has a name.
On Monday, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige let it slip to Collider that the much-anticipated sequel will be called "Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2," and filming is set to start sometime around February or March 2016.
Details surrounding the sequel have been kept hush, hush, but "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn confirmed the title via Twitter later in the day:
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 29, 2015
"Vol. 2" seems to be a reference to the mix tape that Peter Quill aka Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) mother gave him as a child. And it seems fitting since Gunn told Collider that the sequel would "focus more intensely on some of the characters," and that fans could expect to "learn a lot about fathers."
"Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2" is currently set to hit theaters May 5, 2017.