As we get close to the digital debut of Guardians of the Galaxy and a little under a month until the DVD/Blu-ray release, Marvel has a couple of new things out for the feature film and James Gunn has some new interview stuff up from The Playlist that has him talking about how he’s going to be invested in this for what seems like as long as Marvel wants him around. First, he talks jokingly about the sequel, but also gives the nod that he was thinking beyond the first and obliquely towards the third.
“We open up on a ‘Mission: Impossible’ scenario where all the characters die … No, to be honest, I had the basic story for number two while I was working on number one, and perhaps even beyond that. So it’s gonna answer a lot of questions that are proposed in the first one, and we’ll be able to get to know some of the characters we didn’t get to know in the first one a little bit more, and we might meet a few new characters too.”
He also talked about what it was like going from such a small film like Super, which is really its own quirky as hell beast, to something as big as Guardians of the Galaxy and just how many similarities there really are.
“Generally I like making big movies! It suits me, especially when I can make them like ‘Guardians’ where I’m actually loving what I’m telling. I wouldn’t want to go off and do something I wasn’t excited about, but luckily I’m excited by big pop things, I’m just like that. And I like being able to mix it with something that’s a little edgier. I’m pretty lucky … I made ‘Super’ for $3 million, and that was filmed in 24 days. And that $3 million dollars went to a lot of things other than what shows up on screen. Once you get done with the unions and everything else, that’s just like the basic cost of what you can make a movie for. And it was not easy, it was a pretty harrowing experience, especially when you work the way that I do — I’m not a guy who goes in and finds the moment, I’m a guy who plans everything. I’m happy that I did it, in part because it got me ‘Guardians,’ but it was pretty difficult.”
Check out the new promotional videos as well, including some great side-scrolling game animation fun that was made for laughs.
The film is set for a December 9th, 2014 release date where it will be and 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand. Early digital-only editions in HD and 3D will be available as well on November 18th, 2014.
(Digital HD*, Disney Movies Anywhere, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray)
- Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
- Making-of Featurettes
- Exclusive Look at “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron”
- Gag Reel
- Audio Commentary
- Exclusive Look at “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron”
- Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scene
Directed by James Gunn, the feature brings together Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Dave Batista, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Gregg Henry
Plot concept: Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.