Thanos Featured In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Scene Description; Spin-Offs Planned For Team?

Thanos Featured In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Scene Description; Spin-Offs Planned For Team?

We know that Thanos will have a presence in Guardians of the Galaxy, but based on the following description of a very brief scene from the movie, he'll have a very notable role indeed. As if that wasn't exciting enough, solo spin-offs for the likes of Rocket and Groot are being considered!

While Thanos is never directly named in the following description for a scene being put together for Guardians of the Galaxy during Bloomberg's recent visit to Marvel Studios, common sense says that's exactly who we're talking about here! Not only does this give us an idea about the collaboration between Kevin Feige and the directors working on the movies he produces, but this serves as an interesting tease as to what we should expect from Thanos' presence in the movie later this year. Seeing his floating throne should also prove to be a real treat for longtime fans...

Gunn freezes a frame of an imposing-looking villain any serious comic book fan would recognize instantly. He sits on a rocket-powered throne. Feige sees something on the screen that he doesn’t like. The evildoer needs to be farther away in the frame so he looks more imperious, he says.

“I don’t know,” says Gunn. “I think it’s going to look cool, man.”

“You just don’t want him to feel petty in that way,” Feige says. “I think it’s a fine line.”

“How do you think it comes off as petty here?” Gunn says.

“He’s so damn close,” Feige says.

“Yeah,” concedes Gunn. “I think I’m going to have him floating in space.”

Feige is concerned about the throne, too. He points at the base. “Those don’t need to be rockets,” he says. “Maybe gravity disks?” Feige says he’ll check back later.

In the hallway he extracts a pledge not to name the bad guy. “That could not be a bigger spoiler,” Feige says.

The report adds that the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, "could potentially spin off members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, which include Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon, in their own features." This is a particularly interesting proposition, but one which could arguably work depending on how well received the movie is when it's released in August. A Star-Lord solo feature seems likely based on the fact that he's starred in his own comic book series, while the appeal of a Rocket Raccoon/Groot spin-off is hard to deny! What do you guys think?
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Pasto - 4/3/2014, 7:29 AM
To quote the Arbiter from Halo 3:

"If it were so easy."
Gusto - 4/3/2014, 7:30 AM

McNyagano - 4/3/2014, 7:33 AM
"Gunn freezes a frame of an imposing-looking villain any serious comic book fan would recognize instantly. He sits on a rocket-powered throne."

GinjaNinja - 4/3/2014, 7:36 AM
This is why they are so closely intertwined and stay without canon holes. Feige and wheadon are working with every director to make sure there aren't any issues with their storyline movie to movie.
Lozzy - 4/3/2014, 7:36 AM
Dammit Keige, let James Gunn make the movie how he wants it!!
CPIXLEY - 4/3/2014, 7:41 AM
Pasto - To actually quote the Arbiter from Halo 3:

"Were it so easy..."
Pasto - 4/3/2014, 7:42 AM
MrReese - 4/3/2014, 7:45 AM
Looks like Gunn didn't stick 2 his guns. :)
Pasto - 4/3/2014, 7:47 AM
"The report adds that the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, "could potentially spin off members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, which include Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon, in their own features."

Stop, collaborate, and listen. Are these full fledged movies or are these shorts? Because I think few people would want to see a film about a talking tree and a talking Raccoon.
BboiBlack - 4/3/2014, 7:48 AM
1 point for micro managing(have of marvels out put suffers from this to no end), ugh thor and ironman 2. Just make the movie at hand. Cap 2 looks great in that regard.
1 point for teasing a big crossover villain, gotta get people talking about what's next just incase no one has anything to say about the movie.
Darthrageracerzero - 4/3/2014, 7:49 AM
@pasto agreed .....
Carl - 4/3/2014, 7:51 AM
I don't know where you've been the past 15 years but people loved the two towers for ents and groot is pretty similar.
Darthrageracerzero - 4/3/2014, 7:52 AM
I'm just upset that winter soldier actor got signed on for nine more movies...falcon was great in cap 2 ...nothing about Anthony sad marvel....we get another Harry potter movie aka dr strange...and no black panther...your batman of marvel....and his father beat up captain'll never put that out pricks
GinjaNinja - 4/3/2014, 7:52 AM
hopefully they just stay a team, solo films should be reserved for better characters.
Darthrageracerzero - 4/3/2014, 7:53 AM
@carl.....hahahaha your trying too hard guy one wants to see that
CorndogBurglar - 4/3/2014, 7:54 AM
@ Pasto

Come back and say that about a month after GotG comes out and everyone loves Rocket Raccoon...
Omarvls - 4/3/2014, 7:57 AM

That is why GotG is such a gamble cause if it works

Marvel Cosmic can be as big as Marvel Avengers
TelaVizion - 4/3/2014, 7:58 AM
I want them to only be a team. Give them solos in animated form. Let's get more cosmic franchises out there first.
MrReese - 4/3/2014, 7:59 AM
Petty...Not pretty. ;)
smell - 4/3/2014, 8:00 AM
I'd love go see a Hydra film someday
Ramiel - 4/3/2014, 8:02 AM
I definitely don't want to see a GOTG spin-off. Why not just make a sequel instead?
ProfessorX - 4/3/2014, 8:04 AM
Hell no to spin-offs. Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Namor, etc. need films first.
ALmazing - 4/3/2014, 8:04 AM
Bekss - 4/3/2014, 8:04 AM

Feige has something to do in every MCU movie, from the better ones to the ones you don't like.
If you think Feige didn't do anything in avengers, TWS, etc. you are kidding yourself.
He doesn't just say what's going to be the next movie. There's a reason why everyone in Marvel love him.
ComicsBornAndBred - 4/3/2014, 8:04 AM
@GoldenOne33 petty not pretty
sKeemAn - 4/3/2014, 8:06 AM
Nova Corp spinoff!! I could see a spinoff of Groot and Rocket. I think it would have to be a prequel aboout where they come from. I really think they will steal the show.
Bearjew - 4/3/2014, 8:06 AM
I wouldn't mind a Rocket and Groot prequel one shot but I don't want the tem to disband so quickly
ComicsBornAndBred - 4/3/2014, 8:07 AM
Sometimes I bet the directors of these films hate the way Feige micromanages and breathes down their necks. A Star lord solo feature would be like getting a Han Solo solo film (which has yet to happen unfortunately. That would be great. Rocket and Groot are gamble. They work well within a team film but idk if causal movie goers would watch a raccoon and tree kick ass.
ComicsBornAndBred - 4/3/2014, 8:07 AM
Nova spin off pleasssssssssssssssssseee!!! Richard Rider!!!!!
EdgyOutsider - 4/3/2014, 8:09 AM
I don't want a solo movie for each of the Guardians, I just would want another Guardians of the Galaxy movie if I like it. Maybe a Nova Corps spin off but that would be the extent. Too many other interesting characters could and should get movies.
GodzillaKart - 4/3/2014, 8:11 AM
Nice to see that the Marvel family deals with constructive criticism well in the creative process.

GinjaNinja - 4/3/2014, 8:11 AM
Directors ususally don't like working with feige I'll bet. He really gets into their business and doesn't give them free reign over their films. But you know what? HE CAN'T LET THEM! It takes 1 director to add characters, or not have characters in one movie, write them poorly and all of a sudden an entire storyline is ruined. Imagine they put warlock in GOTG, completely ruin him, what happens then? Warlock's storyline is totally screwed up for the future. That's why it HAS to be this way, you know two things when working with marvel: your going to make big money with great characters, and number two is your going to have to play by their rules.
sKeemAn - 4/3/2014, 8:12 AM
It does kinda sound like Feige is micro-managing. However I believe that in the MCU the devil is in the details. We literally pick apart every single detail of these films to the point of pure ridiculousness. That lets you know how much of a comic fan Feige is. He is one of us.
RetroFit - 4/3/2014, 8:13 AM
Yes people loved the Ents. But nobody would pay money to see a movie just about Treebeard and Pippin.
Omarvls - 4/3/2014, 8:13 AM
This is Marvel's game plan

1. Release THREE films per year starting in 2016
2. Have 2 Franchises (Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy) in ONE shared universe

for example

AntMan-Cap 3-Thor 3-Dr Strange leads to Avengers "Infinity Gauntlet"

Adam Warlock-Nova-Ms Marvel leads to Guardians of the Galaxy 'War of Kings'

That will be tough to compete with
DaVinci31 - 4/3/2014, 8:17 AM

I hated the way they made Thanos look in The Avengers; it took me right out of the moment.

They should have spent a bit more time with him in post-production.

GinjaNinja - 4/3/2014, 8:18 AM
@davinci you hated that he looked exactly like the comics?
TheRationalNerd - 4/3/2014, 8:21 AM
A spin-off for Rocket and Groot would be interesting (for the GA and hardcore fans who love em) but honestly is it really necessary? I could see some cool One-Shots but an actual film? lol I'm sure it would be action packed and humorous but I'd honestly like to see Nova get a spin-off more than these guys.

DaVinci31 - 4/3/2014, 8:23 AM

His face looks like it was made over night before the critics screenings.
TheRationalNerd - 4/3/2014, 8:24 AM
EACH character receiving their own solo flicks? Ehhhh I dunno about that...Starlord and Rocket Racoon seem like the only weighty characters to me, I can see Gamora too when I think about it but I think they all work best as team films instead of solo counterparts. However I'll say again a few One-Shot's exploring their solo journeys would be pretty dope. Please don't milk them dry Please...
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