Chris Pratt and Kevin Feige Talk GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is going to end up being a spectacular movie. marvel fans are absolutely going to love it. We still have a ways to go, but while we wait for them to release more visual awesomeness from the film, here's a few things that actor Chris Pratt who plays Star Lord, and studio President Kevin Feige has to say about the film!

In an interview with IGN Pratt discussed what his experience has been like shooting the film,

It’s been really great. It’s hard to even put into words, especially for someone like me who has the vocabulary of a sixth-grader. It’s been a real trip. There’s a lot of super talented people working on it - artists. That’s what I always loved about comic books as a kid, the drawings. I didn’t ever read them that much. I wasn’t too big into the stories, but I loved the artwork and the covers. I’d like to draw a lot as a kid myself. So to see that, as they did making these comic books, they’ve hired the best artists in the world to do the concept artwork and to design these worlds. It’s so imaginative and so unreal. We’re working really hard and I’m in a bit of a daze, but I just can’t wait for people to see what we’re doing out there. I think that footage they showed at Comic-Con is very accurate to the movie that we’re making. I thought that footage was pretty badass.
He goes on to talk about the tone of the film saying,

Yeah, I think tone is the major thing we have to accomplish, a consistent tone, going from silly and comedic to high-stakes drama and action, and everything in between. It’s really up to James, and I trust everything that he’s doing. I think we’re getting good stuff. I don’t know what to say about it other than it might be…Oh! It’s the greatest movie of the 21st century! That’s what I’ll say. It’ll be the Citizen Kane of movies other than Citizen Kane.

When asked about Guardians teaming up with The Avengers he said,

Man, that would be really cool. What’s nice is that it is all the same universe. Because it falls under the Marvel umbrella, there is the possibility, just like in the comic books, that these stories could intersect.

In a separate interview with Empire Kevin Feige answered a bunch of questions regarding the movie as well. These are from last week, but here they are anyway in case you missed them the first time around. 

On the film being Marvel’s Star Wars:

"We’re not making this to make Marvel’s Star Wars. We’re doing this to explore the other side of the existing Marvel Universe. The fact that Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is a human from our time, that he carries a personal cassette recorder with him, already it’s very different. It’s not a long, time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it’s now in a galaxy far, far away."

On the if the film will take place at the same time as the other Phase Two movies:

"The general answer is yes. It’s not exactly revealed what year or month it is in relation to the other Phase Two films. But yes, it’s the same time."

On if it's more of a stand-alone film:

"Certainly more than the others. We’ve already said that Thanos plays a part in it and is a character in it. That in and of itself should tell you it’s connected to the other worlds."

On the main villain:

"Ronan The Accuser (Lee Pace) is very much the main bad guy. And Thanos is lurking above it all. You will learn more about Thanos in Guardians, for sure. Certainly you’ll get more than the one turn-around-and-smirk. You’ll get much more than that."

He then gives a brief breakdown of each of the characters in the Guardians team.

"They are an unlikely band. It’s pure circumstance that brings them all together throughout the course of the movie.
  • "Rocket [Raccoon] has been genetically and mechanically altered, he’s an experiment from one part of the galaxy.
  • "Groot is a species that happens to look like trees look, and is quite communicative if you can understand the different inflections in the way he says, 'I am Groot.'
  • "Peter Quill left Earth in the mid-’80s, but when we meet back up with him he’s very much a citizen of the Universe.
  • "Drax (Dave Bautista) has one goal and one goal only, which is to kill Ronan because of a past tragedy.
  • "When we meet Gamora (Zoe Saldana), she’s a bad guy working with Ronan and Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Korath (Djimon Hounsou), and by extension for Thanos. Gamora doesn’t necessarily like doing that anymore, and tries to find a new path for herself. But she has such a reputation as the deadliest woman in the galaxy that people aren’t greeting her with open arms."

The movie comes out on August 1st, 2014! Are you excited? 

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