Chris Pratt isn't permitted to say much about "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," but he can assure fans of one thing: "it's going to be the biggest spectacle movie of all time."
At the Toronto International Film Festival for the debut of the Western remake "The Magnificent Seven," Pratt was asked for inside information about the upcoming Marvel Studios sequel. Alas, beyond promising that the first trailer will debut before Christmas, the Star-Lord actor couldn't divulge any secrets.
"There's a network of people in charge at Marvel who make all the decisions," Pratt said, according to the Toronto Sun. "They have the universe drawn up for about 20 years. And they are pretty adamant about us allowing them to release information about the movies and what’s coming down the pike, as they see fit. And they’ve instructed us not to say anything."
However, he could reveal this much: that "Guardians 2" is "going to be terrific."
"It's a fabulous script," he said. "I think it's going to be -- I'm not using hyperbole, here -- I think it's going to be the biggest spectacle movie of all time."
That's a bold claim from the seldom-serious actor, but one he seems determined he can back up.
The original "Guardians of the Galaxy" drew widespread acclaim upon its release in 2014, and went on to gross more than $773 million worldwide.
Written and directed by James Gunn, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" also stars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell. It arrives in theaters May 5, 2017.