Thursday, June 28, 2012

Next Marvel Movie Franchise

That's right, Schmoes. In 2014 we will be getting another superhero team movie, albeit one with lesser known heroes. The Guardians comic originally appeared in 1969 and tied in directly with both Thor and The Avengers. The upcoming film will deal with the rebooted 2008 version of The Guardians whose members are Bug, Cosmo, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Jack Flag, Moondragon, Gamora, Mantis, and Major Victory.

Confused? Unless you are a hardcore comics fan, you likely are unfamiliar with these guys. The one thing you need to know is that the 2010-2011 storyline for The Guardians was called "The Thanos Imperative" and dealt with the super-team watching over alien villain Thanos. When all hell breaks loose, they must work with Captain Marvel's alternate to destroy the bad guy.

More confused? The Guardians and The Avengers exist in two different comic realities. Since the Marvel Cinematic Universe exists in yet another reality, there is no reason why the movie version cannot have these heroes exist along side our better known super squad. The fact that Thanos is clearly hinted at in THE AVENGERS should have clued us all in that The Guardians were coming.


Will said...

The writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning did an amazing job with these characters and the Thanos Imperitive was mind blowing

Looks like Marvel will be ignoring those stories just like they ignored Paul Cornell's Captain Britain and MI: 13 which involved a Vampire invasion of the world by Draculat just so they Dracula & vampires in another "big event" because kids like the Twilight and vampires.


Kal said...

The Guardians were great when they made their most recent comeback. I love all that cosmic Marvel stuff. It seems perfect for the future of the Avengers franchise. If you want to use Thanos you have to take him into space and you have to use the Infininty Guantlet. The only thing I am worried about is that the really cool characters will get less time when there are more of them on screen. But who doesn't want to see Groot or Rocket Raccoon alive and kicking ass. I am looking forward to this.

Powdered Toast Man said...

Do they also fight alongside Captain Planet and Darkwing Duck?

Kal said...

Now that would be a kickass movie...without Captain Planet of course because he was lame.