James Gunn Reveals What Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Is Really All About

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Almost every home video release of a Marvel Studios movie comes with a look ahead at the studio's upcoming releases. "Doctor Strange" is no different, and the look ahead at Marvel's Phase Three included with its digital HD download has so far revealed new concept art for "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Black Panther."

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Now, a new comment from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" writer/director James Gunn has arrived via the sneak peek (and via Screen Rant). Gunn's new quote discusses what the sequel to 2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy" is really all about.

“I think the primary story is really about learning that thing that we think we want, that we’re going to get outside of ourselves and outside of these relationships that we have, has been there all along,” said Gunn.

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This isn't the first time Gunn has teased what the film is about and its relationships. We already know that Star-Lord's (Chris Pratt) father Ego (Kurt Russell) will have a role to play in the film, but the reveal that Ego is Star-Lord's father won't be the big reveal of the movie.

“The movie really isn’t about that…it’s not about this big reveal of who the father is," said James Gunn while on the "GOTG2" set. "It really is about the story between the different characters, and so it’s not about that reveal. It’s not about there’s this big shock moment. We’re probably all going to know by the time the movie comes out. It happens pretty close to the beginning of the film. It’s not something we reveal at the end of the film. So it’s something that’ll come out eventually.”

The film will also subvert Rocket and Groot's relationship, now that Groot is Baby Groot. “Rocket is the protector. Yeah, that’s part of the story and the story being about families,” said Gunn. “It’s about Rocket really trying to… As I’ve said many times before, I relate to Rocket more than any of the other characters, and this is really about Rocket coming to terms with accepting his place within a group of people, which probably seemed like a good idea for two seconds when they were getting along and saving a planet. And now he’s just not very comfortable with the idea of being a part of this group, which come to think of it, is probably what I’m like with everything in making this movie.”

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 franchise newcomer, Kurt Russell, who plays Star-Lord’s father – Ego, the Living Planet.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” arrives in theaters May 5.

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