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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Has A Really Great Script Says Bendis

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 22:14

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5259:]]August 1, 2014 will see Marvel Cosmic hit the big screen with the James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

While we don't know any specifics other than an early synopsis (below), it seems to be in part based on the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning as the concept art and characters involved seem to match up.

But who does know specifics is Marvel's movie consultant and comic book scribe, Brian Michael Bendis.

Bendis consulted on the movie and went on to take over the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book, which gets a relaunch this February.

"I’m not allowed to say anything specific — it's a great script. It really turned out great," Bendis told Newsarama. "James Gunn did a really great job. I read the last draft — 'Oh please, don’t suck, because I've already invested part of my life into this' — and I was like, 'Oh, this is great! This is going to be a lot of fun!'"

Speaking of not sucking, fans of the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy are already worried that what Bendis has planned for the new comic book might be a reflection of the new movie. Earlier, Marvel Comics writer Matt Fraction let it be known that while he wrote the Thor comic book, there were movie guidelines to follow. As Bendis has added Iron Man to the new comic book, whom he has described as a Captain Kirk in space that will be getting with all the alien ladies, as well as the series artist, Steve McNiven, has given the team costumes a total redesign, of which James Gunn may not agree with, fans are a bit worried.

However, the fans seem to have faith as "in Gunn we trust" is being bellowed across the cosmos.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy movie hub for news, images and more.


Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.