Marvel chief Kevin Feige and star Chris Pratt talk Guardians of the Galaxy

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By far my most anticipated film coming out next year is Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. I mean it’s frakking Marvel’s version of Star Wars! It’s an epic galactic story set with a wide array of cool characters. How can anyone not think that they’re creating a film similar to Star Wars? Well Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, is telling you to not think Star Wars. In an interview with Empire Magazine he tells the publication, “We’re not making this to make Marvel’s Star Wars. We’re doing this to explore the other side of the existing Marvel Universe. The fact that Peter Quill is a human from our time, that he carries a personal cassette recorder with him, already it’s very different. It’s not a long, time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it’s now in a galaxy far, far away.”

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Anyways, production on Guardians of the Galaxy is in its 8th week of production and Chris Pratt took time off his busy schedule to talk with IGN about Guardians of the Galaxy. For the tone of the film, Pratt told IGN: “Yeah, I think tone is the major thing we have to accomplish, a consistent tone, going from silly and comedic to high-stakes drama and action, and everything in between. It’s really up to James, and I trust everything that he’s doing. I think we’re getting good stuff. I don’t know what to say about it other than it might be…Oh! It’s the greatest movie of the 21st century! That’s what I’ll say. It’ll be the Citizen Kane of movies other than Citizen Kane.”

As for the chances of the Guardians teaming up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Pratt added: “That would be really cool. What’s nice is that it is all the same universe. Because it falls under the Marvel umbrella, there is the possibility, just like in the comic books, that these stories could intersect.”

Finally, when talk came about of any future installments of the new IP, Pratt seems confident about a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in the future. “A lot of it’s just going to depend on what people think of the movie and if it makes sense for Marvel to keep making more of them. But I sure hope it does because I’ve never done anything like it. I hope they make ten of them.” I hope so too, bringing in the cosmic universe is potentially a hard sell, but I say if Thor can pull it off with the whole Asgard/Earth aspect, then I think Guardians can definitely work. If it is a big success, then imagine all the possibilities of what cosmic films Marvel can produce in the future. They can potentially make a Nova film or the Infinity Gauntlet saga in Avengers 3, the possibilities are endless!

Guardians of the Galaxy blasts into theaters on August 1st, 2014.

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