James Gunn Talks Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 At Saturn Awards

Posted: Jun 28 2015, 6:56pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Movie News


James Gunn Talks Guardians of the Galaxy 2 at Saturn Awards
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By James Gunn accepting Chris Pratt's Saturn Award, the Guardians of the Galaxy director faced media question time. So what did he reveal about humor and Guardians of the Galaxy 2?

James Gunn called The Belko Experiment "one of the greatest experiences of my life" backstage at the Saturn Awards. Does that mean Guardians of the Galaxy and Marvel fell off the list? Of course not.

After accepting Chris Pratt's award in the actor's stead, the director spoke to the media. Collider revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be "more emotional movie," which is not entirely news since that was reported earlier this year.

But Gunn did reveal it's "both a bigger movie and a smaller movie." Wait, what? He says the script "focuses more intensely on some of the characters" and audiences "learn about fathers in the second one."

Okay, so most of that isn't entirely new information, either. Then again, the poor guy is sick while reading a speech at the podium, so maybe he'll get a break. One of the reporters asked if Magus will be introduced, but Gunn played coy and said fans would have to watch the movie instead. He giveth and he taketh away.

However! Star-Lord may actually get a new mixtape for the second movie. Gunn's been vocal about introducing music, creating his own mixtape, when writing the scripts so it's no surprise. The soundtrack should be pretty interesting given the expected character study.

How does he create those comedic, humorous scenes that has audiences rolling into the aisles? By making himself laugh while writing.

"I think humor comes from when you make characters that you fall in love with and you imbue them with some sort of personality. And you like to see them bounce off each other. And that conflict often ends up having some sort of humor."

Which explains why Pratt was chosen for the role. His comedic timing as Andy on Parks and Recreation was constantly referenced in reviews of the show. And just look at some of the Everwood star’s speech. Joking about Gunn’s relationship status since “we haven’t talked in a couple weeks” and proclaiming “it doesn’t matter, he is tonight.”

James Gunn Accepting the Saturn Award for Chris Pratt

Despite having a cold, this has been a great 24 hours. I was just invited to be a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (mega thanks to Peyton Reed and Jon Favreau for sponsoring me). Today I shot a cameo for Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's Con Man series alongside the wonderfully talented and shockingly hilarious Candice Patton (she plays Iris West on The Flash). And last night we won four Saturn Awards for Guardians of the Galaxy - best director, best comic book film, best actor, and best makeup. Here is some video of me accepting Chris Pratt's award for him. He sent me a text message as his speech and made me promise to read it verbatim.Posted by James Gunn on Friday, June 26, 2015

It’s obvious that like the scenes he creates, relationships and friendships matter outside the screening room, too.

He also revealed a little more on how Guardians of the Galaxy heled him when discussing why he left Fox's Pets movie. "Guardians is a movie where I came in and I was able to make this big, huge movie that was also very much me. And I didn't feel like that when I was doing Pets."

And what does Gunn find appealing films? What We Do in the Shadows and Kingsmen made the list of favorites. Along with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Intersellar. Diverse and eclectic sounds about right for Gunn. And being a good buddy, he may actually give the award to Pratt at some point when he returns to town.


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