Production designer Beth Mickle spoke with MovieWeb in regards to the inventive collaboration she had with Gunn on this venture and particularly cited the look of Orgoscope as being one thing they knew they needed to get proper:
“It was probably a weekly conversation that we had, of just making sure we were being bold, and those fleshy surfaces were really palpable and really tangible and felt real. Marvel really did support us throughout and got on board with some of these wild ideas that they hadn’t before, and hats off to them for that because I think it’s paid off.”
What higher method to really feel assured that her work constructing this explicit location would resonate with Gunn than to make use of his personal earlier work as a leaping off level? And that is what she did.
“Slither” is a horror comedy about alien slugs mutating the residents of a small city and will get very slimy and gross. If you return and watch that film, abruptly the Orgoscope would not appear to return out of left discipline. It’s undoubtedly in Gunn’s wheelhouse to please within the macabre and it is much more in his model when he ties in that gross stuff to an emotional story beat all in regards to the true energy of friendship and love.
So, go watch “Slither” if you have not. Much like Peter Jackson’s early horror work, it is like a template for the masterful populist filmmaker he has turn into.