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Chris Pratt talks tone and potential crossovers for Guardians of the Galaxy

08.29.2013

Between an interview with Chris Pratt for PARKS AND RECREATION, IGN decided to get in a few questions about the upcoming GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. His PARKS co-star Aubrey Plaza sat in with him on it and talked about sex with alien chicks, his diva attitude, and lack of caviar (read in its entirety here).

Here's the bulk of what Pratt had to say about the flick:

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.

I wanted to share the footage with a close friend who had yet to see it, and was disappointed when I couldn't find anything that showed during Con on the net. As far as a crossover, Joss Whedon shot down that idea already...unless he takes peyote. This doesn't mean that GUARDIANS will never cross paths with any other heroes in the Marvel Universe it just means that you shouldn't expect it to happen anytime soon. I will be pleasantly surprised if we see any unexpected cameos but those have been denied as well.

I'm ready for a full trailer (or even a teaser) with both the voices of Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket Raccoon (???) included.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY hits theaters on August 1, 2014.

Source: IGN

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