James Gunn Shares A Wonderful Post About His Final Week Working On Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’
With James Gunn now putting the finishing touches to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ the writer-director has posted on his Facebook page the following piece about wrapping up post-production on the superhero flick: I swear, I’ve gotten angry with filmmakers like Ridley Scott and George Lucas who can’t let go of their old films and want to keep going back and offering up different versions, but I can easily see myself doing that now.
This is essentially my last week of actually making Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s been two years straight and I’ve starting to become terrified of actually having to STOP. But on July 7 I leave for Singapore to begin the press tour so I suppose I really have no choice.
There isn’t much left. I’m still playing with the sound mix and the 3D and the DI (digital intermediate – basically the color-timing) – and there are some outstanding visual effects shots. But I still want to do what I can with what I have left to make the most stunning film I can for you guys on August 1! I think the Marvel producers are starting to understand my almost psychotic inability to be happy with anything, and to pick apart things to the very bitter end. They’re going to have to tear this movie from my bloody grip.
I’m starting to get very sad every time I think of how I’m going to miss all of the people I’ve been working with side-by-side for the past two years. And – to show you how strange I really am – I get teary-eyed when I think of how I won’t be working with Rocket (at least for a little while). He’s been the center of my life for a long time now, and I’ve come to love the little son-of-a-bitch. Really.
Let’s be honest. I’m getting teary-eyed now writing those words. And yes that may be a sign that I really am in need of a break.
But for now, it’s back to work. Love to you all. Have a fantastic weekend.
The top-notch cast for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Batista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and if recent reports are true, Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry and Enzo Cilenti co-star. The film arrives in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on July 31st before opening in the US on August 1st.
From director James Gunn, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is the first original title in Marvel’s “Phase 2″ of movies; which also included ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Joss Whedon’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ is the final movie in “Phase 2″ of the Marvel Cinematic Universe while ‘Ant-Man’ kicks off “Phase 3″. Check out the official synopsis for the film below.
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt, Jurassic World, The Lego Movie) finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan (Lee Pacey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket (Bradley Cooper, American Hustle) a gun-toting raccoon, Groot (Vin Diesel, The Fast and Furious franchise), a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora (Zoe Saldana, Avatar, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista, Riddick). But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Also starring are British actresses Karen Gillian (Doctor Who) and Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners) and double Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond).
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