Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has been talking about Phase 2 of the Marvel movies. This includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Both Thor and Guardians will take place partly off Earth, but we did not know exactly how cosmic these films would be. It sounds as if they will be doing what DC and Warner Bros should have done with the Green Lantern movie as Guardians of the Galaxy will mainly take place in space.
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 think Iron Man 3 shows the other side of Phase 2, which is delving deeper into the characters. Throwing them on a much more personal journey. And Captain America will showcase… What’s exciting to me about Cap – sort of about Iron Man 3 too if you look at it – is it’s tonally almost like a different genre. Shane Black’s described Iron Man 3 as a Tom Clancy sort of political thriller, which I like a lot. We hired our directors on Cap because they loved our explanation that we really want to make a ’70s political thriller masquerading as a big superhero movie. Just like with the first film – we got Joe Johnston because we said, ‘We want to do a ’40s World War Two movie masquerading as a big superhero movie.’ I love that we’re doing a sequel to a film that’s a completely different genre than the first film. I think that’s fun. And the comics do it all the time.
SFX magazine also asked Feige if Guardians of the Galaxy would have as much bearing on The Avengers 2 as the Phase 1 films had with The Avengers.
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.
Guardians of the Galaxy 0.1 is currently available in all good comic shops.