AMC Movie Talk and Marvel Studios got together for a special 30-minute Q&A to discuss the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy, which is one of two films for this year's latest installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

AMC Movie Talk's John Campea sat down with Galaxy director James Gunn, the film's leading star Chris Pratt and Marvel Studios Producer Kevin Feige on Saturday evening to discuss the movie.

The Q&A was streamed live on AMC's YouTube and viewers were encouraged to submit questions through Twitter with the hashtag "#GOTGAMC."

Gunn opened up the discussion by describing the premise behind Guardians, as its about an unlikely band of "space criminals" who uncover something evil and decide to put their jaded past behind to fight for good in the universe.

"It's the Marvel flavor, but it also has a lot of old school space opera about it," Gunn said.

Campea asked Feige why Marvel wanted to make Guardians following the success of The Avengers, to which he responded that the studio wanted to do a different story other than the build ups to the Avengers story, while still operating in the same universe.

"We were excited about doing something frankly that most people hadn't heard of ... and do something on the other side of the universe and bring these other heroes to life," Feige said.

Feige also told Campea that all the Marvel movies so far have been a "roll of the dice" in terms of getting audiences to want to believable in the unbelievable on screen and joked about how the studio successfully made two films with a Norse god always carrying a hammer.

Pratt, who is playing Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, said, prior to auditioning for the film, he hadn't even read a script yet as the studio kept it under lock and key, like it does with all of its films.

Pratt reminisced about the time when Gunn asked the Parks and Recreation star if he had any questions about the part and he immediately responded "I have nothing but questions, please tell me as much as you can about the character."

Pratt said that Gunn told him, "Don't worry, there's a lot of incarnations of the character but what we're looking for is someone to just breathe their own spirit into it."

Guardians of the Galaxy arrives in theaters Aug. 1 and stars Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista with Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper providing voices for Rocket Raccoon and Groot.