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James Gunn talks about Thanos and friends in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' cast line up in the Marvel Studios film
The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' cast line up in the Marvel Studios film
Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios, used with permission

According to Comic Book Movie on April 10, three new stills from James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" have made their way online. Gunn, who is helming the project, talked a bit more about Thanos, Peter Quill, and his new found friends.

According to the comic book related Star-Lord story, Peter Quill had taken on the aforementioned name due to his encounter with an alien while he and his astronaut cohorts were living on a space station. Apparently, he was a candidate for the alien race to become some kind of "space police" where he was rejected in favor of a colleague.

Fortune favored the bold as he threw a fit of rage as a result. NASA fired him and his astronaut status revoked, however he was able to commandeer a scout ship to return to the space station to take his colleagues place as the galactic magistrate. He had acquired his own sentient space vessel called "Ship" and finally took on the "Star-Lord" role. Gunn, on the other hand, had a different story for the character as Star-Lord started his ventures into space at quite a young age.

"He was abducted from Earth (Missouri) at age 8 and raised in a group of thieves and smugglers called the Ravagers. He's good with the ladies and a little bit of a d**k and very lucky".

Thanos' nature was also revealed in a spoiler about his nature. Some fans may have seen a glimpse of him and his evil smile at the end of "The Avengers" movie as he stood proudly knowing he would be "courting death".

"Thanos slaughtered [Gamora's] family and Nebula's, then raised them together as siblings. They were bio engineered to become living weapons, so he's really good at killing people".

Karen Gillan, the former "Doctor Who" star and will portray Nebula in the Marvel Studios film, revealed some amazing spoilers in regards to the film. She expressed that there will be some hand-to-hand combat entailing two females getting into the most impressive cat fight to end all feline fights. Apparently there's a huge amount of bitterness between the two lady characters and Gillan had to train for two months to prepare for the fight sequences.

"Nebula is the female villain and Lee Pace plays the male villain," she told E! Online's Marc Malkin while promoting her new horror film, Oculus, at SXSW. "We torment people. We're really mean to people."
"There's a big girlie fight sequence, but it's not that girlie," the actress told MTV during the same event. "They made sure there weren't any nice pirouettes or anything like that".

James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" opens in theaters Aug. 1.

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