Could Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn take a break from the adventures of Baby Groot to find love as the next star of The Bachelor? That might seem like a stupid hypothetical scenario, but after Tuesday night’s edition of After Paradise, the Bachelor in Paradise talk show (this is a real thing), it’s a valid question. It turns out that Gunn is not just a fan of ABC’s reality dating series, but the self-proclaimed No. 1 fan of The Bachelor. Think he’s kidding? Just watch his introduction for the episode (the entire episode is available here, with cable provider login necessary).
Don’t worry, GotG fans. His appearance doesn’t come without at least a nugget of news about the highly-anticipated sequel that hits theaters on May 5, 2017. For starters, rest assured that the Vol. 2 trailer is coming “soon.” We’re pretty sure that means it will debut in the previews ahead of Doctor Strange in November, but maybe it’ll be Rogue One instead. What a mystery!
But the real fun of this appearance (Gunn’s second) is simply how enthusiastic and knowledgeable Gunn is about Bachelor in Paradise. Regarding the Ferguson twins as his Beatles might seem a bit over-the-top to some, but just as we geeked out over his fantastic Marvel film, Gunn deserves to be able to geek out over crazy-ass Ashley’s entertaining drama.
Seriously, though, let’s make Gunn happen as the next Bachelor.