'Guardians of the Galaxy' is movie that feels like it's built on a foundation of interesting and bizarre creative decisions, but casting Chris Pratt in the lead role of Star Lord feels particularly inspired. Although known mostly for his comedic chops, we have a really good feeling about the 'Parks and Recreation' star heading up a team of science fiction superheroes, especially with director James Gunn at the helm. Pratt recently spoke with IGN about the super-secretive production, sharing details about the film's tone and his role in the cinematic Marvel universe.
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Ever since it was announced that Vin Diesel was "in talks" to join 'Guardians of the Galaxy' as Groot, it seemed like the casting was a done deal and that it must have been the only reason that Diesel was meeting with Marvel (which he had teased weeks earlier). According to this recent interview, both assumptions are wrong.
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James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is more than halfway through filming, but like every other Marvel project, it remains shrouded in mystery. The film may be based on some of the company's most obscure characters, but it's that unknown factor that makes the whole thing so fascinating to follow. What exactly is 'Guardians of the Galaxy'? More importantly, who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? For those not steeped in comic book lore, don't worry. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has some information for you.
If you've seen the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Comic-Con footage - either legitimately in Hall H at Comic-Con or, perhaps less legitimately, with the online bootlegs - you're no doubt hooked (on a feelin'). But, will we ever get a chance to see an official, slightly-less-blurry version of that 'Guardians of the Galaxy' footage online, so that we may watch to our heart's content? No, probably not.
So, you're saying there's a chance. Uhh, no, actually there's a "zero percent chance" says director James Gunn.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' was featured briefly during Disney's D23 Expo this past weekend in California. According to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who also screened footage from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'Thor: The Dark World,' the film is still under production in London, which explained why no preview other than a re-screening of the Comic-Con footage was available. However, photos from the 'Guardians' set have quickly leaked out and revealed an even closer look at these "superheroes in space."
Vin Diesel has been very coy when it comes to details regarding his ties with Marvel. He's teased possibilities before (is he starring in 'The Avengers 2'?!), but we've still yet to get anything resembling a confirmation. Well, we have now learned exactly what Marvel film he's joining, courtesy of the man himself. Is Vin lending his voice to one of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?