When Director James Gunn first wanted to do a Guardians of the Galaxy film Marvel execs were apprehensive.
Think about it. We know who Avengers like Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk and more are, but here we have 5 people/aliens who aren’t the good guys that more importantly, people didn’t grow up with. Trailers came out, people loved them, and the film grossed 333 million dollars domestically, making it the 5th highest grossing Marvel film (top among the introduction films).
So what now? Obviously, the fans would want a sequel, so how do you give them one that has the same feelings of the first film, but continue the story? ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the story a couple of months after the first, only Peter Quill is trying to find his father, and all of the Guardians are trying to grow as people (or trees or mech-racoons, or whatever).
In the above interview go behind the scenes where Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige goes more in depth about the popularity of the original film, Director James Gunn talks about where he wanted to take the sequel, Dave Bautista tells us what he (and others) love about Drax, Zoe Saldana discusses the characters development, Vin Diesel says what he loves about Groot and Rocket’s relationship, Bradley Cooper talks about why he loves both films, and Chris Pratt tells us what we’re in for with this story as well as how this film is better than the first.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 releases May 5, 2017.