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It's common knowledge that practice makes perfect. That's exactly what James Gunn seems to think, too, because after sinking his teeth into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Guardians Of The Galaxy back in 2014 (and excelling, as the film was met by superb reviews and grossed $773.3 million at the box office), he's now insisted that the sequel was actually easier to make because he was able to use the first film as a guide. James Gunn explained:
I learned a lot from the first movie. What did people like a lot? What did they not like so much? What do I need to improve? What do I need to increase or decrease? Overall the second film was easier.
Considering just how much people loved Guardians Of The Galaxy, I can imagine that James Gunn's original analysis of the film gave his confidence quite the boost. But once the dust settled and Gunn was able to take a cold hard look at how he can improve on the original and make sure that Vol. 2 doesn't suffer from sequelitis, no doubt the above questions quickly became useful. Gunn made the above admission during his appearance on The Adam Carolla Show, which is also where he revealed that his old friend Michael Rosenbaum has joined the cast and appears on screen in "tandem with Sly's character."
Marvel clearly has big plans for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 as they've given it the coveted first weekend release slot, which is when the likes of Iron Man, The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Age Of Ultron have previously been released to humungous box office success. But while Marvel will be hopeful that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 can match up to the financial triumphs of its past, they will also be aware that the film has to pave out the path for its future, too.
This will include the Guardians Of The Galaxy coming together with the likes of Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America and the rest of the Marvel gang in Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel. First and foremost, though, the mission is to make a sequel that matches up to the first Guardians Of The Galaxy film. And it looks as though Vol. 2 will do just that, as its trailer makes it look absolutely sensational. Of course, the fact that it is set to the tune of Fleetwood Mac's The Chain obviously makes that extra little bit cooler as well.
We'll get to see if Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 can match up to the above trailer and its predecessor when it's released on May 5.