Comic-Con 2013: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Panel and Footage Recap

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Comic-Con 2013 Guardians of the Galaxy

One year ago, Marvel announced at Hall H the Guardians movie would be one of their Phase 2 projects. Now, present day the movie has kicked off production and footage has been shown to the fanboys in San Diego.

This was a big surprise because the ambitious project has only been in production for less than two weeks. Leave it to the terrific folks at Marvel though to perform miracles.

Comic-Con 2013 Guardians of the GalaxyHere is the breakdown of the panel:

  • Director James Gunn, and cast- including s Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Benicio del Toro, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Pratt- all joined the panel to discuss their roles and present the footage.
  • Honsou while discussing his role accidentally slipped a major revelation about his role. Honsou plays Korath the Pursuer, which he accidentally explains, “He’s a great ally to Ronan and Thanos.”
  • Karen Gillan also surprised the audience when she pulled off an unsespecting wig and revealed herself as Nebula. As Slashfilm explains, ” Nebula is feared across the universe for her ruthless piracy.” There isn’t an official photo of herself in character as of yet, but here is Gillan at the panel.
  • Other character confirmations included del Toro as The Collector, Pace as Ronan the Accuser,  Peter Serafinowicz as an unknown associate to Rhomann Dey (John C. Reilly).

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Here is the breakdown of the footage shown courtesy of Angie Han at Slahfilm:

We first see Star-Lord holding a glowing orb of light in a mystical-looking hallway, whereupon a group of warriors, including Korath, confront him with their weapons. It’s at that point that Star-Lord’s unique personality begins to show itself.

“Cool man, no problem,” he says defensively. He introduces himself as “Star-Lord,” to which Korath replies, “Who?” Star-Lord’s response: “Star-Lord? Legendary outlaw?… Forget it.”

We then see Rhomann Dey (Reilly) rattling off information about the team, who’ve just been captured, to a colleague, played by Peter Serafinowicz. Appearing, in order, are Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot (“described as houseplant / muscle”). Last but not least is Peter Quill, who takes the opportunity to sass Dey and flip him off. Upon being informed that Quill also goes by Star-Lord, Dey asks, “Who calls him that?” “Himself, mostly” is the response he gets.

A montage of the Guardians in action ensues, including CG shots of Rocket Raccoon and Groot getting badass. At the end, Serafinowicz sums up the group: “They call themselves the Guardians,” he says. “What a bunch of assholes,” Dey responds.

I personally cannot wait to see Rocket Raccoon in full blown action. I heard a lot of buzz about him firing guns on twitter last night and it sounds hilarious. For now though, we’re going to have to sit and wait for footage or a trailer to hit the web. Which I’m guessing will not be until the release of Thor: The Dark World.

What do you think about the reaction to the Guardians of the Galaxy footage?

Source: SlashFilm

 

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John "D-Rock" Dotson
is a film critic and film-maker from Dallas, Texas. He attended Midwestern State University where he received a Bachelor's in Business Administration in the field of Marketing. He's a huge lover of all things cinema... except The Last Airbender. Follow him on Twitter @DRockDot
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