“I almost don’t want to say anything,” said Chris Pratt when asked for details about “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” by Entertainment Weekly’s Jess Cagle (watch above). “All you need to know is that I cried when I read the script. It’s really fun, but there’s also some genuine deep emotion.”
Pratt plays Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, a space outlaw-turned-hero who in the first film led a rag-tag group of Guardians against the megalomaniacal Ronan the Accuser. According to Pratt the sequel tells “the second half of Peter Quill’s origin story” and takes place “a couple of months” after the events of the first film. Quill is also searching for his father.
Like the first film, the sequel is written and directed by James Gunn, and according to Pratt he’s “the best I’ve ever worked with, and I owe so much to him. Because he knows these characters so deeply now … this is just heightened: bigger and better than the first movie in every way, and that’s saying a lot.”
“Guardians” was a surprise blockbuster when it was released in August 2014, making $773 million at the box office worldwide. So expectations have been set high for the sequel, which opens on May 5. Do you think it will be “bigger and better” than the original as Pratt says? Watch his interview above and discuss this and more with your fellow movie fans in our forums.