Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is no doubt one of the biggest players in the MCU. The first movie about a group of outlaw misfits completely changed the tone of the MCU. With nothing to do with the Avengers (which, was all we were used to at the time), Gunn had the challenge of being able to present the public with a film that could stand up against the likes of Star Wars. In his words, he wanted the people to feel what he did when growing up with Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Arc.

In Last Call with Carson Daly, Gunn sat down to discuss the anxiety over the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Because it was so different than the other MCU films, Gunn would often have nightmares worrying if his film was “too weird”. Luckily for him, we love weird. Now that he knows there’s an audience out there, it’s much less nerve-wracking than the first one. Vol. 2 is highly anticipated, but Gunn knows people will come to see it.

“People ask me if I feel pressure and I say ‘no, I don’t feel pressure’. Even if the movie was not good, people would probably go see it. That’s a pretty freeing place to come from. And so from that place then, I try to create a movie that was the greatest spectacle film ever.”

James Gunn couldn’t be more right. Honestly, even if the film wasn’t that good, we’d probably go see it! But, I don’t think we have to worry about that. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 looks amazing and comes out in theaters May 5.

Source: Last Call with Carson Daly