In August 2014, director James Gunn and Marvel Studios successfully blew our minds by introducing us to the Guardians of the Galaxy. In 2017, the same ragtag bunch of scoundrels will be back on the big screen, and to say that star Chris Pratt is excited would be very much an understatement.
Pratt posted this picture of Star-Lord's Walkman and Awesome Mix Vol. 2 to his personal Instagram page, and if you read his message you'll notice that he throws in a good number of adjectives to describe just how happy he is to be back on the set of a Marvel Studios film (there are eight just in case you're counting). For me, though, there is one particular line in the memo that stands out:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Is going to be the greatest spectacle film of all time. This is not.... bear with me... using online thesaurus..... Hyperbole! This is not hyperbole!
The first Guardians of the Galaxy was a damn good time, and I would even say one of the best summer blockbusters we've seen... but calling the sequel "the greatest spectacle film of all time" is an impressively bold statement. That being said, I truly, truly hope that he's proven to be 100% correct.
As you may have guessed, Chris Pratt isn't the only person now on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set, and writer/director James Gunn actually posted his own reunion photo of the crew on Facebook:
From left to right, that's Zoe Saldana a.k.a. Gamora, Chris Pratt a.k.a. Star-Lord, James Gunn, Dave Bautista a.k.a. Drax, and Sean Gunn a.k.a. the on-set actor behind Rocket Raccoon. Obviously the two big key players missing are Bradley Cooper (the voice of Rocket) and Vin Diesel (the voice of Groot), but given that they won't actually be performing on set, it's not a huge shock they weren't around for this photo. I'm sure they will eventually turn up, and perhaps we'll even get a photo of it at some point.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now in rehearsals down in Atlanta, Georgia, and filming is scheduled to begin in the next few months. Of course, after that we wait for the arrival of the greatest spectacle film of all time to hit theaters on May 5, 2017. We will surely be hearing a hell of a lot more about the blockbuster in the coming weeks (including potential plot details!) so be sure to stay tuned for our detailed reports.