Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most popular movies of recent years. The movie follows a group of misfits who must band together to save the galaxy from evil. Here are 10 things you might not know about Guardians of the Galaxy.
1. The script for Guardians of the Galaxy was originally written by Nicole Perlman.
2. The movie was originally going to be released in 2012, but it was pushed back to 2014 due to script rewrites and other production delays.
3. Chris Pratt signed on to play Star-Lord without even reading the script.
4. Vin Diesel did all of his own motion capture work for Groot.
5. Bradley Cooper recorded all of his dialogue for Rocket Raccoon in just two days.
6. The original cut of the movie was nearly three hours long.
7. James Gunn originally wanted to use classic 1970s and 1980s songs in the movie, but he was unable to secure the rights to any of them.
8. The Ravagers are based on a group of pirates from the Marvel Comics universe.
9. Karen Gillan had to shave her head for the role of Nebula.
10. Benicio del Toro improvised much of his dialogue as The Collector.
11. The movie was originally going to feature Adam Warlock, but he was cut from the final script.
12. Gunn has said that Guardians of the Galaxy is the first movie in a planned trilogy.
13. The movie was shot in London, England.
14. Some of the props and sets from Guardians of the Galaxy were reused in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
15. The Nova Corps are based on the Green Lantern Corps from the DC Comics universe.
16. There are several nods to classic science fiction movies throughout Guardians of the Galaxy.
17. Stan Lee has a cameo appearance in the film as an Xandarian head priest.
18. Gunn has said that he would like to make a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy that is set in the present day.
19. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said that a Guardians of the Galaxy ride is being planned for Disneyland.
20. Gunn has said that he would like to make a third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but it has not been confirmed by Marvel Studios at this time.