Marvel Studios’ movies are known for their post-credits sequences that tease what’s to come. Since Marvel producer Kevin Feige said that the post-credits sequence is not mandatory and are merely for fun, some have speculated that Guardians of the Galaxy might not have one at all. But according to a few sources, director James Gunn is currently doing re-shoots for Guardians of the Galaxy in Los Angeles.
Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista are the only actors confirmed for the re-shoots, but a few clues have surfaced that suggest Gunn might be shooting the post-credits sequence for Guardians of the Galaxy. From @GuardGalaxy:
J. Gunn on reshoots: “Anything you want you didnt get? Go for it. Something to make the movie better? Do it. Cool cameo idea? Bring ’em in.”
— Guard The Galaxy (@GuardGalaxy) March 14, 2014
Furthermore, leaked production photos from NukeTheFridge.com point to the possibility of S.H.I.E.L.D. getting involved with Guardians of the Galaxy. The images appear to feature a warehouse full of military vehicles with SHIELD logos on them. However, they could also be from ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply a warehouse full of Marvel props. File these images under speculation and take this with a grain of salt until Guardians of the Galaxy opens this August.
John C. Reilly plays Rhomann Dey of the Nova Corps in Guardians, a “human agent who serves as a go-between, keeping the Guardians in line and reporting to S.H.I.E.L.D. about their activities.” This would most likely be how Guardians of the Galaxy would tie-in with the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It would also be interesting to see Kevin Feige introduce S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient World Observation and Response Department) into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. S.W.O.R.D. is an an offshoot of S.H.I.E.L.D. that oversees space exploration and alien activity (also worth noting: Avengers director Joss Whedon introduced the agency into the comic books). It might be too confusing to have two different organizations with similar acronyms, so I wouldn’t be surprised if S.W.O.R.D. and S.H.I.E.L.D. were streamlined into one agency in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Guardians follows Peter Jason Quill, a half-human, half-alien who is at the center of a galaxy-wide manhunt after he steals a mysterious orb, which is believed to be an Infinity Gem. Once he’s caught and sent to space prison, he tries to escape by building an alliance with a group of misfits and outlaws. When the new team learns about the orb’s true power, they must work together to keep the galaxy safe from Ronan the Accuser and the evil Kree Empire.
Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Benicio del Toro, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, Olivia Lovibond, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close, and opens in theaters everywhere on August 1.