While we're still movin' and groovin' to the sweet sounds of Guardians of the Galaxy's epic soundtrack, Awesome Mix Vol. 1, director James Gunn is already feeling the pressure of topping it with Vol. 2.
“Originally people kept asking me, ‘Don't you feel a lot of pressure to do the second movie?’ and I didn't in general,” Gunn told ETonline at the Avengers: Age of Ultron premiere on Monday. “But I did feel a little pressure for the soundtrack because so many people loved it and we went platinum and all that other stuff. But I feel like the soundtrack in the second one is better. I feel like it's better, so I'm excited about it.”
So are we! And while we’re overcome with excitement for Guardians 2, Gunn's preparing for some serious hibernation.
“I'm just about to start the screenplay so it's a heavy time. I'm going to lock myself away. I'm not going to see anybody. Going to become very very stinky. Going to eat a lot of crap food and not have much of a life for a little while, while I'm working on the screenplay,” said Gunn. “But I'm really excited about it and I feel really good about the story. It really is something unique, so I feel good about it.”
James not only injects his time, but also himself into his movies. His epic dance moves served as the inspiration behind the adorable dancing Baby Groot and he told us, he’ll be dancing again!
“I'm not going to say whose dance moves,” said Gunn, “but we're going to see one particular character's dance moves.”