He's not terrified at the reaction or the box office success like he was with the first film—now, he's just excited that people are finally going to see a project that he's been working on for years.
And people seem to be responding enthusiastically to the movie's trailers, and it's already tracking to be one of the most successful films of the year.
That's because the first Guardians of the Galaxy was so well received. It was a perfect blend of humor, heart, stakes, and action—not to mention the kickass soundtrack from the Star-Lord Peter Quill's Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1.
The music backing the film is one of the things that sets it apart from the other Marvel Studios offerings, but it is not the sole aspect. In fact, Gunn didn't even mention it when he was asked by Fandango what Guardians Vol. 2 has that other Marvel films do not.
No, he was concerned with a lot of other parts the film contains.
"I do think there's a lot more stress on the relationships. I think a lot of people saw the humor in the first movie, and that's back in this movie. But I also think there's a beautiful aspect of this film where the visuals are such an important part of this movie, more so than most Marvel films. There's a lot of stuff like that in Doctor Strange, but we really take it to a different level."
Comparing the visuals to the Scott Derrickson-directed trip through the multiverse is pretty lofty, considering that movie was like taking a roller coaster through the movie Inception.
We'll see if it stacks up and how Guardians Vol. 2 compares to the first wonderful film when it premieres May 5.
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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).