James Gunn Responds to Fans Demands to Stop Posting Pictures of His Pets. And Some Guardians of the Galaxy Stuff.
As writer and director of that smash hit film Guardians of the Galaxy and powerhouse creative talent behind the impending sequel, James Gunn has been the target of some serious nerdsphere attention recently. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 gets closer and closer every day, but that doesn’t stop the eagerly awaiting legions of fans from being something of an impatient rabble. Admittedly, there has been a lot of cool sneak peeks to keep us occupied – Nathan Fillion has talked about his character in the new movie, the concept art looks awesome and the lucky fans who made it to SDCC16 were treated to a teaser trailer that made Vin Diesel himself well up.
You’d think there would be plenty to chew over while waiting for the full banquet due in 2017, but it hasn’t kept Gunn free of a near constant barrage of questions and comments about the new movie. Finally frustrated with giving the same answers over and over again – which, if you’re at all familiar with his social media you’ll know, he does – Gunn took to Facebook to share a Really Frequently Asked Questions post offering a thorough and comprehensive response to the, well, most frequently asked questions.
These ranged from Is Vin Diesel doing baby Groot’s voice?
Yes, he is.
Follow up questions include How the hell is that gonna happen?
To which Gunn responded, “Vin is an actor and capable of doing many voices. His Carol Channing is famous in Hollywood.”
And as the Q-and-A went on, it only got juicier.
It cleared up some questions that have been haunting fans since the opening montage of the first movie – Where the hell did Star-Lord get batteries for his Walkman?
“They’ve mastered space travel, I think they can figure out how to power a Walkman.” When you think about it, maybe that one was a silly question.
Gunn also took the opportunity to show off his knowledge of real life science and debunked some of the myths that have plagued sci-fi movies for generations now. Understandably, it generated a bit of dialogue that required some sophisticated clarification…
How did he stay alive without a mask when he saved Gamora out in space?
“He blew all the air out of his lungs. You can stay alive in outer space for a short while if you don’t have air in your lungs. The scene is in slow-motion, so it’s longer than it seems. AND Rocket clearly says there’s some atmosphere outside of Knowhere – just because there’s no gravity doesn’t mean there’s zero atmosphere.”
Haha that’s not science.
It is science.
People EXPLODE when they’re out in space without a space mask.
No, they don’t. That’s a myth.
I saw it in a documentary called Total Recall.
That’s not a documentary.
The full post covers a lot more interesting stuff about Guardians Vol 2, along with some nods to his other successful movies, though he couldn’t manage to get all the way through without getting distracted by his cats.