Marvel Initially Deliberate Guardians of the Galaxy Shorts

Marvel Originally Planned Guardians of the Galaxy Shorts

The Guardians of the Galaxy (Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Groot, and Rocket) pose together.

The Guardians of the Galaxy may have had a special introduction.
Picture: Marvel Studios

Due to their appearances within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy at the moment are family names. Right now, everybody loves Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and, in fact, Groot. Earlier than the primary movie, although, Marvel Studios had an idea to introduce these then-largely unknown characters to followers in a relatively unconventional approach.

Prompted by a narrative from the brand new The Story of Marvel Studios e book, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn defined on Twitter that again earlier than 2014’s first Guardians, Marvel was contemplating making 4 Guardians quick movies (known as “One-Pictures” within the MCU) that will introduce every of the core characters. Marvel would then slot three of them in entrance of the three Marvel motion pictures popping out main as much as Guardians (nearly in a Pixar/Pixar quick form of approach), with the fourth one positioned earlier than Guardians itself. The primary three had been Rocket/Groot, Drax, and Gamora, whereas the fourth one was Star-Lord. Gunn says solely the Rocket/Groot quick, which advised the story of how they met, was ever written although. It was additionally absolutely storyboarded and Alan Tudyk had a job. The Star-Lord one was principally simply the now opening of Guardians of the Galaxy, through which Peter loses his mother after which goes into house with Yondu.

“We didn’t find yourself doing it as a result of I spotted it was ridiculous for me to be writing & directing 4 quick movies concurrently I used to be prepping an unlimited world-building film,” Gunn tweeted. “It was actually onerous for me to confess it was an excessive amount of for me & I used to be unhappy deciding I couldn’t do them (particularly Rocket & Groot). However, , possibly sometime!”

Since then, although, Gunn has directed two Guardians motion pictures, with a 3rd on the way in which, helped oversee a Guardians of the Galaxy theme park experience (with a second on the way in which), and helmed an upcoming vacation particular, to not point out all the time having enter when the characters present up in motion pictures like Avengers: Infinity Battle or Thor: Love and Thunder.

We’ll subsequent see all the Guardians in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which begins filming quickly and is out Could 5, 2023. Star-Lord (not less than) may also seem in Thor: Love and Thunder, out July 8, 2022.

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