The official title of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel has been revealed by director James Gunn.
Taking to his Twitter account, Gunn announced the title of the upcoming film will be called Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 29, 2015
“Yes, the official title for the @Guardians sequel is GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2. Nice detective work, colliderfrosty, etc! You got us.”
The sequel is a reference on Star-Lord’s mixtape from Guardians of the Galaxy, which was released as the movie’s official soundtrack, titled Awesome Mix Vol. 1.
Gunn went into more detail about the sequel’s choice of title on his Facebook account.
“Yes, the official title of the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
“[Marvel boss] Kevin Feige recently let the title slip while doing Ant-Man press, which I’m really happy about because God knows I’ve let more than one thing slip accidentally while chattering away on this FB page.
“Also, hats off to some intrepid fans who figured out the title a couple of days after I posted the cover page. More than one person guessed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – I wanted so badly to give you props at the time, but knew I had to wait. For Kevin to mess up. Haha.”
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper are all returning for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, opening on May 5, 2017.