Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently gave an update on the Guardians of the Galaxy movie that they are currently prepping for production. Her confirmed that the movie would portray the modern incarnation of the team, which includes such intergalactic superheroes as Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Groot and of course Rocket Raccoon.
This is the first solid news about the movie that we've heard since its initial rumorish report back in August of last year. During the press conference for The Avengers Feige was asked about the non-sequel film projects that Marvel was prioritizing, here's his response...
I think whether it's Ant-Man, or Dr. Strange, or The Inhumans, or The Guardians of the Galaxy... We are very excited about bringing things like that, maybe things exactly like that, to the screen. [...] When you tell people, you know what would be really cool? This movie, and there's a raccoon, and there's a tree... And they go, 'What?' And people like you know what it is, and get excited. And the majority of people go, 'Did you say a raccoon and a tree?' 'Oh yeah, they're going to steal the whole movie. They're hilarious.' 'Okay, I'll believe it when I see it.' I like that.
I would love to see all of these movies happen, and I know they eventually will, it's just a matter of what one they will do first. I think Dr. Strange is the most likely choice, it's also the movie that I want to see made most. It seems like it's the farthest along in production, and has a completed script so why shouldn't it be the next non-sequel Marvel film? He was then asked asked specifically about Guardians of the Galaxy, and if the movie would focus on the newest team, and to that he replied...
Yeah. It's more Star-Lord and Drax and Gamora, and less Vance Astro and that team.
I'm very excited to see Marvel bring to life some of their other properties! I have no doubt they'll end up being awesome movies that we'll all enjoy.
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