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'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel to have strong plot for women

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Filmmaker James Gunn says his upcoming sequel of "Guardians of the Galaxy" will have prominent storylines for the film's female characters.

The director, who took to his page on International Day of the Girl, lamented the trope of the sole strong female character in movies.

"I am sick of stories where there are a bunch of fully realized male characters and one female character, whose primary characteristic is simply being 'the girl' or the personality-less object of some man's affections. I'm not sick of this because I'm politically correct - those of you who know me know I am far from that - but because it's boring.

"Likewise, I don't think only making female characters 'strong' is a fix either - you see her all the time these days, the perfect female warrior, who is a reaction to the stories of the past, but who is equally as boring and one-dimensional," Gunn wrote.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," will see Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, returning to reprise their roles.

The movie is set to theaters on May 5, 2017.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 08:28 IST