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Rocket Racoon 'center of my life' says 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director

By AFP/RelaxnewsMovies - 01 July 2014 7:00 AM | Updated 5:10 PM

Rocket Racoon 'center of my life' says 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director

James Gunn, director of the upcoming sci-fi rollercoaster 'Guardians of the Galaxy', let fans in on how it feels to finish a big budget movie.

Posting to his Facebook page on 28 June, Gunn covered a changed attitude to other perfectionist directors, the final tweaks planned for 'Guardians' in post-production, and his affection for the gun-toting Rocket Racoon voiced by Bradley Cooper.

"I'm starting to get very sad every time I think of how I'm going to miss all of the people I've been working with side-by-side for the past two years," he wrote.

"And -- to show you how strange I really am -- I get teary-eyed when I think of how I won't be working with Rocket (at least for a little while). He's been the center of my life for a long time now, and I've come to love the little son-of-a-bitch. Really," he continued.

Read also: Meet the cast of 'Guardians of The Galaxy' in Singapore

Gunn, whose previous theatrical gigs were vigilante comedy 'Super' and off-kilter horror 'Slither', has been propelled into the Hollywood spotlight after agreeing to helm 'Guardians of the Galaxy' for Marvel.

"I've gotten angry with filmmakers like Ridley Scott and George Lucas who can't let go of their old films and want to keep going back and offering up different versions, but I can easily see myself doing that now," was his opening line, admitting that letting go of 'Guardians' was proving a hard task, and thanking the Marvel producers who would have to "tear this movie from my bloody grip."

With its central cast consisting of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Cooper and Dave Bautista, the film has supporting characters supplied by the likes of John C. Reilly, Lee Pace, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro and Karen Gillan.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' is due 31 July in Singapore.

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  • Guardians Of The Galaxy

    (2014)
  • Rated
    PG13 /
    Genre
    Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
  • Language
    Eng
  • (7 Reviews)