Kevin Feige On How Marvel Will Keep GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY From Becoming GREEN LANTERN

Kevin Feige On How Marvel Will Keep GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY From Becoming GREEN LANTERN

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige briefly addresses how Guardians of the Galaxy will look to avoid the visual miscues that plagued Green Lantern. Visit our GotG section for more cosmic Marvel news.

There's no need to dive deep into the specifics of Green Lantern. By now, every comic book fan knows the details and if you're a youngster that didn't quite comprehend the tragic happenings of Summer 2011 while it was unfolding, a quick internet search will quickly bring you up to speed. Suffice to say, things did not go well for Warner Bros. and the cast of Green Lantern. So how does Marvel Studios plan to avoid those same pitfalls with their own space epic, Guardians of the Galaxy?

io9: For Guardians of the Galaxy, that’s a movie that’s going to have a fair amount of CGI, with the alien creatures in space. And how do you prevent that from going the Green Lantern route?

Kevin Feige: "Well the same way, Iron Man 3 has as much CG as any movie we’ve ever made, and I hope it doesn’t feel like Green Lantern. And it’s all about the aesthetic you go for and already we have an art department as impressive as any art department I’ve ever seen in London on Guardians. And it’s, you know, designing things and believing that they’re real when part of the team’s made up of a raccoon and a tree."

The Marvel Studios President previously confirmed that GotG is 95% set in space, something that already sets it apart from Green Lantern. But if you apply what Feige says to Green Lantern does that equal a better film? Would a better (more traditional) costume, cooler and more elaborate constructs and a different take on Krona/Parallax have changed the critic and fan reception on Green Lantern? Sound off below in the usual spot with your opinion.

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Guardians of the Galaxy is a Phase II Marvel Studios film set for release on August 1, 2014. The film will be directed by James Gunn who will work off a script penned by Gunn, Chris McCoy and Nicole Perlman. Chris Platt will star as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, with other members of the cast including Michael Rooker, Lee Pace, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Ophelia Lovibond.

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mawilli4 - 4/24/2013, 3:55 PM
love the manip with the helmet!
TheRationalNerd - 4/24/2013, 3:57 PM
sameoldthing - 4/24/2013, 3:58 PM
GREEN LANTERN should have taken place 98% in space.
marvel72 - 4/24/2013, 3:59 PM
set most of the film in space,that was one of the main problems with green lantern.

too much on earth not enough in space.
marcel - 4/24/2013, 4:01 PM
That helmet is badass
AztecRainGod - 4/24/2013, 4:02 PM
Feige with the dig......
Jollem - 4/24/2013, 4:03 PM
still haven't sold me on the galaxy guards, marvel
ndwwrestler2 - 4/24/2013, 4:05 PM
The biggest problem I had was the Story and Character development in Green Lantern. Reynolds was decent. Strong and Morrison were PERFECT in their roles.

It's hard to believe that the movie turned out as bad as it did. I sincerely hope Warner Bros learned to not rush things after that movie.
Ghostfire - 4/24/2013, 4:06 PM
astromerc - 4/24/2013, 4:07 PM
The earth stuff ruined that movie, with the exception of Hal finding Aben Sir on earth. The movie should have just made a live action version of "first flight ", or something along those lines.
FightAs0ne - 4/24/2013, 4:09 PM
As long as you don't remind us of this

Or this,

We'll be cool. Thank you Michael Clarke Duncan for giving us one of the best parts in the turd pile

SuperJoe - 4/24/2013, 4:09 PM
this movie is gonna be shitty. Maybe worse than GL. Rocket Racoon for CHRIST SAKE stupidest shit ever well that and Ant-Man.
silverdog - 4/24/2013, 4:11 PM
mark strong, the CGI, and "the alien creatures in space" (the 5 minutes they appeared), were the only things that did not completely suck in the green lantern movie...the problem was everything else. starting with kiss of death reynolds and mannequin lively.
MarkV - 4/24/2013, 4:11 PM

AlexdoxA - 4/24/2013, 4:12 PM
@mercwitham0uth I was about to ask that same question! Has she been already confirmed?

In other news... I'M LESS THAN 24 HRS AWAY FROM IM3!!!
themidnightking - 4/24/2013, 4:12 PM
Just don't cast know large headed pedos and I'll be good
jazzman - 4/24/2013, 4:12 PM

could someone please for crying out loud ask him about BLACK PANTHER. also ask him about that bullsh!t about how its hard to create Wakanda on film.

FightAs0ne - 4/24/2013, 4:13 PM
@Levi Fans and DC alike recognise that as a bad movie. Why shouldn't he?

@MarkV Lol!
thatcoldblackcloud - 4/24/2013, 4:14 PM
"Kevin Feige On How Marvel Will Keep GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY From Becoming GREEN LANTERN"

I don't think it's even possible for ANY movie to become "GREEN LANTERN"

It would take as many retards behind GotG as there were for GL for it to happen
Mego - 4/24/2013, 4:14 PM
I have no allegiance to Marvel or WB. And guys THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A DC FILM!!! Its WB.

If a film is bad like Iron Man 2, which was worse than DD and the FF films, then I say so.

If a film is a boring mess of assembled good actors delivering ok acting in roles that are a part of an epic piece of crap like TDKR was I'll call it.

The blind fan thing isn't just here when people put down films but also when they blindly defend bad ones like TDKR and Webb's Inferior Spider-Man.

Feige like the rest of the World knows GL sucks. We arent going to hide that fact because some nutjob loves DC and thinks DC makes movies.
thebearjew - 4/24/2013, 4:15 PM
HELMET HELMET HELMET HELMET!!!!! Who gives a shit why is it so important to the fans?

I just started reading the gotg comix so idk
TheAmazingSpiderFan - 4/24/2013, 4:15 PM
i forgot how bad the CG for the suit was thanks MarkV for reminding me....
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TaoOfTheBatman - 4/24/2013, 4:17 PM
@levi he did. he said he wants all comic book movies to be good. but we can all agree that gl was bad for everyone! i think what would have made gl better would have been keeping a smaller, tighter origin story. if they had kept it closer to Geoff Johns first run on gl and had Atrocitus as the villain i think it would have been a hit. moral of the story don't go too big the first outing keep it simple and write a good solid 3 act story.
iam8bit - 4/24/2013, 4:17 PM
In space, no one can hear us scream.
Jollem - 4/24/2013, 4:17 PM
i think after feige saw the last man of steel trailer he's going into passive-aggressive attack mode

don't be scared, mr. feige. your movies will probably be good, too :)
Jollem - 4/24/2013, 4:18 PM
the mask was my biggest complaint
SuperJoe - 4/24/2013, 4:19 PM

You're right BAUTISTA is great news. The general public have no [frick]ing clue who the GOTG and Ant-man are. All they will see is a talking racoon in a what they think is a shit sci-fi movie with no A-List actors... SO THERE FOR BOTH WILL FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thebearjew - 4/24/2013, 4:20 PM
marvelpsycho79 ya it looks awful! i did kinda like the constant glow from the gl logo at the chest but the flamey stuff frm it lookd lame
Thegeekygurl - 4/24/2013, 4:20 PM
There wasn't a single cool moment in the WB corporate trash.
thebearjew - 4/24/2013, 4:20 PM
Jollem lol ya maybe so
nikgrid - 4/24/2013, 4:21 PM
Look Green Lanterns Art design was top notch! the reason the movie sucked was because of the script and 3 [frick]ing writers.
ATrueHero1987 - 4/24/2013, 4:22 PM
@Jollem Like how you're always passive aggressive?lol

@jazzman EXACTLY!! That's what I wanna know?! When are they going to bring T'Challa to the big screen?
Jollem - 4/24/2013, 4:25 PM
@ATrueHero1987 - lol! that's right, bud :)
TheFox - 4/24/2013, 4:26 PM

I'm going to say this one, last time:

GREEN LANTERN'S BIGGEST PROBLEM WAS THE SCRIPT. Not the art department, not the costumes, not the acting, and not even Martin Campbell (though the guy was clearly out of his depth directing sci-fi). All of these things were fine-- it was the SCRIPT that made the movie into a failure.

If Guardians of the Galaxy is as well written as all the other Marvel films (save, perhaps, Iron Man 2), then this will absolutely NOT be a problem.

TheClemster - 4/24/2013, 4:26 PM
I started reading the comics and oh boy if they manage to do it right it. is. going. to. kick. ass.

As comic book fans we are living at the right time people :)
thewonderer - 4/24/2013, 4:26 PM
How is Green Lantern Martin Campbells fault?

Ever seen Casino Royale? The man is a fantastic director. It's shitty writing that screwed up GL.

And Marvel shouldn't be calling it out like that.
CaptainObvious - 4/24/2013, 4:27 PM
@FightAs0ne- Not to mention that Hector Hammond was always screaming like a little girl.
StarlordX - 4/24/2013, 4:28 PM
I actually Like and enjoy Th GL movie (But i like and Enjoy more the first fligth movie)
SaxoWolf - 4/24/2013, 4:28 PM
cgi suit was the dumbest idea ever.
Curmudgeon - 4/24/2013, 4:29 PM
You avoid ending up like Green Lantern by making sure you never, ever, use Sony Imageworks as your primary special effects company.

Those dudes always drive the budget way up, yet always deliver subpar effects.
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