Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Nov 5, 2013 18:54:01 GMT 5
Post by DinosaurMichael on Nov 5, 2013 18:54:01 GMT 5
Guardians of the Galaxy is an upcoming American science fiction superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is written and directed by James Gunn, with a story by Gunn and Nicole Perlman, and features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.
Producer Kevin Feige first publicly mentioned Guardians of the Galaxy as a potential film in 2010, and Marvel Studios announced that the film was in active development at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2012. Gunn entered negotiations to write and direct the film that August. In February 2013, Pratt was hired to play Star-Lord, and the supporting cast was filled out over the next several months. Filming began in July 2013 at Shepperton Studios, England with filming continuing in London, before wrapping up in October 2013. The film is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2014, and will be released in 3D.
Premise: In the far reaches of space, an unlikely cast of characters including an American pilot and a group of futuristic ex-cons go on the run with a highly coveted object and must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord: The leader of the Guardians who left Earth in the mid-1980s. Describing his character, Pratt said, "He had a hard time as a kid, and now he goes around space, making out with hot alien girls and just being a rogue and a bit of a jerk, and through teaming up with these guys, finds a higher purpose for himself."
Zoe Saldana as Gamora: The adopted daughter of Thanos and an associate of Ronan, Nebula and Korath who tries to find a new path for herself. Saldana said that she would become Gamora through make-up rather than CGI or performance capture. On taking the role, Saldana said, "I was just excited to be asked to join by James Gunn and to also play someone green. I've been blue before [in Avatar]."
Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer: A warrior in search of vengeance against Ronan. "ThereÂ’s a point where I go to set every day and I still canÂ’t freaking believe I got this job,Â” said Bautista. Â“ItÂ’s something that I wanted more than anything I ever wanted in my life. When I got it, I broke down and cried like a little baby."
Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser: Thanos' admiral who hunts down the Guardians. Pace originally auditioned for Star-Lord. On the character, Pace said, "HeÂ’s a psycho...a real monster. IÂ’ve had the best time playing this character."
Michael Rooker as Yondu: A blue-skinned hunter and tracker with an intuitive "sixth sense" perception.
Karen Gillan as Nebula: An employee of Thanos who "has an interesting and complex relationship with Gamora". Gillan shaved off her hair for the role.
Djimon Hounsou as Korath: An ally to Ronan and Thanos. Hounsou took the role because of his son, stating "I wanna begin saying a story about my son. I have a four-year old son who loves superheroes from Spider-Man to Iron Man to Batman. HeÂ’s got all the costumes. One day he looks at me and says Â‘Dad, I want to be light-skinned so I could be Spider-Man. Spider-Man has light skin.Â’ That was sort of a shock. This is why I am excited to be a part of the Marvel Universe, so I could be hopefully provide that diversity in the role of the superhero."
Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan / The Collector: A powerful member of the Elders of the Universe.
John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey: The leader of Nova Corps.
Glenn Close as Nova Prime: A leadership role within the Nova Corps.
Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon: A genetically engineered raccoon who is an expert marksman and master tactician. Gunn worked with live raccoons to get the correct feel for the character and to make sure the CGI raccoon used was "not a cartoon character," saying "it's not Bugs Bunny in the middle of The Avengers, itÂ’s a real, little, somewhat mangled beast thatÂ’s alone. ThereÂ’s no one else in the universe quite like him, heÂ’s been created by these guys to be a mean-ass fighting machine." Cooper will voice Rocket Raccoon, while Sean Gunn was the stand-in for the CGI character during filming.
Vin Diesel as Groot: A hyper-intelligent tree-like creature that can absorb wood to gain strength and recover from injuries as well as control trees. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Diesel stated that he was originally in talks to star in a new Phase Three Marvel film, but after hearing fan reaction at Comic-Con, Marvel presented him with the opportunity to portray Groot. The character will be voiced and motion captured by Diesel himself.
Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry, Stephen Blackehart, Sean Gunn, Marama Corlett, Alexis Rodney, Melia Kreiling, and Spencer Wilding have been cast in unspecified supporting roles. Director James Gunn stated that Sean Gunn's role will be an "integral" part of the film. Lloyd Kaufman will have a cameo in the film. Peter Serafinowicz will play a Nova Corps officer.