How Star-Lord's Mixtape Has Affected The Guardians In Guardians 2

We're living in a world chock full of superheroes. But between the three cinematic universes that revolve around comic book characters and the plethora TV shows currently being produced, many critics are worried about "superhero fatigue". And then there's 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, which made an insane amount of money while also challenging everything we thought we knew about superhero movies. And one of the ways that Guardians set itself apart from the rest of the MCU was its top notch soundtrack, through the use of Star-Lord's mixtape and walkman. But how did these tunes affect the rest of the team?

CinemaBlend's Sean O'Connell was lucky enough to attend the set visit for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. On the subject of the sequel's soundtrack, Marvel president Kevin Feige revealed how the group as a whole has embraced Star-Lord's particular taste in tunes. He said,

The other Guardians now know that music is a thing for Peter [Quill, Star-Lord], so in early scenes you see Baby Groot setting up these little outerspace speakers so that the music can play for all of them, because Quill likes to hear music when he's fighting. So, it does go to more than just his headset.

Looks like Peter Quill isn't going to be the only one jamming out when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 finally hits theaters. Instead, the team as a whole will also listen as they attempt various intergalactic missions.

Star-Lord's walkman and mixtape from Guardians of the Galaxy

Having the Guardians collectively listen to Star-Lord's tunes is sure to create some delightful moments in the sequel. Smart money is one a fantastic opening battle, likely the very one we've seen so much footage of in the early trailers. While battling those scary space octopi, they can also unite their attacks by synchronizing them to Awesome Mix Vol. 2.

And perhaps even more exciting is the idea that Baby Groot is in on the joke. Vin Diesel's scene stealing anthropomorphic tree already busted out some sweet dance moves in the final moments of the first Guardians of the Galaxy; now that he's bigger and they have more powerful speakers I can't wait to see what the little weirdo does.

Early statements by James Gunn indicate that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's soundtrack will be pretty unique from its predecessor. While the first mix tape was chock full of hits that everyone knows, the second installment will feature a more diverse mix of songs. Maybe the reason for this mixed back is because Gamora, Groot, and Drax got a say in the team's tuneage. Plus, who knows what kind of trippy crap Mantis will bring into the equtation.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will fly into theaters on May 5th 2017.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.