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Just when you thought James Gunn couldn't cram any more villains into 'The Guardians of the Galaxy,' well technically I guess we still don't know which of the rumored villains will actually be involved in said cramming. In any event, another rumor has surfaced about another possible antagonist to face our team of intergalactic peacekeepers. According to a source over at JoBlo, the main villain of the piece will not be Thanos, as previously stated by the character's creator Jim Starlin, but instead Ronan the Accuser. Ronan, in the comics, was the leader of the alien race known as the Kree. It has been speculated that his involvement in 'Guardians' could be paving the way for the legendary Kree-Skrull war to factor into 'The Avengers 2.' As of this posting, neither Marvel nor Gunn has confirmed or denied this rumor.
This has got to stop! Will someone, anyone directly involved in the production and/or screenwriting of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' please just tell us who the villain is? It's not that I want to know all of the movie's secrets before I have a chance to see it, spoilers are actually a major pet peeve of mine. I'm just getting tired of all these rumors. I mean we even know that Lee Pace was recently cast as the villain, and yet we still don't know precisely who he will be playing. Now it is possible that Thanos, The Collector, The Controller, Phalanx, and Ronan the Accuser (who have all been rumored at this point) will all be involved in some way; leveling the odds against such a powerful group of heroes, but I highly doubt it. Frankly, I think the most likely baddie for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' has to be Thanos. It would certainly lend more substance to that 'Avengers' mid-credit stinger. However, given his direct connection to the Kree-Skrull war, which I feel has to rear its head at some point, Ronan the Accuser might be a close second prospect. But again, as is frustratingly true with all of these rumors, we cannot hitch our wagons to any of these baddies until we have confirmation from the studio.
What do you guys think? Do you believe Ronan will be the villain in 'Guardians?' Will that be the part played by Pace? Do you think Ronan's involvement would signify that 'Avengers 2' will definitely center on the Kree-Skrull war?