Guardians Of The Galaxy Picks Up Legendary Star Wars Sculptor Brian Muir

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starlord vaderFans are dying to hear news on James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. Star-Lord and Drax have been cast, but we’ve still got a lot of characters to go. While we wait to hear more on that front, an interesting bit of information about the production side of things has been unearthed. Legendary movie prop sculptor Brian Muir will work on the movie.

BleedingCool found out that Muir, who has worked on the Ark of the Covenant for Indiana Jones, the Space Jokey in Aliens, and even Darth Vader‘s helmet, is hard at work for Guardians of the Galaxy. They couldn’t find out what he was working on, but good money is on Star-Lord‘s helmet:

I tried to ascertain if he was working on Star Lord’s mask, and was just given the run around. Which leads me to believe he is. Put that on file for pub quizzes in years to come.

We’re told that there’s something of a Star Wars vibe to the plans for Guardians, and Muir’s appointment is a nice manifestation of this. Much better idea than stuffing Peter Mayhew in a Raccooon suit.

There’s no better way to get the “Star Wars” vibe across than hiring the man that created one of the most iconic images for the franchise. Darth Vader‘s mask is one of those sci-fi icons you immediately recognize. It’s nice to know that Guardians is getting the best of the best to help work on the film. If Star-Lord‘s helmet is indeed what Muir is working on, hopefully we’ll see Chris Pratt in it through a good chunk of the film. The trend of actor’s going without a mask throughout most of a superhero film is always a negative in my book. What do you think about this? Do you think he’s working on something for Star-Lord?

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Source : Bleeding Cool