CONFIRMED: The Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s Other 2014 Movie Title

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Nova Comic BookUPDATE: Variety and THR have now both confirmed LR’s story. Marvel will, indeed, make “Guardians of the Galaxy” their other 2014 movie title, with a May 16, 2014 release date already chosen. Expect an official announcement when Marvel chief Kevin Feige and company do their thing at Comic Con in July.


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POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN “THE AVENGERS”

At least, according to the hombres at Latino-Review. They’ve been more right than wrong in the past, right up to all the “Iron Man 3″ stuff, so I wouldn’t scoff at what they’re saying if I were you. And in a way, it all makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?

According to LR, Marvel’s other film in 2014, besides “Captain America 2″, is none other than the long-rumored “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie. (“Iron Man 3″ and “Thor 2″ is scheduled for 2013, with Marvel planning two films a year.) In many ways, Marvel has already hinted at their intentions of heading off-world with their cinematic universe in the space-themed plot of the first “Avengers” movie, which found one of the Marvel Universe’s most well-known intergalactic bad guy Thanos showing up in an after-credits scene.

LR says Thanos will be sticking around throughout “Guardians of the Galaxy”, though his exact role is unknown. I’m guessing, if true, he’ll be the primary mastermind behind the problem that the Guardians will be tackling, with, one presumes, his presence getting larger (perhaps even becoming the main villain?) in “The Avengers 2″ in 2015. After all, Marvel has shown in the past that they are not in the business of throwing out gratuitous easter eggs at the end of their movies without a firm plan already in place to re-use that character/scene in some important manner in a future movie.

It’s all actually very logical if you think about it. The Avengers have always been a world-saving superteam, and unlike in the comics, where they have their own mansion and other such nonsense, in the movies it would be a bit hard to justify them teaming up again just to fight, say, some Earth-bound bad guy bent on world domination. But an intergalactic baddie like Thanos, bent on galactic domination? That would definitely solve two problems — justifying the Avengers to reform, and jacking up the stakes for the sequel.

Plus, Kevin Feige has said in the past just how much of a soft spot he has for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” title. I personally don’t share his enthusiasm for the team, though I do enjoy the Nova character, who according to LR, will be taking center stage in a “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.

And oh, finally, the script for a “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie is apparently already done and is said to be “incredible”.

Whatever happens, we’ll know for sure when Marvel brings “Iron Man 3″ to Comic Con next month…

Thanos on the Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Book Cover

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  • Juggernaut

    I’m honestly not too familiar with or extremely interested in The Guardians Of The Galaxy. That being said, I beleive that Marvel has a firm handle on their properties and where they’d like them to head.
    Next year bring’s Ironman 3 which will no doubt bring in another character from the Avengers cannon (I see Ant-Man, Wasp or Vision appearing) along with a possible cameo by Bruce Banner at some capacity. Next up is Thor 2. More than likely yet another character will show up there within the film or as a cameo/ after credits stinger. In 2014 we’ll jhave Captain America 2. I could see second tier Avengers like Mockingbird or Falcon being sprinkled into that movie. Finally we come to TGOTG film with Avengers member Nova as their leader doing cosmic battle with the forces of Thanos leading into an Infinity Gauntlet-rific Avengers 2!!!

  • venom_aa

    Im starting to like how Disney is handling the marvel license. If only Spiderman, Xmen and specially FF were returned to Marvel.

    • Juggernaut

      That would be great! One day…
      Does anyone know if the rumored Daredevil reboot by David Slade going to be a Marvel Films property?

  • X_p

    i have no clue who these guys are nor why i should be excited. the only one i can recognize is gladiator in that top picture but i guess since we cant get avengers and xmen on screen at the same time this is the closest we’ll get. at least it sounds like some good action and space stuff will happen but idk if im on board with this group of characters.

    • Juggernaut

      The truth is actually much more grim. Gladiator is not a memebr of the team and will 99% not be in this film. The most recognizable meber of the team is Nova. He was a member of the Secret Avengers at one point so there is a tie to the Avengers and potential to have him appear in the second film as a bonafide meber of the team. The GOTG will most likely be Nova, Adam Warlock, Gamora, ocket Racoon, Drax The Destroyer and Star-Lord. They may bring Major Victory in as a thread to Cap too.

      • Brian

        I’d love to see how they do the tree thing Groot.

        • Juggernaut

          Ugh. I’m not too stoked for this but Marvel has been on point so far so I guess we’ll see…

          • X_p

            man this is gonna be tough sell. i mean this nova guy… i saw him in the amazing spiderman cartoon which i highly recommend. but is he leader material? after all the work they did to put the avengers together i think theyre gonna have to double that to get us to like these guys the same way.

          • Juggernaut

            I agree. Even if they can introduce these chacraters through cameos or post credits scenes in the three films (Ironman 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2) before this movie opens it will be hard to draw an audience. The fanboys may come out of sheer devotion to all things Marvel but they are such a lesser known property that the average comic fan let alone movie goer won’t know who the hell these guys are.

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

            That’s the Ultimate SPiderman cartoon and that’s an okay version of the character and not the one most comic fans have known. That said Nova wasn’t the leader of the guardians, or even a memmber.

          • Juggernaut

            You’re right he isn’t a “member” of TGOTG but in the latest comics Nova has been heavily involved with them. His recent emergence in the Ultimate Spider-Man leads me to believe that they will include him in some way. Their real leader is Star-Lord who is even more unknown to anyone. It will be interesting to see how this project pans out.

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

            I agree adding him would work. And The new group basically was his idea so I’m all for the Richard Rider version not the cocky guy from Ultimate Spidey.

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

        I think adding Nova to the team would defintiely make sence and add a human element ( I relly loved how they stepped him up durring Annihilation) but he wasn’t part of the team. That said his human element can easily be done by the fallen abducted human hero Star Lord. Either way this team can really be a fun crazy dirty dozen in space.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P2AOJZ5NX4QBQ3GOIPAZPRBQTA Joerg

    Great. I´m totally pumped for a Sci-Fi-epic by marvel. Blowing Manhattan to pieces is getting old the 100 th times you see it in the movies.

    • Juggernaut

      I know that it’s apples and oranges but Dc/Wb’s mishandling of Green Lantern really has me skeptical about a full on spce film. Although the cosmic scenes in Thor and the Avengers was very well done there was no real action within those scenes.

  • W.A.S

    I think it could be a pretty cool movie, im excited. Ive got a question for anyone who can help it might be kind of stupid but does entertainment weekly give away spoilers and if they do do they warn you first?

    • W.A.S

      And it is a magazine about movies right?

    • Juggernaut

      I get EW and they ordinarinly do not give out spoilers for movies. The magazine covers movies, TV, books and music.

      • W.A.S

        Cool, thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/curtis.a.hedrick Curtis Andrew Hedrick

    I too am not familiar with Guardians but I can see the potential. But Considering that Nova is basically marvels Green Lantern im sure some major tweeking will be in order. As for character’s showing up in future films, Iron Man 3 has someone in the Iron Patriot suit we know that, Thor I’m guessing maybe Enchantress will rear her pretty head, Hulk maybe the leader like the hinted at in The Incredible Hulk, Cap 2 maybe Baron Zemo will be the villain and I really Hope either Black Panther gets his own film or shows up in one…played by Micheal Jai White

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

      Love MJW but he is not Panther material. Chiwitel Ejoifor, Anthony Mackie or someone along those lines would work.

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

    NICE!!! Just saw the article. I’m a big Cosmic Marvel fan since the “Infitinity Guantlet” and the recent “Annihilation,” “Conquest” and “War of Kings” Storylines. The current (or should I say recent, as they have already disbanded after saving the universe and losing memebers to casualties) was created out of the aftermath of “Conquest” It was a rag tag group, think dirty dozen in space.It was actually really well done, and could easily work on the big screen. One part Star Wars, one part Star Trek, one part superhero, one part dirty dozen. They were featured on an episode of “Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” and this could be an great way to tie all the other cosmic marvel stuff into the cinematic universe like Kree, Skrull (though doubful with them as they are tied to the FF) Badoon, etc.(No Shiar as they are probably tied to the X-men), and maybe even the Inhumans.

    • Juggernaut

      That was kind of what I was thinking.