Chris Pratt, the actor playing Peter Quill aka Star Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, has been chatting about the new Marvel movie. It’s interesting to hear what Pratt has to say about the tone of the film and how it could fit into the rest of the Marvel Universe.
Here’s what Pratt had to say when IGN sat down with him:
IGN: What’s the experience been like shooting Guardians of the Galaxy?
Chris Pratt: It’s been really great. It’s hard to even put into words, especially for someone like me who has the vocabulary of a sixth-grader. It’s been a real trip. There’s a lot of super talented people working on it – artists. That’s what I always loved about comic books as a kid, the drawings. I didn’t ever read them that much. I wasn’t too big into the stories, but I loved the artwork and the covers. I’d like to draw a lot as a kid myself. So to see that, as they did making these comic books, they’ve hired the best artists in the world to do the concept artwork and to design these worlds. It’s so imaginative and so unreal. We’re working really hard and I’m in a bit of a daze, but I just can’t wait for people to see what we’re doing out there. I think that footage they showed at Comic-Con is very accurate to the movie that we’re making. I thought that footage was pretty badass.
IGN: It was! You expect with James Gunn that there will be an eclectic feel to it and a quirky sense of humor, which we saw in that footage. What is it like trying to figure out that tone on set and to make perhaps it a little skewed from what people are expecting from comic book movies?
Pratt: Yeah, I think tone is the major thing we have to accomplish, a consistent tone, going from silly and comedic to high-stakes drama and action, and everything in between. It’s really up to James, and I trust everything that he’s doing. I think we’re getting good stuff. I don’t know what to say about it other than it might be…Oh! It’s the greatest movie of the 21st century! That’s what I’ll say. It’ll be the Citizen Kane of movies other than Citizen Kane.
IGN: James has said Guardians is a pretty self-contained story and it quite literally takes place far away from the rest of the Marvel movies. But Marvel’s into long-term planning and they’ve got all these interweaving of the movies and characters. Are you hopeful that a couple movies from now you might be teaming up with some Avengers and maybe fighting alongside Iron Man or Cap?
Pratt: Man, that would be really cool. What’s nice is that it is all the same universe. Because it falls under the Marvel umbrella, there is the possibility, just like in the comic books, that these stories could intersect.
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