‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to Shoot This Summer in London

Director James Gunn’s Marvel Phase II ensemble will begin principal photography at Shepperton Studios.

Guardians of the Galaxy will shoot in London this summer
Guardians of the Galaxy will shoot in London this summer
With Marvel Studios' Thor: The Dark World wrapping up production, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is next in line, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy. Today, we have word that Guardians of the Galaxy will begin production this summer in the U.K.

The studio's Phase II ensemble will be shot at Shepperton Studios in London, which is where a bulk of Thor: The Dark World was shot. Other upcoming movies such as Maleficent and Jack Ryan have shot in the London studio, with The Muppets 2 slated to start production there later this year.

James Gunn is directing from his own screenplay. Nicole Perlman wrote the original draft. The production is currently focusing on casting, with a number of actors up for the Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord) role. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zachary Levi, and Jim Sturgess have all read for the part, but no announcement has been made yet. The story follows Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora as they dispense justice throughout the galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.

Sources: Screen Daily

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  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @narrator I'm open to any form. Animatronics with a coat of polished visuals can go a long way and better than staring at a tennis ball per scene

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  2. the Narrator

    @bawnian-dexeus Definitely a possibility, but it would be cool if the actors could actually interact with a functioning version of the character, ala "Treebeard" in LotR: Two Towers. Perhaps a fully functioning-yet-rough animatronic, and then what would essentially be a CGI overcoat. I'm unfamiliar with them the effects work behind the troll in Snow White, but it looked good.

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  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @narrator Some CGI like Snow White's troll would be awesome

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  4. the Narrator

    Seems a bit early. As @bawnian-dexeus pointed out, no cast, no measurements. I'm extremely curious to see how they'll approach Groot. Perhaps a marriage of animatronics, puppetry, and CGI, ala Where the Wild Things Are?

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  5. Metalsfury

    FROM GALAXY TO SCREEN, let's how this progresses! I say bring it!

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  6. ROFLitschristian


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  7. Sean

    Cool !

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  8. Dfella504


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  9. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus agreed.

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  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Still need that cast...can't have costumes ready without measuring actors

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. The Real Goku

    What about Nova?

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  12. Zak Lee Ferguson

    So great to see Gunn go up in the Hollywood tire and he is a prominent creative tour de force!

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  13. Anguslovesducks

    very nice, this is good news

    2 years agoby @AnguslovesducksFlag

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