Is GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Marvel’s Second 2014 Film?

In this digital age, journalists no longer have to work in the same office. Heck, FBOL Editor-in-Chief Rich Drees and I don’t even live in the same state. Odds are the staff of Latino Review has a similar arrangement. However, they should probably schedule a conference call or keep in touch better through e-mail or something.

Why? Because way back on June 5, just over three weeks ago, Latino Review writer El Mayimbe swore that The Black Panther would be the film in the remaining 2014 spot held by Marvel. He claimed he heard it from four sources! We duly relayed the news here.

However, today Latino Review writer Da7e states that no, the 2014 film will instead be Guardians of the Galaxy. Sheesh! Make up your mind!

While El Mayimbe is the only one of the two listed as a contributor and, well, had four sources, I’m leaning towards Da7e with this one. Here’s why:

  1. Marvel has been buying up any domain name having to do with the Guardians of the Galaxy over the last several weeks.
  2. In the Marvel Comic book Avengers Assemble, a comic introduced when The Avengers film was still in theaters, with a cast of characters that mirrored the cast of characters in the film, which also featured Thanos as a bad guy, the Guardians of the Galaxy have just made an appearance. The team making an appearance in a book that was custom designed to appeal to new readers who loved the movie can’t be a coincidence.
  3. Avengers Assemble writer Brian Michael Bendis, arguably Marvel’s biggest superstar when it comes to writing, is rumored to be writing a new Guardians of the Galaxy series some time in the near future.
  4. As we reported here, Kevin Feige was asked which Marvel property in development–Inhumans, Ant-Man, Runaways or Guardians of the Galaxy–would Marvel be bringing to theaters the soonest. Feige cryptically answered that two of them were closer to the big screen that anyone thinks. Note Black Panther was nowhere on that list.
  5. The version of the Guardians pictured above, the most recent incarnation of the team and the ones guest starring in Avengers Assemble, are a space-faring force that specializes in staring down universe threatening bad guys, which would fit perfectly in with building up Thanos as the bad guy in Avengers 2.

So, which one is it? Well, we’ll find out in three weeks when the San Diego Comic Con kicks off.

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William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken Frontier.com, PopMatters.com and in Comics Foundry magazine.

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