“I had a lot of iconic heroes and people I aspired to be from the 80’s” – Chris Pratt on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to 2014’s smash hit. When Guardians of the Galaxy opened, it took the world by surprise, proving to be a much more different Marvel movie. Heavily drenched in 80’s nostalgia and camp comedy, the film grossed $773 million worldwide. The second installment picks up where the last one left off, and of course, it is set to an all new retro inspired mix tape.
The series follows a group of intergalactic criminals who work together to take down the bad guys in the galaxy. Chris Pratt originated the role of Peter Quill, a half-human, half-alien fast talking, funny dude who makes out with hot alien chicks and lives life in the fast lane. He was abducted as a kid and raised by criminal aliens called the Ravagers.
In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Quill discovers who his real father is, and that is Ego, portrayed by Kurt Russell. “He has these iconic roles that he’s played in the 80’s so it really resonates and makes sense that Peter Quill would be his offspring,” says Pratt about the casting of Russell.
Pratt will also reprise is role as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. He will also reprise his role as velociraptor trainer Owen Grady in the sequel to Jurassic World. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will also feature returning cast members and new characters alike portrayed by Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Rooker, and Dave Bautista.
FilmInside’s reporter Rachel Kasuch sat down with Chris Pratt to discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Pratt talks about his favorite 80’s action stars, vulnerability, and how he would save the world with a dance. To see more about what Chris has to say about the film, watch the video interview below.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens May 5, 2017.
Check out the exclusive video interview with Chris Pratt below:
And here is the trailer: