During the CCXP in Brazil a week or so ago, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn did a short interview with the Portuguese-language site Super Interessante wherein he answered a few quick questions that give hints on what may be coming in the Guardians corner of the MCU, even after Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.
One of these questions was concerning the Marvel superhero Nova showing up in Vol. 2 which was covered in this MCU Exchange piece.
Gunn was also asked about the role of music, specifically the soundtrack, for Vol. 2. As anyone who has seen Vol. 1 knows, the soundtrack of that film, released as Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 to reflect the cassette Quill has in the film, was as much a character in the film as any of the heroes. Gunn was asked if the soundtrack for the second film, presumably Awesome Mix, Vol. 2, would be as impactful.
The second soundtrack is great. I think it’s a more diverse soundtrack. I think the first soundtrack were a bunch of songs that maybe you heard but didn’t know the name of the song – you didn’t know the name of the singer. In this one, we have some really incredibly famous songs and then some songs that people have never heard. So, it’s a much more diverse soundtrack.
Gunn was also asked what it was like to direct the legendary Stan “The Man” Lee as Gunn has shot Smilin’ Stan’s next four cameo appearances as detailed in this MCU Exchange article. It was an interesting fanboy type question that was answered in a great fanboy manner:
Stan Lee is the BEST! I mean, when I FIRST met Stan Lee, which was about 10 years ago now, I was like a little girl at a Beatles concert. I was like…uhhhhhhhh…like about to cry. Very nervous. Because I grew up loving Stan Lee. So to be able to work with Stan Lee and put these movies together and get a performance out of Stan Lee–which is not as easy as it sometimes appears–is a lot of fun, you know, and he really is just the greatest guy. If I could be *anything * like him…to even be alive at 92…but to be as vibrant and fun and funny as Stan Lee is would be my greatest wish. He really is my hero.
(And, full disclosure, he’s mine as well…see the little bio blurb next to my photo below. A tip of the hat to the Smiling One…from a fanboy.)
Gunn also fielded a question about the Guardian’s connection to the broader MCU at the moment…specifically, if there WAS a connection to the broader MCU…
No. Right now the Guardians are their own little thing. I mean we had the first movie, this movie takes place two months after the first movie. They are off dealing with the cosmic side of the universe. They don’t really know or think about Earth. I mean, Quill probably does because he doesn’t want to go back, but the rest of them don’t, and so they’re in their own little pocket of the universe right now.
And speaking of the rest of the MCU, the director was asked if he has been a part of bringing the Inhumans into the movie side of the MCU following the release of the news about the upcoming TV show and exposed some long-thought truths about the TV and movie sides of the MCU.
Right now, no. I mean, I don’t think so. It’s…ah…probably not. The TV side is…ah…they don’t talk to us…so we don’t know what’s going on with TV. We have no clue. They kinda do whatever they want to do.
Finally, Gunn was questioned about what type of research he had to do for including Ego…a Living Planet…in the film.
Any type of PLANET research?!?!? [big laugh] I’m sure I did actually! I did actually now that you ask…now that you ask me, I did, but I didn’t think of it quite like that. I always do research. I mean I’m always, like, having to figure out something…whether…like where does the atmosphere of the world end? At what point? What happens if you go through that bit of atmosphere, etc. etc.? So I did have to deal with some of Ego’s atmosphere.
For a four-minute interview, the interviewer managed to extract quite a bit of informative bits of information from Gunn. What do you think of these revelations? Which is most interesting to you? Let us know in the comments section! And you can have a look at the entire interview here:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be in theaters May 5, 2017!
Source: Super Interessante