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With the comic book movie world still feeling the after-shocks of The Avengers, all eyes are on the next big Marvel team up movie –  Guardians of the Galaxy. We’ve heard great things from production, and it’s being helmed by the brilliant James Gunn, but what exactly will set this film apart from the rest (besides Stan Lee not making a cameo)?

Well, as Gunn puts it, the movie will be the “biggest” that Marvel has ever made… in terms of scope.

Visually, [it’s] the biggest movie Marvel has made, because of the big, big starscapes and big action sequences. Our characters are basically all villains to begin with. If The Avengers are The Beatles, the Guardians are The Rolling Stones.

While he’s mostly referring to the mammoth scale of the film, being that it’s set in the confines of THE GALAXY as opposed to New York, one can’t help but wonder if Gunn might be on to something. His comparison between the Guardians and The Avengers was an interesting point, and hopefully gives us a bit of an idea of what to expect when these characters team up.

There’s a lot of strange stuff in the movie. But I think the thing that makes it different from the rest of the other superhero movies out there is that they try and take something seriously that really can’t be taken seriously because the concept is just too fun at its core. 

I’ll be honest, I don’t really get what that means, but I like the emphasis that Gunn puts on just how different this movie will be, as if we didn’t already know that.

Perhaps, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie could end up being an even bigger success than The Avengers, now that mainstream audiences are primed and ready for another big superhero team up flick. I’ll say, as someone who’d never even heard of Guardians of the Galaxy, I’ve been super psyched to follow this movie’s development.

I’m thoroughly convinced that GotG will either be a huge failure or exactly what we need to relieve some of the fatigue we’re getting from the usual Marvel characters. What do you think, Nerd Bastards readers? Will you be checking out the biggest, weirdest, Marvel movie to date when it hits theaters on August 1, 2014?

 

[Empire]

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