HUGE MARVEL MOVE HERE PEOPLE!!! Gear up to love you some Guardians of the Galaxy… because you’re definitely going to.
If there’s one thing Marvel has been doing lately, it’s raising the bar on the quality of their comic book films. So many tanked or were massively disappointing, and it doesn’t even matter what studio it came from. The first 3 Spider-Man films were awful. Fox is doing the honorable thing and rebooting it with new Spider-Man films worth watching. Both Fantastic 4 films were super disappointing from the casting, to the writing, to the acting, to the character concepts, in general. The original Hulk movie… lets just not even acknowledge that someone released that travesty to the world looking to receive accolades. Even X-Men looks to be bouncing back with it’s First Class franchise, which could possibly be ruined in this next film since they’re bringing back the old, awful, original cast. Not ideal.
But now we have a solid streak of new hero movies that are phenomenal: Iron Man. Thor. The Incredible Hulk. Captain America. The Avengers. Everything is ramping up and setting a higher bar and a great precedents.
Enter, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
If you thought Thor expanded the Marvel Universe, you would be correct, but not nearly as expanded as it’s about to get. Guardians of the Galaxy is a concept that makes the possibilities of stories, truly endless. I can’t even imagine where they will begin, but when your home base is called, “Knowhere”, the options are literally, anywhere and even everywhere.
The photo above is the first peak of what was to lie ahead for us in Guardians of the Galaxy. From left to right, we have: Gamora, Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer, and Groot. This photo was definitely leaked but Marvel quickly took action, claimed the leak as their own and started moving forward as if they meant to set the geek world a-blaze with excitement. Well then things like these little guys got leaked too. Marvel didn’t claim those, but we love it all the same. Tell me this isn’t something worth being excited about!?!?
So what I’m really getting at here, is the Marvel comic book world is finally getting the due diligence and quality representation it deserves from the film industry. The Marvel Universe is about to go infinite as far as its possibilities. If you know anything about the DC Universe and the reach it has, Marvel needed to open this door for themselves as soon as possible. No better time than when everything is going their way. It looks like that’s going to continue.
So what are your thoughts on the teaser? Do you know much about Guardians of the Galaxy? Even better, what do you want to know about it? Hit me up in the comments and we’ll go to town on this, geek-style.
By: Eli Rebich