For a great superhero movie sequel example, look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a movie many people believe was the best movie in Phase 2. For a bad superhero movie sequel example, look at Iron Man 2, which felt like a lot of retreading and lack of focus in some areas. For Guardians of the Galaxy 2, the pressure is truly on. The first movie was amazing (and my personal favorite Phase 2 film), and set a standard that’ll be hard to follow for sure. However, writer and director James Gunn is still in charge of the franchise, so there’s a great chance it’ll be great. That being said, what can we expect from it? Well, Gunn talked with Collider and revealed that the film will be a “more emotional movie.”
Gunn stated, “Well you know – it’s a more emotional movie, it’s both a bigger movie and a smaller movie, because we focus more intensely on some of the characters,”
For me personally, this is a relief because it shows that Gunn truly understands that it was the characters, not the action, that made Guardians of the Galaxy a great movie. Let’s hope the sequel hooks us on a feeling once again!
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is due out in theaters on May 5, 2017.