James Gunn Spills More Details on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
James Gunn recently talked to MTV about Guardians of The Galaxy, including Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, and the mid-credits sequence from Thor: The Dark World.
The director is currently in post-production on the film, and when asked about the process of editing it he said,
"Everything else I've ever been through — failed relationships, failed films, failed friendships — everything I've ever done means nothing because I've just been created by God to make 'Guardians of the Galaxy' for you folks."
Well, that's comforting to know! He goes on to talk about Cooper as the insane space rodent, Rocket Raccoon,
"I'm a very controlling guy. [Rocket Raccoon] is a big one for me, and I have very specific ideas about what Rocket Raccoon is like. [Cooper] lets me push him any which way to get where I want to go. He does not give up. He sits there in the studio all day long until his voice is sore and his eyes are bloodshot, and he's bleeding from his nose and ears. But he's turned in some good raccoon voices, so who cares?"
I've got to say, I enjoy Gunn's sense of humor. As for Diesel as Groot, he says, "Honestly, I talked to Vin on the phone yesterday. It's looking pretty good; we'll see." The director also confirmed to MTV that both Rocket and Groot "will have some physical movement from the voice actors, including facial expressions and hand movements, is being recorded as potential reference for the animators."
Now time for some SPOILER stuff! We are going to get into some of the mid-credits sequence stuff for Thor: The Dark World, saying that he only shot it in a couple of hours, which explains why it ended up the way it did. He explained,
"I got the script that morning, and I did it in two hours at the end of a day of second unit shooting. That's how this little bit came together with Benicio."
"[Del Toro] is out there, man. He's the best. We just kept watching him on set, being like, 'Oh my God.' He was probably the character who was most different from what I imagined. Although, I did say he's like an outer-space Liberace. That's what it says in the script, which he's kind of doing. He really came in prepared and doing something utterly unique, and he's mesmerizing the whole time he's in the movie."
Gunn then teases that "we don't have that long to wait" before we see some new footage from the movie! I'm really looking forward to Guardians, and I can't wait to see more of what Gunn has created for the fans! The movie opens in theaters on August 1st, 2014.