Guardians of the Galaxy. Excited much?
The potential announcement this month of a Guardians of the Galaxy movie blew my mind.
However, there are others out there who responded with a "Guardians of the What movie? who are they?".
The Guardians are, in essence, Avengers in space. A bunch of ragtag cosmic heroes, thrown together to protect the universe from this and that.
With the Thanos teaser in Avengers, I immediately suspected Guardians was next on the Marvel Studios radar. And it seems I possibly was right. Thanos played a big part in recent Guardians stories, and would be a great introduction to a future Avengers baddie, the way Thor was for Loki.
Peter Quill/Star Lord: The leader. He's in charge, but for the life of him doesn't know why. He acts confident, but really is in way over his head most of the time, charging in guns blazing. Essentially, Han Solo. Despite his sometimes shady past, he does have a moral compass, and does his best to make a bad situation good, for the sake of his team and for the universe.
Groot: A great big walking tree. Capable of only speaking the words "I Am Groot". Actually a monarch of his species, Groot's delivery of that line is actually his own language that only his best friend Rocky can understand. Essentially, Chewbacca.
Rocket Raccoon: A walking, talking raccoon, skilled in heavy weapons. Sarcastic, cynical, and mighty heroic. Best friends with a tree, who he would fight heaven and hell to protect. Even thought he talks tough, the Guardians are more of an ideal to him than his friends would realise.
(Side note: Ray Winstone as the voice of Raccoon? If only he hadn't been a squirrel in a Narnia film!!)
Gamora: Green skinned warrior chick, adopted daughter of Thanos. A sexy, violent, cosmic Red Sonja.
Drax: Born and bred to be the weapon of Thano's destruction. A man of few words. He's got 2 mean knifes, and means to use them. Conan in space.
Adam Warlock: Team's telepath, has a soul gem on his forehead that gives him uber-power. Always reverent, with little sense of humour. Has another personality called Magus, who is one vicious dude.
VILLAIN (main or teased)
Thanos: the mad Titan. Obsessed with death, his only aim is meeting her, even if he has to take the universe with him. Super smart, super strong, and cold as ice.
The Guardians can bring us something that we've never seen in a long time, an action adventure set in space, with an oddball crew and plenty of comedic potential. Alien races, seedy galactic underworld elements, and an opportunity for sweet new sci-fi ideas.
It will expand on the Marvel Universe, showing us what's beyond Earth, though no doubt it has an effect on Earth after all is said and done. (namely Thanos, and his prime motivation for taking on Avengers).
Kinda makes me wonder if one of the team, or somebody from that movie, will stay behind on Earth to help out any potential threat from Thanos. It'd be nice if they throw Nova on this team at some point, though he was never an official member in the books, he's had multiple run-ins with them and would be an organic connection.
The Guardians lacks big name value ala Iron Man or Thor. But with the huge marketing push this film will surely receive (Expect a lot of "From the studio that brought you Avengers"), I'm sure it'll be an incredible spectacle to behold, a fun romp through cosmic Marvel that a lot of us have always wanted.
**this is my first article, I apologise for any lack of cohesion. I'm just excited. And i want you all excited with me. Is that weird?
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