Potential Plot for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Kinda Sounds like Farscape…


Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Book

I am a big fan of Rockne S. O’Bannon’s “Farscape”, one of the best sci-fi shows ever made that most people have never seen. So when I heard this POTENTIAL plotline for Marvel’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, I couldn’t help but immediately think … “Wait, isn’t that the plot of ‘Farscape’?” The show, for those of you who never saw it, had an American astronaut testing out an experimental engine in space finding himself shot through a wormhole and into the other side of the galaxy, where he encounters, you guessed it, ex-cons on a ship and go on the run with them, with that part of the galaxy’s ruling alien species in pursuit.

And here’s the supposed plot of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie that Marvel has scheduled for sometime in 2014:

About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.

Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Book CoverWho knows if this is real or not, but it makes sense if it is real. You can’t just make a movie about a bunch of aliens, you need a way in — an Earthling pilot who ends up among them, for instance.

That also kinda sounds like the “Green Lantern” movie, now that I think about it…

In any case, that’s this morning’s rumor regarding “Guardians of the Galaxy”. There’s a link to where the plot description was originally posted, but that gets you nothing, since you need to sign in, and apparently signing in costs money, so that’s a non-starter.

By the way, I’ve read some of the current issues of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” comic book, and I don’t recall there even being a human on the roster, though I could be wrong.

Here’s the opening intro for “Farscape” FYI:

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  • Juggernaut

    The plot synopsis actually elevated my desire to see the film.

  • Wingcm

    And now I want to go and rewatch Farscape.

    I’m curious what that thing is that everyone wants. Better not be wormhole technology.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Well here’s the thing. In the original GoG comic from the 70’s which took place mostly in the future, starred an Astonaut, Major Vance Astro who got cryogencally sealed in the present and woke up in the far future in a world where the heroes had been killed. Finding a group of outcasts from dufferent planets in the galaxy they banded together to help fight tyrnany in the universe. Vance found Cap’s shield in the future and used the name Major Victory in honor of the fallen hero. Vance’s present day incarnation is none other than Vance Astrovik aka Marvel Boy aka Justice of the New Warriors and Avengers. Also, Major Victory showed up in the current version along with Starhawk.

    However that all being said they may try to combine Vance and Peter Quil aka Star Lord with that origin, and maybe even give Peter his ablilities (psychoknietic blasts he can blast things with his mind, but not move them like his modern/present counter part) or just do the Buck Rogers/Farscae thing and have him a man out of place and give him the classic element gun. Either way I’m in!!

    • Juggernaut

      An amalgam of Astro and Star-Lord would be really cool and the best way to go IMO

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Exactly, hell have him not even know about the powers in the beginning but have them show up after his first real battle or whatever. This has the potential to be awesome. Dirty Dozen in space!!!

    • Lexavi80

      “Aan astonaut who got cryogencally sealed in the present and woke up in the far future in a world where the heroes had been killed. Finding a group of outcasts from dufferent planets in the galaxy they banded together to…”. WELL, THAT REMINDS ME FUTURAMA!!!

      I hope I get to see Doctor Zoidberg in the mix.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Which again stolen from Buck Rogers lol.

  • Carol H.

    I miss Farscape. *wistful*


    Does anyone notice that hairstyle look familiar? Snowflake’s (her nickname) hairstyle uncanny –
    resembled to hale berry’s hairdo from X-MEN: THE LAST STAND!