The trailer has had almost 15 million views, although many of those may be from multiple viewings. The humor, tone, and music are infectious! Even "Hooked on a Feeling" started topping the music charts again, seeing sales increase of 700%. The film, however, features characters, a setting, and a plotline that the majority of moviegoers are unfamiliar with. It is being touted as Marvel's first big risk, but success seems almost inevitable. However, that didn't stop Chris Pratt ("Star Lord"…you know…"Star Lord"? Ah, forget it), director James Gunn, and producer Kevin Feige from chatting with AMC about the project.
The interview goes for about a half hour while they discuss the intentions and expectations of the film.
Some interesting tidbits from the interview:
"The Marvel flavor with an air of old-school space opera" - James Gunn
"99% of this movie takes place on the other side of the galaxy" - Kevin Feige
"Fans of Cosmo will have to wait and see…" (long pause) - Kevin FeigePratt also gives some details on his Star Lord helmet that got me excited; it sounds really cool, and I love that he actually wore it for filming.
If you are on the fence about this movie, I can't recommend the books by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning enough. The series crosses over with Nova and their major events, Annihilation and Annihilation: Conquest, which is icing on the cake.
Did you watch the above footage? Did it give too much insight or not enough? Are you on board with this (I hope) franchise yet? Post comments below!