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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Taking Place In Different Galaxy; Trust Me About DnA Says Gunn

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:39

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5928:]]It's quite obvious if you have been a long time Marvel Cosmic reader or even hopped on board the last few years, that the new Marvel Comics reboot of Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy doesn't have a clue.

And it has fans worried about the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

However, we do know that James Gunn has not only read Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's stellar run, but he's met with them as well.

James Gunn answered a few related questions over at his Form Spring account, and while of course he wouldn't spill the beans, Gunn did say "TRUST ME" when asked how close he would stick to DnA's Guardians of the Galaxy -- and more.

And judging by what we've read from Avengers Assemble and the "special" .1 issue -- that's a good thing.

Here's the most recent QnA:

When does production on GotG start and how much will you use from the DnA run?

JG: See my last comment (or the one before that? I can't remember.) I am shrouding myself in secrecy for the time being so your enjoyment of GotG will be fully realized as we release the details little by little. TRUST ME.

And here's the "last" comment from Gunn, which Gunn apparently tried to delete:

As it's being made by Marvel, is GotG going to be a part of the same wider film universe as The Avengers and co. or is it just going to be its own thing?

JG: Same universe (different galaxy).

Of course, the new comic is set within the same galaxy as the Avengers comic as it's set on Earth.

So hopefully by Gunn admitting that the movie may be nowhere near Earth it will be closer to "DnA’s version of GotG [which] was evocative of the best of WWII stories – like The Dirty Dozen.  A group of reformed criminals and misfits band together to right universal wrongs from their base inside the head of a deceased Celestial literally floating along the edge of the universe is not only “high concept,” but fresh and interesting" -- than the new "Mass Effect" rejects equipped with Arc Reactors and a helmet-less Star-Lord.

Gunn also stated that he really can't be answering any questions, but does have a lot in store for us, and he also mentioned that the Guardians of the Galaxy is such a "big" film that he handed it off to professional storyboard artists instead of doing it himself like he usually does.

I can't even do any interviews at all right now. This is the closest thing. And - btw - I can't answer all these Guardians of the Galaxy questions right now. We have lots of surprises in store for you guys, but we can't let them out for a while. That said, don't believe everything your read!

However, Gunn did say he's a "huge fan" of Bendis, and there's nothing wrong with that, but at least he did imply he is not a big fan of the new comic book look.

And even if Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man are on board, judging from the possible full Iron Man 3 spoilers, that sounds fine.

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. James Gunn will direct. In theaters August 1, 2014 in 3D.