In one day, Marvel will kick the third Phase 3 movie into production as James Gunn and crew are currently in Atlanta. There are plenty of familiar faces from Guardians of the Galaxy set to reprise their roles in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but there are also a few new faces set to debut.

While we wait to learn more about the new additions and the plot of the movie, Gunn revealed a few tidbits of information for the sequel during a Q&A on Facebook. He has previously stated that Thanos is “not really a part of Vol. 2”, but he has now said that he will not be in it at all.

Thanos will not appear in Vol. 2. No. As I’ve said before, Thanos isn’t in this movie. I think he’s gonna have a little bit to do and say when it comes to a certain wars and infinity. We’ve got other fish to fry in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

With no Thanos and no real confirmation on story beats, whatever the Guardians are after or going up against remain a total mystery at this point. I was holding out hope that Adam Warlock could be involved and get his power from one of the remaining Infinity Stones, but that seems unlikely now.

We’re not really so much about the Infinity Stones in Guardians 2. Is that a spoiler? It’s not really a thing.

Every driving force behind the Guardians forming will be absent from the sequel, and with an expanding roster, the threat must be bigger than before. What kind of threat is bigger than a Kree warrior wielding an Infinity Stone, who had previously worked for Thanos? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what Gunn has up his sleeve.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017.

Source: James Gunn.