Thor 2 really gave movie goers their first taste of what the cosmos of the Marvel Universe is like. The end credits sequence will be an enigma to all but the most rabid comic fans, but it sets up Guardians of the Galaxy and reveals what the ultimate point of the entire film saga will be in (presumably) Avengers 3. We’ll give it a few more days, because it’s just been out two days in the states, before dissecting minutiae, but MTV recently talked to Guardians director James Gunn and he gave some interesting info on the August 2014 release.
“Everything else I’ve ever been through — failed relationships, failed films, failed friendships — everything I’ve ever done means nothing because I’ve just been created by God to make ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ for you folks.”
“I’m a very controlling guy. [Rocket Raccoon] is a big one for me, and I have very specific ideas about what Rocket Raccoon is like. [Bradley Cooper] lets me push him any which way to get where I want to go. He does not give up. He sits there in the studio all day long until his voice is sore and his eyes are bloodshot, and he’s bleeding from his nose and ears. But he’s turned in some good raccoon voices, so who cares?”
The director also confirmed that Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper are doing motion capture work for their characters in addition to voice acting. Now this is your last chance if you don’t want to find out what the first of the two end credits sequences is about in Thor 2.
“I got the script that morning, and I did it in two hours at the end of a day of second unit shooting. That’s how this little bit came together with Benicio.”
“[Del Toro] is out there, man. He’s the best. We just kept watching him on set, being like, ‘Oh my God.’ He was probably the character who was most different from what I imagined. Although, I did say he’s like an outer-space Liberace. That’s what it says in the script, which he’s kind of doing. He really came in prepared and doing something utterly unique, and he’s mesmerizing the whole time he’s in the movie.”
He’s referring to The Collector, the villain Benicio del Toro will play in Guardians of the Galaxy. As to what exactly his exchange meant, we’ll discuss that very soon. Also soon, we’ll get to see some Guardians footage (according to Gunn). Guardians of the Galaxy will release August 1st, 2014.
- James Gunn Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Working with Bradley Cooper, Dances around Vin Diesel Playing Groot, and More (collider.com)
- James Gunn Spills More Details on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (geektyrant.com)
- Director James Gunn talks ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel (theglobaldispatch.com)