At long last, the first 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer is online, leaving behind Marvel's Earth- and Asgard-bound heroes in favor of an intergalactic band of misfits. We've already seen a few preview bits from the film through photos and 15 seconds of footage, but here's our first full look at Marvel's venture into space.
While 'Thor: The Dark World' is ready to release itself on the American public this November 8, there's one other movie everyone's talking about, thanks to a small post-credits scene in the new 'Thor': 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' While we still have a ways to go before Marvel's space opera hits in 2014 -- and we even have the next 'Captain America' coming in between -- director James Gunn spoke up about loads of things to come.
Last week, we brought you the news that 'Thor 2' would feature not one, but two post-credits scenes, each of which would feature some big reveals. Fans were understandably excited after many left disappointed at the jokey 'Iron Man 3' post-credits scene. But, one person who's not excited about the 'Thor 2' post-credits scene? 'Thor 2' director Alan Taylor, who isn't happy at all that it was edited into his movie.
James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is more than halfway through filming, but like every other Marvel project, it remains shrouded in mystery. The film may be based on some of the company's most obscure characters, but it's that unknown factor that makes the whole thing so fascinating to follow. What exactly is 'Guardians of the Galaxy'? More importantly, who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? For those not steeped in comic book lore, don't worry. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has some information for you.
If you've seen the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Comic-Con footage - either legitimately in Hall H at Comic-Con or, perhaps less legitimately, with the online bootlegs - you're no doubt hooked (on a feelin'). But, will we ever get a chance to see an official, slightly-less-blurry version of that 'Guardians of the Galaxy' footage online, so that we may watch to our heart's content? No, probably not.
So, you're saying there's a chance. Uhh, no, actually there's a "zero percent chance" says director James Gunn.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' was featured briefly during Disney's D23 Expo this past weekend in California. According to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who also screened footage from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'Thor: The Dark World,' the film is still under production in London, which explained why no preview other than a re-screening of the Comic-Con footage was available. However, photos from the 'Guardians' set have quickly leaked out and revealed an even closer look at these "superheroes in space."
Casting for James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is in full swing as this week we've already seen Glenn Close and John C. Reilly added to the cast or be in "serious negotiations" to join the project. The latest news is that Karen Gillan, 'Doctor Who''s Amy Pond, has signed up to play one of the film's villains.