Over the weekend, Al Pacino raved about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, saying, “I just saw Guardians of the Galaxy… It was amazing. I did find it the most entertaining, inventive, beautiful film.”
When Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn read Pacino’s comments on Comicbook.com, he wrote, “One of the great things about making Guardians of the Galaxy is getting so many messages from folks in the industry whom I admire. But, honestly, being a The Godfather and The Godfather 2 FANATIC, this one just might take the cake...”
Deadline followed up with Pacino asking him to elaborate on Guardians of the Galaxy, and the veteran actor heaped more praise on the film. Pacino revealed, “It was not something I would readily go see, but my kids got me to go, and one has to draw the line at where prejudice starts and where it ends — that was good stuff!”
Pacino added, “I recognized the ingenious stuff they were doing; the invention, the attractiveness of the way they were performing it. It had Shakespearean feeling to it at times. I was caught up in the big screen, the great sound…”
Now, here is where it really gets interesting. Deadline also asked Pacino if he would do the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel or another Marvel movie if it was offered to him.
Pacino replied, “I would do anything that I could understand in terms of how I fit in it. And you know, of course if I could fit in it. Anything’s possible.”
Pacino also reminded, “You know, I did Dick Tracy and I got an Oscar nomination, so come on. I mean, what can I say?”
Given Pacino's love of Guardians of the Galaxy, Gunn's admiration of Pacino's work, and Marvel's recent trend of bringing in veteran actors like Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and Michael Douglas, Al Pacino would seem like a natural fit for the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.