Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally here and although it has split audiences and critics alike, it hasn’t stopped the movie from raking in the money at the box office. With Avengers: Infinity War set for release next year we’ve recently learned that the wild bunch of mercenaries will have a slightly altered dynamic due to 4 years having passed since the events of Volume 2.
It was recently revealed by Kevin Feige and James Gunn that the sequel takes place just a few months after the original which chronologically puts the movie between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
However, if you’ve recently watched the sequel then many fans will be aware of a considerable plot hole within the MCU. Now sometimes plot holes are only minor inconsistencies which rarely need to be thought about however with the MCU priding itself on connectivity, then this particular plot hole flares up like a sore thumb. If you’ve not watched the movie and would like to avoid spoilers – then I’d advise you to stop reading!
Still here? Great! The opening of Vol. 2 sees a youthful Ego on Earth in 1980 Missouri with Meredith Quill. With romance in the air, Ego takes her deep into the forest and plants one of his expansion pods (not a euphemism, you dirty bugger) into the Earth. Later on in the final act of the movie, Ego activates all of the expansion pods he’s planted around the galaxy which causes a huge blob-like liquid to rampage through various towns and cities on a number of different planets.
Obviously, if it wasn’t for Peter Quill stopping him, Earth would have been ravaged by the strange goo like substance which begs the question – where were the Avengers and why has the event not been referenced in any of the other movies?
The answer is simple! The movie was only written a couple of years ago and has just been released – however, with the MCU being so connected, it’s strange that a potentially catastrophic event which caused great devastation in Missouri has been left un-referenced. Now this could be brought up in Infinity War – as it’s the only logical way of referencing such a plot point, however – if it is left without a reference, then it will be a little odd how a celestial disaster has gone under the radar.
With Phase 3 of the MCU gearing up to an epic climax, we’ve still got a number of great films to look forward too with Spider-Man: Homecoming hitting theaters on July 5th, 2017.
What did you make of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Did you notice this potential plot hole? Or do you think that people should just enjoy the movie for what it is? Sound off down below!
Source: Screen Rant