March 4, 2013
Kevin Feige Says GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Is A Standalone Film And 95% Set In Space
Marvel's Kevin Feige was interviewed by SFXMagazine (via CBM) about their new franchise in the making Guardians of The Galaxy. He reveals that the film will spend 95% of the time in space and downplays it's connection to Avengers 2. Stating that while the film is set in the same universe it's more of a standalone and might not be the giant lead in to Avengers 2 that people are expecting. Somewhat putting down the rumor of Iron Man possibly joining the Guardians lineup. This could be just Marvel spin but it's also possible that Thanos and the infinity gauntlet could be a Guardians focused storyline instead of bleeding into Avengers. James Gunn is currently casting the film with pre-production underway in London with an August 2014 release date.
"The Thor film and the Guardians Of The Galaxy film certainly are cosmic. Guardians and Thor will take the brunt of the cosmic side of the universe, particularly Guardians, which is 95% in space..."
“I would say that it does not. It’s much more of a standalone film. It takes place in the same universe. And when we’ve been on the other side of that universe in other movies, you might see those characteristics in Guardians, but the Avengers are not involved with what’s happening out there at this time.”