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Guardians of The Galaxy proves it is not the Marvel copy of Star Wars. The Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has pointed out the distinctions between the two franchises. “We’re not going to be making this Marvel’s Star Wars,” he explained to Empire. ” We’re doing this to explore the other side of the existing Marvel Universe. The fact that Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is a human from our time, that he carries a personal cassette recorder with him, already it’s very different. It’s not a long, time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it’s now in a galaxy far, far away.”
While Feige revealed that Guardians takes place at the same time as the other Marvel Phase Two movies, he sees it as more of a stand-alone movie. However, the film is still connected to the others primarily through the character of Thanos (Damion Poitier) who makes an appearance.
The film hasn’t even finished filming yet and already actor Michael Rooker (Yondu) is speaking about the possibility of Guardians of the Galaxy sequels. When talking about the preparation for his role at Dragon Con, he stated: “”Whenever you do a film of comic book characters and stuff you don’t know how much you can show, you don’t know how much is going to be brought out. Nowadays movies are done and they already have two or three others planned out. So stuff you do in this one, you ask ‘Why aren’t we doing this?’ and they say, ‘Well be patient!’”.
Looks like we’ll all have to be patient with him as the action packed movie, also starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close and Bradley Cooper, among others, is not to hit our screens till August 1st 2014.