In addition to stating that production has already begun, Alonso offers that they already have a team set in London for filming, which begins in June; Gunn recently left for London for 9 months.
"Production has already started!" Alonso tells CinemaBlend. "Completely. It started months ago and we have an entire team in London already – we start shooting in June. Our director [James Gunn] travels next week and it’s going, baby! It’s a fast train to a beautiful place."
We also get another update on the visuals for Rocket Raccoon and Groot, and it turns out they won't be all CGI.
"We’re going to do a combination. You can’t do any motion capture with a raccoon – they won’t let you put the suit on [laughs]," Alonso said. "But we will do rotomation, probably, for some of the behavior. Rocket will have his own personality, of course, and clearly we can’t do mocap on a tree, per say, but we definitely will have performers to emulate what James Gunn will lead to be the behavior and the performance." She continued, "He’s very clear on where he wants to take the characters."
The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release date.
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