When Marvel comes to SDCC, they really bring the big Guardians of the Galaxy “Gunns” these days. Aside from having James Gunn and the WHOLE CAST show up for a one day panel, even though they are in the middle of production, they also brought a ton of props and costumes for fans to see. There was a sneak peek video at the panel that wowed everyone, we’ll bring to you as soon as it hits the Internet. In the mean time, check out the gallery of props and costumes shown in the Exhibitors Hall and the Hall H Panel video below, then we can discuss what freaked out Gunn so much.
Here’s the panel, Karen Gillan‘s big hair reveal is incredible:
What freaked out James Gunn? He talked about it while explaining the tone of the movie when asked if it would come with that trademark Gunn dark humor:
I don’t think of it as darkly comedic. I do think of it as me, I’ve got to say that. There is a lot of James Gunn in this movie. It’s a strange thing because when I turned in the first draft to Kevin (Feige), Marvel and Joss (Whedon), they read it and were very happy. Their biggest note was “more James Gunn” and it freaked the hell out of me. So more James Gunn is in the movie and I think it’s a really unique movie. But with every movie I do, I am speaking to a certain side of myself and a certain audience. With a movie like Super, I’m speaking to a really specific person that will appreciate that movie. When I’m doing a movie like Guardians, it really is for a much broader audience for everybody to see on a Friday night and enjoy in a different way. I appreciate both those types of movies.
He followed up that comment by talking about what he sees as an unspoken theme in the Marvel movies:
Guardians is about a family coming together, It’s about a group of individuals who have acted selfishly, and only as individuals throughout their life, learning something about themselves that makes them heroes.
Sounds like everything is on track to bring the Guardians of the Galaxy to the big screen and into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What are you looking forward to the most?