Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Comic-Con: New Avengers: Age Of Ultron Image
Black Widow finds a LiveWire
Working Title Acquires Enid Blyton's The Famous Five
Five on the development trail
See The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art Posters
Updated! Now with Black Widow, Captain America, The Vision & more
Gallery: Toys, Models And Stalls From The 2014 Comic-Con Floor
Check out the sights and stalls of 2014's San Diego convention
Raccoon Rule At Guardians Of The Galaxy’s London Premiere
It’s a marvellous night for a racoon dance
New Clip From Football Animation The Unbeatables
Fuss in boots
Comic-Con: New Image Of Ben Affleck As Batman Revealed
Check out the Batdimples on Bruce
Comic-Con: Christopher Nolan Unveils Interstellar
Director’s surprise appearance heralds new information
Hammer Opens The Winchester Mystery House
Spierig brothers prepare for a haunting
Comic-Con: First Poster For Leprechaun Prequel
Leprechaun: Origins goes back to the old country
Podcast #121: Brett Ratner, Jason Blum
What are your 'dating dealbreaker' movies?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Raccoon Rule At Guardians Of The Galaxy’s London Premiere
It’s a marvellous night for a racoon dance
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Guardians Of The Galaxy
31 July 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Her (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Lego Movie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Delivery Man (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Riddick (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Chris Pratt On Guardians Of The Galaxy
'It'll be the Citizen Kane of movies other than Citizen Kane...'

30 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: IGN

submit to reddit

Chris Pratt is hard at work at not one but two jobs at the moment, as he flits between London and LA filming Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy and US sitcom Parks And Recreation. He somehow carved out a few minutes of down time to talk to IGN about Guardians, which he seems to be enjoying

“It’s been really great. It’s hard to even put into words, especially for someone like me who has the vocabulary of a sixth-grader. It’s been a real trip. There are a lot of super talented people working on it – artists. That’s what I always loved about comic books as a kid, the drawings. I didn’t ever read them that much. I wasn’t too big into the stories, but I loved the artwork and the covers. I liked to draw a lot as a kid myself,” he said. “So to see that, as they did making these comic books, they’ve hired the best artists in the world to do the concept artwork and to design these worlds. It’s so imaginative and so unreal. We’re working really hard and I’m in a bit of a daze, but I just can’t wait for people to see what we’re doing out there.”

A lot of people have commented on the challenges that director James Gunn and his team face translating the often weird comic title into a film that both fans and audiences who don’t know their Groot (tree warrior, likely voiced by Vin Diesel) from their Gamora (Zoe Saldana, painted green).

The rag-tag bunch of mercenaries, thieves, assassins and genetically engineered warrior raccoon will require some heavy lifting to work on screen. Pratt, playing a human named Peter Quill thrust in the middle of the madness, will help guide those who might feel lost in it all.

“I think tone is the major thing we have to accomplish, a consistent tone, going from silly and comedic to high-stakes drama and action, and everything in between,” says Pratt. “It’s really up to James, and I trust everything that he’s doing. I think we’re getting good stuff. I don’t know what to say about it other than it might be…Oh! It’s the greatest movie of the 21st century! That’s what I’ll say. It’ll be the Citizen Kane of movies other than Citizen Kane.” No small claim, there.

As for whether he’ll eventually get to hang out with Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that’s a question for the future. It’s clear, though, that Pratt would relish the chance. “Man, that would be really cool. What’s nice is that it is all the same universe. Because it falls under the Marvel umbrella, there is the possibility, just like in the comic books, that these stories could intersect.” There’s more from the interview over at IGN.

Guardians Of The Galaxy will be out on August 1 next year. For more from Pratt (plus bonus Zoe Saldana and the Captain America: The Winter Soldier gang), take a look at our interview from Comic-Con. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Empire Podcast #76: Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Shane Carruth
Dean dong!
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)