7 Fun Facts About Guardians Of The Galaxy #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

7 Guardians of the Galaxy Fun Facts #GuardiansoftheGalaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy, starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, follows the adventures of Peter Quill as he tries to escape an unrelenting bounty hunt after he steals a mysterious orb. He puts together a band of misfits to help thwart Ronan, a villain with desires that could destroy the universe.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Fun Facts

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Guardians Of The Galaxy has been around since 1969 – Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 in January 1969.

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70s Music Was Very Popular On Set During Filming – Director James Gunn played the film’s score while filming which features a ton of classic music. Along with tracks from the film’s original score, the cast also listened to 70s tunes on Peter Quill’s {Chris Pratt} old cassette player.

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Finding The Movie’s Cassette Player Was Tough – Despite searching all over the Internet for four months, prop master Barry Gibbs’ team was only able to find only 16 cassette players that they felt were suitable to use in the film.

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Peter Quill’s Spaceship Was Inspired By Chuck Yaeger’s Rocket Plane – Peter Quill’s spaceship, The Milano, was inspired by the Bell Aircraft X-1 rocket plane that was piloted by Chuck Yeager.

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Former WWE Champ Dave Bautista Plays Drax The Destroyer – Bautista had to endure daily 4 hour sessions to transform him into the full body tattooed Drax. He could not sit during the process, so he stood for the entire 4 hour session, while a team of five makeup artists to complete the look.

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50 Makeup Artists Were Used On Set – Throughout shooting the film, there were approximately 1,250 prosthetic make-up applications. 50 makeup artists were used in all, working in teams on each character.

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Makeup Was Not The Only Change In Appearance On Set – Karen Gillan agreed to have her long hair cut off and her head shaved for her role as Nebula and Benicio Del Toro even allowed his dark hair and eyebrows to be bleached white for his role as The Collector.

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Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters everywhere on August 1st.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.


  1. I have never seen Guardians Of The Galaxy, but the guy you have pictured,… Is he Chris Pratt? Anyway. He is a real cutie!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My kids are looking forward to this movie when it comes out. It does sound cute.

  3. I haven’t heard of this one yet, but I love most of the actors in it. Will be watching for it. Thanks for the review!
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  4. My nephews are looking forward to seeing this movie…my daughter, not so much …

  5. I saw the previews for this movie and it looks great – can’t wait to see it.
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  6. Who knew finding a cassette player would be so difficult? It doesn’t seem like they have been out of style for that long!
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  7. I’ve been enjoying the previews to this one – I’m sure we’ll check it out!
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  8. We may see it when it comes out because my husband will want to see it. I’ve been waiting to hear about the media events. I saw a ton of coverage on social media!
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  9. That is a lot of makeup artist. A crew of 50 is more like a mini army.
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  10. That’s funny that it was hard to find a cassette player. Times they really are a’changin’ :)

  11. Jennifer Williams says:

    I can not wait to show this to my boys. They think I am crazy when I go looking for antiques because just any one of the item I am looking for should do. Wait until they see how long it took them to find the needed cassette players!

  12. Guardians Of The Galaxy is not something I would go out to watch but I would with other people I’m odd like that I love science fiction films but this one didn’t catch my attention. My hubby and step sons would love to see this movie.

  13. Yay thank you – I’m totally going to quote these at my other half and he will think I am in the know ;) x
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  14. I am amazed at the makeup that these characters wear. So amazing!
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  15. I loved reading the fun facts about this movie! It looks like a fun movie.
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  16. If the boys want to go check it out, I’ll tag along. However, this is not something I would actively plan to see. I may check it out when it comes on cable.
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  17. I have been reading a lot about this movie. Not sure it is my kind of movie but I will have to ask my husband and if he wants to go, I will go too. I know my sons will be going.

  18. This is the first time I ever hear about this movie. I live in my own little world. He He. It seems like you are really into it and have a lot of knowledge about it. Your passion comes through the words.
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  19. This looks like a great movie with awesome actors, I have been liking these adventure movies more and more. I love anything Vin Diesel is in and Bradley Cooper.
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  20. Looks like an interesting movie! Thanks for sharing the facts.
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  21. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    We saw a preview for this recently and my kids are dying to see it when it comes out.

  22. This movie can not get here quick enough! We’ve been waiting for it since we first heard about it in late Winter!
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  23. Yeah! This movie is going to be epic! My husband and boys cannot wait to see it!
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