Guardians of the Galaxy 2 won’t hit theaters until summer 2017, but we’re already learning more information about the story, and it looks like things are going to get emotional. James Gunn has been working hard on the second story, putting together a 70-page story treatment, and then spending 48 days straight completing the first draft of the script.
And during an interview with Digital Spy, Chris Pratt claims he knows everything about the sequel, thanks to an incredible pitch session with Gunn.
“What I will say is that his pitch and his idea legitimately put tears in my eyes. It is so good. It’s so good. And I cannot wait to get started on it and I cannot wait for people to see what he’s gonna to pull off with the second movie. It’s gonna be so, so big and so good. From what I understand, they were like – they heard it at Marvel and they said nothing. They were like, perfect. There was no micromanaging of the idea. They just loved it so much that they didn’t have a note for it. It’s going to be remarkable.”
Why did the pitch put tears in his eyes? Well, Mr. Gunn responded to Pratt’s comments, and he explained how he likes to focus on the characters. He wants to develop a deeper connection with the characters they established in the first film. He’s not interested in making a generic superhero movie…
“It’s a very moving script. Listen, one of the main things with Guardians of the Galaxy is not to add a bunch of characters, not to make it bigger in that way but to go deeper with the characters. People ask for so many characters to be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and they ask for so many actors who they want to be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 but we actually have less characters in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 than we have in Guardians of the Galaxy 1 because everything is just getting too sprawling and too crazy for me in these superhero comic book movies.”
I’m sold. Come take my money. You can have it all, but you should know that…