In the Hollywood business. It's not what you know but often who you know. Sean Gunn is very lucky that his brother James is a big time director, as he takes control of the hot seat for the upcoming Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Sean is so comfortable in the environment, it appears he has been given license to spill the beans on the opening sequence for the follow up to the 2014 smash hit, having a small role in the movie himself. Talking synopsis, themes and where certain characters are in the time frame of the first installment, 42-year old Gunn gave an insight into the picture that his older 46-year old sibling is largely responsible for.
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Bringing back all of the big guns via Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana’s Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon and of course, Vin Diesel's lovable Baby Groot, Gunn offered an outline from where we left off over 2 years ago.
“When the movie starts, it’s only a couple of months after the first movie,” explained the younger Gunn. “The Ravagers have not gone hard after Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) 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.”
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Making a US debut on May 5, 2017, Gunn explains that there is one key element that made the 2014 the success it is, bringing more people into the fold with a diverse range of components.
"I do think that it tries to touch some of the same notes that worked in the first movie," argues Gunn. "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."
And Sean is on message with his bigger brother.
"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."