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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Plot Revealed?

Guardians of the Galaxy
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Guardians of the Galaxy‘ – Marvel’s next original superhero movie – doesn’t hit theaters until 2014 and little is known about the film except for what was revealed at Comic-Con – production art and the team’s lineup. But now we might have an idea of the film’s plot (and what it might mean for ‘Avengers 2′).

A ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ logline (a one-sentence summary of the plot, details the so-called “hook”) popped up on a few industry tracking boards (via Bleeding Cool) and teases us with some details while also leaving us with a bunch of questions. First, here’s the logline:

A U.S. pilot ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.

OK so if you’re familiar with the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ this might not be particularly groundbreaking for you. (And if you’re not familiar with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ you should read our in-depth primer here.)

The U.S. pilot in question is Peter Quill, a NASA astronaut who falls in with the Guardians and becomes Star-Lord (the masked fellow with the two guns you see above). The futuristic ex-cons – Drax, Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora – make up the rest of the team.

But what’s particularly interesting is that the Guardians have “something everyone wants.” And what exactly is that?

If we were betting folk, we’d put a stack of cash on the Infinity Gauntlet. Briefly glimpsed in ‘Thor’ (visual evidence here), the Infinity Gauntlet is thought to be at the crux of Phase 2 of the Marvel Movie Universe. It was a storyline in the mid-90s comic books that featured a variety of superheroes including Guardians, Avengers and many more, including Thanos, that blue dude revealed to be the mastermind behind the destruction in ‘The Avengers.’

Our guess is that the Guardians have found the Gauntlet and are on the run to protect it from Thanos and his minions (spoiler alert: they won’t be successful). And once Thanos does get his hands on it, well, that’s ‘Avengers 2‘ for you.


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