According to Variety, the new Guardians of the Galaxy film would be schedule for 2014 (Really? Is that even possible?). The ultimate purpose is to make money for Marvel’s parent company Disney, especially with a tie-in with the and other Marvel franchises. We reported that Marvel was developing a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film almost a year ago. It’s not a surprise that it’s going down. The question is when will they announce it? Will they do it at SDCC 2012?
The Disney division is expected to announce a “Guardians” film as its next tentpole that would launch a new set of characters on May 16, 2014. Studio had previously planted a flag on that date for an untitled Marvel pic.
The Guardians are aliens in the 31st century — each the last of their kind — who travel back in time to enlist help to battle the Badoon, an evil alien race that attempts to conquer Earth’s solar system. First introduced in 1969 and again in 2008, the newer set includes Star-Lord, Drax, gun-toting Rocket Raccoon and Groot, a tree. Characters were recently featured in an episode of the animated series “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.”
In the comicbooks, the characters have crossed over into the “The Avengers” universe, making them fit in easily with Marvel’s bigscreen plans to expand the superhero franchise — as would Ant-Man, another Avenger. And like its other Marvel properties, Disney can exploit the Guardians across all of the Mouse House’s divisions as TV shows, videogames, consumer products and possibly theme park attractions.
I’m putting money on them doing some sort of announcement at SDCC 2012. What’s your wager?
Marvel is quite busy. They’re working on Thor 2, Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, the Avengers are somewhere out there but they’re out there, and Black Panther. Let’s not forget The Human Fly either.
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