As the last Marvel film before Avengers: Age Of Ultron, featuring a rag-tag group of weird characters (a talking raccoon and a tree who can only say his own name) taken from a lesser-known comic, Guardians Of The Galaxy was supposed to be Marvel’s biggest risk; the one film that might actually fail.
Because of that success, a sequel was pretty much inevitable, and indeed their return was actually confirmed at the end of the first movie. It’s scheduled for release on May 5, 2017, the same year that the Marvel/Sony Spider-Man film will be released. The latter may be getting most of the attention, but Guardians Vol. 2 is no less cause for excitement (and rightly so).