Marvel Initially Deliberate Guardians of the Galaxy Shorts

Marvel Originally Planned Guardians of the Galaxy Shorts

The Guardians of the Galaxy (Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Groot, and Rocket) pose together.

The Guardians of the Galaxy might have had a special introduction.
Picture: Marvel Studios

Because of their appearances within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy at the moment are family names. At present, everybody loves Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and, in fact, Groot. Earlier than the primary movie, although, Marvel Studios had an idea to introduce these then-largely unknown characters to followers in a quite unconventional method.

Prompted by a narrative from the brand new The Story of Marvel Studios guide, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn defined on Twitter that again earlier than 2014’s first Guardians, Marvel was contemplating making 4 Guardians brief movies (known as “One-Pictures” within the MCU) that may introduce every of the core characters. Marvel would then slot three of them in entrance of the three Marvel films popping out main as much as Guardians (virtually in a Pixar/Pixar brief type of method), with the fourth one positioned earlier than Guardians itself. The primary three have been Rocket/Groot, Drax, and Gamora, whereas the fourth one was Star-Lord. Gunn says solely the Rocket/Groot brief, which advised the story of how they met, was ever written although. It was additionally totally storyboarded and Alan Tudyk had a task. The Star-Lord one was principally simply the now opening of Guardians of the Galaxy, through which Peter loses his mother after which goes into area with Yondu.

“We didn’t find yourself doing it as a result of I noticed it was ridiculous for me to be writing & directing 4 brief movies concurrently I used to be prepping an infinite world-building film,” Gunn tweeted. “It was actually onerous for me to confess it was an excessive amount of for me & I used to be unhappy deciding I couldn’t do them (particularly Rocket & Groot). However, you understand, possibly sometime!”

Since then, although, Gunn has directed two Guardians films, with a 3rd on the way in which, helped oversee a Guardians of the Galaxy theme park journey (with a second on the way in which), and helmed an upcoming vacation particular, to not point out at all times having enter when the characters present up in films like Avengers: Infinity Battle or Thor: Love and Thunder.

We’ll subsequent see the entire Guardians in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which begins filming quickly and is out Might 5, 2023. Star-Lord (a minimum of) may even seem in Thor: Love and Thunder, out July 8, 2022.


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