‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director Talks Thanos, the ‘Thor 2′ Post-Credits Scene and More
While ‘Thor: The Dark World‘ is ready to release itself on the American public this November 8, there’s one other movie everyone’s talking about, thanks to a small post-credits scene in the new ‘Thor’: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ While we still have a ways to go before Marvel’s space opera hits in 2014 — and we even have the next ‘Captain America‘ coming in between — director James Gunn spoke up about loads of things to come.
“Everything I’ve ever done means nothing because I’ve just been created by God to make ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ for you folks,” he said, speaking from the ‘Thor 2′ red-carpet premiere in Hollywood. This new team of heroes will be the first in the established Marvel Cinematic Universe to break from the core ‘Avengers’ members, and, as such, Gunn has held back a lot of the details, including some of the casting.
While Vin Diesel has been shouting from the rooftops that he’s preparing to play the tree-like Groot in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ Marvel hasn’t officially acknowledged him, and Gunn didn’t say much to settle the chatter. Though, he can confirm that Thanos, first teased at the very end of ‘The Avengers,’ will indeed be a presence in ‘Guardians’ — and we have our own theories on that.
And then there’s Benicio Del Toro, playing another villain, The Collector, who Gunn says is “whacked out.” Speaking more to MTV on the character’s appearance in the ‘Thor 2′ post-credits scene [SPOILERS AHEAD]:
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.
There’s plenty more ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ tidbits to be had from Gunn, including some of the sets, practical effects and performances from the entire cast — which includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan and John C. Reilly.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ hits theaters August 1, 2014.