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Kevin Feige Likes Guardians of the Galaxy Because Its Obscure And In Space; So Did We

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 01:28

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6664:]]Outside of Cosmic Book News and its readers, it seems as if the rest of the world is playing catch up to what all of us already knew, and that is that the Guardians of the Galaxy was a pretty darn great comic book.

Springing out of the 2005 Marvel Cosmic event Annihilation, Keith Giffen put together the team, but eventually went over to DC Comics, with Annihilation: Nova writers,  Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA), writing the next event with "Conquest," and the new Guardians of the Galaxy comic book came to be.

The Marvel Cosmic side of things was left alone with not much promotion compared to its Avengers and X-Men counterparts.

Turns out, though, that was a good thing as Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige said he wanted an obscure cast of characters and one set in space for a new movie.

"It was a long time that we wanted to bring to the movies an adventure set entirely in space," Feige told (translated) the Italian site, Best Movie. "We liked it right from the start, the idea of making a movie based on a comic unknown by most people and offering different superheroes in one film. Although it is set by another part of the universe, a human will be in the role of superhero Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt. There will be a lot of characters: a sexy warrior, an animated tree, a raccoon with a gun. It is a unique franchise and we are happy that it is so different from what we have done so far."

A batch of Guardians of the Galaxy movie concept art recently surfaced along with video of director James Gunn describing the characters as "cosmic kick ass warriors."

Zoe Saldana has also been said to be in talks to play Gamora.

We have to agree with Feige, we liked the Guardians of the Galaxy better when they were more obscure as well -- and in space.

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.