“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.
Yes, the official title for the @Guardians sequel is GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2. Nice detective work, @colliderfrosty, etc! You got us!
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 29, 2015
“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.