Chris Pratt isn’t sweating a sophomore slump.
Eight months before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters, the actor behind the spacefaring Marvel hero Star-Lord (a.k.a. Peter Quill) is already confident his character’s second outing is going to be a big deal.
In a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, Pratt refrained from giving up plot details — mum is always the word when dealing with Marvel movies — but he was happy to hype the sequel, saying, “It’s finished and it’s going to be terrific.”
He also added a prediction: “I think it’s going to be — I’m not using hyperbole here — I think it’s going to be the biggest spectacle movie of all time.”
Pratt didn’t specify a metric, but in terms of box office GOTG2 would have a pretty big hill to climb to dethrone Avatar as the highest-grossing spectacle movie ever. James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi tale grossed nearly $2.8 billion worldwide, outstripping the first Guardians film by about $2 billion.
In any case, Pratt isn’t the only cast member impressed by writer-director James Gunn’s follow-up. One week ago, Vin Diesel was rendered temporarily speechless and “blown away” by a sneak peek.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens May 5.