What’s going on????
Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yet? It is so good, and it came with not one, not two, but FIVE post-credits scenes! You read that right, five! That’s a lot of post-credits scenes and a lot of head-scratcher too for non-hardcore Marvel fans. But no worries, I’m here to explain what those scenes mean, and what’s possibly in store for Guardians Vol. 3.
If you want to find out what I think of the film exactly, you can check out the review here.
And yes, this post contains spoilers from the film. Obviously.
Scene One: Kraglin Practices with Yondu’s Arrow
The first one is simple. Kraglin receives Yondu’s whistle arrow at the end of the film, so he’s now practicing. It’s pretty much clear that we will see Kraglin again the the third film, once he’s gotten better with the arrow.
Scene Two: Stakar Ogord Assembles His Old Team Together
Okay, here’s the first confusing scene to non-hardcore comic fans. Sylvester Stallone’s character is Stakar Ogord, and he is reuniting a group of Ravager captains together, implying that, with Yondu, they were all part of a single team when they were young.
This team here is the original Guardians of the Galaxy from the 1969 comic series. Stallone is Stakar Ogord aka Starhawk, Michelle Yeoh plays Aleta, Starhawk’s adopted sister and ex-wife (yep). Ving Rhames is Charlie-27, genetically engineered human with giant muscle mass. Michael Rosenbaum is Martinex, the crystal-skinned being with the power for ice or heat attacks. And yes, Miley Cyrus voices Mainframe, the computer being with a disembodied red face. Last but not least is Krugarr, the voiceless CGI character.
It’s unknown what it means to MCU yet with the introduction of these characters, but we can expect to see them making some sort of appearance in the next film.
Scene Three: Adam
Okay, the third one is not that confusing. It features Ayesha crafting an ultimate being in a technological cocoon which she dubbed “Adam.”
This is supposed to be Adam Warlock, an important character in the Marvel comics, as he plays a key role in rallying heroes against Thanos, and destroying the gauntlet allowing the Infinity Gems to separate across the galaxy once more.
Director James Gunn mentioned that Adam Warlock is supposed to have a storyline in Guardians of the Galaxy as well, but eventually got written because there are way too many characters (indeed). This is a good sign, as Marvel might give Adam similar storyline, and he might play a role in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.
Scene Four: Teenage Groot
Haha, this one is pretty self explanatory right? Teenage Groot. The only thing to takeaway from this scene is that Groot is probably going to be normal size (or bigger) in Avengers: Infinity War.
Scene Five: Stan Lee and the Watchers Again
The final scene here is the callback to Stand Lee’s cameo in the film itself. The scene features Lee talking to a group of aliens known as the Watchers. They’re an ancient civilization observes the events of the galaxy, but not allowed to interfere at all.
The idea here is that Lee’s various cameos are actually the same person, and he might be a Watcher himself too. However, the scene here only suggest that he might be the same person, but not necessary a Watcher though.