James Gunn Clears Up A Few Things About Yesterday’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY News
Yesterday saw the release of the long awaited first piece of anything official from Marvel’s first cosmic outing, Guardians of the Galaxy. The image seemed to come as a little bit of a surprise to director James Gunn, who posted it along with a brief message on his official Facebook page. Gunn, ever the man of the people, took time to field questions from his followers and clear something up that wasn’t quite correct in the official synopsis released along with the image.
The synopsis, which you can read in full at the bottom of the article, claims that Glenn Close is playing Commander Rael. Rather Marvel didn’t want fans to know the Nova Corps was in the film (though they were guards at last year’s Comic Con display), Close was miscredited. Gunn responded to a fan, saying “Glenn Close’s character’s name in the film is Nova Prime Rael. I don’t know where they got this ‘Commander’ stuff from.” The director also wanted fans to know that Rocket Raccoon and Groot are not the finished CGI versions we will see in the movie. Those are the versions shown after 12 days of filming that were thrown together for the Comic Con teaser. Gunn says Groot will look like the bust we recently saw in the Vin Diesel announcement pic. The pic above “It’s not even close to complete. This is a still from the San Diego Comicon trailer that we put together after 12 days of filming. The character designs weren’t even fully finished.“
Two final things to note, Gunn says the trailer IS NOT coming this month. No matter what the director posts on his page, whether it be a picture of a dog, a message about being at a New Year’s Eve party, a note he and buddy Michael Rooker are hanging out, always results in a question about when the trailer is coming. Gunn is always nice about it, but I will say seriously people calm down. It will be here when it gets here. He’s not going to show off anything he’s not 100% satisfied with and post-production is still underway. Let them do their job. The director also had another brief comment about why Bradley Cooper was the best choice for the gun-totting raccoon, saying “I needed someone who could do both comedy and drama and who didn’t sound too cartoony, which we found with many of the voice actors who auditioned.” So there you go. That’s the latest update on Guardians. We’re into 2014 now, so hopefully we start hearing a lot more and see another official still or two. What do you think about the director’s comments?
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team — the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.
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