20 Guardians Of The Galaxy Memes That Make You Laugh Your Way Through The Galaxy
#1. GOTG 3 Is So Good
#2. Rocket's Alternative Original Story
Director James Gunn had a dream cast in mind when he first pitched Guardians of the Galaxy to Marvel. He meticulously compiled a "little book" with his casting ideas for each of the Guardians characters.
Surprisingly, when the cast was finalized, only one of his original choices made the cut: Zoe Saldana, who portrayed Gamora in the film series. Gunn's initial vision for the cast underwent significant changes, ultimately leading to the iconic ensemble we know today.
#3. Do You Have Time to Talk About Our "Star-Lord" and Savior
You know, it's pretty amusing when you dive into the comics. They went all in with a bunch of complicated plot twists, and guess what? They ended up making Star-Lord the space equivalent of Jesus.
It's like they threw in everything but the kitchen sink to craft this cosmic saga.
#4. GOTG3 Without Context (Adventure Time Edition)
Chris Pratt's remarkable transformation into the character Peter Quill/Star-Lord in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies had an unexpected consequence for his TV show "Parks and Recreation." During the filming of the show's seventh season, a shirtless scene was planned.
Still sporting his superhero physique, Pratt no longer resembled his sitcom character, Andy Dwyer, leading the show's co-creator, Michael Schur, to conclude that the scene wouldn't work. Schur acknowledged the challenge of explaining why Andy now looked like a superhero. Fortunately for Pratt, this change coincided with the conclusion of "Parks and Rec," allowing him to fully embrace his superhero role in the MCU.
#5. [GOTG 3 Spoilers] I'm Gonna Stop You Right There.
The decision to appoint James Gunn as the director for "Guardians of the Galaxy" raised some eyebrows at the time. Gunn's previous work had primarily consisted of violent and raunchy comedies, making him an unexpected choice for a Marvel film.
#6. My Thoughts Exactly
#7. Rocket Needs All Them Parts
#8. Best Crossover
However, the physical performance of Rocket was primarily executed by another actor, Sean Gunn, who happens to be the brother of James Gunn, the film's director. Sean not only stood in for Rocket during filming but also played the character Kraglin, who is Yondu's first mate.
This collaboration between Bradley Cooper's voice acting and Sean Gunn's physical performance brought the iconic character to life on screen.
#9. Groot, I Am
#10. $54.5 Million
Diesel's approach to this role was meticulous. Before each delivery of "I am Groot," he would consult with James Gunn, the director, to understand the character's motivation for that specific line.
As a result, Diesel imbued each repetition of "I am Groot" with nuanced emotions, adding depth to the character throughout the film.
#11. Drax Forever
Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, has announced that the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be his last appearance as the character. T
his decision is not contingent on whether Drax survives or not in the movie but is primarily due to Bautista's physical challenges in maintaining his muscular physique for shirtless roles as he gets older.
#12. If Drax Was Your Little Brother
#13. You're Not That Hideous, Mantis
#14. Dave Is Savage
#15. [GOTG 3 Spoilers] Best Chemistry Between The Two
The first installment of "Guardians of the Galaxy" made a stellar debut, claiming the top spot at the North American box office.
In the following weeks, it briefly dropped to second place behind "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," but quickly regained its reign as the No. 1 movie for three consecutive weeks.
#18. Nebula: Noobs
#19. Just A Prank Bro
#20. [GOTG 3 Spoilers] One Of The Best Villains
As we rocket through the cosmos with Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket, Gamora, and Drax, it's clear that the "Guardians of the Galaxy" memes and movies have left an indelible mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and in our hearts.
These 20 memes are just a small testament to the enduring appeal and humor of this remarkable series. So, here's to the Guardians and the endless adventures yet to come!