Guardians Of The Galaxy is a Marvel that was released in 2014 based on the 2008 comic version. In the movie we are introduced tothe characters - Star Lord/ Peter Quill played by Chris Pratt, Gamora played by Zoe Saldana, Drax played by Dave Bautista, Rocket Raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper and Groot voiced by Vin Diesel.
The Guardians Of The Galaxy is a film that has the Infinity Stones as a main part of it's story, which The Avengers are discovering as well, which allows for The Guardians to appear in the upcoming movies Infinity War Part 1 and 2.
The original film was a big success and audiences embraced the new characters and some have become fan favourites- especially Groot. Although he is only able to state 3 words- "I AM GROOT" his mannerisms and adorableness has cemented him as a favourite character.
With the release of Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 due for release in May 2017, what better time to check out some facts about the movie?
Let's start with number 1
1) Chris Pratt Improvising
Chris Pratt improvised during the movie and quite a few were kept in the movie. For example when Star Lord drops the Orb in The Collector's residence this was not intentional. However since Chris Pratt stayed in character it was included in the movie.
2) Bautista's make-up
Dave Bautista was ecstatic when he was given the role of Drax. Which is good considering it took 5 hours everyday to apply the tattoo and make-up to give the correct effect. That's dedication.
3) I AM GROOT!
Vin Diesel provided the voice of the character Groot. Not only did Vin Diesel record the voice wearing stilts, to convey how big Groot is, but he also recorded the now famous line' I Am Groot' over 1,000 times.
4) Awesome Mix Volume 1
The movies soundtrack- Awesome Mix Volume 1, went to Number 1 in the U.S Billboard 200 chart. This was the first album to do so without an original song. I hope Awesome Mix Volume 2 is just as good!
5) Rocket's Creator
In 1992 Bill Mantlo- the man who created the character of Rocket Raccoon- was permanently hospitalized due to a very bad traffic accident. However Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios granted him a private screening of The Guardians Of The Galaxy and have credited him in the credits as the creator of Rocket Raccoon. I would be very proud if I had created Rocket Raccoon. Well done sir!