Next year, we’ll be getting our first Tom Holland led Spider-Man movie and a third Thor movie that is shaping up to be pretty awesome. But even with that, James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 may be the most anticipated of the bunch. Chris Pratt is also pretty excited and confident about it, as he seems to think it will literally be the biggest spectacle movie ever made.
Pratt is currently promoting his latest movie The Magnificent Seven, which led him to have a chat with The Toronto Sun. Naturally, the subject of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel came up and Pratt seems to have a tremendous amount of confidence in the movie. Here is what he had to say.
“It’s a fabulous script. I think it’s going to be — I’m not using hyperbole, here – I think it’s going to be the biggest spectacle movie of all time.”
I think we can all agree that Guardians of the Galaxy was one hell of a spectacle movie and that everything we have heard and seen in regards to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 leads us to believe we’re in store for another spectacle-heavy movie. That being said, thinking about it being the biggest spectacle movie of all-time is a bit of a stretch. But Pratt did say that he was not speaking in hyperbole, so he does seem to think that is the case. Bigger than Star Wars? Apparently, he doesn’t have any problem with us really getting our hopes up for this movie, as if they weren’t high enough already.
The original Guardians of the Galaxy movie was viewed as a massive risk for Marvel Studios, but really became the thing that proved just how strong the brand was. The film went on to gross nearly $800 million worldwide and was based on a virtually unknown property at the time. Now, it is considered among the best movies that the studio has ever produced and they are one of the strongest brands and some of the most recognizable characters in all of the Marvel canon. It’s amazing what one great movie can do.
The central cast of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel will all be reprising their roles. There have been quite a few new additions as well, including Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Tommy Flanagan as Tullk, Sylvester Stallone in an unnamed role and Kurt Russell as Star-Lord’s dad, Ego the Living Planet. James Gunn returned to direct this installment of the franchise from a script he wrote himself. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.