If you have always dreamed of seeing Rocket Raccoon, Groot and the rest of The Guardians of the Galaxy make their way onto the big screen then you might find yourself surprised to hear that this might be coming together sooner than you think.
Late last week was Marvel's official red carpet premiere of The Avengers movie which will hit stores on May 6th. During the premiere Marvel Studios exec Kevin Feige was present at a press junket for the film where he revealed plans for Marvel's many future projects unrelated to The Avengers. Among the projects mentioned were Ant-Man, Doctor Strange and - you guessed it - The Guardians of the Galaxy.
"We are very excited about bringing things like that, maybe things exactly like that, to the screen. [...] When you tell people, you know what would be really cool? This movie, and there's a raccoon, and there's a tree... And they go, 'What?' And people like you know what it is, and get excited. And the majority of people go, 'Did you say a raccoon and a tree?' 'Oh yeah, they're going to steal the whole movie. They're hilarious.' 'Okay, I'll believe it when I see it.' I like that."
It's clear that Marvel is willing to make both big-budget superhero movies as well as movies that play on fantasy, silliness and overall fun. Clearly Marvel Studios (or, at least Kevin Feige) wants to go where no movie has gone before. He wants to take studios by surprise by bringing Raccoons and Trees together in one movie. Could it be Marvel's next big project? Feige also revealed during the junket that the studio already knows what their project for 2014 will be, although they have yet to officially announce it. So which Marvel property will be the next to make it to the big screen? More importantly, which Marvel property would you like to see? Do you think a Guardians of the Galaxy movie could tie into The Avengers?