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You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Nominated for 2 Oscars. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Chris Pratt Peter Quill Zoe Saldana Gamora Dave Bautista Drax Vin Diesel Groot voice Bradley Cooper Rocket voice Lee Pace Ronan Michael Rooker Yondu Udonta Karen Gillan Nebula Djimon Hounsou Korath John C.
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Learn more More Like This. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Malloryb Bacon. Rafael Toni. Principal photography began around July 6, in London , United Kingdom,  under the working title of Full Tilt. Director of photography Ben Davis used Arri Alexa XT cameras for the film, saying, "I'm traditionally a photochemical fan, but going with the digital format was the right way for this movie Additionally, Davis worked closely with production designer Charles Wood in order to achieve the correct lighting looks for each scene.
Gunn revealed that his brother, Sean Gunn, took on multiple roles during the filming process, such as standing in for Rocket, which he noted was beneficial for the other actors, including Saldana, Pratt, and Bautista, who responded positively to Sean and his on-set performances.
In November , Gunn stated that he attempted to use as many practical effects as possible while filming to aid the use of CGI and motion capture during post-production, saying, "Our sets are enormous. We have a prison that is , pounds of steel. Anybody who knows me knows I love the mix of practical and CGI effects I can't wait for people to see it, because it's astonishingly beautiful.
A few weeks of additional filming, involving the film's main cast and crew, occurred in March at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. We visit five planets, we see a hundred different races. By the end of May, Josh Brolin was revealed as the voice of Thanos,   with Feige confirming in July that Brolin also provided the performance capture for the character. We reached out to him and it was one of those things that does not happen all the time but when it does it's very nice, where he was totally intrigued.
He was a fan of what we did, he met with Jeremy Latcham in a hotel in London and learned about the characters a little bit. I spoke to him on the phone a few times.
We ran it by James who loved it, ran it by Joss [Whedon] who loved it because Thanos is in this universe because of Avengers. Then we shot him and recorded for it. On July 7, , Gunn announced on social media that he had completed work on the film.
Also in August, regarding the pre-credit scene of Baby Groot dancing, Gunn stated that he himself danced to provide motion reference for the animators, and that the decision was made to place the scene before the credits, rather than during or after them, because of positive responses from a test audience, which made Marvel and Gunn feel that they did not want "people walking out and missing this thing".
Sarofsky developed a custom typeface based on the font used in the teaser posters for the opening credits, which was tinted orange to offer a better contrast to the film's blue and grey imagery. One of the typography solutions offered before the final product wound up being repurposed as the locator cards seen throughout the film.
Producer Nik Korda noted how helpful it was to have Sean Gunn and Krystian Godlewski portray Rocket and Groot on set, as it provided references for lighting and on-set performances to the animators.
MPC visual effects supervisor Nicolas Aithadi explained that, "When you look at humans what makes the eyes interesting is the imperfections—trying to make these two irises not aimed at the same place—trying to make them strange and look more human.
One of the major challenges for Framestore in creating Rocket was his fur. Framestore's Rachel Williams explained that, since "raccoon fur is made up from a layer of short fine hair and a layer of longer thicker hairs", these layers were separated and animated individually, removing the need to use "guide hairs" to control the movements of thick sections of fur.
In order to give Thanos "the performance and the weight that he deserved", Luma Pictures created a new facial animation system to re-create Josh Brolin as a fully CG character, using his "eyes, some of his cheek, how his muscles move when he talks". The character's large jaw, and the deep groves that run down his face, had "to be carefully planned out with the movement of his face. In August , Gunn revealed that Tyler Bates would be composing the film's score.
Gunn stated that Bates would write some of the score first so that he can film to the music, as opposed to scoring to the film. The music and the Earth stuff is one of those touchstones that we have to remind us that, yeah, [Quill] is a real person from planet Earth who's just like you and me.
Except that he's in this big outer space adventure. When choosing the songs, Gunn revealed he "started the process by reading the Billboard charts for all of the top hits of the '70s", downloading "a few hundred" songs that were "semi-familiar—ones you recognize but might not be able to name off the top of your head" and creating a playlist for all the songs that would fit the film tonally.
He added that he "would listen to the playlist on my speakers around the house—sometimes I would be inspired to create a scene around a song, and other times I had a scene that needed music and I would listen through the playlist, visualizing various songs, figuring out which would work the best. Gunn also said that the opening scenes were designed with "Hooked on a Feeling" in mind; however, once Gunn discovered " Come and Get Your Love ", the song used in the sequence, Gunn felt it was a "better fit.
The cassette, which is the first cassette Disney Music Group has released since , comes with a digital download version of the album. Those numbers were comparable to trailers for other superhero films like Man of Steel and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , and noteworthy for the late night-time period in which it premiered.
Gunn credited the marketing teams at Marvel and Disney for having faith in the latter version, despite how it tested, over choosing the version that would have mis-marketed the film. In March , the Marvel's Agents of S. Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning , with art by Wellington Alves, the first issue focused on the background of Nebula and her bond with Thanos; the second issue featured the adventures of Rocket and Groot before they join forces with the other Guardians.
In July , Marvel launched a viral marketing campaign for the film called "Galaxy Getaways", a fictional travel website that allows users to book passage to some of the planets depicted in the film, including Xandar , Morag, and Knowhere. On August 14, Marvel released the scene of Groot dancing,  which was shortly followed by an announcement from Funko that they were releasing a toy "Dancing Groot".
The Hollywood Reporter noted that the quick release of the scene from Marvel two weeks after the film's theatrical release, along with the rush announcement from Funko, indicated the popularity of both the character and the scene. In June , Marvel filed eleven trademark applications for Guardians of the Galaxy , covering a variety of consumer products , from video games to cosmetics.
Licensees embraced Rocket as the film's potential breakout character, with Drax and Gamora being used for older demographics; Star-Lord's obsession with s nostalgia, including his "Awesome Mix Vo. In December , Disney made a second marketing push, to coincide with the film's home media release with additional merchandise.
Paul Gitter, senior vice-president of Marvel licensing at Disney Consumer Products said, "The demand for Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise has been truly out of this world. Our merchandising and retail partners are doing a tremendous job of providing creative and innovative ways for fans to continue interacting with these popular characters and showcase their fandom year round.
Joe: The Rise of Cobra 4, theatres. In June , Gunn stated that the film had always been planned as a 3D film, and "Unlike many directors, I've been actively involved with converting every shot to 3D, making sure it works perfectly for the story and the film, making sure it's spectacular and immersive without being silly, distracting, or overly showy. I've personally chosen all the places where the changes occur The changing aspect ratios in this case are actually a part of the storytelling.
It was released on December 8, Although the film fell to second place in its second and third weekends, behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ,   the film was number one in its fourth, fifth, and sixth weekend. The website's consensus reads, " Guardians of the Galaxy is just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect—as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
Scott Foundas of Variety said "James Gunn's presumptive franchise-starter is overlong, overstuffed and sometimes too eager to please, but the cheeky comic tone keeps things buoyant—as does Chris Pratt's winning performance", and praised the film's look created by cinematographer Ben Davis , production designer Charles Wood, and special effects makeup designer David White. Jake Coyle of the Associated Press was more critical of the film, calling it "terribly overstuffed and many of the jokes get drowned out by the special effects The pervasive movie references detract from the stab at freshness, and Guardians depends all too much on the whimsy of '70s anthems for an original beat.
Everyone is clearly working, but nothing is really happening—and yet the effort is so evident that there's an impulse to reward it. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Guardians of the Galaxy. Theatrical release poster. James Gunn Nicole Perlman. Reilly Glenn Close Benicio del Toro. Marvel Studios. I think anybody It's such an unlikely thing to do.
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