There’s just a touch over two weeks to go until the August 1st premiere for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy and that marvelous marketing machine that is Marvel Comics isn’t missing a beat when it comes to getting everyone’s butt into a theater seat opening weekend. This time around we’ve got two new television spots and the complete video of Kevin Feige‘s, Marvel Studio‘s President of Production, UK Press Roundtable Interview.
Just when you might think we’d all be sick to death of hearing more about the Guardians of the Galaxy, you realize that:
A: You’re not sick of hearing about Guardians of the Galaxy.
2. You can’t wait to find out more.
I was just trying to remember one bit of Guardians of the Galaxy promotion that I haven’t been thrilled about. There always seems to be that moment when you think to yourself, or announce loudly to the Internet, that you’re just about sick of hearing about some new movie. I certainly haven’t reached that point with Guardians of the Galaxy, and I’m not sure I ever will. James Gunn has mixed up a batch of Guardians of the Galaxy Koolaid and I’m ready to drink the whole jug.
Let’s start off with the two new TV spots. The first takes a closer look at Peter Quill, aka Starlord played by Chris Pratt. Pratt’s celebrity is about to go super nova. He’s already a nerdy fan favorite from the hit show Parks and Recreation, mix that with how well Guardians of the Galaxy will do at the box office, take a pinch of the LEGO Movie, add a dash of his next movie Jurassic World, and you’ve got a powerful potion of celebrity.
The second is a new trailer that helps illustrate the group’s dynamic.
The next Guardians of the Galaxy bit is the full UK Press video interview with Kevin Fiege. He talks about just about every aspect of the movie you could imagine, often offering interesting and humorous side notes about the casting, how the actors approached their roles, and how this movie came to be.
When asked this question James Gunn said:
Reporter:I’ve got a question from my nine year old son, Obviaously you’ve got three key groups, the Avengers, the Guardians, and the X-men. If you were a superhero which of those teams would you choose and why?
Fiege:Wow, that’s a tough choice, I think it depends on the mood you’re in. Someone at one point, James (Gunn) or Zoe, that the Avengers are the Beatles, the Guardians are the Rolling Stones, I don’t know who the X-men would be.
Feige teases something at the end of this press interview.
OH why did it have to go to black at the end there. I wonder what scene that might have been. Most likely the Ironman in Hulkbuster armor vs the Hulk scene in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Descriptions have been making the internet rounds, no video unfortunately. I’m betting we’ll see that when Marvel does it’s big panel H presentation at SDCC 2014.
Here’s another gallery of Guardians of the Galaxy production stills: