CANNES, May 19 — If there were a superhero dance-off, we know whose side Steven Spielberg will be on: Star-Lord.
The ET director revealed his love for Guardians of the Galaxy during a recent interview at the Cannes Film Festival.
“I love the Superman of Richard Donner, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and the first Iron Man, but the superhero film that impressed me most is one that does not take itself too seriously, Guardians of the Galaxy,” Variety quoted Spielberg as revealing.
“When his projection was over, I left with the feeling of having seen something new in movies, without any cynicism or fear of being dark when needed,” he added.
Obviously, Guardians director James got the memo about Spielberg’s comments, writing on his Facebook page: “Probably the greatest compliment of my life. I learned what a director was because as a kid I loved Raiders of the [Lost] Ark so much I wondered who the guy was behind it all, and I’m making movies today because of it.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Tommy Flanagan and Kurt Russell.
The film hits cinemas on May 5, 2017. – MMO