As if Marvel's plans to unite all of its current cinematic heroes together on the silver screen in one film weren't ambitious enough, it looks like they're setting their sights on the entire galaxy. According to Twitch Film (who have been breaking all kinds of scoops lately), the newest film in Marvel's production line is Guardians of the Galaxy.
It may not be one of more instantly recognizable properties in the Disney-owned comic company's line-up, but it's apparently one that's always intrigued Kevin Feige, the man responsible for captaining all of Marvel's big screen adventures, and he's moved it into active development right after Doctor Strange. So who are the Guardians of the Galaxy and what exactly are they guarding the galaxy against?
Well, the answer to that is slightly tricky. There are actually two variants to the Guardians of the Galaxy, the team first created in 1969 and a new team that was created in 2008, and it's unclear which team Feige and company will be bringing to the big screen. But the general gist is this: the Guardians are a group of 31st century heroes who are trying to fight off Badoon, an alien race that has conquered the Milky Way. What makes the team unique is the fact that all of the members (most of whom are alien) are thought to be the last of their kind, including a 20th century astronaut who is awoken from suspended animation. And while they would periodically encounter 20th century marvel heroes via time travel and what have you, they were mostly a futuristic, standalone bunch.
Of course who is writing the Guardians of the Galaxy and who will be directing are completely unknown variables at this time, but if Twitch's report is any indication, it probably won't be too long before we start to learn more.