Director James Gunn recently delighted fans by sharing an intriguing behind-the-scenes video on his Twitter account. This exclusive footage provided a fascinating glimpse into actor Chris Pratt’s reaction upon seeing a remarkably lifelike dummy version of himself from the film for the very first time. The scene, initially showcased in the movie’s trailer, features the Guardians walking together, with Karen Gillan’s character Nebula carrying the seemingly lifeless body of Peter Quill, portrayed by Pratt.
The creation of this astonishingly realistic dummy involved the special effects team conducting a meticulous body scan of Pratt, enabling them to craft a 35-pound replica that accurately mirrored his physical proportions. In the captivating video, Gillan, with a blend of astonishment and curiosity, undertakes the task of lifting the dummy for the inaugural time. Meanwhile, Pratt, capturing the surreal essence of the moment, exclaims, “Have you ever had an out-of-body experience? This is what it would feel like.” Undoubtedly, the uncanny resemblance and authentic appearance of the dummy must have engendered a peculiarly eerie sensation for Pratt as he observed the scene unfold.
The accompanying video grants viewers the opportunity to witness this extraordinary behind-the-scenes interaction. It’s an absolute treat for fans and serves as a testament to the remarkable talent and dedication of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production team. If you’re eager to dive deeper into the cosmic adventures of our beloved intergalactic misfits, be sure to catch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, currently captivating audiences in theaters worldwide.
Our editor @FredRaskin asked us, about two weeks into editing this scene, where the wires were. He didn’t realize this incredible effect by @LegacyEffects wasn’t actually @prattprattpratt. Our special effects & makeup teams put their hearts into this film like everyone else.… pic.twitter.com/LdSvkPaDlY
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 6, 2023