Black Panther. Doctor Strange. Heroes for Hire. All three seemed the more likely to be adapted by for the big screen before Guardians of the Galaxy. But Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige has his reasons. While promoting the Japanese release of The Avengers, which just finally came out in the Land of the Rising Sun, Feige talked to the Japanese blog Nifty (cue Google Translation), about why Guardians made the top of his to do pile.
Basically, he said, he just “wanted to do something with it space.”
“I’ve got a story I wanted to tell the world [that is] not directly related with the characters of The Avengers, [until] a little later,” he continued.
There’s not typically a lot of interaction between the Guardians and the Avengers, but could that be the point of Thanos’ surprise cameo at the end The Avengers? A way to link that film to Guardians and then back to Avengers 2? Feige played coy.
“I’m out (laughs) of course, because there is meaning [to the credits stinger].”
There’s been no confirmation that Thanos will be the main villain in Guardians, although the proposed roster of the team (revealed through the concept art released at Comic Con) is comprised of many characters who, in the comics, have a beef with him.
Progress on Guardians of the Galaxy continues. Nicole Perlman is rewriting a screenplay draft by Chris McCoy, while James Gunn (Slither, Super) is being courted as director. Guardians is scheduled for release on August 1, 2014.
Source: Comic Book Movie