Production continues on Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and director James Gunn has taken to Facebook to share an interesting tidbit on his creative process, and offer a little teaser for fans.
“Recently I mentioned how I draw every single shot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 before we ever shoot a frame,” he writes. “I’ll spread whole scenes over my office floor or all around the walls, sometimes hundreds of shots, and it will give me an idea of how the scene flows, what’s smooth, what’s jumbled, and even what works comedically. Over the entire film I draw thousands of these thumbnails…Many of them are messy and it’s impossible for anyone other than me to tell what they are. Some of them get turned over to accomplished storyboard artists to flesh out. Some of them go directly to our pre-visualization team to turn into animated storyboards. And others just stay in their primitive state.
“Many of you asked to see these drawings so I thought I’d start posting thumbnails of whatever it was we shot that day on #GotGVol2. I’m not going to explain what the shot is – as I said, they’re messy. But maybe you can match the thumbnail to the shot when the movie is released.”
Gunn goes on to reveal he’ll be posting another of his pieces of his thumbnail art every Wednesday for the remainder of production, and you can check out the first one below! From the looks of it, the shot appears to be a young Groot holding up a small creature. Sound off with your theories below!
Written and directed by Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana as Gamora; Dave Bautista as Drax; Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker as Yondu; Karen Gillan as Nebula; and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki , Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell. The film will debut in theaters on May 5, 2017.