Zoe Saldana's sequel fear

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 March 2017
Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana was worried 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' could live up to the success of the first film

Zoe Saldana has a "fear" that 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' would flop.

The 38-year-old actress reprises her role as Gamora in the Marvel sequel but was concerned there was a huge risk involved in revisiting something that had been so successful.

She said: "You would think we'd come back cocky and high-fiving.

"'Guardians' felt to me like going to Vegas, you bet and you win. But the stakes are so much higher now.

"There's a fear of losing that specialty, becoming cavalier and comfortable and ruining it. So everybody has been on point."

But her co-star Chris Pratt thinks director James Gunn has taken the right approach in making the new film radically different from the first.

He said: "James wanted to go so outside of the box that he explodes the box.

"It's a serious departure. And in a bigger, better, more explosive way. I really believe that."

Though the director confirmed the sequel is "bigger and crazier" than the first movie, he insists that wasn't his intention.

He told Empire magazine: "The goal was to create something more honest.

"It's deeper in a lot of ways. If the first film was about outsiders who fight their basic nature to become a family, this movie is about being a family."

And cast member Dave Bautista has promised there are some "emotional" moments in the movie because of the "family" theme.

He said: "It's about family, about chosen family.

"It's such a great topic, it hits a lot of emotional points."

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell
  • UK release: 28 April 2017

The gang are back, with a rollicking plot involving stolen batteries and Ego (Russell) who may or may not be the long-lost dad of Peter Quill (Pratt). It’s very CGI-heavy, sometimes tiringly so, but the humour still charms and the finale picks it up after a sluggish second act.

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