As you may be aware, a piece of concept art for the highly anticipated Guardians’ sequel was recently released. I reported on the image which you can read about here.
According to ScreenRant that creature appeared in the teaser trailer shown at San Diego Comic Con. Creator James Gunn revealed more details on the beast and how it relates to the plot in a recent Facebook Q&A. They are certainly proving to be a gold mine for exclusives.
Gunn remarked that the giant beast is: “An Abilisk, a multi-dimensional being, and the Guardians have been hired to fight him.” Although this mission is a minor plot point to reintroduce the characters, a ‘Moby Dick’ style hunt sounds like a really fun idea.
The main plot focusses on Starlord’s elusive estranged father. The identity of the powerful being was always intended to be a known fact for fans going in. That was news to me until today. As a result, Ego the Living Planet was revealed to be Quill’s father in the same Comic Con trailer.