Usually good old Da7e is trotted out of his studding pasture to talk to you about comics he knows something about, this - however - is bit out of my league and, of course, out of THIS WORLD.
Marvel's plan has been 2 superhero movies in their Unified Film Universe each year. Next year will bring us the new entries into the 'Thor' and 'Iron Man' and 2014 will bring us 'Captain America 2' and...
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
The Marvel comics universe is called 616. Long story, just accept it. The Guardians of the Galaxy are a team of superheroes from the future of Universe 691. There, an evil alien race called the Badoom is trying to take over the universe. And then the Badoom create the Korvac, and... don't worry, we have until 2014 to slowly educate ourselves on Guardians of the Galaxy.
The important thing is, at some point, the Guardians get all time-hoppy and jet back to the 20th century (yes, 20th. Probably the 21st in the movie universe) to meet with the Avengers and fight some aliens.
The Guardians have been made up of several third-tier Marvel characters in the past and a Volume 2 reboot that took place in 2008. I'm going to save myself a lot of copy-and-paste and link to the wikipedia list of Guardians here. You probably haven't heard of most of them.
What else do we know about Guardians of the Galaxy?
- - It will be announced as Marvel's second 2014 movie at Comic Con
- - Thanos is in it.
- - It will "lead up to" The Avengers 2 in 2015.
- - "THE SCRIPT IS INCREDIBLE"
So let's parse some of that.
One: The end credits scene at the end of The Avengers was both a teaser for 'Avengers 2' AND 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Two: The Guardians being added to the Unified Universe means the theorhetical chronological order of Marvel Unified Movie Universe Phase 2 is: 'Iron Man 3' 'Thor 2' 'Captain America 2' 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' Hulk gets the shaft.
Three: If I were to point you in the direction of a comic to read to theorize what Guardians of the Galaxy would be about, I'd suggest you go buy The Thanos Imperative.
Four: Nova. Expect Nova. There's got to be a reason that Nova keeps showing up in stuff like Disney's Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel's AvX. He's not a Guardian per se, but he's the most recognizable Marvel space character to the all-important "we're young and buy toys" demographic.
I'm sure I'll have more to piss Marvel off in the future. Stay here with Latino-Review.
Talkin' Bout Marvel:
Hey Marvel employees! Bonus points if you're including Rocket Racoon, and I'll beat any voice actor you find to play him with a lower bid for my similar services.