Marvel Starts Filing Trademarks For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Well, this is intriguing! Marvel has apparently filed a bunch of trademarks for everything Guardians of the Galaxy related. Something to do with the planned big screen adaptation or Brian Michael Bendis' rumoured comic book series? Read on for details.

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By Josh Wilding - 6/25/2012
Following the news that work might finally be moving ahead on Ant-Man, our friends over at Bleeding Cool have made a rather interesting discovery about another planned Marvel Studios movie; Guardians of the Galaxy.


Marvel Comics have just filed eleven new trademark applications for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY covering everything from jewelery to beverages to furniture to cosmetics. The applications cover International Classes 3, 14, 16, 20, 24, 29, 30, 32, 35, 41, 42, and also include computer games, fabrics, foods, paper goods, entertainment and internet services, and even retail store services.


It is of course possible that Marvel are simply planning on increasing the sorts of merchandise available for these characters following the rumoured launch of a new Guardians of the Galaxy series by Brian Michael Bendis after the conclusion of Avengers Vs. X-Men. However, it seems far more likely that this is in fact in preparation for the planned big screen outing for the characters, despite the fact that they may still be a good few years away from their live action debut. Be sure to sound off with your thoughts on all of this in the usual spot.

Source: Bleeding Cool
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LMB10 - 6/25/2012, 7:12 AM
Ehh
ThreeBigTacos - 6/25/2012, 7:15 AM
What are the odds a Guardians of the Galaxy movie would work if done properly? I don't want it to become another Green Lantern (flopped giant space epic) and would have to be done well enough to be received like Star Wars.
Deadsupermodel - 6/25/2012, 7:23 AM
I hope this does not take place in the same universe as The Avengers. If you are having trouble convincing people that Wasp and Antman are believable... how are you going to explain a Rocket Racoon? That's just as stupid as the Wonder Twins and the annoying monkey.
PanochaLibre - 6/25/2012, 7:25 AM
This will never take off. It is much too ridiculous , it's just a sky cooper rip off with a dash of homo erotic Martian role playing. They are like going to have trannies dressed as the gogs for all the rainbow parades. This is so gay!
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 6/25/2012, 7:28 AM
If they were to do a GOTG Movie, they need to do it essentially from the Star-Lord Issues of Annihilation Conquest, of course, removing out all of the Annihilation War stuff, in that series, they introduced all the characters without origins and it [frick]ing worked! And Groot is a must!

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TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 6/25/2012, 7:29 AM
I think audiences would [frick]ing love this, I mean, it's Expendables in Space, and at the end, they could introduce Nova, or if Nova is an original character in the movie, they could submerge further into Thanos' story.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 6/25/2012, 7:30 AM
But I think this is for comics because about 2 weeks ago they released all these GOTG toys and shit.
FireKnightRises - 6/25/2012, 7:32 AM
I don't know how this movie can work either but I expected some orgasms and crazyness from fanboys on this news
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 6/25/2012, 7:33 AM
I just wouldn't be able to take a talking raccoon seriously. The script could be the best ever and win multiple awards, but I still wouldn't be able to stop thinking the entire time he is on screen that hey, it's a freaking talking raccoon.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 6/25/2012, 7:37 AM
@RFD Really? I figure he'd be an icon like how Hulk was to audiences, people at my college were going nuts over him in the Avengers. I can see Raccoon doing the same, that is to say if they make him funny and sarcastic. Maybe it's just me, but I can see some Highschooler's going, "Dude! That Raccon with that big [frick]ing pistol and turret with the rocket launchers was badass!" But for now, I just want my Cap 2, IM3, and Thor 2.
GodzillaKart - 6/25/2012, 7:40 AM
Don't do it, Marvel. It will be a bigger flop than Green Lantern.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 6/25/2012, 7:46 AM
I don't know TheGambitFreak, I wouldn't compare him to the hulk. People outside of comic book fans knew who hulk was, nobody has any clue who Rocket Raccoon is. Anyway, a Guardians movie would be great, I still don't know how I'll be able to concentrate with a talking raccoon. Then again, Lord of the Rings had talking trees and I'm cool with that, so who knows? Hopefully they actually make the movie so I can find out.
ElApe - 6/25/2012, 7:46 AM
Not excited...but happy to be pleasantly surprised.
FireKnightRises - 6/25/2012, 7:49 AM
I just dont see it how they can make this work? some people knew cap and ironman before movies and thor is norse god but this? nobody knew them outside comic nerd

how they can promoted this to public? how this shit can sell?
SageMode - 6/25/2012, 7:51 AM
It's gonna be weird seeing Rocket Raccoon on screen, but cool nonetheless.

Correct me of I'm wrong, but I don't think Nova was ever a member of the GOTG.
Tevii - 6/25/2012, 7:53 AM
@threebigtacos - Green Lantern had great potential, the problem was the delivery. WB has a tendency to screw up things. This is still Marvel Entertainment, they are doing all their movies correctly. I think this will be great.

thalidomide - 6/25/2012, 7:54 AM
I haven't read any GOTG issues, any recommendations?
ROBBEATZZZ - 6/25/2012, 7:56 AM
@Francisjb..umm..?? it wouldn't make sense to NOT have them in the same U as Avengers...i'm mean we already know the whole Marvel Studios U is connected..They have introduced cosmic threats..why not have them in the same U??
Tevii - 6/25/2012, 7:56 AM
"include computer games, fabrics, foods, paper goods, entertainment and internet services, and even retail store services."
This is definitely for merchandising purposes for the intended movie. There are too many options to be just for the upcoming comic.
beane2099 - 6/25/2012, 7:56 AM
Why WOULDN'T this work? Their debut on Avengers EMH was pretty good (yes, Rocket Raccoon and Groot too). Take Annihilation and shift it around so that Thanos is the heavy in place of Anihilus (cause I'm pretty sure FOX has dibbs on him) and you've got a movie. I think people are getting too stuck on Groot and Rocket Raccoon. Adam Warlock, Star Lord, Nova, Drax, Gammora are in there too. And they're pretty cool. Is there a danger of it turning out like Green Lantern? Yes. But it doesn't necessarily follow that it will.
Ranger14 - 6/25/2012, 7:56 AM
Nobody had heard of Men in Black prior to the film and look how successful it was and it had funky little aliens and what not in it. Hardly believable, but who cares? They're comic book movies! These aren't supposed to be real! People like superhero movies and I have no doubt Marvel could pull this off.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 6/25/2012, 7:59 AM
@Ranger14

So you are saying have Will Smith play Rocket Raccoon ;-).
ROBBEATZZZ - 6/25/2012, 8:00 AM
Marvel Studios will tweek things to make it work..just like there other films..why aren't we convinced yet?? even after Avengers.
IgnurRant - 6/25/2012, 8:01 AM
Compete wate of time.

Better idea. Grindhouse double feature. Powerman and Iron Fist. Sequel is a team up film Heroes for Hire
ROBBEATZZZ - 6/25/2012, 8:01 AM
@beane2099..exactly!!
FireKnightRises - 6/25/2012, 8:05 AM
@Ranger14
how you compared this to MIB? their totally different
GOTG are space superheroes like Green lantern and we knew how that turned out

Digitaria51 - 6/25/2012, 8:08 AM
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SymbioteJoker - 6/25/2012, 8:09 AM
Look I like the Guardians as much as the next guy and would love to see Star Lord and Groot but its hard to ignore the elephant in the room that is Rocket Racoon. But hey if they pull it off that would be great.
ATrueHero1987 - 6/25/2012, 8:09 AM
I'm interested at seeing a full Marvel cosmic movie. I'm interested in seeing how Marvel does this & their planned "Inhumans" movie. I wish Marvel had the rights back to the FF.
ThaMessenger07 - 6/25/2012, 8:12 AM
Yes Bitches! Thanos is gonna be the main villain! Marvel Phase 2 is the Infinity Gauntlet!
Ranger14 - 6/25/2012, 8:13 AM
"@Ranger14
how you compared this to MIB? their totally different
GOTG are space superheroes like Green lantern and we knew how that turned out"

You're missing the point. People don't have to be familiar with the characters or story prior to a film being released for it to be successful. If it is done right and marketed right it can be a success. We know how Green Lantern turned out and we know how the Avengers turned out. Marvel can pull it off.
SCURVYDOG619 - 6/25/2012, 8:13 AM
So who voices Rocket? Bruce Campbell?
thedisabledcubicle - 6/25/2012, 8:13 AM
Not a chance of a live-action adaptation. Getting movie-goers to be excited about Thor was one thing, but this... Not a chance.
Only, maybe possible, going to happen if they go for the artistic route like Watchmen. But even then, at least Watchmen is critically acclaimed and recognised in popular culture.
Keldor - 6/25/2012, 8:14 AM
Rocket Racoon is a modern character, not a side character like the Wonder Twins and the annoying monkey. If you knew better, you would know that Rocket Racoon is a rated 'R' character. That is what makes him so cool. He "looks" like a loveable lame cartoony side kick character comic relief etc. Except when he opens his mouth and fires his guns. If I was a DC fanboy and I didnt know any better, looking atthe pictures and NEVER reading a Gog comic in my life, at first glance, Rocket Rackoon is as you say, like the Wonder Twins and the annoying monkey. But that would be 'if' I was a fanboy who refused to read anything Marvel. I wouldnt know any better and I wouldnt know what Im talking about.
ATrueHero1987 - 6/25/2012, 8:22 AM
I'm interested in seeing how they handle this. As long as we get that Hulk sequel by 2015 though :)
PanochaLibre - 6/25/2012, 8:23 AM
Rocket racoon is a dork .. Rated r for retarded
IronBaby - 6/25/2012, 8:24 AM
so if they are making guardians of the galaxy.It might lead up to the avengers crossover to fight Thanos in the sequel. Ill be excited if this happens!
CPBuff22 - 6/25/2012, 8:26 AM
"I am Groot!"
CharlesLord - 6/25/2012, 8:35 AM
Im sure if this comes to fruition Marvel can make it work. Afterall, they made Thor work. A guy who claimed (at the time) to be a norse god that spoke in old english...they can make this work. My worry is that people are thinking it will be like Green Lanter, which is why I hate that Green Lantern was terrible because any intergalactic movie that comes out (comic related) will be compared to it.

My brother came to me with the idea of working on a GL movie (maybe a comic first) and more recently (life got in the way so we stopped working on it) I told him after the fail that was GL we should even move forward cuz I doubt ppl will take another GL movie seriously after the first one.
eleven59 - 6/25/2012, 8:38 AM
true we have accepted weird and wild talking aliens before- star wars, mib, talking trees in lotr, so this will all come down to how its handled- cast, story, plot, and word of mouth.. you know, the usual...

interested to seeing their approach. classic, new or mixed teams...
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