James Gunn Explains Those Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Post-Credits Scenes
Any fan worth their salt knows about the five scenes that were interspersed throughout the end credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But there has been some confusion as to what it all means. James Gunn, who both wrote for and directed the film, shed some light on what exactly those scenes mean for the future of the series.
Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, indicated to i09 that the appearance of the original Guardians of the Galaxy team, and Ayesha’s pod project – which she named Adam, a reference to Adam Warlock, as per the comics – would not be expounded upon until at least the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy series. Gunn clarified these comments to Cinemablend, explaining that while fans might see something of these characters as early as Vol. 3, they should not bank on that fact.
That’s not to say seeing more of these characters sooner rather than later is completely off the table. Certainly, confirming the appearance of these characters in the next film would be quite a large spoiler, especially with several Marvel films to get through between now and the release of Vol. 3. But the Marvel Cinematic Universe is nothing if not strategic, and these end-credit scenes are definitely laying the groundwork for something. Gunn and company might just understandably be trying to manage expectations while they develop the third film.
As for things we do know for certain, the teenage Groot seen in one of the end-credit scenes will be the one depicted in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. Fans wishing to revisit Groot’s pubescent angst – or any of the end-credit scenes for that matter – can rewatch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, now available via digital download.