Principal photography on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is, by James Gunn’s estimations, little over a fortnight from the finish line and to celebrate, the director has been soliciting fan questions via Facebook.
After imposing a strict rule against rumors and speculation during his lively Q&A sessions, Gunn consciously strayed away from any unfounded reports relating to Guardians 2, but that doesn’t mean the filmmaker didn’t have anything of note to share.
Mild spoilers to follow….
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First up, the fan-favorite filmmaker outlined one of the more emotional scenes featured in his spacefaring adventure that involves Drax and Mantis – played by franchise newcomer Pom Klementieff.
“Most of us aren’t really practical jokers, but we did have one day when we were rehearsing a very emotional scene with Mantis and Drax, and they were sitting in there chairs in our rehearsal space. We were very emotionally moved; Pom had tears in her eyes, speaking this wonderfully emotional speech, and we look up and through the glass of the doorway… there’s Michael Rooker’s bare, naked ass pressed up against it. So that’s a practical joke on set. There’s another one I can’t tell you about because it’s a spoiler, but I’ll tell you after the movie comes out.”
Now nearing the end of filming on Guardians 2, Gunn went on to reveal that the movie is “coming together really, really well,” before showering praise on the likes of Dave Bautista, Klementieff and Karen Gillan.
“I don’t wanna tell you too much. I think the movie’s going great. I only have two weeks and two days left of shooting this film. I think the movie’s coming together really, really well. I think the cast has been fantastic. Every single actor that was in the first movie has gotten exponentially better. They all know their characters more deeply. Dave Bautista is absolutely killing it. Pom, who plays Mantis is killing it. Karen Gillan has had an amazing couple of weeks. She’s just been fantastic. So I think that there’s some really great stuff.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 shoots for theaters on May 5, 2017 and if online conjecture is to be believed, we may already know the identity of the sequel’s chief villain.