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James Gunn talks about how 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is different

According to Comic Book Movie on Saturday, in a recent interview James Gunn explained how "Guardians of the Galaxy" film is different from most films. He also expresses how Chris Pratt does a superb job and compares him to Harrison Ford's character from the old "Star Wars" movies.

Zoe Saldana as Gamora and Chris Pratt as Peter Jason Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios, used with permission

For one, Gunn explained that Pratt does more than what the Lucas film character did in the past entailed and in the past the director expressed rather confidently that Pratt will be the next biggest movie celebrity in the next couple of years. The ability to work with Pratt really gave Gunn that there are great things coming for the "Parks and Recreation" comedic and "chubby" actor. It was astounding and great on how Pratt had the ability to "learn how to be a movie star".

Speaking of health improvement, Gunn talked about one could have just used CGI to enhance character's physique, Pratt lost 80 lbs of fat and gained 20 pounds of muscle for the part. Fans may have recalled Hugh Jackman's shredded appearance when prepping for Wolverine/Logan. Gunn mentioned he didn't even want to audition him, but one of his staff members put Pratt in line to give it a try anyhow.

It was explained by the "Guardians of the Galaxy" director that there is no other movie like it and that "if you don’t believe a movie with a talking raccoon can be dramatic, you need to see it". Bradley Cooper voices the raccoon and appears to come off with the same demeanor as the one in the comic. His ability to lug around oversized weapons is quite astonishing and has his "muscle" Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel, around him most times. Also a recent descriptive write-up for the second film trailer made it's debut online the other day where one can actually hear the voice of Groot and Rocket.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" opens in theaters come Aug. 1.