Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Sequel Gets an ‘Awesome’ Title

Director James Gunn confirmed the news on Twitter

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn has taken to Twitter to confirm that the sequel’s title will be “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

The title is a reference to Peter Quill’s “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” cassette tape, which plays a prominent role in the first film.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige let the news slip during an interview with Collider, which broke the story.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” grossed $774 million worldwide, silencing Marvel’s few critics. Disney will release “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in theaters on May 5, 2017.