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.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Forget Avengers. THIS will be the make-or-break point of this series of movies.
reeft on Jul 3, 2012
Would've preferred Black Panther but I'm down with anything that brings Rocket Raccoon to the big screen.
DwainIBe on Jul 3, 2012
So the same people who decided to ruin Mark Ruffalo being cast as the Hulk, decides to come out with this bit of news. Thanks alot Nikki Finke.
Michael Lee on Jul 3, 2012
DAVIDPD on Jul 3, 2012
Groot or major fail!
happy camper on Jul 3, 2012
This is even more obscure than Ant Man.
97point6 on Jul 3, 2012
Wow. Neat. I'm impressed that they're going even more sci-fi (esp. with how Thor turned out - loved it). Agreed in that this must culminate in Avengers sequel. I remember Rocket Raccoon from an old Marvel Universe I had laying around back in the day. Thought, "a little bad-ass raccoon - that's... super awesome!!" Keep rockin' it Marvel/Disney!!
bozo connors on Jul 5, 2012
im sure groot and rocket racoon will be there but they could both either kill the movie or be favorites....i say add Vance, starhawk, Nikki, and Star-Lord to it.... leave drax/moondragon for a team-up with the Avengers in Avengers 2 against Thanos since they are so related to Thanos like the guardians on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheGuardiansOfTheGalaxy
Armand Rock on Jul 6, 2012
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