This past weekend, Sean Gunn attended the Heroes and Villians Comic Con in Atlanta, Georgia. During an interview with CB, he talked a little bit about the upcoming film he co-stars in, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. One of the things he touched on is Rocket Raccoon and explained a faith crisis that he’s going through in this story, saying:
“Oh yeah! Rocket has a lot of great stuff to do in this movie. There are a few relationships that are central to the theme of the movie and that really go towards keeping a family…and Rocket has the same sort of crisis of faith about whether or not he belongs in this family.”
The other thing he talked about was Yondu and what he is going through the film, and it seems like his storyline will play a role in how the movie starts off. He said:
“When the movie starts, it’s only a couple of months after the first movie. The Ravagers have not gone hard after Peter Quill after he double crossed them with the Infinity Stone.
“There’s a little rumbling amongst the Ravagers, like, ‘Where does Yondu’s allegiance lay here? Is he going soft on Quill?’ So, the Ravagers have to make a decision of what they’re gonna do about Yondu and I think Kraglin is a key part of that.”
Gunn also discussed the sequel in general, saying that it will be a film for the whole family, and he reiterated that the film’s main theme is about the struggles of maintaining a family.
“I do think that it tries to touch some of the same notes that worked in the first movie. It’s a tentpole movie, meaning it’s literally for everyone. It’s not just a kids’ movie disguised as an adult movie or vice versa. I really think it’s for all ages. I really do think it has a heart but it’s a comedy, as well.
“I’ve heard my brother [director James Gunn] say that the first movie was about creating a family the second movie is more about being a family and the struggle of maintaining that. I think that’s spot on and I hope that’s what resonates with people.”
We should be getting the first full trailer for the film next month. It’s said to be attached to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and I imagine it will be released online the week before the release, so stay tuned for that! I can’t wait to see more of what James Gunn has cooked up for this flick! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released on May 5, 2017.