Some potential future plans pertaining to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were dropped recently. After receiving the second installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy, fans are left wondering what’s next? Fortunately, director James Gunn, promoting the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2, mentioned another team that may come into the spotlight. As we recall, the Ravagers were first introduced to fans in the first installment. It wasn’t until the most recent movie that the interstellar crime syndicate gained more exposure.
Who are the Ravagers?
The Ravagers are an interstellar crime syndicate which consists of thieves, smugglers, criminals, mercenaries, and bounty hunters. The Ravagers were divided into numerous factions, each headed by the captain of the faction’s mother ship.
From what we can gather from the GotG movies, Stakar Ogord and the group liberated Yondu Udonta from slavery. Yondu would then become a member of the Ravagers, ultimately commanding his own faction. Later in the movie, we were introduced to the leaders of the Ravagers: Stakar, Aleta, Martinex, Charlie-27, Krugarr, and Mainframe. James Gunn weighs in, saying:
I’m definitely interested in the direction that these characters are headed and their roles in the Marvel Universe. That is not something that we’re dealing with. These are older characters and more criminal than our Guardians. So we’re focusing on that.
They were even given their own solo after-credit scene, hinting that this might not be the last time we see them.
The Ravager’s Cast
While the Ravagers doesn’t have any famous names, it’s important to note that the Guardians of the Galaxy faced the same dilemma until they were in movie theatres. This is actually what triggered Gunn’s intrigue in the team. The Ravagers do, however, have quite an appealing line up of stars to supplement the potential standalone movie. Big names surfaced like Sylvester Stallone, Ving Rhames, Michael Rosenbaum, and Miley Cyrus. These names could help create a few promising movies.
Fans alike hope to see more of the Ravagers in the next GotG installment and after. Gunn says:
It’s always a possibility. I would be excited.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is set to be the last film of the trilogy. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 came out on Digital HD on August 8th, while Blu-Ray and DVD are set to release August 22nd.