When Guardians of the Galaxy first swooped into theaters, fans were left hooked on a rather good feeling. The stellar space adventure popularized cult superheroes from Marvel’s backlog, and it also gifted fans with a singularly impressive soundtrack. Guardians of the Galaxy produced a mixtape soundtrack which eventually went Platinum according to the R.I.A.A., and it seems like the sequel will also feature another banging track listing.
In a recent interview, director James Gunn spoke with Super Interssante about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It was there that Gunn was asked about the upcoming film’s soundtrack, and the director said it would a much more diverse affair.
“The second soundtrack is great,” he gushed. “I think it’s more diverse soundtrack. I think the first soundtrack [had] a bunch of songs that maybe you heard but didn’t know the name of the song - you didn’t know the name of the singer. In this one, we have some really incredibly famous songs and then some songs that people have never heard. So, it’s a much more diverse soundtrack.”
So far, fans have been teased with just a snippet of the anticipated soundtrack. When Marvel Studios released the teaser and trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, audiences were treated to sound bites of “Sweet” by Fox on the Run.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.
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