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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Set In Year 2045? Kang? Futuristic Bikes Required For Marvel Studios Movie

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:30

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6571:]]An interesting couple of tidbits have made their way on to the net about a Marvel Studios movie that is set in the year 2045 and requires futuristic-looking electric bikes.

MotorBikeTime first reported on a story about Marvel sending out a request to motorcycle manufacturers across the UK looking for futuristic-looking electric bikes that will be used in a film that will be shot in England for an imaginary 2045.

The original source comes from the UK MCIA Website, The Mortorcycle Industry Association.

The MCI has been contacted by the film makers Marvel, who are looking for electric bikes with a ‘futuristic’ look to use in a major feature film.  This will be shot in England in an imaginary 2045.

The film makers have not been able to specify the exact number needed only that it would defiantly be more than one - to be decided by the director.

Of the Marvel Studios movies that are filming in the near future, James Gunn is filming the Guardians of the Galaxy movie in London, and we just learned that Joss Whedon is shooting The Avengers 2 there as well.

The year 2045 could actually be used in any of the two movies as the original Guardians of the Galaxy are actually from the future, albeit 1000 years plus, but the future nonetheless.

It's also interesting that the Hollywood trade website Deadline keeps referring to the Guardians of the Galaxy in their articles as being from the future - and they also state another dimension - which was just assumed to be a mix-up of the facts related to the original team.

Maybe they are correct though and the Guardians of the Galaxy movie is set in the year 2045? A time period where Thanos rules with an iron fist? Or an Infinity Gauntlet?

We can continue to speculate and surmise that time travel is involved which would lead to guessing the villain Kang The Conqueror might be featured in Guardians of the Galaxy or perhaps even The Avengers 2.

Kang was used in the recent DnA 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book which the movie seems in part to rely on, and the rogue from the future is a major Avengers villain.

Speaking of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's Guardians of the Galaxy, Kang the Conqueror gave Star-Lord a Cosmic Cube (Tesseract in the Marvel Studios movies) which was eventually used to trap Thanos -- in another dimension. However, it was first used to battle The Magus -- alongside Adam Warlock.

Recent Guardians of the Galaxy movie concept art (below) seemingly suggests that Star-Lord has a Cosmic Cube in hand.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord and Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.


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.