The Guardians of the Galaxy films were not always expected to be the major successes that they became. In fact, many people doubted that the first Guardians of the Galaxy would ever be able to take off the way it did. But James Gunn proved his ability to take lesser-known characters and turn them into blockbuster icons. Now with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 on the way, it’s the perfect time to look back at how many people doubted the franchise at the start. In fact, that’s exactly what Chris Pratt did on the last day of shooting for Guardians 3, where he called out a number of old naysayers.
This was revealed by director James Gunn, who noted that Chris Pratt had a “beautiful speech” which included referencing some of these naysayers. He revealed as much on Twitter when a fan tweeted James Gunn the following:
“When GotG got announced, I remember people and fans saying: ‘Do we really need this?'”
James Gunn acknowledged his tweet and wrote back:
“And the cast & crew & I were constantly barraged by articles like this (Guardians went on to make more money than the initial films of all the other characters’.),” Gunn replied.
Then, referencing an article titled “Guardians of the Galaxy Will Be a Flop By Marvel Standards,” James Gunn wrote this:
“I knew of this article because @prattprattpratt gave a beautiful speech on the last day of shooting Vol 3 where he listed off a minute’s worth of headlines & quotes like this.”
I knew of this article because @prattprattpratt gave a beautiful speech on the last day of shooting Vol 3 where he listed off a minute’s worth of headlines & quotes like this.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 5, 2022
The franchise has definitely come a long way since the time Guardians of the Galaxy was first announced. Soon enough, fans will be getting to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 on the big screen.
Original Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 director James Gunn returned to direct this third installment. The cast for the upcoming film features Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, and the voice talents of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. Will Poulter is joining the cast as Adam Warlock.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 will be released on May 5, 2023.