Marvel Moves 2014 "Mystery Movie" (Guardians of the Galaxy) to August
07.05.12 by Ryan
Before The Avengers exploded on screens, Marvel Studios had already constructed their future plans, setting release dates for Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013) and Thor 2 (November 8, 2013), while putting Captain America 2 into the first of two scheduled release dates for 2014 (April 4). The second 2014 release date (May 16) has been rumored to be several other Marvel projects, including a The Black Panther movie, director Edgar Wright's (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) long-in-development adaptation of Ant-Man and, most recently, Guardians of the Galaxy, even as it has been moved moved from May to August 16. It looks like the latter movie is becoming the most likely to arrive in 2014.
While Wright reportedly just finished an Ant-Man test for the studio, Internet reports have coronated Guardians of the Galaxy as the next Marvel project, with Deadline reporting that sources confirm that the intergalactic superhero team will be Marvel's next project. [WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOLLOW] According to the report, the group will fight Thanos, the purple-skinned mastermind behind the invasion in The Avengers, and who was only slightly revealed during the movie's credits.
The Guardians of the Galaxy was originally created in 1969, but the movie will reportedly follow the rebooted 2008 team that consisted of characters like the human-alien-cyborg hybrid Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, genetically-engineered Rocker Raccoon, Gamora, former Avenger Mantis, giant tree-creature Groot and others. Several of the characters have their origins tied to Thanos, and have often battled the villain in Marvel's comic books.
Marvel has yet to officially announce Guardians of the Galaxy, and, should that indeed be Marvel's next project, that announcement is likely to come at Comic-Con.