In an interview with Collider, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige (accidentally) spilled the beans on the title to the GOTG sequel. Writer/director James Gunn has confirmed the official title as GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, which will begin shooting next February for a May 5, 2017 release. The use of “VOL. 2” is an obvious, but very fun and appropriate play on the “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” soundtrack that was such an integral part of the first film and bolstered its appeal to audiences of all ages.
This is much better than a wordy subtitle given that so many blockbuster franchises are already doing that, plus the words GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY are enough of a mouthful to start a movie title. Gunn’s title selection for his sequel is simple and easy to say or hashtag. Now all he has to do is make a great movie to go with it!