It seems that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ director James Gunn is offering the world a glimpse into his creative process nowadays, as he spoke recently on how he storyboards and sketches everything before he gets behind a camera to shoot. In his own words on Facebook:
“Recently I mentioned how I draw every single shot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 before we ever shoot a frame. I’ll spread whole scenes over my office floor or all around the walls, sometimes hundreds of shots, and it will give me an idea of how the scene flows, what’s smooth, what’s jumbled, and even what works comedically. Over the entire film I draw thousands of these thumbnails.
Many of them are messy and it’s impossible for anyone other than me to tell what they are. Some of them get turned over to accomplished storyboard artists to flesh out. Some of them go directly to our pre-visualization team to turn into animated storyboards. And others just stay in their primitive state.
Many of you asked to see these drawings so I thought I’d start posting thumbnails of whatever it was we shot that day on #GotGVol2. I’m not going to explain what the shot is – as I said, they’re messy. But maybe you can match the thumbnail to the shot when the movie is released.”
Following that statement, many fans asked Gunn if they could see some of the early drawings, and the man has decided to share some of his work with the internet, posting images on Twitter with the hashtag #WhatWeShotWednesday. Below is the first such post, which shows a toddler Groot holding some sort of rodent up.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 16, 2016
The image does offer some intriguing facts about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ as it clearly shows that for some of the movie Groot is still growing back into his original massive state, which will of course lead to some very cute scenes of a tiny Groot doing his Groot business. As for who or what the rodent is that he is holding, theories have been thrown around with many wild ideas, some saying it is Rocket, some saying it is Groot offering food to Rocket. At this point we probably will not find out any actual answers from Gunn, who is sure to not want to spoil any parts of his movies aside from releasing these images, so we will have to wait for the sequel to come out to find out what exactly is going on. Make sure to check back on Twitter for more #WhatWeShotWednesday pics! And feel free to share your own theories on this pic down in the comments below!