Guardians of the Galaxy, the big budget sci-fi action film that features obscure characters was one of the most successful movies of 2014, and it was certainly no surprise when Marvel Studios made a sequel which is planned for release in May 2017. But before you prepare yourself to grab your seat to watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.
Here are some facts we've put together for you.
Vin Diesel says that becoming Groot helped him through a very difficult time (Death of Paul Walker). "It was the first time I came back to dealing with human beings after dealing with death, so playing a character who celebrates life in the way Groot does, was very nice."
Iron Man was supposed to do a cameo in the first film (the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to cross $300 million in domestic box office) but due to contract issues with Robert Downey Jr, it did not happen.
Karen Gillan had to shave her head for the role of Nebula. She made a wig out of her hair.
Alexandra Byrne remarked that Djimon Honsou was so perfectly built that even if she put a beanbag on him, he'd make it look good!
'Hooked on a Feeling' was set to be the song for the opening scene, but James Gunn changed it to "Come and Get Your Love" because he felt it worked just better.
Director James Gunn was willing to offer Chris Pratt the role within thirty seconds of the audition, and even joked that he would put a CGI six pack on Pratt if he failed to get in shape on time.
Chris Pratt does things for a good cause. He stole his Star Lord costume from the set for the purpose of wearing it to hospitals to visit sick children who might want to meet Star Lord.
After Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista rehearsed their original scripted fight scene for two and a half months. They were in for a shock, when the Friday before they were scheduled to film the scene, Director James Gunn decided he wanted the entire fight to be filmed in one long shot. The two only had a few hours to master the choreography, which finally took twenty-two takes.
Nathan Fillion, the space cowboy played the role of the blue alien that Groot picks up by the nostrils in the Kyln.
Star Lord's obscene gesture from the trailer was improvised by Chris Pratt on the set.
The film's soundtrack, Awesome Mix Vol. 1, was the first film soundtrack to make it to the the number one position on the Billboard chart without a single original song. Wow awesome!
Knowhere, the starport that was visited by Peter Quill and his crew was the severed head of an ancient being known as a Celestial. And the mystery is, nobody knows how his head ended up as a port of a call at the end of the universe.
Director James Gunn brought a real raccoon, named Oreo, to the set in order to capture the big screen version of Rocket. Oreo was so helpful, that Gunn landed up bringing Oreo to the Guardians of the Galaxy red carpet premiere in Los Angeles.
Jason Momoa (Drogo) in Game of Thrones, was all set to star as Drax but later dropped out, because he didn't want to play the role of a giant warrior man. Now, he will be starring in DC's Aquaman franchise and guess what? he will be playing a giant warrior man.
The three circular lights that you see on the Nova Corps armor are meant to represent the three suns of Xandar - their home planet.
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