Marvel has formally announced that they are indeed working on a Guardians of the Galaxy movie. They formally announced it at the San Diego Comic-Con in July of 2012. They also unveiled a concept art poster at the convention. The concept art portrayed Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer and Groot. Some fans were not at all satisfied with the lineup in the concept art. Some wanted to see Starhawk or Major Victory but they werent included in the poster. Anyway, the movie is still in pre-production so a lot of things can change along the way. Who knows, some of the characters in the concept art poster may get scrapped and replaced. Nothing is certain. They are making a movie from the comic books and thats all that really matters. And of course, were hoping that they make one hell of a good movie out of it.
Marvel Studios has hired newbie screen writer Chris McCoy to rewrite the space adventure films script. The previous draft for the movie was written by Nicole Perlman. McCoy will be taking over to rewrite the script. McCoy doesnt have much experience but his previous scripts received generally positive feedback. His scripts are getting good response for their quirky comedic bent. Three of McCoys specs have landed on the Black List. These were Good Kids (2011), Good Looking (2009) and Get Back (2007).
Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Cast
It will be interesting to see how the casting of the film will play out. We said earlier that Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer and Groot will likely be on the movie. The big question now is who should portray them? Will Marvel go for unknown actors or will they go by The Avengers route and pick well-known actors to play the characters? Lets take a brief look into these characters.
Drax the Destroyer His real name is Arthur Douglas. He was turned into Drax the Destroyer by Mentor and Chronos, the Titan god. Draxs powers include flight, powerful strength, and the ability to create cosmic energy blasts from both of his hands.
Groot Also known by the name Monarch of Planet X. He is an alien plant monster who went to earth to seek, capture and study humans. His powers include the ability to control trees and make them to attack enemies, resistance to fire, the ability to regenerate himself and bring back his previous strength, and he can absorb wood to feed.
Star-Lord Star-Lord is an expert in a lot of disciplines. He is a problem solver and a master strategist. Hes very skilled in using both human and alien firearms. He is also very knowledgeable about alien cultures, societies and customs.
Rocket Raccoon An experienced starship pilot and military tactician, Rocket Raccoon often takes charge and leads the Guardians of the Galaxy if Star-Lord is not available. Rockets favorite weapons are the two laser pistols that he always carry around with him.
Gamora Gamora is nicknamed The most dangerous woman in the universe. She is the last of the Zen Whoberi, a species exterminated by the Badoon.
Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Release Date
The movie will hit theaters on August 1, 2014.
*James Gunn (Slither, Super) is reportedly the top pick to become the film’s director.