James Gunn Reveals Guardians Of The Galaxy Concept Art

Director James Gunn has released the latest in his series of “Guardians of the Galaxy pictures of the day” to Instagram.

This photograph turns the camera towards him (and his dog, Von Spears). The photo was shot in the “war room” at Shepperton Studios, where filming on Guardians took place. Behind Gunn, you can see concept art from the film’s various locales.

Gunn explains the art is organized from right to left, with each new location being added to the wall as it appears in the film.

Espousing in the War Room at Shepperton Studios. The heads of department and I (led by our amazing 1st AD @jimmyc2271) would gather here everyday during preproduction and go over (and over and over) what we were doing and where we were going. The visual development work on the walls around us started with the first environment and then wrapped around the room from right to left (I guess someone in the production staff's initial language was Japanese or Hebrew), showing each new environment as it shows up in the movie. Nothing gave me more pleasure than brining a visitor, a cast member, or a new addition to our team into this room and walking them visually through the story and showing them the universe we had created. Oh, and of course, #VonSpears is on my lap. He had full run at our offices in Shepperton, and would always join our meetings - usually under the table, but if something was especially engrossing he'd crawl up to a better perch.

Guardians of the Galaxy comes to theaters August 1.