Marvel Sending 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to Theaters in August 2014
by Ethan Anderton
July 3, 2012
The most important part of this news actually broke last week thanks to the guys at Latino Review, but with Comic-Con just over a week away, writing about Marvel's adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy seemed to be jumping the gun a bit without any new information. Well, today, Disney revealed that their "Marvel Untitled" movie has been moved from May 16th, 2014 back a little bit to August 1st, 2014. And shortly after that news, Deadline decided to come in with unnecessary confirmation that Guardians of the Galaxy was that very film. So now we can all get excited and start looking forward to Marvel's Comic-Con panel.
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, 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. These aliens unite to stop the actions of the Badoon, an alien race which attempts to conquer Earth's solar system.
Now the interesting tidbit here, which allows for the next phase of Marvel's universe coming to life on the big screen has the team recruit two more members, Starhawk and Nikki, who travel back in time and encounter several of the heroes of 20th century Earth, including Captain America, the Thing and more. It would be interesting of The Guardians of the Galaxy somehow ended up entwined with the events of The Avengers 2, since the sequel is likely heading to space with that tease of the cosmic villain Thanos during the credits for The Avengers. Either way, all of this is very exciting, and we'll have more from Comic-Con soon.