Marvel is back with the second volume of one of its most successful superhero comedy movies, Guardians of the Galaxy. In 2014, the first movie featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper became one of the surprise successes of Marvel Studios. We just loved the band of misfits; an action star, a WWE Wrestler, Zoe Saldana as an alien and a tree named Groot, with the voice of Vin Diesel. This crazy cast is back now with the second volume of the franchise. Directed by James Gunn, the sequel is scheduled to arrive in theatres on May 5.
Before Volume 2 hits the theatre, here’s all you should know about this upcoming Hollywood movie.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy had bad guys which were not compelling enough. They were rather weak, with ill-defined goals and little personality. Actually, this has been a problem with all Marvel films. However, Marvel has decided to work on these aspects with Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. Expect a better set of villains this time around.
2. This time the storyline is little more complex and will have probably too many stories going side by side. Set two-to-three months after the first film, the Guardians of the Galaxy, travel throughout the cosmos and struggle to keep their new-found family together, while helping Peter Quill find more about his true parentage and trying to stop an enemy who threatens to destroy the entire galaxy. Expect a lot of emotional stuff in the second volume.
3. We have a few new characters also introduced in the second volume. Kurt Russell as Chris Pratt’s father, Pom Klementieff, an antennaed alien who can sense others’ emotions, and Sylvester Stallone as an old friend of Yondu (played by Michael Rooker ), have joined the cast of this highly anticipated English movie to watch this year! The director has also hinted that there may be a gay character in the film.
4. The first movie had an amazing mixtape, titled Awesome Mix Vol 1. The sequel will also have a glorious album, called Awesome Mix Vol 2. Director James Gunn had revealed that he himself had picked up each song for this album. Tyler Bates has composed the music for the film.
5. The sequel boosts of some mind-blowing VFX, glimpses of which we have already seen in the trailer.