- Guardians of the Galaxy (Main story and flashback)
- Star-Lord (Peter Quill) (Main story and flashback)
- Gamora (Main story and flashback)
- Drax the Destroyer (Main story and flashback)
- Rocket (89P13) (Main story and flashback)
- Groot (Main story and flashback)
- Mantis (First appearance) (Joins team)
- Yondu Udonta (Main story and flashback) (Joins team) (Death)
- Ego (Only appearance; dies) (Impersonates David Hasselhoff)
- Unnamed Abilisk (Only appearance; dies)
- Taserface's Ravagers
- Taserface (Only appearance; dies)
- Halfnut (Only appearance; dies)
- Brahl (Only appearance; dies)
- Gef (Only appearance; dies)
- Retch (Only appearance; dies)
- Narblik (Only appearance; dies)
- Scrote (Only appearance; dies)
- Vorker (Mentioned) (Full name revealed) (Death)
- Huhtar (Only appearance; dies)
- Unnamed members (Death)
- Meredith Quill (Main story and flashback) (First appearance chronologically)
- Ovette (Mentioned)
- Howard the Duck (Cameo)
- Wal Rus (Painting)
- Stakar Ogord's Ravagers (First appearance)
- Zardu Hasselfraue (Mentioned)
- Thanos (Mentioned)
- Kamaria (Mentioned)
- Stan Lee
- Officer Fitzgibbon (Only appearance; dies)
- Nova Corps
- Peter Quill's Grandfather (Cameo)
- "Adam" (Behind the scenes) (Mentioned)
- Grandmaster (Cameo)
Races and Species:
- Human-Celestial Hybrids
- Flora colossi
- Abilisks (First appearance)
- Andromeda Galaxy
- Earth (Main story and flashback)
- Sovereign (First appearance)
- Berhert (First appearance)
- Contraxia (First appearance)
- Iron Lotus (First appearance)
- Moon (Mentioned)
- Aakon (First appearance)
- Kree Homeworld (First appearance)
- Arago-7 (First appearance)
- Easik (First appearance)
- Ria (First appearance)
- Drez-Lar (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only) (First appearance)
- Terma (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only) (First appearance)
- A’askavaria (Mentioned)
- Knowhere (Only in flashback)
- Unnamed galaxy
- Ego's Planet (First appearance) (Destruction)
- Andromeda Galaxy
- Star-Lord's Helmet
- Translator Implant
- Anulax Batteries (First appearance)
- Aerorigs (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
- Awesome Mix Vol. 2 (Destroyed)
- Quad Blaster (Main story and flashback)
- Drax's Knives
- Gamora's Sword
- Rocket's arsenal
- Universal Neural Teleportation Network (First appearance)
- Infinity Stones (Mentioned)
- Power Stone (Mentioned)
- Sony Walkman (Main story and flashback) (Destroyed)
- Space Suit (First appearance)
- Yaka Arrow Controller (Destroyed)
- Prototype Fin Yaka Arrow Controller (First appearance)
- Yaka Arrow
- Microsoft Zune (First appearance)
- '79 Ford Cobra Mustang (First appearance)
- Milano (Main story and flashback) (Destroyed)
- Sovereign Drone Ships (First appearance) (Destroyed)
- Ego's Ship (First appearance) (Destruction)
- "Talking Car" (Knight Industries Two Thousand) (Mentioned)
- Star Blasters (Cameo)
- Ravager's mining craft
- Ravager armada
The Guardians of the Galaxy work to protect the batteries of the Sovereign from invaders. Rocket steals some of the batteries and the Sovereign armada attempts to get them back. The Guardians struggle as they fly through an asteroid field, but another armada meets them on the other side. A mysterious ship appears and destroys this new armada. The mysterious ship locates the Guardians and the ship's pilot reveals himself as Ego, the father of Peter Quill. Ego invites Quill, Gamora, and Drax to his home planet. Rocket and Groot stay behind to repair their ship and guard Gamora.
Ayesha, the leader of the Sovereign, hires Yondu Udonta and his crew to recapture the Guardians. Yondu's lieutenant Taserface takes over the ship and imprisons Rocket and Yondu. Baby Groot helps them escape.
Ego explains his background as a Celestial to Quill and they start bonding as father and son. Quill starts learning how to control his powers as a half-Celestial. Meanwhile, Drax meets Ego's empath, Mantis, who eventually warns him that Ego has been killing off his other progeny. Ego explains to Quill that he, unlike his other progeny, has inherited Celestial powers. Ego tells Quill about his "purpose" in living as an immortal being, to terraform other planets into extensions of himself. Ego tries to enlist Quill to this purpose, but Quill resists when he learns that Ego killed his mother.
While Quill battles his father, the Guardians work to plant a bomb at the core of the planet Ego. The bomb kills Ego and the planet disintegrates. Yondu sacrifices himself to save Quill.
- Vin Diesel as Groot (credited as "Baby Groot")
- Director James Gunn does the motion capture for Baby Groot
Additionally, Gregg Henry and Seth Green reprise their roles from the first film as Peter Quill's grandfather and Howard the Duck, respectively. Evan Jones, Jimmy Urine, Stephen Blackehart, Steve Agee, Joe Fria, Terence Rosemore, and Mike Escamilla portray the Ravagers Retch, Halfnut, Brahl, Gef, Oblo, Narblik, and Scrote, respectively. Michael Rosenbaum, Ving Rhames, Michelle Yeoh, and Miley Cyrus portray Martinex, Charlie-27, Aleta Ogord, and Mainframe, respectively, all of whom are members of Stakar and Yondu's old Ravager team (an adaptation of the 1969 incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy). Frequent James Gunn collaborator Rob Zombie has another voiceover role in the film. Stan Lee makes a cameo in the film. Fred the Dog and Jeff Goldblum appear in photographs during the end credits of the film as Cosmo and the Grandmaster, respectively.
- The film was originally scheduled for release on July 28, 2017. After the commercial success of the first film, they moved this up to a May 5, 2017 release date.
- The title of the film was accidentally leaked by Kevin Feige while doing press for Ant-Man. Director James Gunn confirmed the film's title shortly afterwards on his Facebook page.
- It was earlier reported that Benicio del Toro would reprise his role as the Collector, but del Toro himself has since confirmed he was not expected to return for the sequel.
- Also, Gunn confirmed that Glenn Close would reprise her role as Nova Prime Irani Rael in the film, but she does not make an appearance, nor are the Nova Corps heavily featured.
- The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 90th Academy Awards.
- With a worldwide total box office gross of about $863 million, this film became the 8th-highest-grossing film of 2017.
- The film rights to Ego the Living Planet belonged to 20th Century Fox when James Gunn was writing the script. Marvel Studios struck a deal with the studio that allowed them to use Ego in the film, while 20th Century Fox was given creative freedom over the power set of Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the film Deadpool.
- The magic that Krugarr conjures up is visually similar to the magic conjurations in Doctor Strange.
- Nathan Fillion shot a cameo appearance as Simon Williams, but the footage was ultimately cut from the final film. Thus, this is the only James Gunn film that does not feature Nathan Fillion.
- Characters from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (film)
- Other things related to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (film)
- Film Gallery: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (film)
- Images from the film
Links and References
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
- Keyes, Rob (3 June 2015). 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Has Fewer Characters, One New. Screen Rant. Retrieved on 29 June 2015.
- Gunn, James (17 February 2016). . @PomKlementieff is playing Mantis. As for the rest, you’ll have to wait.. Twitter. Retrieved on 17 February 2016.
- I thought I’d share with you guys what we shared with everyone there.. Facebook (23 July 2016). Retrieved on 23 July 2016.
- Kroll, Justin (26 February 2016). 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Adds 'Sons of Anarchy's' Tommy Flanagan. Variety. Retrieved on 26 February 2016.
- Gunn, James (12 January 2017). Two of the best actors (& Ravagers) I’ve ever worked with - @SullivanTweet (Taserface) & @TommyFlanagan (Tullk).. Retrieved on 14 January 2017.
- Marvel Entertainment (19 April 2017). Part 1- Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Red Carpet Premiere. Retrieved on 19 April 2017.
- Sneider, Jeff (15 December 2015). Kurt Russell Eyed to Play Chris Pratt's Dad in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' (Exclusive). The Wrap. Retrieved on 13 February 2016.
- Cook, Justin (2 February 2016). Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 adds Steve Agee. Flickering Myth. Retrieved on 13 February 2016.
- Derisz, Ricky (26 July 2016). The Ravagers Could Be A Bigger Threat In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2': Meet The Team To Find Out Why. Movie Pilot. Retrieved on 27 July 2016.
- Hayes, Britt (17 March 2017). ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Director James Gunn Teases Sylvester Stallone and Michael Rosenbaum’s Big Mystery Roles. ScreenCrush. Retrieved on 17 March 2017.
- Gunn, James (22 February 2017). It isn’t a James Gunn film without @RobZombie’s voice!!. Retrieved on 23 February 2017.
- McLean, Tom (28 October 2014). Marvel Studios Event. Newsarama. Retrieved on 23 May 2016.
- Gunn, James (29 June 2015). Yes, the official title of the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.. Retrieved on 29 June 2015.
- Goldberg, Matt (7 October 2015). 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': Zoe Saldana Confirms Benicio Del Toro Will Return. Collider. Retrieved on 8 October 2015.
- Lesnick, Silas (11 January 2016). Don't Expect the Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. ComingSoon.net. Retrieved on 11 January 2016.
- Gunn, James (17 February 2016). Official photography on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has started, and I couldn't be more stoked.. Retrieved on 17 February 2016.
- 2017 Yearly Box Office Results. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 25 February 2018.
- Eggertsen, Chris (14 November 2016). Ryan Reynolds And Paul Wernick Talk ‘Deadpool’ Sequel And The Surprising Link To ‘Guardians 2’. Retrieved on 2 May 2017.
- Gunn, James (21 April 2017). . @NathanFillion was Simon Williams in some movie POSTERS in a scene cut from the movie. It was a way to have fun with one of my best pals.. Retrieved on 1 May 2017.