February 13, 2013
Marvel Confirms Motion Capture For Rocket And Groot In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Also Starts Shooting In June
Guardians of The Galaxy is currently in pre-production as James Gunn is already in London prepping the film. The very funny Chris Pratt (Parks And Rec, Zero Dark Thirty) will be playing Peter Quill (Star-Lord). Marvel Studios' Visual Effects Supervisor Victoria Alonso confirmed this to CinemaBlend along with that shooting will start in June. She adds some new information about the production concerning how they'll create Groot and Rocket Raccoon. There had been speculation they could be entirely CG but Victoria confirms they'll be mixing motion capture and CG. It's not surprising after the wonderful job Marvel did with Mark Ruffalo doing motion capture for Hulk which helped earned Avengers their Oscar nomination for Visual Effects. No word if other alien characters in the film will be rendered as well or will use practical makeup appliances.