Friday, July 27, 2012

SDCC 12 Recap: Guardians of the Galaxy Movie News!

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Logo

Of all the really big announcements out of San Diego Comic-Con 2012, the only one that really got The Blot excited was Marvel’s confirmation of a Guardians of the Galaxy live action film in 2014! Not only that, but it would feature the modern version of the team that formed in 2008. In the past 5-10 years there have only two Marvel comic books I have read on a consistent basis, Peter David’s X-Factor and Guardians of the Galaxy. Both teams feature a huge cast of B, C and D-list characters that normally wouldn’t get their own books, but for some reason as a team they just click.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Concept Artwork

So obviously when rumors started swirling earlier this summer that Marvel would be releasing a GotG film, The Blot’s ears perked up! Created by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, this version of the Guardians of the Galaxy came together as a space-age dirty dozen who took on impossible tasks during two intergalactic wars and took on heavy casualties. What emerged were the Guardians of the Galaxy! They’ve had up to 13 members at once, but the film will be focusing on the team’s primary five members: Star-Lord (Peter Quill), Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot!

That gives us two green aliens, a humanoid raccoon and a tree like creature that speaks only its name “Groot!” Not exactly a made of the movies roster, but trust me it’s going to be awesome with lots and lots of fighting! Just check out the concept artwork for the team above. While we still don’t know anything about the film, I’d be willing to be the movie’s big bad is the mad Titan himself, Thanos! I’m just hoping we get cameos by Nova and Adam Warlock at some point.

Guardians of the Galaxy is set to invade theaters everywhere on August 1, 2014.
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