Within the pages of Empire's
latest issue, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talked about Guardians Of The Galaxy, and where it falls into the Marvel time-line of movies, the main villains and the different characters in the movie.
The Guardians Of The Galaxy movie itself will be more of a stand-alone film where it's connected to other worlds and it's all about exploring the other side of the existing Marvel Universe. The fact that Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is a human from our time, that he carries a personal cassette recorder with him, already itís very different. The film also falls into the Phase Two films where it won't be revealed what year or month it is in relation to the other Phase Two films. But yes, itís the same time. The movie will have two villains where Ronan The Accuser (Lee Pace) is very much the main bad guy with Thanos lurking above it all. Thanos will be in the movie and not just as a "one turn-around-and-smirk" approach. Youíll get much more than that.
The characters of Guardians Of The Galaxy and what brings them together throughout the course of the movie.
"Rocket [Raccoon] has been genetically and mechanically altered, heís an experiment from one part of the galaxy."
"Groot is a species that happens to look like trees look, and is quite communicative if you can understand the different inflections in the way he says, 'I am Groot.'"
"Peter Quill left Earth in the mid-í80s, but when we meet back up with him heís very much a citizen of the Universe."
"Drax (Dave Bautista) has one goal and one goal only, which is to kill Ronan because of a past tragedy."
"When we meet Gamora (Zoe Saldana), sheís a bad guy working with Ronan and Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Korath (Djimon Hounsou), and by extension for Thanos. Gamora doesnít necessarily like doing that anymore, and tries to find a new path for herself. But she has such a reputation as the deadliest woman in the galaxy that people arenít greeting her with open arms."