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James Gunn Reveals Joss Whedon’s Directing Advice

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James Gunn Reveals Joss Whedon’s Directing Advice

Marvel Studios’ latest offering, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2,” is currently out in cinemas, and now James Gunn, the man at the film’s helm, has swapped his director’s chair for numerous interview couches to promote his movie and to talk about his work more generally.

In a recent Q&A session with Moviemaker.com, the director revealed the most important advice he received from fellow veteran Marvel Studios director Joss Whedon.

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According to Gunn, when Whedon read the first draft of his original “Guardians of the Galaxy,” script he thought it wasn’t “James Gunn” enough. “I had actually been holding back,” the director confessed, “I was afraid that to make a huge commercial movie, I had to make it like other movies. Joss said, ‘I like the parts that are “James Gunn.” Just make it more “James Gunn.”’ And that’s what I did. I was glad he gave me that vote of confidence.”

The director then goes on to reveal a number of pieces of his own advice for his fellow filmmakers, including things to remember; finishing writing the script way ahead of time, learning how to do everything on a movie set and the importance of color in film, and things he thinks are overrated, such as on-set improvisation and second-unit filming.

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Starring Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is in cinemas now.

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