- Title: Family ties test 'The Guardians of the Galaxy'
- Date: 25th April 2017
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (APRIL 18, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS, DAVE BAUTISTA, SAYING: "Without sticking it right in your face, we really dove into why sometimes family is not always your blood family. Sometimes people don't often have the luxury of having blood family that they love and they're close to and they're supportive of them but sometimes your family is right in front of your face and you don't even realize it. They're like chosen family because not everyone has a mom or a dad and brothers and sisters they can love and they can be a happy family unit but if you look not too far in the distance, they might be right in front of your face and you just took them for granted and didn't acknowledge it or recognize it."
- Embargoed: 9th May 2017 22:32
- Keywords: Guardians of the Galaxy family Chris Pratt Zoe Saldana Dave Bautista Marvel Comics
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES; UNIDENTIFIED FILMING LOCATIONS
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES; UNIDENTIFIED FILMING LOCATIONS
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA0086DWFRD9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: After causing havoc in the universe and saving it from destruction, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" are back in a new adventure that takes the unconventional group of friends on a quest to discover their family ties.
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," which begins its international rollout on Tuesday (April 25), sees roguish thief Peter Quill, green-skinned warrior Gamora, the muscle-bound Drax, mischievous Rocket Raccoon and baby tree-alien Groot split up after being pursued by a gold-skinned villain named Ayesha.
The plot centers on Peter's long-awaited reunion with his father, an ancient god called Ego (Kurt Russell), who is the life force of a planet, and his tense relationship with his adopted father figure, the fin-headed Yondu (Michael Rooker).
"The most compelling way to find out something about a person you're interested in is to explore their relationships," Chris Pratt, who plays Peter, told Reuters.
"I can't think of too many movies or stories on the screen that have honored that type of relationship, so it's really kind of cool if you like a contemporary family story."
"Guardians Vol. 2," once again written and directed by James Gunn, comes after the surprise blockbuster success of 2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy," which ushered in a new cadre of unlikely heroes into Disney-owned Marvel's expanding film franchise.
Following the catastrophic events of the first film in which Groot sacrifices himself to save the Guardians, the sequel sees the powerful tree alien as a baby sapling, changing the dynamic between the five heroes.
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