Marvel Now Actively Developing 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Adaptation
With all of Marvel's more familiar comic properties taking to the big screen, the studio is ready to dig into their less recognizable and more out-of-this-world comic books for feature film adaptations. Word recently came that Doctor Strange is moving forward quickly, and now Twitch says the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe will also get a big push with an adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy. Created in 1969 with a new team assembled in 2008, Guardians of the Galaxy is set in the 31st century of an alternate timeline of the Marvel Universe where a group of alien beings, each the last of their kind, must defend Earth.
According to Wikipedia, the original members of the team include Major Vance Astro, an astronaut from the 20th century Earth who spends a thousand years travelling to Alpha Centauri in suspended animation; Martinex T'Naga, a crystalline being from Pluto; Captain Charlie-27; a soldier from Jupiter, and Yondu Udonta, a blue-skinned "noble savage" from Beta Centauri IV comprise the original team. These aliens unite to stop the actions of the Badoon, an alien race which attempts to conquer Earth's solar system. An interesting plot point has the team recruit two more members, Starhawk and Nikki, travel back in time and encounter several of the heroes of 20th century Earth, including Captain America, the Thing and more. Sounds like this could be fun, but it'll be interesting to see if audiences turn out for the less familiar comic book characters as much as all the familiar names.