Let’s get the ball rolling with one of our not-so-main main fandoms: Marvel.
Guardians of the Galaxy was an unexpected hit, in my opinion, and is even one of my favourite all time Marvel films now. I found it really funny and the characters actually surprised me, but it all worked amazingly well.
Must I even say this? If you haven’t seen it, go see it – it’s out on DVD and Blu-ray December 9th! – And if you don’t want spoilers (not that there should be too much here) don’t read it! I plan to touch on some other Marvel films and that might involve some pretty big spoilers too!
Let’s have a small recap: Guardians of the Galaxy is about five main… outlaws? Let’s call them that. Outlaws of the galaxy who try to capture “Star-Lord” Peter Quill (played by Chris Pratt) for his crimes as part of the Ravagers: a group of space pirates who abducted him when he was a child. Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn) and Drax (Dave Bautista) basically join forces together with Star-Lord when they try to sell on an Orb with a heck of a lot of power. Of course, it’s not that simple and goes a little pear-shaped: prison breaks, Nebula (Karen Gillan!!), and Ronan (Lee Pace) but a couple of prosthetic legs later they become the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The end. …Or is it?
Guardians of the Galaxy left so much potential for the Marvel writers and producers to continue with, such as Nebula and the Infinity Stones. So far, we have seen four of the six Infinity Stones:
The Tesseract – Captain America/Thor/The Avengers
The Aether – Thor: The Dark World
The Chitauri Scepter – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Orb – Guardians of the Galaxy
The six Infinity Stones are said to have different powers: Space, Mind, Soul, Reality, Time and Power. It is said that the Tesseract is the Mind stone, theories say that the Aether is the Reality stone, the Chitauri Scepter is the Mind stone and the Orb is the Power stone.
In the Marvel Universe, Thanos was the first to use the Soul Gems (our Infinity Gems) together, with the intention to destroy the universe and stars. He was stopped by the Avengers, Adam Warlock and Captain Marvel. In the Marvel Movie-verse, Thanos is still alive and could still team up with Loki.
In Guardians of the Galaxy, the Collector’s Museum hinted that Adam Warlock (a research creation whose path crosses Thor’s and Lady Sif – read about it, it’s pretty interesting) would be making an appearance soon as his cocoon was in a glass case. (Watch the video here!) And the interesting news is that a Captain Marvel film has been announced and is set to be released in 2018!
Could this be the direction our films are going in? It seems that this is pretty likely – plus we’ll get even more cross-overs than just the Avengers! The Guardians of the Galaxy would join together with our favourite heroes to save the world from Thanos! Coming very soon…. We hope!
– Becca 🙂
P.S. What do you think about the Avengers vs X-Men film idea? Would you want that? Let us know @study_in_fandoms !