Marvel studios has hired Chris McCoy to write the script for Guardians of the Galaxy. So who's this McCoy guy? You wouldn't recognize anything he's done because none of his scripts have been developed into a movie. But! Apparently he's a solid writer who has had three of his spec scripts land on the Black List. Those specs include Get Back in 2007, Good Looking in 2009, and Good Kids in 2011. According to THR, "his scripts have been praised for their quirky comedic bent."
This is the second screenwriter to take a crack at the script. The first one came from Nicole Perlman, who was a part of Marvel's writing program. McCoy must have had a good idea for the story, otherwise he wouldn't have been hired. It will be fun to watch this movie go through the development process.
The Guardians of the Galaxy comic has gone through several different phases over the years, but it was revealed at comic-con that the movie would include the following characters.... "Drax The Destroyer, a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos (the villain in the Avengers final scene tease); Groot, a giant tree-man; Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien inter-galactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles him."
Now that you've had some time to let the fact that Marvel is making this movie sink in, how do you feel about it being adapted for the big screen?