Peter Quill aka Star Lord’s (Chris Pratt) adventures will continue with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” as filming is underway. James Gunn had recently gushed about his preference for digital acquisition of movies in the place of celluloid at a time where various filmmakers are fighting tooth and nail to save the analogue film format. Now, he has revealed an intriguing thumbnail sketch of a scene that may or may not end up in the sequel.
“Recently, I mentioned how I draw every single shot in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ before we ever shoot a frame. 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-visualisation 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.
While it appears that the sketch shows a baby Groot (Vin Diesel), and whatever he is holding is not clear though it looks like it’s wagging its tail and squealing. From the thumbnail, it looks like a cross between a lobster and a rat. A Twitter user asked Gunn, “rodents of unusual size?” A Facebook user commented that the creature resembles the rodent-like creatures from the opening sequence “Come and Get Your Love” in the first “Guardians” movie.
It’s actually not clear whether Groot has caught the unidentified creature that fell or is offering it up to someone in a higher vantage point as a gift or as food. Things will become clear once the sequel is released.
Also, Sylvester Stallone might have joined the sequel. He was spotted leaving a hotel in Atlanta where the entire cast of Guardians 2 has been staying during the film’s production. More exciting news is expected to emerge soon.