by Brett White
With “Guardians of the Galaxy” set to hit theaters in just under eleven months, it seems about right that director James Gunn has revealed that the production is just over halfway through with principle photography. The director revealed this fact via his Spring.me page, where he’s been answering questions at a steady pace for the duration of his association with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When asked how much of the movie he had shot so far, Gunn replied, “A little over half.” Another question involved a big more abstract math, asking what percentage of the film was comedy, drama and action. “It doesn’t work like that,” answered Gunn, thus ending the movie math lesson.
As of today we are 66.3% done with #GOTG 55/83 = X/100 MATHEMATICS
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) September 3, 2013
So that number is definitely over fifty percent, but does that problem mean that “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” shooting script is only 83 pages long? Or is that the length of the script when you’ve taken out all the CG-space battles and the Rocket Racoon and Groot-centric romps that surely form the backbone of the film? Yes, I demand a good third of the film be a buddy-hero story between a raccoon and a tree!
It’ll be a while before we get an accurate running time for “Guardians,” but I’d be surprised if it turns out shorter than “Incredible Hulk,” which is the shortest of the bunch at 112 minutes. Fans demand forty straight minutes of raccoon/tree hang-time, no less!
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