While everyone in the comic book movie world has been glued to either the developments surrounding Batman vs. Superman or the recent announcement that James Spader will be playing the villainous Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron, one movie flying under the radar is Guardians of the Galaxy, which has been billed as a sort of Avengers-lite film.
But actor Chris Pratt, best known from his role on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, spoke with IGN recently and dropped some knowledge about what the film will look like and how the characters in his film could crossover with those in The Avengers.
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.
What makes an idea of a crossover between the two films even more intriguing is the idea that Guardians of the Galaxy could follow the tone and mood of Firefly, a cult-hit TV show created by Joss Whedon which spawned a spin-off film Serenity.
Pratt mentions that the feel of Guardians of the Galaxy will fall in line with that for of tone, where humor is balanced and offset with high stakes drama and action sequences.
Yeah, 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.
Very little footage has been seen of the film but what was shown at Comic-Con this year excited those who saw it and has some believing that Guardians of the Galaxy could end up being another major hit for Marvel. It won’t be The Avengers right off the bat, at least int he minds of fans, but after the film is digested, we could all be applauding Marvel yet again for putting together a surprise smash hit.