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James Gunn Discusses Main Villain and Visual Effects in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

November 6, 2013
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The release of "Iron Man 3" kicked off phase 2 of the marvel cinematic universe and now the second film, "Thor: The Dark World" is set to open in AMC Theatres everywhere this Friday. But what about the film with the walking tree and talking raccoon?

James Gunn, who is directing the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy", revealed a bit more of what we have in store for us. While we got a tease of mega-villain Thanos in "The Avengers" last Summer, he let know that Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) will be the main villain in his film.

Gun stated, "Thanos is a character in our movie. He's the main sort of...He works with Ronan. In my movie Ronan works for Thanos, and Ronan is the main bad guy in our film."

He also discussed how while CGI will be used, he prides himself on the beauty of utilizing a lot of practical effects as well. "We have a prison set that is 350,000 pounds of steel," said Gunn. "Our sets are enormous. Anybody who knows me knows I really love the mix of practical and CGI effects and I carried that over into this movie. We have tons and tons of practical effects. People ask if it's expensive, and it is, but not compared to making every single shot in the movie a visual effect. We have tons of practical sets. I can't wait for people to see it because it's astoundingly beautiful."

In addition to Pace, the film also stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Glenn Close, Karen Gillman, Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon.

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" will hit AMC Theatres on August 1, 2014

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