Marvel Studios debuted a new piece of concept art from Guardians of the Galaxy, which shows a young Peter Quill's first "close encounter" on Earth. In addition, actress Zoe Saldana revealed how they will achieve her look as Gamora in this Marvel Phase Two adventure, and producer Kevin Feige also gave new details regarding Guardians of the Galaxy's story. Check out the image, then read on for more about this superhero ensemble.
When Zoe Saldana was cast as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy last month, many wondered how the green-skinned character's look would be achieved. While doing press for Star Trek Into Darkness, the actress revealed there will be no CGI involved when it comes to Gamora's look.
"She's definitely going to be make-up, so it will be me, thank God."
While Guardians of the Galaxy does introduce movie audiences to brand new characters not seen in Marvel's Phase One, Kevin Feige revealed this Phase Two ensemble does stick to the established continuity.
"Guardians takes place within the continuity of the [other movies] but it's on the other side of the universe. We've always wanted to do a space movie. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, I'm obsessed with Star Trek."
"It's a huge story on a massive canvas. We can take it to all those crazy places as long as all the characters respond in an emotionally truthful way. That's why I believe people are going to respond to Chris Pratt and to an alien Zoe Saldana-because they did respond to that one time before [with Avatar]. And to a tree and a raccoon who, it is certainly our intention, will steal the whole movie."
He also expanded on Chris Pratt's range, another reason why he was the right fit for the Star-Lord.
"He's a hilariously frumpy, doofy guy in Parks and Recreation, and he's an incredibly kickass ripped guy in Zero Dark Thirty and that's pretty awesome. He's going to need that in Guardians. That's a big range right there. We did a lot of auditions, a lot of screen tests, just as we did for Thor, just as we did for Cap [Pratt] was hilarious, he was moving, he was ... you bought him in the early versions of the outfit."