Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues to barrel toward its U.S. premiere on May 5 with an eye toward continuing the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange set the bar high for Vol. 2, but then again, so did the original Guardians of the Galaxy. Writer/director James Gunn appears unfazed by the pressure of living up to the MCU’s standards, as he has gleefully shared snippets of the sequel’s production throughout the process.
Gunn’s social media pages have become must-follow accounts for Guardians of the Galaxy fans, as he has been refreshingly transparent in the content and information he has shared about the film. The sequel is sure to retain many of the same qualities that made the original so memorable and entertaining, while Gunn looks to give something different in certain areas -- even the opening credits.
Despite Guardians of the Galaxy’s lively and effective opening titles, Gunn is confident that Vol. 2 can take the opening credits to a new level. The director replied to a fan on his Twitter account on Sunday when asked about the opening title sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and whether it will be as cool as the original.
@JamesGunn Is there gonna be an opening title sequence as cool as in the first film?
— H-Alan (@alancqstark) February 13, 2017
No. It’s going to be cooler. https://t.co/9T3pGsNaJM
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 13, 2017
The opening titles of the first Guardians of the Galaxy are revealed during a sequence depicting the first scenes of Chris Pratt in action as Star-Lord. Partially set to Redbone’s “Come And Get Your Love,” the scenes show Star-Lord dancing to the song as part of his “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” while he navigates the landscapes of the planet Morag in search of valuables.
Guardians of the Galaxy’s opening title sequence succeeded because it accomplished several things at once, besides just showing the credits. It helped establish Star-Lord’s ambitious yet playful nature as a character, as well as the film’s unique blend of vibrant, otherworldly settings set against a classic rock and pop soundtrack. It’s unclear whether Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will also incorporate Star-Lord’s awesome mixes; it certainly doesn’t have to establish that dynamic again.
Gunn’s tweet suggests that the opening titles of the sequel will evolve from the original and try something new -- but, of course, they’re still apparently going to be “cool.” The director is so transparent about his movies when he’s in the process of making them, he’s always running the risk of setting fans up for disappointment. The first Guardians of the Galaxy had a memorable opening title sequence in its own right, and now the sequel has to surpass it -- but there’s little reason to doubt that with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Gunn can deliver something fresh and exciting.
Source: James Gunn
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
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