Considering they takes place in space and stars a walking tree and a talking raccoon (spoilers), it would be reasonable to assume that Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movies are works of complete fiction. But hidden beneath their fantastic exterior, are Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 secretly based on a true story?
According to a shocking report from Variety, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn had some shocking revelations that will shock you shockingly.
"Half of film making is about balance," said Gunn at the Shanghai International Film Festival. "A film is a giant machine that I'm helping to build. Half is very personal, it's about characters. (The whole) is a balance between the emotional and the logical."
According to Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy is actually autobiographical and based on his own life.
"Rocket is me," Gunn explained, "feeling outcast and forgotten."
Realizing that Guardians of the Galaxy is based on a true story really puts a whole new perspective on the films. We may have to watch them again now that we know they are actually historically accurate records and not completely made-up science fiction. How about you?