It’s kind of amazing what movies are capable of making us see. Part of the reason that giant sci-fi blockbusters have become so common place is because people love to get lost in the realistic worlds these films can create. However, when you strip away all the digital effects it’s...actually, it’s still pretty cool. Check out Chris Pratt on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 piloting the Milano, or at least most of it.
What’s actually most fun here, in the video from Chris Pratt’s Instagram, isn’t seeing how much of the Milano is just CGI effects, but how much is a real physically built practical craft. The work that went into making it, and then making something that big move around like it does, is impressive. It turns out the Milano’s seatbelts are really necessary.
It appears in this video that Peter Quill is under attack here and he’s trying to get away from something. We also can’t help but notice that Star-Lord is alone on the bridge of the ship. The rest of the Guardians are off someplace else.
The video is actually part of a promotion that Chris Pratt is doing to raise money through the charity group Omaze. The winner of a contest will get to visit the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and so Pratt is teasing fans with a sneak peek of what’s going on behind the scenes.
Filming for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently taking place at Pinewood Studios outside Atlanta, Georgia. There was some controversy surrounding Disney’s use of the location last month when the studio threatened to cease working in Georgia if the governor signed a bill that allowed religious based organizations to discriminate against those who did not share their beliefs. However, the governor has vetoed the bill, and as such filming will continue unimpeded.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is reuniting Chris Pratt with Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel. New cast members include Pom Klementieff as Mantis and Kurt Russell in an undisclosed role. It’s widely believed that the role Russell is playing may be the father of Peter Quill, though we have no confirmation as to who the actual character will be.
While two other Marvel Studios films are coming this year, the original Guardians of the Galaxy is one of our favorites in the franchise, so we’re really looking forward to seeing this one come to life next year.