Lee Pace Briefly Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY And Playing Ronan The Accuser

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ronan the accuserWe’ve been hearing, and finally seeing, a lot about Marvel and James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy lately. Chris Pratt and his costars have been teasing the intergalactic action and hijinks their band of misfits will get into and how Rocket is the heart and soul of the film, but we haven’t been hearing too much about the villains. We know that Thanos will play a decently sized part in things, Karen Gillan‘s Nebula will square off against Zoe Saldana‘s Gamora, and Lee Pace will be the main antagonist with his Ronan the Accuser. We saw the briefest of glimpse of Ronan and his Universal Weapon, but Pace recently opened up (slightly) about the big bad and what his motivations are in a recent interview with HitFix.

Pace was promoting his new show on AMC, Halt and Catch Fire, where he plays a former IBM whizkid named Joe MacMillan who recruits someone to help him work on an “ethically murky” project. When the conversation turned to Guardians, Pace was asked what he was most excited to explore with Ronan:

I’m really excited about this character. I mean he’s nuts. I mean I’ve never played anything like it and I’ve had such a good, it’s one of those things where you don’t know how to approach something like this. This is not Joe MacMillan. You can’t think, “Well, you know, this is my relationship with my father…” It’s not that. There’s none of that, you now, kind of “This is how I would go about dealing with these problems.” It’s a complete kind of act of imagination. But in the hands of James Gunn, I’m such a fan of his movies. So it’s very much a creation of his and I found my self being like, “Alright, let’s do it. You tell me what you’re into here.

guardians posterThe actor went on to explain that one of the best parts of exploring such a crazy character was working with director James Gunn, who allows his cast to really let loose when it comes to being weird and insane. Pace explains Gunn‘s process of making movies he’d like to see to what he experienced while working on The Hobbit with Peter Jackson:

I mean you sit down with him for 10 minutes and you know he knows what he’s doing. I mean he’s just making the movie that he wants to see. I mean that’s a filmmaker. And it’s just a privilege to work with someone like that. You know, Peter Jackson is the same way. He’s going to make the movie that he wants to see. And to be a small part in one of those is so cool. Because they have thousands of people work on these movies, thousands and there’s so many different layers. So my performance is just a small, small part of that puzzle. Creative and fun, working on these massive movies has just been so much more fun than I’ve ever dreamed it could be.

The Guardians of the Galaxy part of the interview ended with Pace mentioning that he’s most excited to see how Groot looks in the finished product. Having worked with stand-ins for both Groot and Rocket Raccoon, the actor says he’s really interested to see how they turn out once the CGI and voice overs are inserted into the footage. When the interviewer joked that Rocket and Groot were “Prima Donnas” for not showing up on set, Pace joined in, saying “I know. Assholes. So we never got to see them. Of course, I want to see how my spaceship turns out. I’ve seemed a little bit of the concept art and whatnot but, yeah. That movie is going to be really good.” You can read the full interview at the source link below. Gunn and company are still holding back our full look at Ronan for a later date, but from everything Pace and company have been saying about the big bad, we’re in for a real treat. What do you think about the actor’s comments?

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Source : HitFix