With reporting by Josh Horowitz
In 2017, the biggest idiots in the galaxy will reunite for "Guardians of the Galaxy 2." If that sounds like a really long time from now, that's because it is. It's two frickin' years away. But every once in a while -- when Marvel Studios isn't looking -- we get a little piece of insider information to make the wait a little more bearable.
MTV News caught up with writer-director James Gunn at the world premiere of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and he gave us the scoop on what we can expect from the highly anticipated intergalactic sequel. For starters, more Nebula (Karen Gillan)!
"The characters of Gamora and Nebula and Yondu... those are characters we get to know a little bit more," Gunn said of "Guardians of the Galaxy 2."
According to Gunn, who's currently "at the beginning" of the screenplay phase for the Marvel flick, the sequel will be a "deeper" dive into the characters we know and love. "It's about getting to know the characters a little bit more," he said.
We're excited that Thanos' adopted daughters, Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula, are getting more screen time the second time around. Gamora has found a new family in the Guardians, but what about her angry sister Nebula? She was a stand-out character in the first film, and we're looking forward to her expanded role in the sequel.
As for Yondu (Michael Rooker), his role in "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" will most likely have something to do with the identity of Peter Quill's jackass father. (His words, not ours!)
Whatever happens, we'll have to wait until May 5, 2017 to find out.