Guardians of the Galaxy: Countdown Thread

Discussion in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' started by Chewy, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Chewy REDACTED

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    A Guardians of the Galaxy movie is happening

    It will have Star-Lord in it

    It will have Drax in it

    It will have Gamora in it

    It will have Groot in it

    It will have Thanos in it

    But most importantly it will have Rocket Raccoon in it :awesome:

    The clock stands at 746 days

    In 746 days you'll be watching a Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Let that sink in

    There aren't 746 issues of GotG so I can't start a cover countdown yet. If anyone has a suggestion of something else to countdown alongside the days let me know. I might just post a nifty pic of an obscure Marvel cosmic character every day until we get to cover countdown territory
     
  2. KangConquers Purple Kang, Purple Kang

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    You could use Marvel.wikia.com and use their "Known appearances" sections and do a countdown that way...might get complicated though. :woot:
     
  3. Iron-Fan Registered

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    Is this confirmed? :huh:
     
  4. SuperSAINT Where's Chewy gone?

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    My research into these characters begins NOW.
     
  5. TX85 Registered

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    Awesome news!
     
  6. JB-the-Hunter Booty hunter

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    Why wouldn't it?
     
  7. TX85 Registered

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    Is it the same Thanos from the MCU(hinted in the beginning of Avengers and shown during a credit scene at the end of the movie)or is it a complete stand-alone Thanos in a stand-alone film??
     
  8. Captain Marvel SHAZAM!

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    Of course it's the same. Why would it be a standalone Thanos in a standalone film? That doesn't make much sense...
     
  9. TX85 Registered

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    Don't know I just thought maybe Feige didn't want this film in the MCU,IF it is though then where would it stand in the time-line?
     
  10. Iron-Fan Registered

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    Why would it?
    I mean, he probably is, but it this point it's speculation.
     
  11. Captain Marvel SHAZAM!

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    I think it's safe to say they're not going to have two alternate universe Thanos's. Why in the world would they confuse the audience like that? "Oh, the Guardians of the Galaxy Thanos? Yeah, he's a parallel universe version of the Avengers Thanos. They're not the same guy." The entire point of the MCU is for all their movies to coexist in the same universe. They're not about to create an Earth-1/Earth-2 situation like DC. As for the timeline, it'd happen after Avengers and before Avengers 2.
     
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    same universe same thanos (assuming of course) and high probability of a cross-over/teamup at some point down the line. Phase III is gonna be insane!!
     
  13. Silver Surfer Power Cosmic

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    No Warlock, Nova, Mar-Vell or Quasar, what's the deal? if you're going to do a Cosmic movie go all out. Why go to bat with characters that most fanboys aren't even all that familiar with?
     
  14. JB-the-Hunter Booty hunter

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    Just because certain characters have been confirmed doesn't automatically mean that all other characters won't be in it. There's a good chance we'll see 2 of those characters.
     
  15. KangConquers Purple Kang, Purple Kang

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    I theorized in another thread that they didn't put Warlock etc in because they didn't want to have 2-3 characters fighting for the role of main protagonist. It worked okay in Avengers since we'd already been introduced to all of those characters in solo films; we don't have that luxury this time.

    As far as awareness, all of these characters are so obscure to the general audience, that I don't think it really makes a difference. Warlock and Nova are as much less famous than Iron Man as Iron Man was less famous than Spider-Man prior to his movie; at that point, what does it matter? Use the team you believe you can tell the best story with.
     
  16. Captain Marvel SHAZAM!

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    Adam Warlock is essential to so many stories they're tied with, though. The Soul Gem, the Magus, the Universal Church of Truth, the Fault, the Infinity Gauntlet, Gamora, Pip, Avatar of Life, etc. Anything involving Thanos should definitely involve Adam Warlock as well. I can see why they wouldn't include Nova, as he's better in his own series and doesn't really belong in Guardians of the Galaxy, but Warlock should definitely be in. Think of it like Star Wars, pairing the Jedi with the Smuggler. Warlock could be the Luke Skywalker to Star-Lord's Han Solo.
     
  17. KangConquers Purple Kang, Purple Kang

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    I don't know if you've read every Annihilation tie-in, but they could have part of the movie where the team is looking for the cosmic messiah (a'la when Phyla and Moondragon were in Annihilation Conquest), and find Warlock's cocoon.
     
  18. Captain Marvel SHAZAM!

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    Yep, I've read it. In which case he'd be in the movie, so I'm not sure why you mention it, since you seemed to be arguing for him to not be in the movie.
     
  19. JB-the-Hunter Booty hunter

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    It would stand in "modern times" in the MCU timeline.
    A lot of people (including bloggers and mainstream media sites reporting on the GOTG) are confusing the GOTG with the older "classic" GOTG, who were from the 31st century. *THIS* version of the GOTG, born in the ashes of Annihilation in 2008, is very much "real time," and current.

    What I'm wondering is how they're going to handle Star-Lord. Peter Quill is a human, and an Earthling, from our world, and the way he's "chosen" to become Star-Lord and how he organizes the new GOTG is very Green Lantern-esque (to the point of rip-off). I'm not sure Marvel Studios is going to take that route with his story.
     
  21. Captain Marvel SHAZAM!

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    Use the covers of the issues in which each character appeared. Here, let me get the ball rolling. As far as I can tell, Groot is surprisingly the oldest character of the bunch, first appearing in 1960 and created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Here it is, the beginning of what would become the modern era of the Guardians of the Galaxy.


    DAY ONE
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    #21 Captain Marvel, Jul 16, 2012
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  22. KangConquers Purple Kang, Purple Kang

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    I like the idea from the Annihilation saga and Annihilation Conquest of a hero who was kind of GL-esque, who had a fall from grace, and this is his second chance.
     
  23. Captain Marvel SHAZAM!

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    Ok, according to the Marvel Database, each of the following characters has the following number of appearances.

    230 Adam Warlock
    208 Drax the Destroyer
    167 Gamora
    053 Groot
    065 Rocket Raccoon
    069 Star-Lord
    229 Thanos

    So that's 1,021 appearances total. While a lot of those issues feature more than one character at once (Thanos and Drax the Destroyer first appeared together, after all), there's probably still plenty of separate covers left over to cover the next two years. So the only question is if they'll be done in order or at random. Personally I vote in order. :) At the very least their first appearances are so infrequent that we can go a couple days without a definite list compiled. After all, the next guy to appear on that list after Groot was Adam Warlock seven years later. Did Groot make any more appearances between 1960 and 1967? If not, then the cover for Monday should be Adam Warlock's first appearance. :)
     
  24. Captain Marvel SHAZAM!

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    Adam Warlock's cocoon first appears.

    DAY TWO
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    #24 Captain Marvel, Jul 16, 2012
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    You're nuts.
     

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