In a world of studios trying to build up hype for their film, it’s nice to see a director be so open and inviting with his audience. James Gunn was exactly that last night as he opened the doors to the legendary Abbey Road Studios, letting fans watch the recording of a piece from the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."
Along with Tyler Bates (the composer for the original “Guardians of the Galaxy” as well as “Vol. 2”) and the orchestra behind the film, Gunn live streamed a brief cue via Facebook for all the world to see. According to Gunn - and as far as we can tell, he's right - this is the first time a director has ever live streamed the recording of a major motion pictures soundtrack to the world.
Live from Abbey Road with the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 orchestra playing the score!Posted by James Gunn on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
As far as the cue (above) goes, it’s sounding good already. With a heavy focus on strings and a heavy, emotional feel to it, it’s not exactly easy to guess where the piece will fit into the film, but it wouldn't be surprising to see it towards the end of the film. Either way, we'll have to wait until later this year to find out where the piece fits in.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” releases on May 5, 2017.