As part of my #GotGVol2Event trip with Disney, we got to really go behind the scenes of the Awesome Mix Vol. 2 with the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Producer and Director!
Check out what they had to say about our favorite group of Guardians!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Producer and Director
I always enjoy getting to sit down with the producers and directors of films. They usually have some really interesting insight into the way they saw the project through different phases of it.
This was definitely the case with the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 producer and director. Director James Gunn and Producer (and President of Marvel Studios) Kevin Feige are the minds behind the sequel to one of my favorite Marvel movies!
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If you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy then you know that music plays a huge role in the movie. The same is true for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and I loved that James Gunn and Kevin Feige shared some interesting things about the development of the movie and the music.
- James Gunn has a collection of 500 songs that are Guardians songs that he thinks Meredith Quill would like. He uses that list when he writes the scripts and writes the songs into the script.
- Kevin Feige explained that a lot of writers put music ideas in their scripts but most songs don’t actually make it into the films. But that’s not the case with James Gunn. His choices make it into the films!
- They get tons of song suggestions via social media!
- Music is such a big deal in the Guardians universe. James Gunn actually recently helped choose the music for the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride and Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim!
Music plays such a huge role in the Guardians of the Galaxy universe and it’s one of my favorite things about the movies. The music just adds even more depth and layers to the stories being told. So be sure to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and check out the amazing soundtrack!
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Producer on Choosing a Director
Marvel movies have amazing directors, there’s no doubt about that! So we asked Kevin Fiege about how he ended up choosing James Gunn for Guardians.
- They pitched the idea of a weird space movie with raccoons and trees to James. He said at first he thought they were making a huge mistake.
- As he was driving home from the meeting, it hit him. James said he could just see the movie posted in his head.
- Guardians of the Galaxy was the space opera he’d wanted to make his entire life.
- For the first time in his life, he really wanted a project. It was a new experience in caring and he wanted to bring heart to a big, franchise film.
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Both James Gunn and Kevin Fiege shared some interesting information about cameos in the film and where we’ll see our favorite Guardians pop up next!
- Miley Cyrus is the voice of Mainframe. Mainframe is the talking metal head at the end of the film.
- James’ parents and other family members have cameos in the film. His parents are credited as “weird old man” and “weird old man’s mistress.”
- The Guardians of the Galaxy will appear in the new Avengers movie that is slated for next year. It will be very meaningful to the film and important to the story. It won’t just be a cameo where they pop in and out.
To learn more about the movie, visit the website and connect on social media:
- Facebook: facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy/
- Twitter: twitter.com/Guardians (#GotGVol2)
- Instagram: instagram.com/guardiansofthegalaxy/
- YouTube: youtube.com/user/MARVEL
- Visit the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY website: marvel.com/guardians
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- Interview with Nebula, Mantis, & Ayesha
- Interviewing Dave Bautista (Drax)
- Learning More About Gamora with Zoe Saldana
- Hanging Out Star-Lord and the Amazing Chris Pratt
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