Unofficial ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Logline Offers A Little Tease

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 10:01 pm,

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There are six officially confirmed Marvel Studios productions underway, that together form “Phase Two” of the Marvel cinematic universe. Five of the six have a director, the one that does not is Guardians of the Galaxy.

Outside of concept art that confirms the core roster of Guardians of the Galaxy, a release date and a new screenwriter, little is known about what stories from Marvel Comics the film adaptation will draw from as it paves the way for The Avengers 2 the following summer. If this morning’s release of a logline about the film is anything to go by, we may at least have a vague idea of the film’s synopsis.

Production Weekly and The Grid both shared the following one-line description of Guardians of the Galaxy that may offer our first idea of what to expect from Guardians of the Galaxy.

About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.

In its simplest form, it’s referring to the history of Star-Lord (think space cop), the central character on the team, but we can confirm that it’s not something officially released by Disney/Marvel. Perhaps that’s for the best since this logline alone sounds awfully too similar to last year’s Green Lantern and that’s not a good thing.

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If it were authentic though, the U.S. pilot mentioned is either Peter Quill or Vance “Astro” Astrovik from the comics. Quill is Star-Lord but earned that title by forcefully taking the place of another astronaut. He’s not the most likable guy at first. Astro on the other hand, was actually in the airforce in the comics, but goes by the name Major Victory in the books after travelling forward and back in time (his younger self in the timeline goes by the codename Justice). It’s Astro (also a teammate) who inspires Quill and his team to adopt the name Guardians of the Galaxy.

The history of Guardians of the Galaxy however, is rather convoluted with its stop-start history, multiple timelines (and alternate realities) and varied intergalactic characters. From the “ex-con” description (the Guardians are not ex-criminals), it’s a safe bet that there will be changes made in adapting what’s canon from Marvel Comics to the silver screen and those two characters could be swapped or merged.

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The most interesting part of the description is the “something everyone wants” part which we can assume refers to one of the very special artifacts found in Odin’s vault on Asgard (as seen in Thor). It’s either the Tesseract (Cosmic Cube) – the elusive MacGuffin featured in Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers - or, in direct reference to Thanos, it’s the Infinity Gauntlet – the all-powerful glove that can destroy the galaxy. A key part of Thanos’ comics is him acquiring the gems to put together the Gauntlet where he then erased half of the universe to impress Death (the personified version of Death as name-dropped in The Avengers mid-credits scene).

Stay tuned for official Guardians of the Galaxy news sooner rather than later as we’ll be following it very closely here at Screen Rant. For now, tell us what you’d like to see in Guardians and what other characters should appear (Adam Warlock, Nova, etc.).

Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014 and The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015.


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Source: Production Weekly, The Grid

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  1. “the Guardians are not ex-criminals”….

    Well they actually are….

    Drax had been in a prison pre Annihilation Wave
    Starlord was kicked out of NASA and then stole a spaceship
    Groot was banished from his homeworld
    Gamora…”The most dangerous woman in the universe”….yea, that hasn’t seen the inside of a jail cell
    Rocket Raccoon is the clean one, but even he worked at an asylum

    And if they include Warlock, then you have Magus, one of the biggest baddies in the Marvel Universe. Moon-dragon houses an evil deity in her and has bouts of craziness. Yea…..that’s a pretty messed up group of ex-cons, but that’s what made them fun to read :)

  2. Ex-con means ex-convict not criminal. As I remember it the guardians(with quill that is) starts of with him getting a team of cons assigned to him by the Kree.

  3. Is there an update on the official synopsis that we can get our hands on, Screen-Rant?

    I can’t wait for the film to come out, with the Cast fleshing out nicely (additions like John C. Reily and Glen Close [as well as Benicio Del Toro]) this movie is looking to be something spectacular.

    Chris Pratt recently reveal how he’s going to look in Guardians, and he’s looking extremely extremely fit for the part, i salute his commitment to the role and getting in GOOD shape to play a (maybe) physically demanding role in the film.

    This is one of my most anticipated films of 2014, hands down… Forget X-Men, and Cap (well that’s a close second) but GotG is going to own the box office (hopefully) and clear any doubt that a Marvel film with lesser-known Marvel characters won’t succeed. This film will by all accounts.

    But my last question, which hasn’t been revealed is.. Whose playing Thanos, Groot, Rocket Racoon, ect? I think DEATH may also be in the film as well.

    • The official synopsis will most likely be released during Comic Con. Thor 2 and Capt 2 have a panel together and under the description it says to expect a special guest. Hopefully they’ll be giving up more insight into Guardians.

      Hell yeah, man! Saw that pic of Christ Pratt, he looks like a beast. I never knew he had such a chiseled chin. Especially after he go rid of all that neck fat lol. He’s more than perfect now.

      Hopefully he will keep that physique for Parks & Rec.