James Gunn Has A Few Things To Say About Working On Guardians of the Galaxy For Two Years



With about a month to go to the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn has taken to his Facebook to offers this thoughts about working on the movie for the past two years.

Gunn offers:

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.

And Gunn also posted an image of the Guardians of the Galaxy rehearsal room with:

#gotgpicoftheday Rehearsal room. I hadn’t rehearsed much with other films, but with Guardians I was lucky to have a week or so before shooting with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Sean Gunn, Dave Bautista (Batista) and Michael Rooker. We were able to work out links within the scenes themselves (I did some rewriting around this time) and within the performances. The colorful lines on the ground were all various spaces in the movie – parts of the Kyln, the Milano, etc – so we knew exactly what we were working with. What stunned us most in the room was Zoe’s ability to say a completely awkward expositional line as if it was the most natural thing in the world. And everyone else sucked at it!


“Guardians of the Galaxy” has an August 1, 2014 release.

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