I missed Comic-Con this year, and since Marvel hasn't released all of the footage online that they showed during their presentation, only the people who were in Hall H that Saturday night got to see footage from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I know Doctor Strange is coming up next and Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War are all on the horizon, but right now I think Guardians 2 is my most anticipated movie of the studio's immediate upcoming slate. I loved the first film, and with the returning cast, returning writer/director James Gunn, and new additions like Kurt Russell, I'm dying to see what happens to those intergalactic misfits.
In a new interview with Collider, Russell talked about the feeling while he was on set (playing Peter Quill's father, a humanoid version of Ego the Living Planet), praised the complexity of the film's story, and more.
“Well, I’m doing the #2 one, right? So I was really impressed that all of the people on the set were so excited because they felt this was so much stronger than the first one, that they really knew what they were doing and the story itself was strong. That pervaded the set. James and everybody else felt like ‘We got our sea legs on the first one, now we can really go.’”
“I was impressed with the stuff that I saw at Comic-Con, but they didn’t show you everything [laughs]. It’s a very complex story, and they really get into it. This is going to be one of the more—probably for Marvel, it’s more connected to human issues, family issues, parental issues, and issues that sons and daughters have with their moms and dads and their family tree, where they come from. I just think it’s going to be an interesting— Peter’s character in this one, he’s got dilemmas and he’s got decisions to make that are not just about whether to save that thing or that person. This is about finding out who you are, where you come from, and where you’re going.”
The personal aspects of the first Guardians movie are a big part of why that movie works so wonderfully, and I'm excited to hear that Gunn kept that aspect alive in the sequel. Anyone else have this as their most anticipated Marvel Studios movie of the upcoming slate?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.