On Monday afternoon, the cast and crew of Marvel’s newest superhero blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy hosted an impromptu Q&A session on the GotG Facebook page. Fans asked questions about the film, the comics, and even the stars’ favorite pizza toppings while actors Chris Pratt, David Bautista, Karen Gillan, and Vin Diesel, director James Gunn, and producer and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige answered. Here’s GiantFreakingRobot’s recap of the most interesting tidbits from the session:
In the comics, Star-Lord’s Element Gun allows him to project any of the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. Pratt says, “It’s not the exact elemental gun that you see in the comics but it’s close. His gun is awesome. Two great blasters and they are amazing and sadly they did not let me keep one but the next time I see one I’m going to steal it.”
Asked how many times he had to say, “I am Groot,” Diesel replied that it felt like a thousand. “We wanted each ‘I am Groot’ to mean something different,” says Diesel. “It reminded me, as an actor, how much we can do with so little.”
Actress Karen Gillan is best known for playing the Eleventh Doctor’s companion Amy Pond on "Doctor Who," a role that’s night and day and hair away from Nebula, the role Gillan is playing in Guardians of the Galaxy. She’s the vicious space pirate and mercenary Nebula, which required her to shave her head and get painted a lovely shade of blue. We don’t know much about her incarnation in the Guardians movie, but we do know there’s a major smackdown between her and Gamora (Zoe Saldana). Gillan said she enjoyed playing a character very different from Amy, and that she “gave [Nebula] a reason to be sadistic.” She then added, “It was secretly really fun to put men in headlocks.” I’m guessing the men probably didn’t mind.
When asked on Facebook about a possible GotG sequel, director James Gunn replied:
“I believe I am contractually obliged to do that whether I want to or not. But, of course, I'd love it. I love these guys so much—the guys at Marvel and the cast.”
So here’s hoping for another chance to see the Guardians in action sometime in the future. For now, Marvel geeks will have to content themselves with re-watching the GotG trailer and wait patiently for the film’s release on August 1.