Chris Pratt is currently working rather hard promoting Passengers, the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster that has him starring opposite Jennifer Lawrence. The film is due out in just a few days time, but because of his impending work on the likes of Jurassic World 2 and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, his conversations with journalists have repeatedly turned to these films, too.
The affable actor has been more than happy to oblige these switches in discussions, though. Especially when it comes to Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, as the original was responsible for turning Chris Pratt into one of the biggest actors in the world, and it’s why he has since starred in Jurassic World, The Magnificent Seven, and now, Passengers.
But what did Chris Pratt actually have to say about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2? Well, during The Jess Cagle Interview on SiriusXM (via Entertainment Weekly), Chris Pratt promised that it’s going to be “bigger and better than the first movie in every way” and is “just heightened” when compared to the original. Chris Pratt also insisted that this praise is about as high as it gets because he believes that the original film is “really good.”
Chris Pratt went on to add more when discussing Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, though. In fact, Pratt admitted that when he originally read the script for the film, which has been written by James Gunn, the man that will also direct the blockbuster, he shed a tear.
When pushed for more details regarding Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Chris Pratt originally refused to budge before he then opened up about how emotional the script had left him.
“I almost don’t want to say anything. I know that there’s enough interest for people to go out and see this movie. … All you need to know is I cried when I read the script. It’s really, really fun, but there’s also some genuine, deep emotion that you get to see in this movie. And James Gunn, thank God for James Gunn.”
Chris Pratt was rather unequivocal in his praise for James Gunn, who he insisted wasn’t just the main reason for Guardians Of The Galaxy’s huge success, but also the best director that he’s ever had the honor to work with.
“James Gunn is the auteur. He’s the man behind Guardians of the Galaxy. He wrote the movie, he directed the movie … The first one and the second one. So this is completely his vision. In my opinion, there is no equal in Hollywood. I think he is the best I’ve worked for, and with. And I owe so much to him. Really. And, it’s him.”
There’s quite a bit of pressure on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 to match up to its original, which steamrolled into cinemas back in 2014 on a wave of critical acclaim and went on to gross $773.3 million around the world.
Considering that before its release, the comic book was very much a cult commodity, and the fact that it was being led by Chris Pratt, who at the time was mostly associated with his role in Parks & Recreation as the cuddly comic relief, it was a bit of a shock when it was such a success.
This is a success that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 must now try and build upon. To do that, James Gunn has cast Kurt Russell, and he will play Ego, while the plot for the film is going to focus on Peter Quill/Star-Lord discovering who his father is and who his ancestors are. We’ll get to see if Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is a triumph when it’s finally released in the cinemas on May 5, 2017.
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