12:57pm PT by Graeme McMillan
James Gunn Gets 'Teary-Eyed' Finishing 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
With the international promotional tour for the movie beginning in a week, James Gunn is finally having to finish Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy—but, even after two years of work, he’s having a hard time letting go.
“I swear, I've gotten angry with filmmakers like Ridley Scott and George Lucas who can't let go of their old films and want to keep going back and offering up different versions, but I can easily see myself doing that now,” the director confessed on Facebook this weekend. “This is essentially my last week of actually making Guardians of the Galaxy. It's been two years straight and I've starting to become terrified of actually having to STOP.”
Gunn wrote that, while there wasn’t much left to do on the movie—which opens August 1—he’s “starting to get very sad every time I think of how I'm going to miss all of the people I've been working with side-by-side for the past two years,” and joked that “Marvel producers are starting to understand my almost psychotic inability to be happy with anything, and to pick apart things to the very bitter end. They're going to have to tear this movie from my bloody grip.”
He also teased fans already talking about the potential for a Guardians sequel, writing that he gets “teary-eyed when I think of how I won't be working with Rocket,” before adding “at least for a little while.” Perhaps we should expect a Guardians 2 announcement at this year’s Comic-Con after all…