Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has teased that the sequel will be “more emotional” – and paradoxically both “bigger” and “smaller”.
Speaking to Collider at the Saturn Awards, James said: “It’s both a bigger movie and a smaller movie, because we focus more intensely on some of the characters.
“We get to learn a lot about fathers in the second movie, and I think that we focus a lot on that.”
The second instalment of the Marvel box office hit will also feature the contents of Awesome Mix Vol. 2, the cassette unwrapped by Star-Lord – played by Chris Pratt – at the end of the first film.
Awesome Mix Vol. 1, which was released as the soundtrack, was the US’s second best-selling soundtrack album of 2014 – second only to Frozen.
James finished the first draft of the script earlier this month, but the title remains a secret.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is set to release May 2017