James Gunn: 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Will Be "More Emotional"

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"We get to learn a lot about fathers in the second movie," the director told reporters at the Saturn Awards.

You just might want to get the tissues ready for Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

James Gunn, who directed the 2014 hit and is helming its follow-up, gave hints to reporters at the recent Saturn Awards about what to expect in the sequel.

"It's going to be exciting," Gunn said of the forthcoming film, according to Collider. "I think it's a more emotional movie. It's both a bigger movie and a smaller movie because we focus more intensely on some of the characters."

"We get to learn a lot about fathers in the second movie, and I think we focus a lot on that," Gunn continued.

Gunn recently posted to Twitter that the film's script is done and that the title is remaining a secret. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.

Video of Gunn's statements can be seen below. 

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