Zoe Saldana's sequel fear
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 March 2017
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."