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Chris Pratt on 'Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2': ‘It’s going to be the biggest spectacle movie of all time’

By Liz Braun, Postmedia Network

In this June 6, 2015 photo, actor Chris Pratt poses for a portrait during press day for "Jurassic World" at Universal Studios Stage 18 in Universal City, Calif.  (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

In this June 6, 2015 photo, actor Chris Pratt poses for a portrait during press day for "Jurassic World" at Universal Studios Stage 18 in Universal City, Calif. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

Start talking, Chris Pratt.

Tell us everything about Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

Pratt, 37, was in Toronto today for The Magnificent Seven - it’s the opening film at TIFF — so we thought we’d seize the opportunity to quiz him about the Marvel Comics Universe.

Starlord himself put his face right into the tape recorder in a conspiratorial fashion:

“Ready for all the spoilers?” he asked.

Then he laughed.

Drat.

You already know you’ll see Ego The Living Planet.

And yes: Kurt Russell. That’s not a spoiler.

You won’t see Thanos. Not at all.

The trailer will be ready before Christmas.

Otherwise, Pratt’s lips are sealed.

“There’s a network of people in charge at Marvel who make all the decisions,” he explained. “They have the universe drawn up for about 20 years. And they are pretty adamant about us allowing them to release information about the movies and what’s coming down the pike, as they see fit.

“And they’ve instructed us not to say anything.”

But Pratt does want to enthuse a little. “I can say Guardians 2 is going to be out May 5. It’s finished and it’s going to be terrific. I’m already so proud of it. We worked really hard on it and it’s a joy to be part of.”

He adds: ”It’s a fabulous script. I think it’s going to be — I’m not using hyperbole, here - I think it’s going to be the biggest spectacle movie of all time.”

But what about all the criticisms of superhero stories sucking all the money out of the system and wrecking moviegoing?

“I’m okay with it,” Pratt joked.

“I’m fortunate. I’m fortunate in so many ways. I couldn’t count the ways, even if I tried. To be part of Guardians of the Galaxy,” he continued, “is to be part of a franchise that really is so totally different. It’s new and exciting and unlike anything people had seen before. There are a lot of superheroes out there, but I think we do something a little different. The genesis of these characters was in the Marvel Universe but we do something a little different, more cosmic, with Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Indeed, filmmaker James Gunn has said that the Guardians operate a bit outside the rest of the MCU. He also said, “Of course any stories afterwards will have to make do with whatever happened in Vol. 2.”

Which sounds like a big hint, somehow.

Pratt’s final word on Guardians Vol.2?

“It’s exceptional.”

Twitter: @LizBraunSUN