James Gunn Reveals New Details on Guardians of the Galaxy

We finally got the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy earlier this week and now director James Gunn has gone on the Pointless Podcast to reveal some new information about the film, specifically why we’re seeing some alien species in the film and not others.

“Marvel only partially owns Skrulls, and also for the record, we don’t own the Badoon either. So people were asking why we have the Sakaaran in the film, we don’t own the Badoon.”

We’re going to venture a guess that Fox is the current “owner” of the Badoon (given their connection to the Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer).

Continuing, Gunn also spoke about who provided the motion capture and voice for Rocket Raccoon during filming, since Bradley Cooper hadn’t signed on to voice the character until after production had concluded.

“My brother Sean Gunn wore a little green suit and he waddled around and he acted out Rocket. I think all of the guys will attest to the fact, and they have in all their interviews, that he was a great part of the team, and it really was Zoe, Dave, Chris, and Sean who sort of like created the energy that people will see in the movie between these four characters, who are usually at odds and sometimes find common ground. Sean was a big part of that energy and creating that, not only was a he doing a great job performing himself, but also gave the other actors something to work off of so they’re not working with a tennis ball.”

For those wondering when they’ll get a taste of Cooper’s voice as Rocket Raccoon, Gunn offered a tease saying:

“They will be hearing Rocket speak in something very, very soon.”

You can listen to the interview with Gunn below, but a warning, there’s some strong language inside.

Guardians of the Galaxy features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. The August 1 release stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Gregg Henry, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.