Marvel Now Actively Developing 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Adaptation

August 4, 2011
Source: Twitch

Guardians of the Galaxy

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.

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hmm. as much as i'm a sucka for Marvel adaptions and have been swept up in everything Avengers related, the outer galaxy side of this doesn't really excite. out of interest i've just started a movie/music blog and would love for some other like minded individuals to check out my post RE: avengers, tin-tin and spider man 🙂 thanks

Alex J Moore on Aug 4, 2011


I hope they choose the 2008 roster, if only to see how they CGI Cosmo the Russian Telepath Dog, and Rocket Raccoon (which is, weirdly enough, a talking raccoon who loves to shoot bazookas and guns).

Luis M. Milán Leal on Aug 4, 2011


get Zach Snyder! and omfg Rocket Raccoon!!!

happy camper on Aug 5, 2011


I have been waiting to see Star Lord and Rocket Raccoon on the big screen for so long. GoG '08 is ripe with awesome shit. Bring it, man.  

Cracky on Aug 5, 2011


I should maybe not comment, as I do not know what this is, but I'll drop my 2 cents: WHY DON'T YOU MAKE EXCALIBUR!!!!!! *cough* Sry about that 🙂 Btw Ethan, is this one of the marvel movies that will fall under the "$30 million Marvel Movies", like Dr Strange?

David Banner on Aug 5, 2011

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