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UPDATED!!! Production Art for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!

Published at: July 14, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST by AICNStaff

Hey folks, Harry here...  So like most of you, I was not in HALL H, but the whole of the geek universe was concentrating to astral project themselves into HALL H for DJANGO UNCHAINED, PACIFIC RIM, GODZILLA, MAN OF STEEL, CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER, THOR 2, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, ANT MAN & IRON MAN 3...   but of all the cool things to hit the screen - this image promises us a whole new chapter in the MARVEL film universe.

To me, this group of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY members...  they feel like characters that would be great on a mission - in the comic, that Raccoon, Rocket Raccoon, he's fucking awesome.   I know, I know - but when you realize he's an incredibly smart ass demolitions expert...  when I read the book, I hear David Niven's voice circa GUNS OF NAVARONE.   But for now - here's the image that spells out the tone and the dramatic presence of THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!  Oh and you're gonna love that Ent.

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  • July 14, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    first?

    by neosporing

    racoons?

  • July 14, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Where the fuck is adam warlock???????????

    by TheAwareness

  • July 14, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Don't know if this will work or not but...

    by cockdiesel

    I give Marvel due credit for having the balls to try. More than we can say about DC/WB.

  • July 14, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    THIS

    by LethargicJ

    Is the moment when Marvel comes crashing back down to Earth. They've reached the point where they've been so successful they think they can pull off anything. Nobody wants to see this, nobody knows what the hell this is. Even without the retarded raccoon idiocy this sounds stupid. You add that in and it's over the top dumb.

  • ...could easily be better than Avengers, in fact, if handled right. Count me and mine in!

  • July 14, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST

    No worries theawareness, Adam Warlock is coming...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...just can't blow your whole wad in the first pre-production still. Unless Thanos was just a tease, but I think not (fingers crossed).

  • July 14, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST

    WTF?

    by maxjohnson1971

    A raccoon? Man, they better have a good script. That looks mentally challenged.

  • July 14, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Why are they making this!?

    by MainMan2001

  • July 14, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Hilarious... can't believe this is being made.

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    I'll buy a ticket

  • July 14, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    so awesome...but where is Adam Warlock?

    by Rindain

    Can't wait for the moment when the Avengers (now with Black Panther and Ant Man) team up with the Guardians to kick Thanos' ass.

  • July 14, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    MARVEL has BALLS

    by aphextwin

    ..or they run out of luck...but I am deciding it's the first option...I can only be supportive for such wild (and unconventional) ideas...IMO

  • July 14, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    rocket raccoon

    by mcdowell_32000

    Gotta change shorts now

  • July 14, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    I am...

    by henchman_21

    ...Groot!

  • July 14, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    This has failure written all over it.

    by cock smoker

    Even if they figure out how to shoot it absolutely nobody gives a fuck. How do you build awareness for niche shit like this?

  • July 14, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    lead in to Avengers 2

    by Powerclash

    This'll show Thanos ripping through the universe on the way to earth. Sad all these characters, except maybe Drax, will die under his boot.

  • July 14, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Not liking this news...

    by CapIsKing

    I was really hoping they'd go with the original Guardians lineup and mix in the original Captain Marvel to go with the building Thanos storyline. I don't like ANY of these characters at all. I'm sorry, but the raccoon character is idiotic at best. Marvel's proven they know what they're doing, and I'm sure I'll end up liking this, but I'm not a fan of this direction at all. I don't think an Ant Man movie, especially from Edgar, is going to be good at all or put butts in the seats. I was hoping for a Black Panther movie leading him into joining the Avengers.

  • July 14, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST

    RE: Guardians of the Galaxy

    by Baragon

    Marvel's taking a chance which is more than I can say for DC. They stick to either Superman or Batman. And as for the asswipe above me who asked how do they build brand awareness for this? Easy. They build it by showing at Comic Con, attaching shorts to the Avengers blu ray, "leaking" clips and artwork to shows like E.T. and all the morning shows. How did the general public find out about X-Men. You release clips, hype it up. Look I realize it's summer but you little kids just need to shut up about things you know nothing about.

  • July 14, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Rocket Raccoon

    by Mosquito March

    I was a huge fan of the Claremont/Mignola RR limited series back in the '80s, and had hoped that somebody with a lot of money would take it to Terry Gilliam and beg him to make a movie out of it. I had no idea that there had been a revival of the character, but I'm excited to finally see him on film. Hopefully this will be a hit and he'll get his own spinoff.

  • July 14, 2012, 9:47 p.m. CST

    to everyone that thinks rocket racoon won

    by Tiredtot

  • July 14, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Abnett and Lanning

    by Chief_Red_Crow

    Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's GotG series was actually really good. If any of you douches complaining had actually looked at some of the source material, like the Annihilation crossover with all of Marvel's cosmic characters, you would know that some of this stuff has some real potential. Where the fuck is Nova, though?

  • July 14, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    This have a writer or director attached?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Seems like if the planned release is just a few months after Captain 2 they better get some guys working on it in earnest.

  • July 14, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    to everyone that thinks rocket raccoon won't work...

    by Tiredtot

    ...yoda, e.t., jabba the hutt, gizmo. so seriously, shut the f up!

  • July 14, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    I agree w/ ballz. Watchmen failed to garner mainstream interest...

    by tylerzero

    ...and it had on-the-surface cool characters and concept, not whatever this goofy racoon shit is (yes, I'm one of those mainstream ignoramuses).

  • July 14, 2012, 9:55 p.m. CST

    We need less heroes and MORE VILLAINS!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • ...groot looks awesome as well.

  • July 14, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    The series was OK, but

    by Powerclash

    the marvel universe is all about the Earth. Everything else is odd and not well structured. It was fine back in the 60's - 70's when there was basically, Skulls, Kree, and Shiar. Then it started to get overpopulated with planets and empires but it never developed after whatever comic writer left whatever space based comic tey were writting. DC has their space mapped out, and marvel just invents what they need for a story. I do hope this GotG story works, so it will make way for Ant-Man, Black Panther, and other second tier characters.

  • Total failure that character. Now if they had cast an Amoeba -well that would have changed everything! Yeah, a raccoon would never work

  • even the 80s version this is a straight, one shot or maybe series of animated films..

  • July 14, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    I hope Rocket Raccoon isn't motion captured and voiced by a black guy.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    'Cause that would be really insulting.

  • July 14, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    Archer is right, More Villians please.

    by Powerclash

    I wanna see the Wrecking Crew get knocked around New York by Thor for like 3 - 5 film minutes.

  • July 14, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    rocket racoon is not fucking yoda

    by walt

  • Which is seriously possible since it will be 2015 by then and RDJ will possibly want a nice way to end his run with the character with a big grandiose death scene at the hand of the mad titan

  • July 14, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    this reminds me of a nintendo 64 game

    by _Venkman

  • July 14, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Michael Sheen for Rocket Raccoon!

    by Edward_nygma

  • July 14, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST

    "rocket raccoon is not fucking yoda"...

    by Tiredtot

    ...Yes, he is. Right in his ass. Marvel finally has the right CG guys doing their stuff. Hulk in the Avengers is absolutely the perfect version. They will get Rocket right, there is too 2 much riding on this as a property to fail. Hey, all you dipshit talkbackers...go back and look at the talkbacks for the revelations of rdj as iron man, heath ledger as the joker, mark ruffalo as the hulk. You were fucking wrong then and you will be wrong again when this comes out.

  • July 14, 2012, 10:19 p.m. CST

    I wasn't wrong about Heath Ledger, he wasn't the joker

    by Powerclash

  • July 14, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    The puppet is out of tone.

    by Ditko

    Other than that, I wish that was the movie they´ll make. That poster looks ballsy, man. Forget it is about that barely known b-siders superhero group, but picture it as a brand new sci-fi movie franchise. As I salid, too ballsy, man.

  • July 14, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Rocket Raccoon

    by cornponious

    went up to his room only to find Gideon's bible

  • July 14, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Marvel do have balls! I might not like all their movies...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    or the way they screw their actors but they have balls! This is why DC will never ride their coattails because they're afraid to take chances! GOTG?? Well, why the fuck not.

  • raccoon with a big ass gun? lol....a skeletree? lololol...nerds make me laugh at the shit they enjoy.

  • no ones ever heard of this stupid shit before lol

  • July 14, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Wish they were making Powerman or Nova instead...

    by Tom Fremgen

    Or hell Black frick'n Pather- or Namor! Or Adam Warlock, or She-Hulk. How about the Defenders? Or a Silver Surfer movie? Alpha Flight? Or hell make the kick@$$ story that created that group of losers- Annihilation! That was frick'n awesome. But Groot, Riddrick- er Drax, Rocky - Rocket Racoon. Maybe I'll watch it when it makes it's way to TBS.

  • July 14, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Why is there a Racoon? Here's why....

    by ganymede3010

    Apparantely, Humans managed to engineer animals to attain human level intelligence, along with making them bi-pedal. This was done because the animals were used as caregivers for the elderly population on some off planet colony. I'm sure someone else can fill in what I probably fucked up but that's the jist of the character. I think it's uber cool.

  • July 14, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    YOU GUYS...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...would all be hilarious. If you weren't such sad cunts that made me weep for humanity.

  • July 14, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    A rocket with laser guns, and a giant tree - what more do you need?

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    If Rocket Raccoon is anyone, he's Han Solo.

  • July 14, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    A raccoon, that is - what more we need is an edit feature

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

  • July 14, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    A raccoon, that is - what more we need is an edit feature

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

  • July 14, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    fremgen has a point, tho

    by Ditko

    A Nova movie could also bring all the "space craziness phase-2" that has eaten them, but also keep the nerds happier. I mean, Nova is cool, has a helmet and flies.

  • July 14, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I just saw a racoon in my backyard

    by Matthew

    holy shit rocket raccoon is in my garbage! I know I would never mess with a raccoon might have rabbies, what about the coon from southpark? nevermind it was a possum in my yard with a little baby possum, got me sum critters in my yard that could be Guardians of the Galaxy

  • July 14, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    The Coon and Friends - The movie lol-wtf

    by Zurge

    Is this going to be one of those movies where people are laughing at the screen? And I'm not talking about Stoners that laugh at anything.

  • July 14, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Word from Comic Con is that the Pacific Rim trailer was FUCKING EPIC!!

    by ganymede3010

    Go to comicbookmovie.com to read the trailer reactions. Sounds like Michael Bay just got owned.

  • July 14, 2012, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Pretty sure this is animated. So everyone should chill

    by Nix

  • July 14, 2012, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Pretty sure this is animated. So everyone should chill

    by Nix

  • July 14, 2012, 10:59 p.m. CST

    If handled right . . .

    by rahtard

    Everything would be great.

  • July 14, 2012, 11:02 p.m. CST

    AICN...you hyped John Carter...not buying into this bullshit.

    by Zurge

    Must cash that Disney paycheck then?

  • July 14, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Marvel pussed out on Gamorra's costume...

    by daggor

    C'mon. Nothing says "PG-13" Like a main character with her boobs hanging out. Yes, bring on Adam Warlock, but more importantly don't sanitize Gamorra's ridiculously fine outfit!

  • July 14, 2012, 11:09 p.m. CST

    This will make less money than "Mystery Men"

    by Kytas

    Mark my words

  • July 14, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    to the haters...

    by Tiredtot

    ...imagine we grew up in a world without star wars. Objectively, you would think a promo image from that would look dumb as well. A trashcan robot. A gold robot with wires hanging out of its stomach. A 7 foot tall dog/ape thing. A green alien, with a puckering mouth and antenna on his head. Heroes that wear biblical robes. And so on... Don't get me started on how fucking dumb LOTR shit would look to you... Hairy footed midgets with jerri curls. The reason you don't think these things look dumb is only because they've been a major part of pop culture forever and you grew up with them. So shut the fuck up.

  • July 14, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    to the haters

    by Zurge

    Sorry for having taste, but we have sci-fi novels, DC Comics, European Comics, Pulp Magazines, Star Trek. Just because we don't buy every piece of shit corporations want us to buy, doesn't make us haters. In fact, I might love Coon & Friends...if it's funny.

  • July 14, 2012, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one...

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    who sees Rocket Raccoon and thinks of Howard the Duck? Sorry, but deep as I am into the Marvel Universe, somehow I missed GOTG (and this is a guy who read everything from Power Man & Iron Fist to Moon Knight to ROM Spaceknight to Alpha Flight). But this is obscure even to me. Still, Rocket Raccoon just looks as retarded as a movie character as Howard the Duck did. JMO. Prove me wrong on this, Marvel.

  • July 14, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    A Raccoon will be the downfall of Marvel

    by JimmyPasta

    OK,just think how far Marvel has stretched the "rubberband of beleivability" on the bigscreen since the 1st IronMan movie. I thought the house of cards would come tumbling down with THOR. The Avengers came and I was uncomfortable with those "Mighty Morphin Power Ranger" looking aliens but the movie was a all-time smash. But now a talking raccoon? This will be the beginning of the end to the super hero genre.

  • July 14, 2012, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Fastbender for Adam Warlock.

    by JediRob

    Make it so.

  • July 14, 2012, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Here's Rocket Racoons bio for those to lazy to Google it.

    by ganymede3010

    Rocket Raccoon acts as the "Guardian of the Keystone Quadrant", an area of outer space sealed off from the rest of the cosmos by the so-called Galacian Wall. Rocket is captain of the starship Rack 'n' Ruin, and he and his first mate Wal Russ (a talking walrus) come from the planet Halfworld, in the Keystone Quadrant, an abandoned colony for the mentally ill where the animal companions were genetically manipulated to grant them human level intelligence and bipedal body construction for many to become caretakers of the inmates. Rocket was Halfworld's chief law officer ("ranger") who protected the colony against various threats

  • July 14, 2012, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Stupid Fucking Raccoon

    by 2soon2eat

    I don't want to see a fucking raccoon in a marvel movie. I mean we having fucking Moon Knight and Luke Cage and Iron Fist and all the fucking Inhumans, Namor and Wasp and Ant Man/Giant Man and even fucking Rom the mother fucking Space Knight and they want some fucking raccoon that I NEVER EVEN HEARD OF BEFORE have his OWN FUCKING Space Raccoon movie? REALLY?

  • July 14, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Marvel is the new Pixar

    by Rupee88

    you know it to be true

  • July 15, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Rocket Raccoon!!! Where is Adam Warlock?

    by Thanos0145

    I hope he shows up in the GOTG movie.

  • July 15, 2012, 12:50 a.m. CST

    you guys sound like rival studio execs and not geeky fanboys

    by Rupee88

    why do you are care if it commercially successful for Disney or not? It is a ballsy concept and a sci-fi super hero team and I am glad they are making this. Better than another derivative super hero film. Yes the squirrel is goofy, but just get into the spirit of things.

  • July 15, 2012, 12:52 a.m. CST

    tiredtot

    by Rupee88

    yes well said, the are small minded people

  • give them some credit...sort of

  • July 15, 2012, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Why not have Brad the Bird join the team?

    by 2soon2eat

    Space bird would really seal The John Carter feel this whole project has. I have been in the theater opening day for every single Marvel film. Strange that they are proud to announce a film I won't even rent.

  • July 15, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST

    The Perfect Film

    by Party_Animal_IV

    for launching the Rocket Raccoon Trilogy, certain to outgross The Avengers and Titanic combined.

  • July 15, 2012, 2:07 a.m. CST

    I guess I'm the only one who thinks that looks cool?

    by Ironhelix

    I love it!

  • July 15, 2012, 2:27 a.m. CST

    More female heroes please?

    by AshMcQ

  • July 15, 2012, 2:59 a.m. CST

    SANDMAN

    by Christian

    Who cares about this? Or Thor 2, CA 2, Iron Man 3? Neil Gaiman is writing another Sandman comic. THAT was the biggest news at Comic-Con this year. AND he's doing the story he's been talking about for ages. The one he laments not doing during the original run. Happy day!

  • July 15, 2012, 3:15 a.m. CST

    @daggor

    by berserkrl

    Is that Gamora is that Moondragon? Looks a bit like a cross between the two of them.

  • July 15, 2012, 3:27 a.m. CST

    I will explain to you why this will work.

    by Brigon

  • July 15, 2012, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Why are most of you such cynical cunts?

    by Volllllume3

    Read the Thanos Imperative, it all makes sense.

  • July 15, 2012, 3:30 a.m. CST

    by Brigon

    Rocket Racoon and Groot are comic relief. Picture Star Wars main serious epic storyline, that's Guardians of the Galaxy. Now add Chewbacca, and the droids to interact with the main characters and add a little comic relief. That's what Groot and Rocket Racoon are. Don't dismiss the Racoon

  • July 15, 2012, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Not the perfect bit of concept art

    by D.Vader

    But damn, I still hope this movie can have some Star Wars like moments and still relate to the "everyman" that will inevitably be one of these weird aliens. I believe it can happen.

  • July 15, 2012, 3:41 a.m. CST

    I just hope Rocket Raccoon's head isn't THAT big

    by D.Vader

    It makes him look even more absurd than before. And I think the guy is great. Just not like *that*.

  • July 15, 2012, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Everyone knows the Avengers. Nobody knows these guys.

    by FlandersBum

    Unless they do a great job managing budgets, this could be a John Carter-ish bomb. Joe Public spent gobs of money seeing heroes and characters he's known since he was a kid. Joe Public will ignore characters he hasn't heard of. It's not difficult.

  • July 15, 2012, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Joe Public will ignore characters he hasn't heard of

    by my liege

    This is true. It also explains why that 70's flick 'Star Wars' bombed. I mean, who are Luke Skywalker and Han Solo?

  • July 15, 2012, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Rocket Raccoon = Jar Jar Binks

    by cock smoker

    Huge turd here. Better not spend > $75 million because there simply isn't enough scale of audience to get interested in shit like this.

  • July 15, 2012, 5:41 a.m. CST

    They make stuff like this

    by RocketFuckingMan

    But I can't get a Strontium Dog movie?

  • July 15, 2012, 5:45 a.m. CST

    That Raccoon better be a cross between TED and Rambo

    by RocketFuckingMan

    with more sweary sass than a boat full of hookers.

  • WTF people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 15, 2012, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Rocket Racoon = Jar Jar

    by shutupfanboy

    They could easily get too cute for that characters. Also Warlock better be in and Thanos had better kill these bitches at the end.

  • July 15, 2012, 7:40 a.m. CST

    I'm seeing it for the RACCOON

    by milesdyson

    Don't really know the other characters, but I do remember liking the original Mantlo/Mignola ROCKET RACCOON miniseries. I think he'll win everyone over the moment he blows away his first alien scumbag.

  • July 15, 2012, 7:45 a.m. CST

    No Bug? I guess we won't get to see that part

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    of Marvel's version of Micronauts come to life.

  • July 15, 2012, 8:31 a.m. CST

    This could be a kids movie like Fantastic Four

    by Rupee88

    well something like that. the FF movies sucked but made a TON at the box office.

  • July 15, 2012, 8:43 a.m. CST

    I agree with earlier postes Marvel indeed does have Balls!

    by Wcwlkr

    I hope this works, I really do I'm cringing slightly, but I think it's possible. I mean if you approach almost in a Star Wars, Space Opera kind of way. This could actually work. I think the point of this & probably Thor 2 is to expand the Marvel Universe away from Earth. To Where you could see other heroes & Even the Avengers off-world. If they pull this off this opens up End-less possibilities for the Marvel Movie Universe.

  • July 15, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    You haters sound so ridiculous

    by Paul

    Nova and Adam warlock are part of the gotg ( nova sorta ) the recent run was awesome and they tie into thanos especially drax the destroyer . As long as its a good movie I'm happy new scifi is always awesome . You complain about the numerous remakes and shit then a original movie you still complain Smh The same people saying the avengers looked cheap and josh didn't know what he was doing . Marvel has yet to flop and they have the balls to attemp something this ambitious with characters who aren't as well known and give them shit.

  • July 15, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Rupe88 it's a space war movie not kids

    by Paul

    The racoon is a bad ass and griot is comedy . Starlord is like han and drax is a vicious killing machine

  • July 15, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Genetically-modified animal caretakers of the mentally ill?

    by buggerbugger

    Yeah, because the one thing you want to see if you're mentally ill is a walking, talking raccoon or walrus handing you your medication.

  • July 15, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I AM GROOT!

    by corporategohan616

    that is all.

  • July 15, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Adam warlock is part of the gotg recent run

    by Paul

    Along with drax . Idk how you guys know these other cosmic characters then know nothing about the other aspects. Any premise as long as its done well could be a good movie , if antman and gotg work they can expand the universe greatly

  • July 15, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    needs Jaxxon, the green rabbit from Star Wars issue 8

    by boliver

    "Eight Against A World" - Han and Chewie team up with the StarHoppers... 'memba that shit? Nothing like a little nostalgia to start the day. Seriously though, this looks bad.

  • July 15, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I'd prefer Iron Fist or Ant-Man personally

    by grendel69

  • July 15, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Peter Dinklage as Puck!

    by dukeroberts

    Let's get Alpha Flight made, eh?

  • July 15, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Seriously they should make Annihilation not this...

    by Tom Fremgen

    Annihilation was the best recent cosmic story Marvel did. The rest of it was pretty damn boring. And sure, with hard work and luck GOTG could be a great movie. But really this is collection of Z-list heroes. It's not about hating, it's just no one cares. Make a TV/cartoon of GOTG, and if the world falls in love with it (doubt it) than make a movie.

  • July 15, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Nova and Warlock are not in the art...

    by Tom Fremgen

    and I seriously doubt they will be in the movie... as they were barely in the comic. That's like saying the Vibe is gonna show up in the Justice League movie!

  • July 15, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    my liege...

    by loafroaster

    ...This isn't the 70s.

  • July 15, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    AICN is home to some of real dumbass misanthropes

    by rev_skarekroe

    Rocket Raccoon is the breakout character. Mark my words.

  • July 15, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Drop Rocket and give him his own film...

    by TheShadowsNose

    ...that ROCKET RACCOON miniseries was excellent and the guy who said it should be done by Gilliam was spot-on.

  • July 15, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    That guy in front...

    by nerdator

    ...with the guns (Starlord?) looks a lot like Ralph McQuarrie's original art for Luke Starkiller. Since there's a void where Lucas f'd up Star Wars beyond recognition maybe Marvel is going to try to fill that void. The ent can rip off droid limbs, the chick with a sword can be sassy and obnoxious until her shrew gets tamed by the roguish green guy. And the raccoon gets to be C3PO and R2-D2 rolled into one. Now we just need a masked bad guy and a disposable mentor and we're good to go!

  • July 15, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    Still waiting for my Runaways movie

    by Michael Miller

    and still puzzled why it continues to sit on the backburner, while GotG gets a go. Not that I'm disappointed with them making this, there just seems to be a lot more potential with other projects that Marvel is putting this ahead of.

  • July 15, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    And while we're at it.....

    by Michael Miller

    Make Alpha Flight, I can't get enough of a team of super-heroes that say a aboot

  • July 15, 2012, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Fremgen like the world was clamoring for lotr?

    by Paul

    Game of thrones? Hell the original star wars was unknown properties

  • July 15, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    DC did take a chance

    by cromulent

    It was called Green Lantern and it failed miserably

  • July 15, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    GOTG looks like John Carter

    by sunwukong86

    at least from the production art,

  • July 15, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    And joe regular doesn't watch unknowns.

    by Volllllume3

    That's why Avatar only made 3 billion dollars. Cynical, joyless cunts the lot of you. Or Nolan fanboys. You can choose.

  • July 15, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    you suck and have no clue what you are saying

    by Micah

  • July 15, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Floating in the back of the pic

    by Micah

    or those giant marijuana leaves, and if SO can I.............. "DO they smoke grass out in space bowie, or they smoke astro turf.....

  • July 15, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Funksk8er

    by ayrton1

    It's definitely not animated,it's a regular Marvel live action movie. Can't wait to see how they pull this movie off.

  • July 15, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    this movie won't fly

    by Mark

    i have the number one issue of Guardians of the Galaxy from 1990 a few issues after it. This pic looks nothing like the original. i know i've been out of the comic book loop for 15 years but what's up with the frickin raccoon and tree stump man? i'm sure there are better comics out there in the marvel 'verse that would be better for a movie than this.

  • July 15, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    It's the contemporary team.

    by Volllllume3

    Comics started in 2008

  • July 15, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Adam Warlock or GTFO!

    by Stalkeye

  • July 15, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    As long as the mention Thanos the Mad Titan a lot..

    by technosnob

    I'll be happy.

  • July 15, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Still not really feeling this one....

    by jellypop

    Although I do commend Marvel for expanding the universe.

  • July 15, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Naysayer Jerkwads the lot of you

    by Mr_Satan

    While I don't know much about the raccoon or the tree. I'll give it a shot, because I look cool shit. And what's not cool about an anthropomorphic raccoon and tree. Also you get fucking Dax the Destroyer and hopefully Gamora, and I would like her comic costume. But I think mothers would flip a fucking gasket. <p>You guys are the same ones that liked firefly and Farscape right? If you are then let the more fantastical elements go and wait and see. Shit if you dicks were around 60 years ago batman wouldn't even be around. A man who dresses like a bat and leaps from building to building riiiight! Oh wait there was a jerk like you people back then he wrote a book about the corruption of the youth through comics. Thank god he didn't get what he really wanted. Because then you wouldn't even know what the fuck an X-Man was. <p> RWW

  • July 15, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

    by pikazerox

    Well now I can guess why Rocket Raccoon was added into that game, awesome character by the way. LOG TRAP! He better have the same voice as in this game, it's so good.

  • July 15, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    This movie should be

    by BERSERKR

    Fun as fuck, but we don't need to see Starlords hair thank you :p

  • After buying the first Marvel vs Capcom 3 I was reluctant to pay them again for essentially the same game, looks like I've just cracked lol.

  • July 15, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Rocket Racoon haters, feast your eyes on this!

    by ganymede3010

    This dude is bad ass, no joke. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hDjttNGgYA

  • July 15, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    That takes some balls.

    by Yelsaeb

    I can't believe Marvel's doing a movie of this. Seriously, Rocket Raccoon? In a movie? Never thought I'd see the day.

  • July 15, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST

    You don't think Marvel has this all mapped out?

    by mintoncard

    Make no mistake, Marvel isn't looking to squander the success of The Avengers by fucking it all up at the cinematic "birth" of the Marvel Universe. From this point on, every decision is carefully planned out to create a strong infrastructure that can support further stories from this world.

  • July 15, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Some casting fun!! From left to right...

    by DoctorWhat

    Vin Deisel, Ron Perlman (mo-cap) Joshua Jackson, Martin Freeman (voice) Kate Beckinsale

  • July 15, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Rocket Racoon FAIL!

    by Hesiod2k7

    The inherent stupidity of a galactic police force with a talking Racoon on it should have mandate that the recoon be dumped. Are fanboys that idiotic to complain?

  • July 15, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    How about a Starjammers or Alpha Flight movie instead?

    by Hesiod2k7

    This is shit.

  • July 15, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Captain Britain movie!!! please!!!!!

    by DoctorWhat

  • July 15, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Wow, they are REALLY gonna go there.

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...I am equal parts excited and terrified at this. Here's hoping they developers find a way to tonally meld this world with the Avengers. I'll stand on the optimistic side for now.

  • July 15, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    They didn't need to change the costumes

    by Prem1x

    That artistic look isn't any better than the 616 stuff. Except possibly whatever they're doing with Drax there.

  • July 15, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    More like "losers in space"

    by chien_sale

  • Ummmm doesn't Green Lantern have a squirrel and a bumble bee as part of the Corps? I don't see how a Raccoon with a gun is any less ridiculous of a notion.

  • July 15, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Rkdn. A huge comic fan never heard of gotg??

    by Paul

    Def not and the movie going public consistently goes against this site. If the movie has a good script and looks good people will see it . Spiderman is a success after all the hate here

  • July 15, 2012, 6:18 p.m. CST

    This pic works perfectly for FB timeline.

    by DrAwkward

    You can put your face over Drax the Destroyer. I bet someone has already done it. And as for the movie itself, Marve has earned the benefit of the doubt. Instead of shitting on the idea, use your imagination and think how it could work. All they need is Danny DeVito voice and mocap as Rocket Racoon and Nathan Fillion for every other role. Bigger box office than Avatar.

  • July 15, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Vin diesel would make a good drax

    by Paul

    Hmm for rockets voice Danny deviti could work . Vin though would be good but maybe too similar to riddick . Peter jackson could make a good Starlord

  • July 15, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    @volllllume3

    by Splinter76

    How does thinking that a movie with a teeny, ornery talking raccoon with a rocket strapped to his back might be stupid make all of us "Nolan fanboys" or "cunts", you stupid, single, can't-get-a-woman nerd? I would love for Marvel to prove us wrong but this just looks STUPID!!!!!!

  • July 15, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    This is not animated, and will be AWESOME

    by mrfantomashawk

    Anyone who has read the latest run of GOTG would understand how awesome and how much potential the series has. Go pick up a comic and know that this was the right move for Marvel.

  • July 15, 2012, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Super hard to get behind The Guardians

    by donkingkong

    Never been all that into Marvels cosmic properties to begin with, but having a raccoon team member is going to take a genuis effort on somebodys part to wedge that into the same universe Ironman is part of. Yea yea say what you will about space aliens and cosmic cubes being believable, it is still more digestable then a cosmic police unit with friggn raccoon as team member.

  • July 15, 2012, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Did the Green Lantern movie have squirrel or bee GLC members?

    by Hesiod2k7

    No. Even he people who made that lackluster effort knew better. Rocket Racoon is a dumbass character for a space epic marvel movie. Could he star in some Pixar-esque computer animate kiddie flick? yes, if you tone him down to PG-13

  • Not to mention 50 other Marvel characters perfectly and believably able to step into the Marvel world thus established.

  • July 15, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    23statcity I didn't say it couldn't work...

    by Tom Fremgen

    I'm just saying of all the stories and characters Marvel has (George Lucas and George R.R. Martin don't have that much to choose from), GOTG is pretty close to the bottom- like Doctor Boom and Brother Voodoo. And IMHO, Annihilation is a far superior story compared to the whole GOTG run.

  • Actually Yes, they can be seen in the movie as well as the many other odd lantern creatures. Why was Tomar-Re (A fish man) ok though or Killowog? Why are those ok and not the Raccoon?

  • July 15, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Rocket Raccoon

    by mullymt

    Will bring more gravitas than Tyrion Lannister brings to GoT. Seriously, if you don't think it will work, go find the DnA comics and dig in. I do hope that they bring Nova in, though. The relationship between Star-Lord and Nova was great. Not buddies, exactly, but colleagues that worked well together. Here's my fanfic for the day: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014): Sets up Thanos as the baddie for Avengers 2. Avengers 2: Thanos as the baddie. No Guardians here. End of Hulk 2 (or possibly End of Avengers 2): Tony realizes how dangerous Hulk is and blasts him out to space. Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Space Hulk meets up with Guardians of the Galaxy, they fight (of course), but eventually team up to take on a bigger foe. Avengers 3: World War Hulk. Hulk returns, but instead of having the Warbound by his side, he has the GoG. Boom. Fanfic fin.

  • July 15, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    THIS I do not get.

    by Teddy Artery

    Completely asinine, unless it's played completely for laughs.

  • July 15, 2012, 10:58 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see another Fantastic Four

    by Teddy Artery

    than this goofy thing. Especially if they fire everyone but Jessica Alba.

  • July 15, 2012, 11:09 p.m. CST

    they are making another fantastic four

    by Jon

    don't you read this site.

  • July 16, 2012, 1:17 a.m. CST

    @RFM--"A mix between Ted and Rambo"

    by mullymt

    Yes. Plus Han Solo.

  • July 16, 2012, 3:18 a.m. CST

    A zillion more superhero sequels...

    by Gezoes

    .. no thanks!!

  • July 16, 2012, 3:20 a.m. CST

    re: splinter76

    by Volllllume3

    What does it matter if it's a talking racoon? Yoda ended up being one of the most iconic in the history of cinema and he's a 3 foot small green alien with pointy ears.

  • You really don't know what you want. I'm so glad the talkbacks don't have the power they used to have back in the day. You cunts are going to be ignored and this will still go ahead for the rest of us to enjoy.

  • July 16, 2012, 3:34 a.m. CST

    STARLORD FTW

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    pussies just cant understand a bad ass motherfucker when they see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • do you?

  • July 16, 2012, 3:47 a.m. CST

    after reading these comments i can safely say..

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    all of you bashing just looked at the picture and decided you didn't like it, how about instead of being retarded you actualy hit google, look at the origin and the villains, try to remember the credit sequence in avengers with the red guy, shut your stupid fucking mouths and get on with your lives. This is necessary if there is to be thanos, you assholes would be mad NO MATTER WHAT arc marvel went with. Thanos- space travel death loving warlord GotG- preemptive alien peace-keeping force 1+1=2

  • July 16, 2012, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Ah... looks to me like Nova IS in the GotG movie!!!

    by The_Loafer

    Are you guys telling me you don't notice the floating stars in the sky and that they don't resemble Nova's helmet star??? For whatever reason, Marvel is obviously not comfortable announcing anything Nova related just yet, maybe out of fear of the attachment movie fans will tie to the GL franchise or because it's part of a bigger plan, but just look at those flying stars and look at Nova's helmet...

  • July 16, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    kinda surprised Dr. Strange isn't on deck...

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    You'd think that would be a relatively sure thing. Whatever happened to Joseph Fiennes? He may be a good cast.

  • July 16, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Loafer

    by mullymt

    Good catch!

  • July 16, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Ultron

    by mullymt

    Dr. Strange would be great, if a little obvious. Joseph Fiennes is one of the worst actors around, though. If he touches it, it will fail miserably. Ralph got all the acting genes. They talked about a Runaways movie a while ago. That would be a good bet, in a Spy Kids kind of way (I know that's not the tone, but Marvel should put out a kids movie in their universe). Cap can guest star as the fun-sponge adult. Seriously, though. DnA's books were amazing. Marvel Cosmic was the best part of Marvel for a while. I'm a little annoyed that Marvel is sending BMB to revisit instead of, say, Peter David or Jonathan Hicks. DnAs current run on New Mutants is pretty good as well.

  • July 16, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    New Star Wars

    by Big_T

    Mark my words: This will be the next generation's Star Wars. You can't make another Avengers movie because no one is interested in seeing a bunch of super heroes fight in a big city again. Its been done. Marvel needs a huge canvas to paint big pictures. You can't do that if you are limited to Earth alone. GotG is going to be the doorway into the bigger Marvel Universe. Marvel is thinking bigger than anyone imagines. They are teamed up with Disney, which means unlimited merchandizing and tie-ins. Disney Land just created an entire theme park around Cars: you don't think they can do that with Marvel super heroes? There is 50+ years of material, characters, storylines, etc. GotG and the other movies are creating a building frame for this universe to grow into something big. And if they do it right, bigger than Star Wars.

  • July 16, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Fantastic Four

    by mullymt

    They're so close to messing it up over at Fox that it might revert. It has to be in production by the end of the year. Bring FF into GotG's Annihilation Wave, anybody?

  • July 16, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    One more thing..

    by Big_T

    Rocket Raccoon steals the whole thing. Does anyone remember Yoda? Jabba? Not to mention every other weird looking character that we have been talking about for 30+ years. I know nothing about Rocket Raccoon, but he will be big.

  • July 16, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST

    I recognize Rocket Raccoon, but who the hell are those other people?

    by Royston Lodge

    Ok, I admit I haven't read Guardians of the Galaxy for a long time, so I'm kinda behind the times, but still I recognize none of those characters. So, no Vance Astro in this movie? I always though Vance Astro was the most interesting part of GotG.

  • Every movie set in space is this generation's Star Wars. No, it really isn't.

  • July 16, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    There are many bad ways top handle this and few good ones...

    by jgsugden

    ... but I trust Marvel to get to the good stuff. This story fits with the epic storylines hinted at in the other Marvel movies. I'm certainly going to be willing to give it a chance.

  • July 16, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Rocket Raccoon can work....

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ....just look at the Narnia movies. They have tons of small furry CG characters interacting with the live-action.

  • July 16, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    big_t- Disney sorta can't do that, actually.

    by TheSecondQuest

    Disney can't make any theme park content themed around Marvel properties east of the Mississippi, due to Marvel's prior deal with Universal (who has a Marvel Heroes section at Islands of Adventure). Sure, they could make one at Disney Land, but due to the space limitations there, they wouldn't be able to go full-blown into it like they could in Florida. Additionally, Disney is not in any rush to try to reclaim that contract because it's a win-win situation: -If Universal decides not to maintain the contract rights, then Disney gets them back and can do their own thing. -If Universal continues to hold onto the rights by maintaining the Marvel section of IOA, then Disney has Disney-owned products being advertised in the theme park of their greatest competitor AND still get Marvel's cut of the merchandise being sold there, and Disney doesn't have to spend a dime.

  • July 16, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    @ the_loafer not really the Nova star

    by Tom Fremgen

    but it could be- but I'd say it's proof of the Nova Corps (which got really lame when they decided to rip off the Green Lantern Corp) Whether or not Rich Rider is there, remains to be seen :)

  • July 16, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Annihilation

    by Jon G

    If they delve into the Annihilation story arc I will be a happy camper. That has to be one of if not my favorite series that has come out. I can't wait to see Rocket Raccoon in action!!

  • I hate to get my hopes up for characters that will never show up.

  • July 16, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    I was ready to drink the haterade at first...

    by sepharih

    Then I remembered that Marvel is owned by disney now. Honestly...this premise really isn't that far out there compared to what they normally get up to. Maybe this could actually work.

  • July 16, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    @fremgen if they start...

    by The_Loafer

    ... calling themselves derivative names such as the "Star Explode" corps or the "quantum singularity" corps or any other variation that could be tied to "Nova", THEN that would be lame :).

  • July 16, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    gotta give Racoon props for one thing...

    by Stalkeye

    ..he helped to win me a few online matches in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Just when i thought Marvel/Capcom was stupid for adding this character in the roster as oppossed to Black Bolt, Adam Warlock or T'challa, he's not too shabby. How can you hate on a Gun toting aggro Raccoon with some Aussie accent?

  • July 16, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    And Gamora's Outfit looks lame.

    by Stalkeye

    Gimmie the tight-assed cross etched pattern bodysuit anyday over that Buckethead gear. My Customized version of Her (Soul Calibur V) looks more like Gamora than what's depicted in that painting. But it's called conceptual art for a reason, meaning/hoping that her final design will be more akin to a more "familiar' look.

  • July 16, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    @Ganymede3010

    by Jon G

    Hahaha I was thinking the same exact thing. I have a copy of Marvel vs Capcom sitting at home...looks like I will be trading that in and getting Ultimate! Rocket Raccoon!!!

  • July 16, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Think the raccoon will work? 3 words: Howard the Duck

    by Darth Macchio

    Ok, ok..just kidding. It can work if there's actual talent and passion as with anything else. Just having a little at the expense of another former cartoon hero that didn't quite make the trek from the color page to the silver screen. But props for trying..oh yes..props for trying.

  • July 16, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Cosmo?

    by mullymt

    The Russian dog? That would also be awesome.

  • July 16, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Cosmo?

    by mullymt

    The Russian dog? That would also be awesome.

  • July 16, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST

    spanish_phil_hartman

    by Teddy Artery

    Yes, I know FF is being remade. Point being that there is already audience awareness of FF and we know and love the characters... this collection of odd toys may work to some degree, but it surely would be a children's film with the wacky pack of characters here.

  • July 16, 2012, 8:03 p.m. CST

    I tried to read the new run

    by BeatsMe

    And didn't get into it at all - just felt all over the place. That said, I just started reading the Thanos stuff - and he is awesome.

  • July 16, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Annihilation wouldn't work

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    Thanos dies in it and if he's set to plague the Avengers when next they rustle on to film then killing him off before that happens doesn't make any sense.

  • July 16, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Starlord just got back from a late cameo in Resistance 3

    by David_Denmans_Beard

  • July 16, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Also, realistically would Disney creatively veto Moondragon from the film?

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    The Mouse House wouldn't even fathom suggesting one of their princesses to be a lesbian but a bi-sexual alien superhero? Either she stays in and gets less screen time than a likely-to-be CGI Rocket Raccoon or she gets retconned prior to the release of the film.

  • July 17, 2012, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Missing the point guys....

    by cw

    Loki got major playing time in Thor..as he should have..to set himself up as a baddie for the Avengers. Thanos was introduced at the end but where do you think he is going to get his major playing time to establish his true badassness? Every one says..who is this guy..well the only movie that makes sense to show you is GOTG. He has history with all these guys. Marvel went to alot of trouble to point out the infinity gaunlet and I believe these movies will act more as "Thanos Quest" than his initial bout with the comic cube in setting up Avengers 2. Adam Warlock will be introduced in this movie as he is the possessor of the Soul Gem and because he has to be introduced because in the past where Thanos goes so does AW. As silly as RR may seem to everyone, I do not believe he will be carried over to the Avengers as this will prob be set aside for Warlock, Drax, Moondragon and maybe whatever character they decide fits the Silver Surfers roll since they cant use him. The end payoff should make this movie part of the must see story.

  • July 17, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Marvel's putting a Raccoon on the big screen

    by thelordofhell

    Whilst DC can't even do a decent movie that doesn't feature Batman..........wow.........just wow