James Gunn has said that he doesn't want any more Earth-based characters on Quill's team. That doesn't mean they can't be in the movie though. Ed Looney (contributor) had very interesting ideas for that. I'll start with characters that I'm 100% certain will be in the film. I will have one oddball. You'll know when you see her.
Michael Rooker made this movie for me! Hahaha I loved it so much and Yondu was such a great character! Now I know he was a Guardian in the comics, I'm not entirely sure if he will be in the MCU or not. I hope so!
I am 100% positive that she will be in this film! We need heroines that aren't just martial artists, we want super heroines that have powers! Quasar will be the second one to fill those shoes (Scarlet Witch is the first). I don't know the plot for the movie yet so I don't know how she will fit into it. I really want to see her and I am pretty sure we will. James Gunn did promise at least two female characters for the film!
Gunn confirmed him right?
Like I said, James Gunn wants no Earth-based characters on the team. Sooo with Richard Rider or Sam Alexander you could make them Xandarian. Whichever one he decides to go with. That, or we could get an MCU original and have another Nova neither Sam nor Richard. I am 100% sure that we will get Nova in some way shape or form.
I have the Avengers logo in the background on purpose guys. She's an Avenger, not a Guardian. Here's why I'm 100% certain that she'll be in the movie: Kevin Feigie said that characters will be in each other's films more. Not as major as [Black Panther](movie:9047) to Captain America 3 though. I think will be Captain Marvel to Guardians 2 will be just a slight cameo.
Princess Lilandra and the Shi'ar
If memory serves, Princess Lilandra rules the Shi'ar Empire. Unlike the Kree and the Skrulls, the Shi'ar are multiple alien species. I've never read any comics with her in them. My only knowledge of her character comes from Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Marvel doesn't have rights to the Skrulls, but they do have the Shi'ar. Just something to get out there.
If you have the Princess, you need her villain. Same here, I only know her from that one video game. I think Lilandra should be in deep and Quill decides to save the day.
I am 100% sure that Korvac will be a villain if not the main one. He is powerful, I haven't read any Guardians comics, I only know him from the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Ultimate Spider-Man. From what I've seen, he's like the Guardians' Ultron.
End Credit Scene goes to the...
I am 100% sure that these guys will be teased in the end credit scene. No words need to be spoken lol if you just have Black Bolt in that chair for about a minute....oh man that would be cray cray! Their film comes out after the first part of [The Avengers: Infinity War](movie:738027). I don't think that their film will be an origin one either. Am I wrong to think that James Gunn would want to take on the Inhumans?