Director James Gunn and Starlord Chris Pratt have a couple of things to say about their upcoming Marvel-Cinematic-Universe-Movie Guardians of the Galaxy.
The pair recently talked with Empire and when asked about where this movie fits into the Marvel Movie Universe he had this to say:
Maybe it’s a risk, I dunno, I think every movie Marvel’s made has been a risk and they’re risks that pay off really big. So I hope for the movie’s sake, and my sake, that this one pays off. The story’s really good and Marvel really knows what they’re doing.
Pratt went on to discuss the overall tone of the movie:
It’s not as broad as Galaxy Quest but it’s not a straightforward space fantasy like Star Wars. I think it’s the sort of the best of both of those films put together…and more!
Gunn then stepped in and described what the police lineup scene below is all about:
Our characters are basically all villains to begin with. They don’t believe they’re individually good and they don’t believe each other is good, and through the course of the movie they discover they’re heroes. If The Avengers are The Beatles, these guys are The Rolling Stones.
Peter Quill (Future Starlord played by Chris Pratt) is thrown in jail. He then meets the rest of the group and together they plan an escape and:
Go after a treasure that they all want for different reasons.
That sounds like a lot of fun. As more and more tid-bits dribble out about the movie’s tone and style, I find myself really buying into the whole concept. I hope Gunn can pull it off and open a whole new horizon of possible stories in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Bring on the Kree vs Skrull War . . . or a real look at Galactus. I swear I will storm the Marvel Offices if I ever see some damn Galactus cloud on the big screen again. What Marvel “Space” character would you like to see make it to the big screen?