(Warning - the following contains very mild, and possibly not all that revealing, potential SPOILERS for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Proceed with whatever mild caution that suggests is wise...)
Now, one of the toughest transitions in Hollywood - gender reassignment aside - is surely that of going from the scrappy, surprise-package underdog to the eagerly-anticipated, expectations-bearing head hound. Take, for instance, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. When its predecessor, Guardians of the Galaxy, was released, expectations were, in large part, relatively low. Indeed, it was widely seen as Marvel Studios' first big risk, and a likely candidate for box office failure. After all, some wondered, would anyone really want to go to see a movie about a talking raccoon and a monosyllabic tree?
And then it made $774 million worldwide, and everything changed. Not only was the film the breakout hit of 2014, but it also quickly became many fans' favorite Marvel movie yet. Unsurprisingly, then...
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Has a Lot to Live Up To
Thankfully, though, it seems that (writer/director) James Gunn's script is not only already complete (and with the film's actors) but also, according to star Vin Diesel at least, absolutely fantastic.
Diesel, y'see, recently took to Facebook, and in a fifteen minute long live video, revealed, amongst other things, his thoughts on the new Guardians script.
Which, according to Diesel, is already looking set to live up to all the hype:
"I can see why my son is so excited about this...James Gunn is such a great writer. I read this script and I go, ‘You’re a great director, and you’re this good a writer too.’ No wonder Marvel is so excited about what you’re doing. No wonder Marvel can’t wait to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Yeah, it’s one of those page turners, you cannot put the script down."
He also, though, took the time to reveal a key element of the script itself. Y'see:
According to Vin Diesel, There's Going to Be Even More Dancing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Yup, that's right - if Guardians of the Galaxy's three major dance-centric scenes weren't enough for you, then never fear: Guardians Vol. 2 will apparently feature a bucketload of funky stuff too. As Diesel put it, after showing a clip of Meghan Trainor's 'Better When I'm Dancin' and noting that he really does feel better when dancing:
"It’s ironic, because dancing is such a big part of this Guardians of the Galaxy script."
Which, seeing as the dance sequences in the original were arguably some of the most memorable cinematic moments of the year, let alone the movie, is definitely one of those 'very good things' we hear so much about.
Way to make us all even more excited about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, though, Vin. It's not like we still have over a year and a half to wait for it or anything...
What do you reckon, though?