Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Disney Allowed James Gunn One Risky Joke But Blocked Another With STAN LEE



Guardians of the Galaxy has been out for over a month now and has already claimed the titles of being the highest grossing domestic film of the summer and is also 2014's No. 1 domestic movie release of the year (as of the publishing of this post).

The film was a great mix of action and humor, with some of the humor being borderline raunchy at certain moments. Writer and director James Gunn revealed how working with the Disney was a bit of a challenge for one proposed scene while a surprise for another scene that made it into the final cut.

Per Collider.com's recap of Gunn's comments at last weekend's Dragon Con, in Atlanta:

"James then went into a story regarding working with Disney and how he couldn’t believe he was able to get the line referencing Jackson Pollock into the film. This also led into a story about discussions Gunn had with Marvel, going more in-depth into which decisions he won and which he lost. One of the losing battles regarded Stan Lee’s original cameo in the film. Originally, Gunn had planned to have Lee in one of the Collector’s exhibits. Groot would then look at the exhibit aghast, to which Lee would flick off the large tree creature."

Honestly, I'd have thought this would have been the other way around with Disney blocking the Pollock joke and allowing the Stan Lee middle finger. 

To read Collider's complete recap of Gunn's comments at Dragon Con, click right here.



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