Guardians Of The Galaxy Helped Vin Diesel After Paul Walker’s Death

Gregory Wakeman
20 May 2014
Guardians Of The Galaxy Helped Vin Diesel After Paul Walker’s Death
Chris Pratt's Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy's second trailer

The unveiling of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy's' second trailer on Monday reminded everyone just why they're so excited to see the eclectic ensemble's debut cinematic adventure later this summer. Actually, it didn't, because 'GOTG's' February teaser provoked enough good-will and anticipation to last all the way through until summer 2016 - but it was still fantastic to see.

Moviegoers from across the globe are close to combusting with excitement ahead of James Gunn's Marvel outing, and to increase this anticipation several of the film's core creative group took part in a question and answer session on Facebook just after the second trailer was released.

As you'd expect there were the usual tepid queries thrust before the posse, however those in attendance did actually provide some enlightening and emotional revelations.

Most notably, Vin Diesel candidly admitted that his casting as Groot helped him to get over the death of his close friend, and 'Fast and the Furious' co-star, Paul Walker back in November.

When asked what the most challenging element about getting into character was Diesel declared, "It was very personal. It was the month after the accident happened with my brother Paul Walker and it was the first time I had worked since. Although it was challenging, just to get back to work was therapeutic- especially as Groot."

Diesel noted that there was a childlike innocence to the monosyllabic shrub that was perfectly inline with his mental state at that point in time. "There was an innocence about the character that was just refreshing," he added, "and it may have been more challenging under other circumstances, but at that time, it was very therapeutic."

Meanwhile, James Gunn admitted that he got into arguments with Marvel Studio's president, Kevin Feige, "every day" during production, but noted that these disputes, ultimately, helped to create a better film.

"The great thing about Kevin and me working together is that neither one of us have big egos about what we're doing," Gunn proclaimed. "What's important is always creating the best movie possible, not getting what we want just because we think we're right."

"The truth is we agree 99% of the time. Those times that we don't, we talk about it, argue about it. Usually one of us wins the argument (our editors Fred Raskin and Craig Wood are often a part of these arguments). In those times no one wins we screen both versions and see what the audiences think."

However, don't worry yourself with the notion that Feige and Gunn were on the brink of fisticuffs throughout 'GOTG's' shoot, because the filmmaker noted that it was mostly over "minor stuff" as he trusted Kevin "on a lot of big issues," and it was vice-versa when it came "to comedy and character stuff." So much so that Gunn even labelled it a "fun and enlivening partnership." Do I smell a bromance?

What did you think of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy's' second trailer?

Gregory Wakeman is a movie enthusiast who was surprisingly blown away by 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' When you're wrong you've just got to hold your hands up - and right now I'm on my tippy toes touching the ceiling with remorse.

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