‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: James Gunn Had The Opportunity To Include Skrulls

James Gunn Had Opportunity To Include Skrulls In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'. The director was asked if he had the option and he says Marvel said yes.

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The Skrulls almost made it into the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, according to James Gunn. Speaking with CinemaBlend, the director was asked if he wasn’t able to use Skrulls since they are going to used to be used for the first time in Captain Marvel. Gunn says he did have the option to use them and that he’s “a huge fan of the Skrulls.”

“No, [Marvel] never said no. [They] said yes! It’s something that we’ve talked a lot about dealing with. I almost put a Skrull in the Ravagers. But I’m really excited they’re coming about, and I think it’s going to be fun to see where they go from there, and what happens with the Skrulls in the future of the Marvel Universe. I’m a huge fan of the Skrulls.”

So, if Marvel “never said no” to having the Skrulls, a popular staple in Marvel comics, why did James Gunn decide to turn down the opportunity to have them in Guardians of the Galaxy? Gunn explains that it’s all about timing and that, basically, not everything you want will necessarily fit in the movie you’re making.

“I think it’s all a matter of how many things you have in a movie. I find that one of the things with writing these movies is that they start off incredible complicated, and then I have go, ‘Uhhhh’ and cut some of this great stuff… So often times there’s a lot of different elements, whether it’s scenes or characters or cameos or whatever, you end up cutting down, down, down, down until you get to what the movie is. Because there’s an elegance in the simplicity that’s incredibly important in these movies, because they are complicated! They’re in outer-space, we don’t know where they are, there’s a lot of characters, so how do you cut that down to what the most necessary components of the stories are?”

Would you have liked to see the Skrulls in Guardians of the Galaxy? Let us know in the comments below!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 8 followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on August 22.

Source: Cinema Blend

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