Guardians 2 Is Better Than The Original, Says One Actor

Posted 2017/04/22 0 0

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 actor Chris Sullivan, who plays Taserface, member of the Ravagers, teases details about his character and the sequel.


Chris Sullivan is most recognizable for playing Toby on the hit NBC drama This is Us. And his portrayal of the alien character Taserface in superhero sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is unlikely to change that, given Sullivan performs the role under a thick layer of prosthetics and makeup. Entertainment Weekly got the chance to sit down with the actor and speak about his role.

“Taserface is an intergalactic space pirate, who is in the service of Yondu, and a member of the Ravagers.”

“Taserface is loud. [Chuckles] Taserface is the defensive lineman on your high school football team. He’s a very loud individual who enjoys pushing people around.”

Introduced in the Marvel Comics as an enemy of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Taserface will be a key member of the Ravagers in Vol. 2 as Yondu works more closely with the titular team. Fans who follow Gunn’s social media presence may be surprised by Taserface’s inclusion in Vol. 2, though, since the director joked about the Marvel Comics character while researching Guardians of the Galaxy. In a since-deleted Facebook post, Gunn said, “the odds of Taserface making an appearance are quite low.” Of course, Taserface didn’t appear in the 2014 film, and it appears the version of the character in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be different from the comics.

As for the sequel itself, Sullivan praised Marvel’s second galactic adventure, which he said builds off of the story and world established in the first movie:

“I don’t want to make any promises, but I think it’s better than the first one. I would say it’s more fleshed out, just simply by the fact there was a first one. There’s no need to establish characters, so we get to jump right into the storylines of the main characters at a deeper level. But it’s equally funny, equally as full of amazing music, and, of course, that cast — the Guardians of the Galaxy are pretty hard to match.”

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.