Chris Pratt talks tone and potential crossovers for Guardians of the Galaxy
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:
Chris Pratt: Its been really great. Its hard to even put into words, especially for someone like me who has the vocabulary of a sixth-grader. Its been a real trip. Theres a lot of super talented people working on it - artists. Thats what I always loved about comic books as a kid, the drawings. I didnt ever read them that much. I wasnt too big into the stories, but I loved the artwork and the covers. Id like to draw a lot as a kid myself. So to see that, as they did making these comic books, theyve hired the best artists in the world to do the concept artwork and to design these worlds. Its so imaginative and so unreal. Were working really hard and Im in a bit of a daze, but I just cant wait for people to see what were doing out there. I think that footage they showed at Comic-Con is very accurate to the movie that were 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. Its really up to James, and I trust everything that hes doing. I think were getting good stuff. I dont know what to say about it other than it might be Oh! Its the greatest movie of the 21st century! Thats what Ill say. Itll 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 Marvels into long-term planning and theyve 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. Whats 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.