James Gunn Teases Cosmic Beings 'Bigger Than Thanos' In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Commenting on Celestials and Guardians of the Galaxy's cosmic scope, director James Gunn drops a hint that we'll see characters even bigger than the Machiavellian villain Thanos. Check it out

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 6/23/2014
In the latest issue of Badass Digest's BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH magazine, director James Gunn talks about the scope of Guardians of the Galaxy, among other things. Although Knowhere, the giant floating head of a Celestial, has already been glimpsed in recent trailers, Gunn confirms, "We have a couple of Celestials who we refer to in the film. They’re part of the overall structure of the cosmic universe. They’re part of the fun of what the movie is." James Gunn then teased that we'll see other cosmic entities even bigger than the mad titan Thanos in the Marvel space epic. "Our characters, to some degree, have super powers, but at the same time they’re just ordinary citizens of the galaxy," he said. "They just happen to be renegades - they’re basically bikers. They’re just these ordinary citizens who get caught up in this thing - because they want money in the beginning - that has completely cosmic overtones. There are characters like Thanos involved, and then there are characters bigger than that. Suddenly these mortals are playing in the fields of gods. I always find that a very interesting thing." There's more exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy interviews in the BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH magazine. What do you think? 



Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film opens August 1, 2014.
Source: Badass Digest
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Pasto - 6/23/2014, 1:09 PM
Thats awesome. I'm truly interested to see what he does with Than-WHAT THE FOX SAY?!
Dev7 - 6/23/2014, 1:10 PM
"There are characters like Thanos involved, and then there are characters bigger than that."

Bigger than Thanos?
McNyagano - 6/23/2014, 1:11 PM
Drax, Gamora and Groot are the only ones who showed any sort of super powers;) Ronan did to an extent but I wanted to see more. Thanos definately did!:O That was scary:/
Pasto - 6/23/2014, 1:12 PM
Where the [frick] did Lord Mushu come from???
Pasto - 6/23/2014, 1:12 PM
McNya
Message me what he did.
Starfox - 6/23/2014, 1:14 PM
Celestials?
DefcoN - 6/23/2014, 1:16 PM
I'm so ready for this!
NovaCorpsFan - 6/23/2014, 1:20 PM
Characters bigger than Thanos?

robster - 6/23/2014, 1:20 PM
McNya
Me too please! Really wanna know if Cosmo is in the movie as well. Hope it's a fun movie.

J-R!
NovaCorpsFan - 6/23/2014, 1:22 PM
LordMushu

You realise it's being edited, right?
JoJo1982 - 6/23/2014, 1:25 PM
@novacorps

That's exactly who I was thinking of
TheAbaryMan369 - 6/23/2014, 1:30 PM
BIGGER THAN THANOS?

EzioKenway1225 - 6/23/2014, 1:31 PM
mcnyagano-message me too,i wanna know what powers Thanos shows and what scenes he is in?
NovaCorpsFan - 6/23/2014, 1:32 PM
Great minds think alike JoJo
NovaCorpsFan - 6/23/2014, 1:34 PM
Holy shit, what if Nathan Fillion's Eternity? You'd definitely have to look in the credits to know it was him if that was indeed the case!
JoJo1982 - 6/23/2014, 1:34 PM
@nova

*thumbs up*
Starfox - 6/23/2014, 1:34 PM
ITS KRONOS! lol
Starfox - 6/23/2014, 1:35 PM
@Nova

That would be Awesome if he was.
DrDoom - 6/23/2014, 1:39 PM
It would have been Silver Surfer and Galactus, like in the original version of the script, if Fox had traded for Daredevil.
SonofBatman - 6/23/2014, 1:40 PM
Can't waitttttt!!!
NovaCorpsFan - 6/23/2014, 1:40 PM
Here are some cosmic entites I would consider fall into the category of, "Bigger Than Thanos".







sKeemAn - 6/23/2014, 1:40 PM
Celestials?
Captain Universe?
Watchers?
The Vishanti?
NovaCorpsFan - 6/23/2014, 1:42 PM
Maybe not "Gardener" or "Runner" but definitely Collector, Champion and Grandmaster (the front three)
sKeemAn - 6/23/2014, 1:42 PM
I think we'll get a glimpse of the Watchers!

EzioKenway1225 - 6/23/2014, 1:43 PM
Prime - 6/23/2014, 1:43 PM
And this is where I say, [frick] you Foz. All the way down to the core.

We could have had Silver Surfer and Galactus...
NovaCorpsFan - 6/23/2014, 1:44 PM
JoJo

TheAbaryMan369 - 6/23/2014, 1:44 PM
EGO THE LIVING PLANET
Prime - 6/23/2014, 1:44 PM
*Fox [frick] you.
TheAbaryMan369 - 6/23/2014, 1:45 PM
Yeh.... that's "Bigger" than Thanos alright.... :)
TheAbaryMan369 - 6/23/2014, 1:46 PM
*Kisses finger tips*

Perfection

Faris - 6/23/2014, 1:47 PM
Kree's Supreme Intelligence or the Avatar of Death
Starfox - 6/23/2014, 1:47 PM
@Prime

lol I know man. We need all of the Fox rights back. I say let Sony keep Spider Man though because it actually works separately.
NovaCorpsFan - 6/23/2014, 1:47 PM
The picture from the source shows pretty much every character it could be.

DaVinci31 - 6/23/2014, 1:51 PM
It would be pretty hilarious if Nathan Fillion turned out to be a Watcher.

EzioKenway1225 - 6/23/2014, 1:52 PM
what villain(s), main hero(s) and side character(s) are u most looking forward to see in in Guardians of The Galaxy?

Main Hero(s):Chris Pratt as Star Lord and Bradley Cooper as Rocket

Villain(s):Lee Pace as Ronan and Josh Brolin as Thanos

Side Character(s):Michael Rooker as Yondu and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector
Pasto - 6/23/2014, 1:53 PM
Could he be talking about......'The One Above All'????
sKeemAn - 6/23/2014, 1:54 PM
its possible we could get Agamatto, or Oshtur. That would lead directly into a Dr. Strange movie. It could easily explain where his magic comes from.




Phronesis - 6/23/2014, 1:57 PM
I'm excited for Thanos role. I've been so eager to see more than a turn-and-smile.
ThePowerCosmic - 6/23/2014, 1:58 PM
YES YES YES!!!

Best news I've hear all year!

Make mine cosmic baby!
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