James Gunn Says GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Has A More Diverse Soundtrack

James Gunn Says GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Has A More Diverse Soundtrack

While it'll be tough to outdo the unforgettable soundtrack of Awesome Mix Vol. 1, director James Gunn has teased a more diverse and recognizable set of tunes for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2...

While the first installment of Guardians of the Galaxy has a host of unforgettable moments, the film's soundtrack, Awesome Mix Vol. 1, is definitely one of the highlights. From Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling" to Redbone's "Come and Get Your Love", the compilation was a massive hit, becoming the first soundtrack album in history consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the Billboard 200 chart. With that in mind, it'll be quite a hurdle for the second film's soundtrack - Awesome Mix Vol. 2 - to top the first, director James Gunn has teased a much more diverse offering of music this time around.

"The second soundtrack is great,” said Gunn in an interview with Super Interssante. “I think it’s a more diverse soundtrack. I think the first soundtrack [had] a bunch of songs that maybe you heard but didn’t know the name of the song - you didn’t know the name of the singer. In this one, we have some really incredibly famous songs and then some songs that people have never heard. So, it’s a much more diverse soundtrack.”

While the music is up for a big change, there's one thing that isn't, and that's the film's connection to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gunn was quizzed about the sequel holding any connections whatsoever to the MCU, which he answered quite definitively. "No," Gunn said with a laugh. "Right now the Guardians are their own little thing. I mean we had the first movie, this movie takes place two months after the first movie. They are off dealing with the cosmic side of the universe. They don't really know or think about Earth. I mean, Quill probably does because he doesn't want to go back, but the rest of them don't, and so they're in their own little pocket of the universe right now."

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
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