Amanda Seyfried admits she was fallacious about Guardians of the Galaxy bombing on the field workplace (Image: Rex, Marvel)
Amanda Seyfried missed out on the possibility to star in certainly one of Marvel’s most profitable franchises – Guardians of the Galaxy – all as a result of she couldn’t get previous the ‘speaking raccoon’.
The Mamma Mia! actress was being thought-about for the position of Gamora, which finally went to Zoe Salada, however she turned it down as she felt the entire premise of the blockbuster was principally a dumpster fireplace and thought it could be an enormous fail.
Explaining her fears about becoming a member of the franchise, Amanda mentioned on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast: ‘I didn’t need to be a part of the primary Marvel film that bombed.
‘I mentioned, “Who desires to see a film a couple of speaking tree and a raccoon?” Which is clearly – I used to be very fallacious.’
The ‘speaking raccoon’ Amanda refers to is Rocket Raccoon, who was voiced by Bradley Cooper and has grow to be a fan-favourite.
She added: ‘The script was nice, it was all based mostly on not eager to be “that man”. As a result of should you’re the star of an enormous film like that, and it bombs, Hollywood doesn’t forgive you.
Amanda was supplied the position of Gamora (left) which went to Zoe Saldanda (Image: Marvel Studios/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)
‘I’ve seen that occur to individuals and it was an enormous, large concern. I assumed, is it value it?’
Amanda’s reasoning is comprehensible as among the most A-list actors have suffered the wrath of Hollywood after field workplace flops – George Clooney not too long ago recalled how his profession was virtually ruined by Batman & Robin.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 1, which additionally stars Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista, was launched in 2014 and was the third most profitable film of the yr after taking an eye-watering $772.8 million (£574 million) on the field workplace.
It was adopted by the sequel Vol 2 in 2017, which proved to be a fair larger hit grossing $863.8 million (£642 million) on the field workplace.
The third installment is still in the works with James Gunn at the helm however a launch date is up within the air, partly as a result of coronavirus pandemic, though a projected launch for ‘after 2021’ has been floated round.
Amanda will subsequent be seen in horror-thriller Issues Heard & Seen and drama A Mouthful of Air, each of that are slated for subsequent yr.