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No Badoon In Guardians of the Galaxy; Maybe Adam Warlock and Captain Marvel? No Sam Alexander Nova?

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:40


Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn participated in a podcast where he answered some quick questions.

Of note is that Gunn said Marvel doesn't own the Badoon, so they won't be featured in the movie.

The Badoon are the original Guardians of the Galaxy villains that are the reason for the team forming (different team).

Gunn says that is why they are using the Sakaarans.

"Marvel only partially owns the Skrulls. And also, for the record, we don’t own the Badoon either. So people are asking why we have a Sakaaran in the film and we don’t own the Badoon," Gunn said.

James Gunn is also asked if any of the Black Nova Corps members will be in the movie, to which he says no. The Black Nova Corps are a part of the rebooted comic book featuring Sam Alexander, which a majority of fans loathe as he replaced Nova Prime Richard Rider.

James Gunn is also asked about Adam Warlock and Captain Marvel being in the movie.

"Some of these things you gotta wait and see!" Gunn responded.

What about an Avenger being in the ranks of the Guardians?

"No. Not right now," Gunn said.

Check out more in the video below.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" has an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S. starring Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana As Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Disel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Houndsou as Korath, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael.

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


From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance.