‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Exclusive: Karen Gillan And Lee Pace Praise Film’s ‘Wicked Humor’

by Brett White

Guardians of the Galaxy” surprised everyone crowded into the massive Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con International last weekend by showing off a rough cut of what’s been shot so far. The big surprise? They’ve apparently already shot a lot of awesome stuff, according to reports from those lucky enough to see the footage. Jokes from Peter Quill, intergalactic transports, fully animated shots of Groot and Rocket Raccoon—”Guardians” is coming along nicely.

On hand at the panel were non-Guardians Lee Pace and Karen Gillan, who play the less-than-friendly Ronan the Accuser and Nebula in next year’s space saga. MTV News’ Josh Horowitz caught up with the duo following the panel—and post-reveal of Gillan’s Nebula-style shaved head—to find out what they like most about the film.

“What I’m looking forward to is the comedic element,” says Gillan. “[Director James Gunn] just brings both of the things, like depth and comedy, which excites me.”

“It’s got a wicked, wicked sense of humor,” confirms Pace. The two had yet to start filming when this interview went down, but odds are they’re on-set and covered in blue body paint as you read this. Check out the rest of the interview below for Gillan and Pace’s thoughts on their prep material and being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

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