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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' director says his movie is 'The Rolling Stones to Avengers' Beatles'

James Gunn makes musical comparison for forthcoming blockbuster

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Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn has said that if The Avengers are The Beatles then his film is more like The Rolling Stones.

Gunn has directed the blockbuster movie, which will star Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper and opens in the UK on August 14.

Speaking to Digital Spy about how he sees his film fitting in alongside other big budget titles, Gunn says, "We fit in, we are Marvel-cosmic, just the outer space wing of Marvel and it is pretty fun. I think of the Avengers as The Beatles and the Guardians are the Rolling Stones. That is really how I feel about the groups."

Meanwhile, quizzed on whether or not the film will retain his dark sense of humour, Gunn adds: "When I turned in my first draft to Marvel, they were really happy with the screenplay, which of course I was overjoyed with. The only comment that they had is that they just wanted it to be 'more James Gunn', and that's what I did. I said 'It's your funeral!'"

Guardians Of The Galaxy boasts a bumper cast including Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel. John C Reilly, Benicio Del Toro and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista also appear. Director James Gunn began shooting the film in July last year (2013).

It was reported recently that Marvel are already discussing a sequel to the film, which could potentially be released on May 6, 2016 – a date which has been reserved for an unannounced project by Marvel, and would come shortly after a Guardians Of The Galaxy cartoon series premieres on Disney XD in autumn 2015. Marvel, however, have not yet commented on the reports.

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