- Director James Gunn and the cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” spoke to THR for a cover story.
- Stars Chris Pratt and Pom Klementieff said they called Gunn while they were on the set of the “Avengers” movies.
- The actors wanted to double check that the instructions they were given were in line with Gunn’s films.
“Guardians of the GalaxyStars Chris Pratt and Pom Klementieff approached trilogy director James Gunn while filming the “Avengers” movies to make sure their characters’ actions didn’t stray too far from the norm.
Gunn and various members of the cast of “guardians of the galaxy vol. 3” I talk to the hollywood reporterSenior film writer Borys Kit and film editor Aaron Couch as part of a cover story published Wednesday.
Gunn, who has written and directed all three “Guardians” movies and the 2022 Christmas special for Disney+, said he’s wary of characters, particularly when they’re in someone else’s hands. He even spoke specifically about how directors Joe and Anthony Russo handled them in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
“They did some things that I wouldn’t have wanted,” Gunn said.
It seems that his actors also agree that he is the true authority on the Guardians.
As Gunn told THR, Pratt and Klementieff contacted him while they were on the set of the “Avengers” movies, which Kit and Couch wrote was “to make sure the direction was right.”
“They gave me instructions and I said, ‘I think I’m going to call James,'” Klementieff told the publication.
As it turns out, even with his actors in touch with him, Gunn wasn’t entirely on board with the characterizations of the heroes.
While he agreed that Pratt’s character Peter Quill/Star-Lord would have killed Gamora at her request, according to THR, he disagreed with Peter punching Thanos in the face during a pivotal moment.
As a refresher, in “Avengers: Infinity War”, after Star-Lord learned that Thanos killed Gamora to acquire the soul stone, his emotions took over and he attacked Thanos while the other superheroes tried to hold the villain down and take the soul stone from him. infinity gauntlet. from his hand
Due to Star-Lord’s anger, Thanos broke free, retaining the gauntlet, and wiped out half of all life with a snap of his fingers. Star-Lord’s actions in that scene were divisivewith some fans defending him while others berated the character for making such a big mistake.
Pratt, Klementieff and Gunn will team up again for the third “Guardians” movie, in theaters Friday, May 5.
The film is expected to be an emotional conclusion to this lineup of Guardians characters, and their future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) beyond the movie remains to be seen.