Tuesday, December 6, 2022
HomeentertainmentMovie NewsJames Gunn talks creating Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special in just...

James Gunn talks creating Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special in just a few hours and an update on his final Guardians of the Galaxy movie

The world of James Gunn has never been more eventful.

Filmmakers Coming Soon Guardians of the Galaxy NovemberHoliday special on Disney+, he was also in post-production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 A lot of energy. 3, his final film in the Marvel Studios franchise. Last but not least, he has just become co-chairman and co-CEO of DC Studios, and along with producer Peter Safran, the two are busy planning the next decade of storytelling.

holidays special is about Germany As Lax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pomp Klementieff) try to help Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) rediscover his love for Christmas, they decide to His favorite actor, Kevin Bacon, was given to him as a gift. It took Gunn only a few hours to write the script for minute presentation.

“Honestly, I wrote the script in a couple of hours, so it kind of overflowed from me. It was super easy,” Gunn told The Hollywood Reporter . “Everything about filming was easy. Getting performances out of people was easy, and Vol. 3 was torture in every way.”

Gunn also updated the status of

Vol. 3 in post-production.

. This movie is very emotional, but a real joy to make. So it’s going pretty well,” shares Gunn. “I’ve also got a ton of visual effects shots that I’m working on, and of course, the soundtrack with John Murphy, which is huge. So those are the things I’m most focused on these days. ”

In a recent conversation with THR, Gunn also explained how shooting the special and Benefits of Vol. 3 at the same time.

James Gunn, there’s more than one way to congratulate Kind of.

(laughing.) Thank you very much.

Was Kevin Bacon the germ of the idea?

Well, the germ of the idea was just to do a holiday special. I love the holidays, I love Christmas cookies, I love getting together as a family and giving each other presents. It was my favorite time of year. As a child I love Star Wars Holiday Special, but I also love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I still think [ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! ] is history One of the greatest cartoons ever made. So the idea of ​​doing a holiday special with Guardians was both a really fun idea for me and something I really wanted to do. Once I sat down and started trying to figure out what the story was What, Kevin Bacon’s idea came to me very, very quickly and I wrote the whole story in a few hours.

” “Introducing Kevin Bacon” is a really funny gag in the credits. Is there any guild red tape you have to navigate?

No , I don’t think so. It’s just that Kevin agreed and said, “Introduce Kevin Bacon. ” When we showed him the trailer and it said “Introducing Kevin Bacon,” he got lost. He lost it. So we knew we might take it.

Out of curiosity, would you have sent Drax to send Peter (Chris Pratt) favorite musician after Kevin (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) if Kevin wasn’t there?

Oh, I don’t know. Peter Quill was young when he left Earth, so I’m not sure how conscious he was. When I was eight At the time, I knew who The Monkees were, but I didn’t know who would be in the 01606 when Peter would have loved it while he was still on Earth. MC Hammer, maybe.

How’s the post Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

?The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

Great. This is great. This is A blockbuster, it’s very different from a special because the special is so wacky and crazy. It’s a very emotional movie, but it was a real joy to make. So it went well. I’ve got a ton of visual effects shots that I’m working on, of course, And the soundtrack with John Murphy, which is huge. So those are the things I’ve been focusing on lately.

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff at

Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Jessica Miglio The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday SpecialThe Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

Did you shoot the special immediately after packing Vol. 3?

I shot them all at the same time. One of the great things about the special is being able to introduce elements into the movie that I don’t have to explain at the beginning of the movie, like the space dog Cosmo [Maria Bakalova] or the head of their life in Knowhere, their new residence, or introducing their spaceship Bowie, In real life, it’s this four-story set. It’s the best scene I’ve ever played, so we were able to take advantage of the ones we had the money to do for Vol.1. 3, in the special. Otherwise we wouldn’t have that much money to build these million dollar suits.

So are you ready for a flood of articles about Kevin Bacon’s certain voice?

I didn’t even think about it, but I’ve been asked several times today. (laughs.) I haven’t really thought about these things, but yeah, I’m ready for people to bring it up. I realize now that this was something I didn’t realize at the time. I mean, I know it’s funny when I do it, but you know…

” Gunn keeps leaving faces Crumb traces” I can see now.

(laugh.) Maybe.

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday SpecialThe Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

Sean Gunn at The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Provided by Marvel Studios
The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

When I saw Sean Gunn in the opening scene I immediately thought of you and your siblings at Christmas when I saw the character Kraglin. What are your Christmas memories together?

Christmas was a wonderful time at my house. My family was a crazy place growing up, but at Christmas people really come of age for the most part. Of course, we also had those famous family fights at Christmas, but there were six of us in our family. So the six of us would sit at the top of the stairs and my parents would open those doors so we could come down and open all our Christmas presents or look at them. They’re usually not wrapped; they’re just under the tree. So those are happy times with the family. It always gives me the opportunity to really be part of the family and be with my family during the holidays. That’s why I love Christmas, so there’s absolutely no irony in this holiday special for me. It’s funny because it surprises you, but it’s not ironic because I love Christmas. it’s great.

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday SpecialThe Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

Chris Pratt in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Jessica Miglio

Hear Smashing Pumpkins again The songs are really good. Do you think of “Christmas” very early?

Yeah, I picked music early on. Honestly, I wrote the script in a few hours, so it just overflowed from my mind. It’s easy. Everything about shooting it is simple. Everything about getting a show out of people is easy, and Vol. 3 is torture in every way. So it’s kind of going back and forth between those two things. So it’s really fun and easy, and the scoring is instant.

Sadly, it’s great to hear Low’s voice “just like Christmas” given recent events.

What happened?

Low’s co-vocalist and drummer Mimi Parker passed away a few weeks ago.

Wow, I actually didn’t know that until just now. Omg this is so sad.

So their singing took on a whole new meaning to me while watching it, but I’m sorry for being the bearer of bad news.

No, it’s okay. thank you for telling me. Omg wow.

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday SpecialThe Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

elder90 In Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Jessica Miglio

In addition to buying their records at Amoeba, you can play with Old SHARE YOUR HISTORY? of?

They are my favorite band because ’78s, I’ve been at the concert Have seen them a billion times. I met [lead vocalist] Rhett Miller at 563 because I put a Old 90 song at the end of Slither, my first movie. It played the end credits, and Red and I have kept in touch ever since. So I started writing this song for the beginning of [the special album], “I don’t know what Christmas is (but Christmas is here).” So I had all these lyrics, and it kept changing. I was walking around my house singing into my iPhone and trying to figure out how the song would sound. Finally, I approached Rhett and asked, “Can you write this song for me? Because I can’t do it alone.” He said, “Of course.” that song.

After we wrote that song, I thought, “Why don’t you guys play this alien band? Why don’t you come on set and perform?” He said, “Okay.” Then we recorded a song that they had recorded before, which they re-recorded with Kevin Bacon at the end of the show. So Rhett had to act, and he’d never really acted before. He said, “I was really nervous. I didn’t know what to do.” So I said, “It’s like when I was a kid in What’s Happening!! They’re bad actors, but that almost adds to the charm. So, if you’re a bad actor, that’s fine. I don’t care if you’re a bad actor.” Instead, he great. He’s very good at this role. So the whole thing was really fun.

Can they actually perform in their costumes and prosthetics?

Yes, they had a great time. It’s amazing. These guys are the greatest people in the world, but they must be in hell because when they’re in it, people complain so much about their makeup. But they never complained. They sang and played their instruments for eight hours, and they sang and sang and sang, song after song. So they are great. They’re just the greatest people, not to mention the greatest music. So I hope this will cause more people to switch to the old 97of.

202203567Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Premieres November th, on Disney+. This interview has been edited for length and clarity .

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

LAST NEWS

Featured NEWS