Cool concept art for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
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The first concept art for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movie, by Charlie Wen, was revealed at Comic Con, and here it is.
Apparently these characters are really obscure. I’m not familiar with them, and likely most comics fans aren’t either. But hey, speculation is always fun!
So, from left to right, we have: Growly, Stabby Guy; Gloomy Walking Tree; Two Guns; Tenacious, Gun-Wielding Raccoon; and Sword and Cape Lady. They’re on some kind of rocky alien planet with two moons and what looks like a fleet of snowflake-shaped starships in the sky behind them.
(Though apparently they're called Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Gamora, respectively.)
It looks like any of these characters could become the standout in a movie. Well, except maybe Gloomy Walking Tree Guy, unless he’s funny gloomy like Marvin the Paranoid Android (from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) or Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman from Galaxy Quest).
Iron Man wasn’t the most famousest of superheroes before Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. took on the character, and look how that turned out.
It’s a Marvel film with lots of superheroes in. It’ll do fine. (Okay, admittedly The Avengers was set up with films dedicated to most of the individual characters, which were quite popular in their own right. And getting lifelong Avengers fan Joss Whedon to write and direct didn’t hurt either.)
The title’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Who wouldn’t want to see that? It sounds all epic and awesome and stuff, evoking a battle between good and evil on, well, a galactic scale. (Though Guardians of a Galaxy Far, Far Away would have been even better.) And possibly involving epic owl warriors who inadvertently stumble into surreal galactic misadventures. (Legend of the Guardians of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?)
Alternatively, maybe Guardians of the Galaxy is some kind of spin-off from the first Men in Black film…?
Or Is it like the Kevin Costner film The Guardian, except with superheroes instead of coastguards? (A key quote from the film could still apply: “How do you choose who to save?”; I swim as fast and as hard as I can, for as long as I can. And the sea takes the rest.” Except with being superheroes instead of swimming.)
Though Nathan Fillion has self-deprecatingly said that he’s not famous enough yet to be in The Avengers 2 (which is fittingly ironic, given that he plays the arrogant Captain Hammer in Doctor Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog), Cosmic Book News argues that he should be cast as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy in the meantime. Having never read any Guardians of the Galaxy comics…I totally agree. Because Nathan Fillion is awesome and should be cast in everything. Except for roles which are rubbish. Unless he can play them ironically.
Marvel has just confirmed the film at Comic Con, scheduling it for August 1, 2014. Which superhero do you speak to about time travel again? (Though he’s probably fed up of fielding countless requests. “No, strictly for emergency purposes only! No more impatient fans; and no more Omega 13 requests!”)
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