Published On: Mon, Jul 22nd, 2013

SDCC fans get a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ preview, footage and news

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was greeted with great applause at SDCC when he introduced director James Gunn and the entire main cast of Guardians of the Galaxy, all of whom flew in from the London set just to appear on the panel.

guardians-of-the-galaxy-concept-art-finalSome footage was presented, read the summaries below.

Filming had begun two weeks and fans were presented with some early footage from the film as Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Karen Gillam, and Michael Rooker teased what to expect from the film.

Pratt had to discuss the lead role, but said “it was just weird timing, I got a tapeworm,” before explain that Star-Lord is a jerk and “this guy who lives in space…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.”

Star Trek star Saldana talked about being transformed into Gamora. “I’ve been blue once, so I thought why not try green?”

“I’m still to the point where I go to set every day and I can’t believe I got this job,” Bautista said of playing Drax the Destroyer.

Gillam shocked fans when she revealed her shaved head when challenged by moderator Chris Hardwick on Nebula. She threw the wig into the audience.

Del Toro revealed that he hasn’t started the movie yet, so he’s meeting the cast for the first time and Pace described Ronan as “a very complicated Kree,” noting that he’s an iconic character.

Guardians of the Galaxy opens on August 1, 2014.

Here’s how the footage is being described:

Collider: “…a fantastic reel of much more footage than expected.  The entire thing was 100% James Gunn, as there’s a strong undercurrent of irreverent humor throughout; the footage was backed by “Hooked on a Feeling,” if you need further proof.  Pratt’s Star-Lord is a mix between a Wild West badass and a juvenile delinquent.  We saw the entire Guardians gang—including Groot and Rocket Raccoon—being rounded up in a space prison, as they were “checked in” by John C. Reilly’s character.  Again, there was a great sense of humor to the proceedings, as Groot stepped in and Reilly said, “What is that thing?”  Pratt’s Star-Lord was giving Reilly and his cohorts the middle finger while being scanned.

We saw a few flashes of action, but the big takeaway is that Guardians is wholly a James Gunn film.  It’s weird, there are a lot of great creatures (the makeup on Bautista and Saldana was impressive), and it’s really funny.  The footage ended with Reilly’s character finishing the check-in and then quipping to his colleague, “What a bunch of a-holes.”’

 Slash Film: “We first see Star-Lord holding a glowing orb of light in a mystical-looking hallway, whereupon a group of warriors, including Korath, confront him with their weapons. It’s at that point that Star-Lord’s unique personality begins to show itself.

“Cool man, no problem,” he says defensively. He introduces himself as “Star-Lord,” to which Korath replies, “Who?” Star-Lord’s response: “Star-Lord? Legendary outlaw?… Forget it.”

We then see Rhomann Dey (Reilly) rattling off information about the team, who’ve just been captured, to a colleague, played by Peter Serafinowicz. Appearing, in order, are Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot (“described as houseplant / muscle”). Last but not least is Peter Quill, who takes the opportunity to sass Dey and flip him off. Upon being informed that Quill also goes by Star-Lord, Dey asks, “Who calls him that?” “Himself, mostly” is the response he gets.

A montage of the Guardians in action ensues, including CG shots of Rocket Raccoon and Groot getting badass. At the end, Serafinowicz sums up the group: “They call themselves the Guardians,” he says. “What a bunch of assholes,” Dey responds.”



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