guardians of the galaxy

One of the hardest things for filmgoers to wrap their heads around, concerning Marvel’s upcoming superhero space police film Guardians of the Galaxy, is that two of the main characters are a talking raccoon and a walking, talking tree.  Yes, a tree and a raccoon are two of the film’s big heroes.   It’s weird.

And recently, while doing the promo rounds for Much Ado About Nothing, Marvel cinematic hotshot Joss Whedon spoke about the Guardians of the Galaxy weirdness, as well as his mindset about returning to the director’s chair for The Avengers 2.

First, Guardians of the Galaxy.  Whedon states that when Marvel asked him what he thought of James Gunn as a possible director for Guardians, “I giggled like a school girl because I was like, ‘Oh, this movie is going to work.’”  Whedon added that he only gave Marvel one bit of advice concerning the approach to such an odd property like Guardians:

I want to hear more of James. Let’s pull out the formula. Give me more James. Make it weirder. The only way to achieve that Star Wars vibe is not to chase it – is to try to be an original universe and have all the fun and do all the stuff.

Further, Whedon said even he had his doubts about a heroic tree and raccoon, but Gunn convinced him otherwise:

He’s perfect for that because even I said, ‘A raccoon?’ And James’s thing was, ‘Here’s the deal. It’s about the raccoon. This is why I love it: because of the raccoon and the tree.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, that’s the guy you need.’

As for his own upcoming superhero film, The Avengers 2, Whedon seems rather confident and excited, as he’s approaching the film “with a different mindset than I did the first one,” adding that “I feel like I know so well what it is that I want to accomplish, and like Much Ado, I now have a real sense of the troop I’m working with and the strictures and the opportunities.”

What do you think of the Marvel Cinematic Universe news?

Source:  Total Film