Just one month after production wrapped on Marvel's highly-anticipated sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, director James Gunn brought his cast to Comic-Con, where they unveiled the first trailer that included a shocking surprise. The footage revealed that Star-Lord's dad was Ego the Living Planet, played by Kurt Russell, but it seems there is even more jaw-dropping footage in store for fans. Earlier today, Vin Diesel posted a Facebook Live video, where he seemed to be speechless and blown away by what he saw in the editing bay.
During the first few minutes of this Facebook video, Vin Diesel is simply at a loss for words, before director James Gunn explains that they just watched an extended version of the footage that debuted at Comic-Con. After the actor finally got his bearings, he had nothing but amazing things to say about the movie and its cast.
"It's weird having a friend like James Gunn, because he's your friend, and then you watch what he does and you go 'My friend is a genius.' Not just great in a particular profession, but a genius, someone who takes 100 plus blank pages and creates something that blows your mind, from the typewriter to the screen. I'm blown away because I not only want to see the whole movie now, I want you to see the whole movie."
The actor went on to compare the experience of watching this footage to seeing "Santa Clause in September, because you want Christmas to be tomorrow." Both James Gunn and Vin Diesel also claim that all of the returning cast members have "upped their game," while singling out Michael Rooker's performance as Yondu as one to watch for when the sequel hits theaters. They both went on to praise Chris Pratt, who Vin Diesel claims was "born" to play Star-Lord.
Both the actor and director also offered high praise for Kurt Russell, while James Gunn revealed that he asked Vin Diesel what he was like to work with, since they both starred in Furious 7. As for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 footage, we don't know exactly when it will be released, as the countdown continues towards the May 5, 2017 release date. Take a look at Vin Diesel's Facebook Live video below.