So the teaser commercial for Guardians of the Galaxy was finally aired on TV, and it all went by so fast, it hard to figure out what to make of it. Guardians is not one of the better known Marvel titles, but it’s a superhero team, and we’re willing to bet dollars to donuts that’s why it got launched in the first place, especially after the success of the Avengers.
Ever since the advent of the internet, the studios have been releasing photos from their upcoming movies before they get leaked by the geeks. This is a smart strategy, because you’re beating everyone to the punch, and satisfying the needs of the fans at the same time.
Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be part of Marvel’s “phase two” of new big screen adaptations. We just reported that Paul Rudd has been cast as Ant-Man, and now a crucial role for Guardians has just been cast, the tree man Groot.
With the upcoming superhero movies that Marvel has in store, it’s really a whole new ball game, thanks to The Avengers. After The Avengers came out and made three gazillion dollars, many of the upcoming Marvel films, including Thor: The Dark World, and Guardians of the Galaxy, are being looked at as offshoots of that incredible superhero team-up.
Guardians of the Galaxy is part of what’s considered Phase Two of Marvel’s superhero movies. The second phase kicks off with Iron Man 3, then we’ve got Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians, Avengers 2, and Edgar Wright’s Ant Man. Phase Three is rumored to include Doctor Strange.
Marvel executive Kevin Feige considers the next Captain America film to be a "political thriller."
Thanks to The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, we're going to have comics movies in theater for years to come, and if you can team the heroes up like in The Avengers, well, so much the better.
There was a lot of buzz about a "secret" Marvel movie - Guardians of the Galaxy - at the recent Comic-Con in San Diego.
With the record breaking success of The Avengers, major studios are looking for more superhero properties to make into movies, and it would be especially lucrative if they could be brought together in a group.