By Jonathon Dornbush
June 29, 2015 at 08:44 PM EDT
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Even if the Guardians of the Galaxy can only come up with 12% of a plan, director James Gunn has revealed 100% of the Guardians sequel’s title. The film will be called…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Gunn, who has been hard at work on the film’s script, made the title official on his Twitter and Facebook pages after Marvel’s Kevin Feige let the title slip while discussing Ant-Man with Collider.


“Kevin Feige recently let the title slip while doing Ant-Man press, which I’m really happy about because God knows I’ve let more than one thing slip accidentally while chattering away on this FB page,” Gunn joked on his Facebook page.


The title is a riff on the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Peter Quill listens to in the first film. The film’s soundtrack was key to the experience of making the film and the final product. And with this title, it looks like it’s a safe bet that the Awesome Mix Vol. 2, whatever may appear on it, will likely be just as integral to the sequel.

Gunn recently spoke about the film’s “more emotional” focus, and also teased that “Awesome Mix Vol. 2” will be heard in the upcoming film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will hit theaters on May 5, 2017.

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