Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 film which takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula and Kurt Russell as Ego.
- Chris Pratt as Star-Lord
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora
- Dave Bautista as Drax
- Vin Diesel as Groot (voice)
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon (voice)
- Michael Rooker as Yondu
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Kurt Russell as Ego
- Pom Klementieff as Mantis
- Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha
- Chris Sullivan as Taserface
- Sean Gunn as Kraglin / Rocket Raccoon (motion capture)
Stan Lee's Cameo
Stan Lee is seen recounting his past travels to the Watchers as the Watcher Informant. Meanwhile, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Yondu and Kraglin zoom past the planet. Lee then continues his story, referring to his cameo in Captain America: Civil War.
Stan Lee - "Oh man. Anyway, before I was so rudely interrupted, at that time, I was a federal express man."
This is technically a continuity error since the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 take place in 2014, while Captain America: Civil War takes place in 2016. However, this could be because the Watcher Informant is able to travel through time.
In a mid-credit scene, the Watchers are seen walking away from Lee, growing bored of his stories. Lee then pleads them to stay as they are his only way home.
Stan Lee - "Hey fellas! Hey, wait! Where ya goin'? Hey, you were supposed to be my lift home! How will I get outta here? Hey, aw gee! I've got so many more stories to tell! Aw, guys. Oh, gee."
This cameo sparked the idea of the Watcher Informant, a traveler who observed events in each MCU film and retold them to the Watchers.This soon became retconned as canon.