Ask anyone what they loved the most about the first "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, an there's a good chance the answer will be the soundtrack. Sure, the movie had action and laughs and top level special effects, but the music was at the core of the fun in the movie. The Grammy nominated soundtrack is so central to the film that the sequel's title, "Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2," actually references the "Awesome Mix vol. 2" cassette tape Star-Lord discovered at the end of the last movie. The song choices have been hotly speculated, but it looks like fans will be getting answers soon.
Director James Gunn has announced that the new soundtrack will arrive on April 28. He also promises the "[t]rack listing will be released in not too long," implying that the full contents of the mysterious mix will likely be revealed before the soundtrack hits retailers.
The success of the first film's soundtrack cannot be understated. It was one of the best selling albums of the year of its release, and was even re-released in vinyl. So far in the trailers, we've heard "Come A Little Bit Closer" by Jay and the Americans, Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain." A recent TV spot also included "Suffragette City" by David Bowie. Gunn has played coy about whether these songs are part of the film's soundtrack, or just part of the marketing. With the first film, some of the tracks from the commercials weren't used in the film, even if they were part of the official soundtrack. Gunn and Chris Pratt have promised that music will play an even bigger role in this film than the last.
Written and directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, and Kurt Russell. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” arrives in theaters May 5.