Karen Gillan Michael Rooker Pom Klementieff
What brings you here? Gillan: We’re here to talk about the release of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 on Blu-ray in August.
Rooker: That’s right. And the digital release too. Gillan: Which is on 8 August. Can’t remember when the Blu-ray is…
Rooker: 22 August. Gillan: That’s why he gets paid the big bucks. Rooker: Especially on the Blu-ray, you get 80 minutes of brand-new footage that’s never been seen, including a music video. Gillan: It’s us dancing around in ’70s-inspired costumes, which you need to see.
Have you been to Comic-con before?
Klementieff: Last year, for the first time. Gillan: I’ve been here loads of times.
Rooker: Yeah, I’ve been many times. Gillan: I think this is maybe my fifth. Sixth, maybe. I was here for Doctor Who for a few years, then I transitioned to the Marvel stuff. Rooker: I’ve been here 69 times.
Klementieff: 69? That’s a nice number. Rooker: For some reason, that number keeps popping up in my head. I don’t understand it. It’s like I’m dreaming 69. I don’t know.
Gillan: He’s going to be 69 next year.
If you were to cosplay here, who would it be and why? Gillan: A Klingon. A general Klingon. A ginger Klingon.
Klementieff: What is it? Gillan: It’s a creature from Star Trek.
Rooker: It’s an alien. Can you do the language? Gillan: No.
Rooker: I think I’d be a nice, cuddly little kitty. Maybe a kitty with superpowers.
Klementieff: I would be Hulk, with huge muscles and really big. And green, yelling at everyone.
Rooker: They have suits now. The Hulk cosplayers are some of the most amazing cosplayers. The ones that know how to make the costumes... they look absolutely real.
Marvel or DC? Rooker: I know what their answers are going to be. Marvel, because they’re still getting paid. But me? I’m pretty much dead, right? I can say whatever I want. I’m a free agent. DC or Marvel, I go with the guy who pays me first. Gillan: Marvel, of course. Are you out of your mind?
Describe Comic-con in three words. Klementieff: Maybe we can say one word each. “Fun”. Rooker: “Excelsior!” Gillan: Is that from Silver Linings Playbook? Klementieff: Stan Lee says it all the time. Rooker: [Stan Lee voice] “EXCELSIOR!” Gillan: I’m choosing “escapism”.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 IS OUT NOW ON DOWNLOAD AND ON 22 AUGUST ON DVD AND BLU-RAY