Now that Iron Fist has landed on Netflix, the Marvel marketing machine is turning its attention to the next big release on the horizon: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. The follow up to wildly successful superhero space opera, Guardians of the Galaxy, has already seen several TV spots, images, and trailers ahead of its May release, but Marvel is undoubtedly just getting started with their marketing for the film.
Earlier today, director James Gunn posted the IMAX poster for the upcoming film, and now star Chris Pratt has also taken to Facebook to talk about the project — and he’s as understated about it as always.
Pratt re-posted Gunn’s photo (the IMAX poster) with a caption that promises fans “the greatest movie in the history of movies,” dinosaur pets for everyone, and James Gunn for president. He then signs off as “Starlord.”
“On May 5th the greatest movie in the history of movies is coming. There has never been and will never again be a movie like this. Seriously. Ever heard of Citizen Kane? We’re much better. Seriously. Our movie just tested at over one million points. Rotten tomatoes already has it at 234% fresh. #GotGVol2 will win every movie award AND about 39 Olympic gold medals in swimming, gymnastics, the skiiing event with the gun, x games, snowmobiling and everything. It will win the World Cup and about 7 super bowl rings, sorry TOM Brady. This movie will fry your brains and lift your spirits. James Gunn will be elected president of the world. They will add the faces of the guardians to Mount Rushmore for sure. We’re gonna get a planet. May 5th will become a national holiday. Everyone will get pregnant. Candy will fall from the sky. Global warming will stop. Dinosaurs will come back to life. Which unlike some movies might tell you, is actually a really good thing. Because they won’t flip out and kill people instead they’ll be your awesome pets. So basically get your tickets as soon as you can. Don’t be the only person on the planet who doesn’t see this movie.
This is very much in character for Pratt, who loves to promote his work with a kind of boyish enthusiasm that wouldn’t be out of place for his characters. He’s previously been open about his deep admiration for Gunn, and has previously called the movie the ‘biggest spectacle’. As well as having a lot of fun on his press tours (who can forget when he paused an interview to french braid someone’s hair?), he has also been very open about the emotional impact of the film, and how it helped him to deal with his father’s death.
Pratt’s enthusiasm for the upcoming film is infectious; there’s no doubt his words will make fans smile (we would definitely be on board with friendly pet dinosaurs, no more global warming and free candy). Although this is an obvious exaggeration, it does however speak to how happy Pratt is with the film, and while it’s not going to get 234 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, it will probably be entertaining just the same.
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