Kevin Feige Teases Some Surprise Appearances In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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guardians of the galaxyIt’s 2014, and that means that we’re closer to getting a trailer or some more official images from Guardians of the Galaxy. The film, out this coming August, has quickly become one of Marvel Studio‘s most anticipated movies. That’s due in no small part to director James Gunn and the impressive cast he has assembled for Marvel‘s first cosmic outing. Kevin Feige recently teased Guardians of the Galaxy and some of the things we can expect to see.

SFX had a very intriguing quote from Feige about the film. When talking about how Marvel has been building toward a long space visit, the studio’s head honcho dropped a few interesting tidbits:

We explored some of that in the first Thor and Avengers and then more so in Thor: The Dark World.
Ninety-nine percent of the film takes place on the other side of the universe with all new characters and all new worlds, although through certain connective tissue – such as Thanos in Avengers and some surprise appearances.

rocket raccoonWe knew that Guardians would be largely space based, but I don’t think there’s ever been a percentage thrown out there. We also know we have to see Peter “Star-Lord” Quill’s origin story, so that probably accounts for the one percent of the film set on earth. Feige also alludes to some surprise appearances from Marvel‘s best and brightest. Whether that means we’ll see a full-on appearance or a fun little cameo like Captain America‘s in Thor: The Dark World remains to be seen.

Finally, this may be an old Gunn quote or the director may be saying the same thing in a slightly different way, but the director touches on how Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) is the heart and soul of his film. As Gunn has said many times, the entire film hinges on getting Rocket right:

He is most representative of the Guardians in the fact that he’s this little mangled beast that was taken and experimented on and torn apart and put back together, and we have to feel that character’s soul. If we see his plight, and see why he’s such an angry little guy, then the movie will work.

So the big takeaway is what Feige has to say. We’re going to be almost exclusively in space and we can expect Thanos and a few other surprise guests to show up for the film. With the first official image from the film released a few days ago, hopefully we don’t have to wait too long before we get another little bread crumb. What do you think?

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