Both actor Vin Diesel and his “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” writer/director James Gunn took to social media yesterday following Gunn showing Diesel a first look at the sequel to Marvel’s cosmic hit. Diesel posted a twelve-minute video on his Facebook page with the pair mostly just gushing about what they’ve assembled and their excitement over fans getting a chance to see it.
Diesel had nothing but praise for Gunn: “It’s weird having a friend like James Gunn, because he’s your friend, and then you watch what he does and you go ‘My friend is a genius.’ Not just great in a particular profession, but a genius, someone who takes 100 plus blank pages and creates something that blows your mind, from the typewriter to the screen. I’m blown away because I not only want to see the whole movie now, I want you to see the whole movie.”
Gunn also says that there is a special version of the script for Diesel: “This is the special Groot version of the script that only Vin Diesel and I have, where every Groot line is printed in English instead of Groot, so Vin will know what the various ‘I am Groot’s’ mean. I love putting this thing together.”
It’s likely we won’t see the first trailer for the ‘Guardians’ sequel until probably the release of “Doctor Strange” in cinemas in November. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opens in cinemas on May 5th 2017.