While James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy certainly does have its connections to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it, those connections are actually rather thin in the grander scheme of things. The Avengers are palling around on Earth, and Star-Lord and his gang are on the other side of galaxy on their own adventure.
Clearly Thanos isn’t as big of a menace in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as some would have you think he is. In fact, it looks like they’re really saving him for The Avengers 3 more than anything, save for a couple of appearances and mentions used to push the story along to the eventual Infinity Gauntlet storyline.
And the reasons why he collects everything, from space WMD's to Howard The Duck, is because he's immortal. Alive for billions of years, he had a happy wife, but when she couldn't bear living for centuries she took her own life. Alone and seeking purpose, Tivan became the biggest nerd in the world, collecting just about anything he could find.
So, here is the theory, based on rumors, guesswork and a few hunches: Guardians Of The Galaxy is to Marvel's space lineup as Iron Man was to Marvel's “Phase 1”: a reminder to its hero(es) that there's a “bigger universe” out there. And with the news about a writer for Inhumans came word that the studio was interested in building, "a multiple-film cosmic universe." So what are these films?
Well, that brings up some possibilities. For one thing, it's probably not Yondu, the bounty hunter played by Michael Rooker: in addition to referencing Quill's father at the end of the movie, it seems like Yondu's story, according to Gunn's statement, is that the character has his own separate journey.
There are no two ways about it: James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy turned out to be an absolutely massive hit. Not only did it earn some of the best reviews of 2014 so far, it also turned out to be massively popular with movie-goers and a box office smash.
Josh Brolin's late addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos has not only given Marvel some more A-list talent to play with, it's given them some more artistic feedback as to where they should head next in their Phase 3 preparations. And boy, does Brolin have some suggestions they're gonna love!
Once considered a risk and an underdog, James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy blew the doors off theaters worldwide this past weekend, and audiences are not only revisiting the film multiple times, but already anxiously awaiting the announced sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
By the end of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy there is one big question that looms over everything: who is Peter Quill’s father? The movie itself offers up a few hints and pieces of evidence towards the end, but also leaves the matter unresolved. It’s pretty clearly a set up for the announced Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 2017, but we’re far too impatient to wait three years for the issue to resolve itself. You know what that means: it’s speculation time!
We're coming off of a Guardians Of The Galaxy high here, and while we're still hooked on that feeling it's time to look towards the future. But before we blast off to parts unknown, here's five things we learned this weekend thanks to James Gunn himself!
Now, while it will take a long time to finish the effects of Avatar 2 and its sequels, Saldana will only be filming motion-capture stuff, which shouldn't be as time-consuming as a full-on shoot. At the same time, this is THREE straight movies for the psychotically-perfectionist Cameron.
Fans have already begun to speculate: who could the new member of the Guardians of the Galaxy be? The team has a long and colorful history, as the first group came from the 31st century, and includes no members of the squad seen in the movie. In 2008, the team got a modern day revamp to become the squad most recognizable in the film.
Even if you thought Guardians of the Galaxy would succeed, I’m not sure you could have predicted the enormous number the movie would do. This is a huge vote of confidence for Marvel Studios, and it means that the company should SHATTER the bank when The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens next May.
Feel free to go absolutely crazy in the comment section ranting and raving about the smallest details and biggest plot points of the entire movie. If you haven’t seen the film yet, do yourself a favor and bail on this article.
Guardians of the Galaxy won’t be in theaters until midnight tomorrow, but incredible positivity leading up to its release has already resulted in an announced sequel. With James Gunn attached to both write and direct, the project was officially slated this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con and is scheduled to come out on July 28, 2017. But what will it be about? The filmmaker at its helm is already dropping hints.