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The parade of Marvel property movie announcements continues today with word that they may be prepping a big screen version of The Guardians of the Galaxy. First published in 1969, and taking place in the 31st century, The Guardians are comprised of powerful beings from various planets, and one Earth astronaut who traveled in suspended animation for one thousand years. They join forces to battle the evil alien Badoon. The team was rebooted in 2008 with all new members including Adam Warlock and Rocket Raccoon. Rumor has it the Guardians of the Galaxy movie has been fast-tracked for a May 2014 release. Apparently a script is already in place for the film, written by Nicole Perlman, which the studio is quite happy with. As of now, no directors have been named as being in contention for the job.
Ok seriously, is it just me, or is Marvel still scrapping the bottom of the barrel here? As I've mentioned before, I am slowly acclimating myself to more and more comic books so I am about one hundred miles away from being called an expert, but there are plenty of characters I've never read who I've at least heard mentioned now and then. The Guardians of the Galaxy is another property, like The Human Fly, that is completely foreign to me. I imagine Marvel's thinking here was to churn out another superhero team as quickly as possible to capitalize on the success of 'The Avengers,' but I feel they need to be careful with this one. Reading info on the 2008 reboot of the Guardians, it's hard not to dwell on the fact that the team boasts a space raccoon and a telepathic dog. Let's just say that if they really are committed to doing a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, I pray it's the classic lineup.
What do you guys think? Any Guardians of the Galaxy fans out there? Could this movie work? If so, how?