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Facts About Guardians Of The Galaxy You Must Know Before GOTG 3

The Guardians first made their appearance in the Marvel comics. Later, James Gunn directed ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2‘ which was a massive hit. GOTG Vol. 3 is in the making and will release on 5th May 2023 (hopefully). However, before Volume 3 releases, there are a few trivia details about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ you must know before Volume 3 releases. Did you know Chris Pratt wasn’t the first choice for Star-Lord? Do you know which ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘ star almost got the role instead? Also, do you know Gamora and Drax’s original stars turned down the projects? Check out the list for spiced-up details! Also, you can tell us in the comments of details you think we should know about GOTG.

1. Dave Bautista’s Makeup Team Took 5 Hours A Day To Apply 18 Prosthetic Tattoo Pieces And Body Makeup. Also, He Used To Stand During All Of This And Never Complained

Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista

2. Karen Gillan Who Played Nebula Shaved Off Her Head For The Role. The Team Used Her Original hair To Make A Wig For Her

Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan

3. Dave Bautista Cried On Getting The Role In The MCU. Also, He Joined Extra Acting Classes To Prepare

Dave Bautista

4. Vin Diesel Recorded ‘I Am Groot’ Line Over 1K Times In Various Languages

Vin Diesel as Groot
Vin Diesel as Groot

5. The Film’s Soundtrack ‘Awesome Mix Vol. 1’ Reached No. 1 On The Billboard Charts

GOTG's Soundtrack

6. Even Though Chris Pratt Wasn’t The First Choice For The Role, He Got It Within 30 Seconds!

Chris Pratt as Star-Lord
Chris Pratt as Star-Lord

7. It Was James Gunn Dancing For The Motion Capture When Baby Groot Was Dancing To “I Want You Back”

Photo: Guardians of the Galaxy

8. Chris Pratt Lost 60 Pounds For The Role. He Took 6 Months To Do So

Chris Pratt

9. Vin Diesel Took Inspiration From Groot’s Character To Deal With Paul Walker, His Friend’s Death

Vin Diesel

10. Star-Lord’s Iconic Gesture Of Flipping The Bird Was Improvised On The Spot By Chris Pratt

Star-Lord's Flipping The Bird Gesture

11. Most Marvel Characters, Like Quill, And Tony Stark, Only Have 12% Of A Plan To Execute!

Guardians of the Galaxy

12. Chris Pratt Revealed His Character ‘Star-Lord’ Was A Blend Of Two Iconic Characters- Marty McFly And Han Solo

Chris Pratt says his Star-Lord is a mix of Marty McFly and Han Solo

13. Djimon Hounsou Took The Role Of Korath Because Of His Son Who’s A Huge Comic Book Fan. This Makes Him Such A Cool Dad!

Djimon Hounsou a.k.a Korath
Djimon Hounsou a.k.a Korath

14. ‘Groot’ Is An Actual Word In Dutch, Afrikaans, And Flemish Languages Meaning ‘Big’

I am Groot

15. Olivia Wilde, Gina Carano, Rachel Nichols, And Adrianne Palicki Auditioned For Gamora’s Role But It Landed To Zoe Saldana Who Was Perfect For It!

Zoe Saldana becoming Gamora
Zoe Saldana becoming Gamora

16. GOTG Got Back The Cassette Tape Era in 2014 After Their Soundtrack Album Did Well

Photo: zanny / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Photo: zanny / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

17. James Gunn Rewarded Actors With Play-Doh On Set Whenever They Performed Wonderfully

Photo: James Gunn / via Facebook
Photo: James Gunn’s Facebook

18. Vin Diesel Recorded All His Lines On Stilts To Feel ‘Groot’ In Real

Vin Diesel

19. Djimon Hounsou (who plays Korath) originally auditioned for Drax, and Lee Pace (who plays Ronan the Accuser) originally auditioned for Star-Lord.

Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace with Karen Gillan
Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace with Karen Gillan

20. After The Release Of The Film, Groot’s Costume Dominated Halloween In 2014. There Were Groots Everywhere!

Groot's Halloween Costume
Groot’s Halloween Costume