But when the sequel begins, that enthusiasm is strictly in the audience. As we learned on the set of the movie, things are not going smoothly for Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 takes places just a few short months after the end of the first movie.
After defeating Ronan and saving the galaxy, the Guardians are pretty happy with themselves, very cocky, and extremely famous around the galaxy. It’s very volatile place to be. “They’re like a garage band with one hit record,” said Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. They’re hired to help a proud race called the Sovereign but when Rocket betrays and offends their leader, Ayesha, she sets her sights on killing the Guardians. But as we learned on April 22, 2016—day 50 of the film’s shooting—we learned that Ayesha’s vendetta is not the focus of Vol. 2. Instead, it’s all about family.