GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2: James Gunn’s “Perfect” Pitch Made Chris Pratt Tear Up

     June 3, 2015

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Chris Pratt knows who Star Lord’s father is, but he’s not telling. While speaking with Digital Spy to promote Jurassic World, Pratt revealed that James Gunn has already filled him in on the details of Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and the pitch was so “remarkable” it made him tear up. Not only that, the actor says he knows “everything” about Star Lord’s father, and even some of the songs are going to make it onto the films Awesome Mix Vol. 2 soundtrack.

Of course, Pratt isn’t going to reveal any details, saying that would be “a bit like telling the kid what’s under the tree before Christmas morning,” and even made a point to encourage fans not to “poke holes in the paper and peek”. However he did share his reaction to Gunn’s pitch saying,

His pitch and his idea legitimately put tears in my eyes it is so good. I cannot wait to get started on it and I cannot wait for people to se what he’s going to pull off with his second movie. It’s so big and so good.

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Pratt also said that the folks at Marvel were so impressed with Gunn’s idea that they didn’t give him any notes.


From what I understand they heard it at Marvel and they said nothing. They were like, “Perfect.” No micro-managing of the idea, they just loved it so much that they didn’t have a note for it. It’s going to be remarkable.

I find that a bit difficult to believe given Marvel’s intricate plans for their shared universe. Of course, the first Guardians film far exceeded expectations, and Gunn proved himself adept at merging his distinctive voice with the Marvel format, so there’s probably a good level of trust there. Gunn just finished his first draft of the script yesterday, and marked the occasion on social media by offering fans a small glimpse at his concept (No, Hulk’s not in it).

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 opens May 5, 2017, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and features the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.  For more on the film, click here.

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