Currently in the midst of post-production on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”, filmmaker James Gunn took some time off to see the “Thor: The Dark World” premiere on Monday night.
Speaking with Crave Online, he talked about how the villains Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and the already briefly glimpsed Thanos fit into his film:
“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.”
Despite the often otherworldly settings, Gunn says he relied on a lot of practical effects and sets to convey the environments of “Guardians of the Galaxy”:
“We have a prison set that is 350,000 pounds of steel. 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.”
Our first glimpse of this universe is the mid-credits teaser stinger in “Thor: The Dark World”. Gunn confirmed he directed the stinger, and surprisingly revealed that it was something of a rush job:
“I did it after I got a script that morning. We did it in two hours at the end of a second unit day. It fits into our overall story of what’s going on… it was really quick, it was LATE that we decided to put it on the movie. I mean REALLY late, it wasn’t that long ago we shot it.”