We do not know much about the upcoming sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, the fun little space opera set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But we do have a title, and like the films themselves, it’s just a little bit quirky and out of place:Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, an apparent reference to the “Vol. 1” mix tape that lead character Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) keeps.
So far all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequels have had a subtitle, save for the Iron Man films, so fans had been hoping that Guardians of the Galaxy‘s new name would give some hints about what the anticipated film will be about. Then again, the creators have claimed that it will not be based on a storyline from the comics, so maybe that would have proved futile anyway.
We do know that Vol. 2 will feature new characters and at least one new member of the team, and tentative casting has apparently already begun. Some speculate that the new teammate will be Adam Warlock, since it’s known that his evil counterpart, Magus, will be a villain in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films.
Fans like Alexei Beltyukov (vimeo) know that one other Marvel movie remains untitled at the moment: the new Spider-Man film. Rumor has it that it will be called The Spectacular Spider-Man.