We’re really looking forward to James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, mostly because we’re interested to see if Gunn can pull off a huge budget project that has to fit in with the rest of the Marvel movies while also being so different from the rest of them on a tonal level. Marvel released a brand new poster for the movie today, as well as news of a live Q&A with the cast (including Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and director James Gunn) and the exclusive world premiere of a new trailer on Monday, May 19th at 10:00am PT on their Facebook page. Check out the full poster below:
And while we’re on the subject of Guardians, io9 had the opportunity to sit down with star Chris Pratt during a set visit, and he had some cool things to say about the project.
On characters he was inspired by when playing Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord):
With Peter? I guess so, you think going into something that as an actor, you can take parts of what you’ve seen before and want to take influence off of it but I don’t know… that’s not necessarily what I did. I know some actors probably work that way, but I’ve heard Kevin [Feige] say he thought the stuff he’s looking at it’s like Han Solo-meets-Marty McFly, which I think is cool. But that wasn’t an intentional thing at all… I know that me, personally, I’m different than anyone else. Just like our mothers all tell us we’re all very special and unique and we are, and I think if an actor can stick to trying to make the character resemble something from their own spirit it will automatically be unique. It’s not necessarily going to be trying to be Han Solo or trying to be Marty McFly or trying to be any other character you’ve seen before, it’s like, “This is me in this role.”
On the characters – aside from his own – that he’s a big fan of in this movie:
Yeah… Oh man. I think Drax is awesome, not only the character but Dave Bautista the actor. I just really adore him so much and think he’s very, very good. Unique. I really love him.
And I think Rocket is a great character, not just in a way that you would think. There’s a lot of heart there. James [Gunn] did a great job of looking at Rocket as a real character, rather than a cartoon character. And so when you see the story unfold… you should feel bad for anything that was kind of created out of nothing. There’s a sense of loneliness and this inner pain that Rocket feels that hopefully the audience will empathize with that makes him a really sympathetic character, but also so badass. ‘Cause he’s a raccoon with a machine gun! So that’s good. I like him. I mean, all the characters are really great, but those two probably in particular right now.
There’s plenty more info in the full interview, and the outlet also got their hands on some new behind the scenes images, so check those out below:
Are you as excited about Guardians of the Galaxy as we are? Let us know in the comments!
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