Things to Know From a GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Set Visit

Once again it's that time when websites who were invited by Marvel Studios to visit the set of one of their films all start publishing the same observations and quotes from their visit. Since GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is their next movie to release this summer, similar set visit posts are being published right now across the web.

We here at like to refer to Collider and their set visit posts because they are very in-depth with their coverage. We do not use every single quote and piece of info of their intense list of things they learned while on set last year — as some sites and blogs do, shame on you — but here's a few things we see as being very important information about the sequel.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige on the beginning of the sequel:

“And when we first meet them in the beginning of the movie, they’re on a place called Sovereign where they’ve been asked to help with this giant, sort of inter-dimensional beast that comes out and eats their batteries, their power source, and wreaks havoc on their planet. And the Guardians have been asked to come in and dispatch with that thing, and that’s how our film starts.”

Chris Pratt and director James Gunn on Star-Lord:

“His interaction with the Infinity Stone in the first movie becomes – there’s a thread there that gets pulled in the second movie, like you get to know a little bit more.” Gunn added, “There’s a question as to why Star Lord was able to hold the Infinity Stone and not be completely and immediately destroyed. We learn a little bit more about why that’s the case in this movie.”

Feige on Rocket and Groot's reverse relationship in the sequel:

“Whereas Groot was Rocket’s protector in the first movie, Rocket is Groot’s protector.” He added, “From the moment we were shooting and animating Rocket on Groot’s shoulder, we were saying, ‘Well, in the next one, you know, we’ll reverse it. In the next one, the other way around!’ [Laughs] ‘Wouldn’t that be cool?’ And that’s what we’re doing.”

Gunn on Baby Groot:

"There’s something really cool about him. And he’s funny in the movie. He’s a little jerk too."

Feige on Yondu and the Ravagers:

"We learn that there are many Ravager factions of which Yondu controlled one large faction, and a faction that frankly was not necessarily beloved by the other Ravager factions, in large part because they did things like traffic kids from one place to another."

Feige and Gunn on how Mantis and Ego come into play:

“She comes into the story along with the Kurt Russell character [Ego], and doesn’t know the other characters, and doesn’t know much of the world.” Gunn added, “She works for him basically. That’s it. You know? I think it’s very interesting to watch the relationship between Mantis and the other characters because like them, she’s an outcast.”

Feige on Mantis and Drax:

“I think the relationship between her and Drax is very interesting because they’re both complete odd balls.” Gunn pointed out that she and Drax spend a lot of time together in this story and Bautista added, “At the very core of Drax, he’s really just heartbroken. There’s a real innocence about Drax, and I think Mantis has that as well, and I think that’s probably where the connection would be the most. There’s just a very child-like innocence with both characters.”

Karen Gillan and Zoe Saladana on Nebula and Gamora's relationship:

"We learn a lot about their backstory actually and what happened to these two girls growing up and actually how awful it was for them and how it’s ruined their relationship and they’re sort of just gonna freely talk about it, which has never happened between these two people.” Saldana also added, “… through their relationship you’re getting a closer idea of what Thanos is really about. I think it’s really interesting to open up that window.”

These are just some of the many quotes, hints and pieces of info over on Collider and to read their full set visit, click right here.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 releases in the U.S. on May 5.

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