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For a while, we've been hearing that not all of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 takes place in space. New details courtesy of an extended skit on Jimmy Kimmel over the weekend, however, have given us a few more details that might explain a few things as to why we'll be heading to Earth in the new movie.
In last night's show, Kimmel sent his right-hand-man Guillermo to the set of the movie for a potential cameo role. The clip is mostly behind-the-scenes interactions with the cast of the show, but near the end — at around 6:06 in the video below — we do get to see a tiny little snippet of the movie. And it's super weird.
The brief clip shows a crowd of onlookers using their mobile phones (so it's pretty clearly set on modern day Earth) to photograph a giant, blue blob of alien goop covering a busy town street. The goop suddenly glows bright, and starts engorging everything in its path, flipping cars and causing wanton, blob-based destruction.
We've known for a while that the movie had at least a few Earth-set scenes: mainly because we'd seen set pictures of Nathan Fillion's sneaky cameo as Simon Williams, a.k.a. comic superhero Wonder Man, on various movie posters at a theatre. That, combined with the recent news that Ford would be getting one of its new cars into a scene for the movie as the "official vehicle" of the film, seemed to indicate a trip to Earth.
But still, what the hell is going on here? The blob of goop seems like nothing we've seen from Guardians 2 so far. Is it part of the wider villainous plot, or is it potentially a piece of cosmic tomfoolery that could end up bringing the Guardians to Earth, just in time for Avengers: Infinity War? Whatever it is, it seems pretty far removed from everything else we know about the movie.
Won't be long until we find out what it really is, though — Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theatres May 5.