James Gunn talks about Guardian of the Galaxy



Silent Rocket

We meet Rocket, but no dialogue yet - has Bradley Cooper recorded his voiceover, how much work is left to do on it, and how's he sounding? Also, how long did that line-up shot of Rocket take to create / how many people worked on it?

We’ve recorded most of Bradley’s dialogue already. I suppose you would expect me to tell you he’s fantastic and his characterisation of Rocket will blow your mind – so don’t believe me and just wait to see (or hear) it for yourself.

In all truth, we hired Bradley because he’s able to do both comedy and drama – it’s the thing I look for most in the actors on all my films – and to truly sell Rocket – for you to believe a Raccoon can talk (and blow up and shoot tons of stuff) we need a well-rounded actor.

To create the line-up shot for the trailer, 15 people worked on Rocket and 15 people worked on Groot. That’s 30 people. For one shot.


Dawww, Groot

Groot looks a lot friendlier in his introduction than we were expecting, his little dip down movement in his first line up introduction makes him look basically adorable - was that intentional? Is this a character we're going to fall in love with? Tell us about that shot - how long did it take to create? It looks amazing, and does so much in a short amount of time.

I love Groot so much I get teary eyed when I think of him sometimes.

Essentially, all the Guardians start out the movie as bastards - except Groot. He’s an innocent. He’s a hundred percent deadly and a hundred percent sweet. He’s caught up in Rocket’s life, really.

The shot of Groot in the trailer took a few weeks to create, but the development of his look and how he moves took the better part of a year.

Nebula's introduction

There's some crossover with the Comic-Con trailer, but new stuff too – what are the new shots in this version, and what made you decide to add those shots in?

Well, a lot of shots in the Comic-Con trailer were simply shots from make-up and camera tests before we ever filmed.

I knew I wanted to add some shots of Nebula, as she’s super badass (we only had one make-up test of her in the Comic-Con trailer – and it wasn’t even Karen Gillan).

Edgy Humour

Star Lord gives his captors the finger at one point, which made us laugh out loud - it's one of several very funny moments. It's pretty edgy, how far can you push the humour on a film like this?

The "bunch of a-holes" line is still in the trailer, which I love. That was an ad-lib I threw to Peter Serafinowicz on the day we were shooting. He wasn’t sure he wanted to say it – it’s not something British people say – but it works perfectly in the trailer.

The movie has a lot of edgy humour, unusual for a comic book movie. But we were encouraged by Marvel to take risks, so we did.

However, we never wanted the humour to get in the way of the fun or the emotional heart of the film – those things came first.


Gamora Of The Galaxy

Zoe Saldana looks like a bad-ass in her line-up introduction - was it intimidating working with her once she got into the zone? Also, how long did that make-up take to put on? Is she going to surprise people with this role?

Zoe is about as un-intimidating as you can imagine! She gets in the zone the moment that cameras start filming – but before that she’s basically her loud, brash, completely lovable and goofball self.

She got it easy with the makeup – it only took about four hours to put on, whereas it took Dave Bautista and Karen Gillan six hours or more.

Zoe and Karen are the two most hardass characters in the movie – they’re our Clint Eastwoods. It should take more than a few people by surprise.







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