A Completely Baseless But Wonderful Guardians Of The Galaxy Rumour


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I am thrilled to being able to start posting stuff about Guardians of the Galaxy. To my mind, it's the most exciting thing Marvel has planned over the next four years, outside of Joss Whedon possibly returning to TV. Why? Because it's entirely new, and completely a shot in the dark. There is no expectation that it will be successful, and is proof positive that Marvel is serious about taking chances, and not playing it safe. If Marvel wee using DC's playbook, they'd just make an endless number of Iron Man films. You don't see DC stepping up with a Legion movie, do you?

Back before Comic-con, I think, it was reported that the broad strokes plan for Guardians and Avengers 2 would feature a character that would come back through time (Guardians would take place in the future) to warn the Avengers of Thanos' attack. New information, as reported by The Grid, says the the plot of  Guardians will follow a US Air force pilot who ends up in space, in the middle of a war, on the run with a team of convicts. While it is entirely possible that The Grid just rewatched Farscape, there is a second possibility: that Marvel will introduce Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel, as the lead for Guardians of the Galaxy.

This is thrilling. Why? Well, it'll be the first time one of Marvel's big female characters gets to headline a movie. And, it could be the thing that props open the door to allow other female characters a chance to shine in the MCU. It's well overdue. And it makes perfect sense. In the comics, Danvers was recently promoted from Ms. Marvel to full on Captain Marvel, something that Marvel itself is making no secret of. And, the one thing that Guardians lacked was a human character to act as an audience surrogate.

My bet? Unless they do something in Thor: The Dark World to set it up, they'll use Loki's attack as the basis. An air force jet went through the space hole while it was open, and was left behind when it closed. She was immediately picked up by the Guardians, who were about to lead their own attack on the Chitauri, or something like that.

Back in May, I suggested Justified's Joelle Carter for the role, and I stand by that. I think she's make a kick ass Captain Marvel, and is an immensely talented actress. But even is Marvel wanted to go with someone more high profile, think of the possible casting choices. Charlize Theron comes to mind immediately. So long as they stay away from Jessica Biel and her ilk, and hire someone who can stand toe to toe with Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson, and not somebody who is simply going to look good in the outfit. Considering Marvel's hiring practises in the past, and the fact that Joss Whedon is exerting a certain amount of directional control over the whole farm now, I think we'll be fine.

Exciting times...

Via Topless Robot.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.

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