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22 Shocking Facts About Guardian Of The Galaxy That You Wish To See Sooner

The Guardians of the Galaxy film was the biggest surprise of 2014 in Hollywood films. Nobody knew what this movie was going to be about. Was it a blatant rip-off of a Star Wars comic book? Nope. The Guardians of the Galaxy comic book was released first. Was it a ploy by Disney to sell items featuring Rocket Raccoon and a talking tree? Perhaps, but the characters were fantastic, so it worked. Had Marvel finally thrown in the towel? Not. But what happened behind the scenes of this amazing comic book film? And what exciting Guardians of the Galaxy information will you discover?

We may see several different things on screen and behind the scenes, and they are all exciting and make us open-mouthed, and Guardian of the Galaxy is not an exception. Below are 22 interesting behind-the-scene things and facts about the movie.

1. At the beginning of the film, a Missouri flag is clearly seen on the nurse’s desk next to young Peter Quill. James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.

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2. Director James Gunn’s favorite song of all time is The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” so he was thrilled to be able to include it in the film.

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3. Zoe Saldana Had Already Played A Loser

Source: Warner Bros.

Zoe Saldana previously starred in The Losers, a comic book film about a group of superheroes. Chris Evans, who plays Marvel’s Captain America, played another member of the team.

4. The Kevin Bacon Connection

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5. Bradley Cooper Apparently Hates Purses

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6. Ranger Rick Isn’t Just a Nickname, It’s a popular Magazine

Source: National Wildlife Federation / via ubooly

It is a popular 1970s and 1980s educational children’s magazine featuring a cartoon raccoon of the same name.

7. The Collector Is a Space Liberace

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8. Many Parties Call Knowhere Their Base

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9. Was That an Adam Warlock Easter Egg?

Source: Marvel Studios

10. Was That a Planet Hulk Easter Egg?

Source: Marvel

After a confrontation with the Sakaar people, Star-Lord claims to have fled from Morag. Sakaar is the planet Hulk takes over in the comic book narrative “Planet Hulk,” which was eventually turned into an animated picture.

11. Ronan and Korath Switched Roles

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12. Nebula Isn’t Really Thanos’s Daughter

Source: Marvel Studios

In the comics, Nebula is actually Thanos’s granddaughter

13. Star-Lord’s Walkman Was a Sony TPS-L2

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14. Guardians Took Over Halloween 2014

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Yes, especially Groot, he is EVERYWHERE in 2014 Halloween.

15. Pre-Scored

Source: Marvel Studios

Tyler Bates’ score was written BEFORE the cameras began filming (along with the soundtrack being pre-selected). On-set, the actors and crew could get a sense of the tone they were going for.

16. Where Is Iron Man?

Source: Marvel

In the comics, Iron Man was a member of the Guardians. Although a number of factors likely contributed to Iron Man’s absence, the picture went on to become the first Marvel Studios film to gross $300 million domestically without Robert Downey Jr.

17. It Set Box Office Records Both Domestically and Internationally

Source: Guardians of the Galaxy / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

18. Khal Drogo is Aqua-Drax

Source: HBO/Marvel

Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones’ Khal Drogo) auditioned for and was offered the role of Drax the Destroyer, but turned it down because he was afraid of being pigeonholed as exclusively portraying brutes.

19. The Milano Is Named for Alyssa Milano

Source: via izismile / Marvel Studios

20. Vin Diesel Recorded All His Lines on Stilts

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To get a sense of how big and menacing Groot is, Vin Diesel recorded all of his lines on stilts.

21. Foreshadowing Nova

Source: Guardians of the Galaxy / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The city of Xandar, as well as all of the Nova Corps’ ships, were created with a very clear and iconic Star Symbol in mind; this symbol is that of the Marvel character Nova, who is likely to appear in future films.

22. The Guardians Characters Have Been Around For a While

Source: Marvel

When the Guardians of the Galaxy first appeared in comic books in 1969, they were made up of a completely different crew. The characters who make up the film’s newer squad, on the other hand, were all established before the original Star Wars picture (to which Guardians is sometimes compared).

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