Marvel’s President of Production, Kevin Feige, has revealed that the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie will take place almost entirely in space. During an interview with SFX, he also revealed that the forthcoming Thor: The Dark World will also “take the brunt of the cosmic side of the universe”.
Feige also claimed that Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are character focused and will be very tonally different from the other Phase Two movies:
Guardians and Thor will take the brunt of the cosmic side of the universe, particularly Guardians, which is 95% in space. I think Iron Man 3 shows the other side of Phase 2, which is delving deeper into the characters. Throwing them on a much more personal journey. And Captain America will showcase… What’s exciting to me about Cap – sort of about Iron Man 3 too if you look at it – is it’s tonally almost like a different genre. Shane Black’s described Iron Man 3 as a Tom Clancy sort of political thriller, which I like a lot. We hired our directors on Cap because they loved our explanation that we really want to make a ’70s political thriller masquerading as a big superhero movie.
He went on to reveal that the Guardians of the Galaxy movie will be “much more of a standalone film” and less integral to The Avengers franchise.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are a team of superhuman and extra-terrestrial adventurers dedicated to the safeguarding of the Milky Way Galaxy from any force that threatens the security or liberty of its various people.
The team includes their leader Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer (a resurrected superhuman warrior and nemesis of Thanos), Groot (a plant monster who can control trees), Gamora (a dangerous female assassin who has a preference for knives and swords) and Rocket Racoon (a genetically altered racoon who can fly a plane and carries a laser pistol).
Guardians of the Galaxy is due for release 1st August 2014 and will be directed by James Gunn (Super, Slither). Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty) stars as Peter Quill/Star Lord, and Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian, Bullet to the Head) is currently in talks to take on the role of Drax the Destroyer.
Thor: The Dark World sees Chris Hemsworth return as the titular character, and also stars Natalie Portman (Black Swan, V For Vendetta), Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal), and Tom Hiddleston (War Horse) as Loki.
The film is due for release in the UK on 30th October and in the US on 8th November 2013.