Chris Pratt Talks About The Tone Of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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guardians of the galaxy bannerChris Pratt is out and about promoting his new film Delivery Man with Vince Vaughn, and luckily a few Guardians of the Galaxy questions are getting thrown into the mix. So far there haven’t been a lot of Guardians news from Pratt, but in a recent interview with the Huffington Post the actor talked a little bit about the film’s tone and how director James Gunn balances drama and comedy.

When asked about the Comic Con footage and how it did a good job of going from serious to lighthearted in a matter of seconds, Pratt agreed it was different from the other Marvel movies with how it tries to strike a perfect balance between dramatic moments and comedy:

Yeah, that’s just right. It should be really fun. I think it should be really fun. But, that being said, it takes the dramatic beats seriously. I men, it takes itself seriously when it needs to. Just as a whole it doesn’t take itself too seriously. But, it definitely takes it’s dramatic moments seriously. And the dramatic arcs and the bits of emotion that you’re supposed to feel something that you’re supposed to feel something that I think you really will. But, hopefully, it will be because it’s anchored to this comedy. Like, to the comedy that lives in it. If you tie comedy and drama together, than you don’t have to go as big to get laughs and you don’t have to go as big to get a real emotional response.

Marvel Phase 2 has really been trying to find the perfect balance between the serious drama/full-on comedy moments. Iron Man 3 did an OK job with that but Thor: The Dark World had a little more trouble finding the balance (looking at you Darcy). If anyone can find the perfect balance for a Marvel film, my money is on James Gunn.

Pratt also confirmed what he had pretty well figured out already- he’s signed on for a lot of movies. The actor said of his contract “They pretty much own me for as long as they want. [Laughs] Which, hopefully, will be a really long time.” Hopefully we get a few more Guardians movies out of Pratt and maybe a crossover or two. A lot of things hinge on Guardians in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but everything we’ve seen and heard makes this one seem like he has a lot of promise. What do you think about Pratt‘s comments?

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Source : Huffington Post