James Gunn says Guardians 2 is about moving forward

James Gunn has been discussing what we can expect from Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, and has explained that his primary objective is to do something different second time out…

“I mean, no knock against James Bond,” explains Gunn to Comic Book Resources. “I love James Bond movies, and the Sam Mendes one is slightly outside of this, and Casino Royale is slightly outside of this, but basically, James Bond is a James Bond movie over and over and over again.”

“The character never learns anything, and the character never does anything new. And that’s not a knock. It’s a really fun series. But that’s not what the Guardians are. The Guardians are going to continuously change. I think that some of the characters are probably worse than what we think they are, and other characters are better than what we think they are.”

“It’s going to be interesting to learn a little bit about that as time goes on,” says Gunn, before going on to elaborate as to just what he is aiming to achieve with the second film…

“Really, it’s just about walking forward in an elegant manner,” he continues. “When you go forward with a group of characters, that means you have to go forward. And going forward means you’re understanding these characters in a new way.”

“You’re developing a new kind of story about their lives and who they are and where they’re going. And if you’re doing that, if you’re walking forward, then you can’t just repeat what you did before. That’s going backwards. That’s not understanding the character.”

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 will open in the US on 5 May 2017, before arriving in the UK on 28 July 2017.

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