With all the rumors and scoops and updates that have been flying around about this movie, it’s really not all that hard to be excited about it. However, Marvel Studios president/puppet master/ring-leader Kevin Feige is bent on feeding that excitement.
“They are an unlikely band. It’s pure circumstance that brings them all together throughout the course of the movie. Rocket has been genetically and mechanically altered, he’s an experiment from one part of the galaxy.
“Groot is a species that happens to look like trees look, and is quite communicative if you can understand the different inflections in the way he says, ‘I am Groot.’
“Peter Quill left Earth in the mid ’80s, but when we meet back up with him, he’s very much a citizen of the universe.
“Drax has one goal and one goal only, which is to kill Ronan because of a past tragedy.
“When we meet Gamora, she’s a bad guy working with Ronan and Nebula and Korath, and by extension for Thanos. Gamora doesn’t necessarily like doing that anymore, and tries to find a new path for herself. But she has a reputation as the deadliest woman in the galaxy, [so] people aren’t greeting her with open arms.
“Ronan the Accuser is very much the bad guy. And Thanos is lurking about it all. You will learn more about Thanos in Guardians, for sure. Certainly you’ll get more than the one turn around and smirk. You’ll get much more than that!”
I’m sure hoping we get more than that.
Although, that “one turn around and smirk” was enough to send an entire fanbase into a rabidly glorious and collective frenzy, which then turned into celebration…even if half of us were pretending to know the guy.
I went there.
Anyways, as Feige has mentioned, Marvel has plans to drop little inklings of Thanos’ presence throughout Phase 2, which will eventually lead up to him being a real threat in Phase 3. If that’s the case, I wonder if—until Phase 3—he’ll appear a la Charlie-style of Charlie’s Angels fame. That would certainly be an interesting way of doing things.
Moving on, what we should really take away from Feige’s interview is the fact that the Guardians are definitely a different type of team. They’re all on really different paths and have astronomically different backgrounds. And on top of that, they’re all a bunch of misfits and outcasts, in their own way of course. So, it will be really interesting to see how these said misfits come together.
And I, for one, cannot wait.
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Guardians of the Galaxy crash lands into theaters on August 1st, 2014.
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