With San Diego Comic Con officially at an end, one movie has everyone here at Slack Jaw Punks super excited, and that movie is Guardians of the Galaxy. Director James Gunn led the panel for the film alongside actors Chris Pratt (Star-Lord/ Peter Quill), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), David Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser), Djimon Hounsou (Koraf), and Michael Rooker (Yondu).
During the panel, fans were treated to some of the first footage from the film. While they did tease a little of the action that will be a major part of the film, they also showed the whole Guardian gang being checked into a space prison by John C. Reilly’s character Rhomann Dey, who works for the Nova Corps. Fans were also treated to the first footage of characters Groot and Rocket Raccoon, who will be primarily CGI characters. While Reilly is scanning the Guardians in, Pratt’s character flips Reilly and the rest of the Nova Corps the bird. At the end of the scene, Reilly remarks how the team is “a bunch of a-holes.” It seems like Gunn’s trademark humor is a big part of the film.
Comic-Con goers also got treated to a view of some of the props used on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy, like Star-Lords helmet and guns, and Drax the Destroyer’s knives. All the props and the booth itself were guarded by extras wearing Nova Corps suits.
When Nerdist Chris Hardwick, noted that Karen Gillan’s character is bald, the Doctor Who actress took off her wig to reveal a shaved head and then flung the wig into the audience. Chris Pratt also remarked on his physical transformation for the film, having gone from his pudgy character Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, to the leader of the Guardians by saying “it was just weird timing, I got a tapeworm,” before giving us a little insight on Star-Lord, “He had a hard time as a kid and now he goes around space making out with alien girls, just being a rogue, and through teaming up with these guys he finds a better purpose for himself.”
When asked if we’ll be seeing any of the characters origins in the movie, Gunn replied by saying that the story will be more of how they came together and will shed a light on their personalities, but we won’t really see where they came from. Either way, all this news is sure to excite all the fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and have them excited for the August 1, 2014 release date.