Kevin Feige explains how the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy is different from the other MCU trilogies, during the global press conference.
Kevin Feige Explains How Guardians of the Galaxy Trilogy is Different
During the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 press conference, moderator Nathan Fillion asked Kevin Feige about the trilogy coming to an end. He asks what impressed him with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, and Feige only had wonderful things to say about Gunn.
Kevin Fiege admits that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had trilogies before, a number of them actually, but this one feels so different. Almost a passage of sorts. So why is that, exactly?
He goes on to explain what makes the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy feel so different, “It’s because Guardians was really the first movie that was completely outside the realm [of the main MCU story]. It tied in with Thanos and the Infinity Stones, but the Avengers were not in it. And we weren’t setting up Tony Stark’s next adventure or Captain America’s. And it was really our attempt of saying, we don’t want to just do superhero movies, we don’t want to just do Iron Man movies, or Avengers movies. We wanted to do, as James said earlier, a big space movie.”
Kevin then goes on to say that worked, in a crazy way, entirely because of James Gunn. He says that James writing and directing all three of them represents something unique within the pantheon of the MCU that he is very proud of.
Kevin Feige then goes on the talk about how the sets for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 were massive. He then laughs, thinking about how the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy is so grounded in Sci-Fi, something he has talked about quite a bit, but then one of his favorite moments in this film is so simple.
“You know, one of my favorite moments in this movie, is driving in a car. Here’s all the characters in the car, those shots in the back in the backseat, you (Chris Pratt) turn around.. and for some reason, it feels like I’m in the car with my friends. It just feels so fun and cool.”
Most fans feel as if the Guardians are their friends. That is another reason why the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy has worked so well. James Gunn has done a great job of making them all relatable, in their own ways. Take one last ride with the team as you know them, when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits theaters on May 5th.
About Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
In Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” our beloved band of misfits are settling into life on Knowhere. But it isn’t long before their lives are upended by the echoes of Rocket’s turbulent past.
Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him on a dangerous mission to save Rocket’s life—a mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.
The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter and Maria Bakalova.
James Gunn is the director and also wrote the screenplay. Kevin Feige produces with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nikolas Korda, Sara Smith and Simon Hatt serving as executive producers.
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