Guardians of the Galaxy information is slowly pouring in as the Marvel’s latest film prepares to enter production in June. We’ve learned new plot and casting information from multiple sources, including the film’s director James Gunn, as well as casting calls and prop studios.
Director James Gunn recently spoke to HeyUGuys.co.uk to discuss recent pre-production developments with the project, confirming that the film will start shooting in London at the end of June, which is in line with information we’ve learned from recent casting calls. Gunn promised that we’ll learn which actor has been chosen to play Rocket Racoon some time in the next few weeks, while also stating that Rocket Racoon is the “heart” of the movie.
The director was quick to address the leaked scifi-heavy Guardians concept art, commenting that the concept art team has moved on from the concept art we saw a few months ago. He also assured fans that the film will be “very, very different from Star Wars.”
More Guardians information surfaced thanks to a series of casting calls in search of actors to fill various film roles, including actors able to play “mutant soldiers”, “Dark Monks”, and tall aliens. The team is specifically looking for albino actors in addition to amputees, who they say will play “aliens from other planets”.
ScreenRant was able to dig up some plot information regarding the film’s potential time period(s) after following up with a prop company. The company, MCI, had this to say in response to inquiries about their involvement in the film:
The MCI has been contacted by the film makers Marvel, who are looking for electric bikes with a ‘futuristic’ look to use in a major feature film. This will be shot in England in an imaginary 2045.
We’ll continue bringing you updates on Guardians of the Galaxy as they come in, including new plot information and casting announcements!
Guardians of the Galaxy is set to release on August 1st, 2014 in 3D.