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Stars claim Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel is 'bigger and better' than original

The stars of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 have insisted the film is “bigger and better” than the original 2014 film.

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone were among the cast members at the world premiere of Marvel’s latest blockbuster in Hollywood.

Zoe said she would not have reprised her role of Gamora in the sequel if the movie had been made only to make money.

Zoe Saldana (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

She told the Press Association: “We think it’s bigger and it’s better than our first one.

“I feel like sequels are meant to do that. They’re meant to supersede their first instalments.

“If not then why are we doing a sequel? If we’re only doing it to make money, we’re not really being creative and artistic.”

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris arrive at the world premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Chris, who returns as Star-Lord in the film, said: “I’ll tell you how it compares to the original – it’s better.

“I remember where I was when I saw the big movies of my childhood. This is going to be the big movie of your kids’ childhood.

“They’re going to remember where they were. It’s an opportunity to make a memory of a lifetime with your kids.”

Vin Diesel and his children Vincent Sinclair and Hania Riley Sinclair (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Guardians Of The Galaxy was a surprise hit in the summer of 2014 and went on to gross more than £600 million at the box office.

The sequel features original stars Chris and Zoe, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, who return to voice Rocket and Baby Groot respectively, and Dave Bautista, who reprises his role of Drax.

Karen Gillan (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula in the Guardians films, said: “This film is like all the best parts of the original amplified.

“It’s going to be so much better in every way.”

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is released in UK cinemas on April 28.

I’ve stopped hundreds of people and asked to make their photo. If it’s an up-close portrait, I always ask the person if I can take the photo. Often the answer is “no,” but if a photo doesn’t come out of the meeting, it doesn’t make the interaction less important or interesting. Sometimes a great interaction will result in a boring and unengaging photo and sometimes a two-sentence exchange and good-bye will result in a deeply intimate portrait. I can never be 100 percent sure, and sometimes I’ll need a little distance from the exchange in order to know if a portrait is successful.
—  Zoe Strauss, interviewed by Steve Crist (from Zoe’s book America - published by Ammo Books, 2008)