Five Things From The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Comics That Should Be In The Film (Editorial)


With the first Guardians of the Galaxy trailer now released, as well as its first poster, die-hard Galaxians from all over are ecstatic. The trailer has done a great job of getting most people excited for the film, as well as introducing each character to people who are new to the property. That being said, there are a few things from the comics that I hope make an appearance in the film, to please the die-hard fans. Check 'em out after the jump!



FROM COMICS TO FILM
Five Elements From Guardians of the Galaxy Comics
That Should Be In The Film

1. Debrief Logs
In Volume Two of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic (by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning), one thing that made the series unique was that each Guardian would debrief after a mission. This gave us full panels of each characters explaining things from their perspective, as if they were talking directly to us, not unlike the television show, The Office. Not only was it unique, but it enabled us to get to know each Guardian and their personality a little better.

That doesn't mean I want the Guardians of the Galaxy film to be a mockumentary-style space opera. In fact, I think the debrief logs would only work, on film, if they were used sparingly, in possibly one or two scenes. They would add much humor to the movie, and if used effectively, would help establish each character more.

2. Knowhere
Knowhere is basically a floating space station, in the form of a severed Celestial head, which has a talking, telepathic, Russian dog named Cosmo as its head of security. Sounds crazy, right? It is...but it works. Knowhere played a role in Volume Two of the comics, as a sort-of headquarters for The Guardians, where they would get ready for each mission.


From a new plot description in a USA Today article, we know that Knowhere will, in fact, be featured in the film. This is good news, but hopefully Knowhere isn't changed too much from the comic version. For many movie-goers, a talking raccoon is already going to be a hard pill to swallow. However, I would like to see it eventually play a role, either by the end of the first film, or the beginning of the sequel. Plus, if I never see Cosmo brought to life, I might cry.

3. Groot Getting Destroyed
Groot is a magnificent creature. Since he is basically a tree, he can grow like a tree, if planted. In the comics, Groot has been obliterated into many specks of wood, on more than one occasion. However, his BFF, Rocket Raccoon, always manages to salvage at least one scrap of timber. Then Rocket does what any best friend would do and sticks his BFF's remaining body part in a pot full of dirt, watering occasionally. Groot doesn't always grow back right away. In fact, the rate in which he grows back seems to vary. But it does make for some pretty funny scenes.


This aspect of Groot makes him a very unique character, and would also give the audience a better understanding of Groot and Rocket's friendship. Plus, who wouldn't want to see Rocket Raccoon spraying tiny Groot with a water bottle?

4. Original Guardians
That's right. Guardians of the Galaxy wasn't always Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Drax. In fact, in it's original incarnation, Guardians of the Galaxy consisted of members Major Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex, and Charlie-27. In this series, The Guardians were from 31st century, as opposed to the current Guardians, who are from the present. In Volume Two of Guardians of the Galaxy, the "new" Guardians encounter Vance Astro, who was sent back in time. It's because of him that they name themselves "Guardians of the Galaxy".


As we know now, Yondu, an original Guardian, will be played by Michael Rooker in the upcoming film. However, we aren't really sure if Yondu's film counterpart will be from the future, or even an original member of The Guardians. That's why I'd like to see a flashback (or flashback-forward) of Yondu in his prime, battling Badoon with the other three original Guardians. How epic would that be for longtime fans of the original Guardians?


5. Gamora Getting Toasted
Before you freak out, no I don't want to see Gamora get killed. However, in the comics, Gamora has a healing factor. It's not like Wolverine's super healing factor either. It takes time to work. In volume two of the GOTG, Gamora saved the rest of the Guardians by choosing to get burnt to a crisp. It took her a while to fully recover from it, but showed how heroic Gamora truly can be.

I feel like this would show Gamora's heroic side, as well as add some much needed drama and emotion to what seems like will be a very comedic film. Plus, after Peter Quill lost his mother, it will be a good chance to show how much he cares for Gamora (in a strictly platonic way), if he freaks out when she (almost) sacrifices her life for the rest of the crew.



What do you think? What aspects of the comics would you like to see in the film? Let us know by dropping a comment below!

26 comments:

  1. I agree with all of these. Also, just wanted to add that the Badoon will not be in the film since Marvel doesn't own the rights.

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    1. I know, I listened to that James Gunn podcast clip after I wrote this article. Thanks for correcting me though!

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    1. I wonder if they would even try to explain the celestials in the film?

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  3. You do know Knowwhere is featured in the Movie right?
    As you see the 3 new Lego sets there is one called "Knowwhere escape mission"
    It features Nebula, Rocket, Groot, and a Shakaraan Soldier

    It's a pretty cool set :)

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    1. I know, I wrote this article before that was confirmed. I can't wait to see what James Gunn does with Knowhere.

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  4. I hope Star Lord has a connection with the Milano ship as he does with Ship. I always thought that was a really cool idea. Seems like they are playing down how special Peter is. I haven't seen any mentions of the element gun either. So he really is just a human that is in space?

    Cosmo and Rocket are too funny and I hope that is included! Rocket must wear the space suit clear dome helmet at some point too!

    Great coverage guys keep it up!

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    1. Rocket space helmet is a must! And I love him and Cosmo's relationship.

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    2. I think James Gunn already referred to him as being part alien. I'm sure it'll be hinted in the movie for his young flashback scene

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  5. Ronan and/or Nebula will probably put Gamora in that position where she'd have to be killed (or close to it) in order to spare the rest of the gang.

    Considering James Gunn loves practical special effects, that last option you posted might happen, and we'll see her sacrifice herself to save the crew. Making her vengeance that much sweeter.

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  6. I don't think you covered this, But I believe Groot also has the ability to control plant life.

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  7. I would love to see Mantis, Bug and Phyla-Vell on the big screen, probably not in this movie but maybe in a sequel.

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    1. Let's hope we get a sequel. Seeing Bug and Mantis come to life would be a dream.

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  8. I think groot "sacrificing himself" or something along those lines would be perfect so rocket takes care of little groot in a mid credits scene

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  9. Has James Gunn or any article directed towards GoTG made mention of Cosmo? Like, even just a little mention?

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  10. I really hope they make Drax Arthur Douglas. Just the slightest mention of him as a former human, or the existance of a saxaphone in the background would make me happy.
    I grew up with Drax and Gamora in the Infinity Watch, and one of my favorite comics was Drax fighting Hulk over a misunderstanding about trying to find a saxaphone. Moondragon's reaction to his musical talent was very touching.

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    1. I'm a huge fan of the infinity watch too. I kind of sort of hope they make a movie of it, but I doubt it.

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    2. II hope they add Adam Warlock and Moondragon in the sequel. Letting Drax realize his Daughter is still alive could be a big deal. And I assume I don't have to justify hoping for Adam Warlock. If they go that far, with infinity gems and everything, we're almost there.

      I'm behind on the modern comics, but I was always disapointed that Pip never joined the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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    3. A drunk Pip in a bar meeting the Guardians is my most wanted cameo

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  11. I think my only complain about this article is the Debrief Logs, I hate that when I read the comics, I hope Gunn don't put this on the movie.

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  12. Love all those, the debrief logs were brilliant. DnA were just the greatest thing to happen to Marvel cosmic! I really want to see Major Victory make an appearance in a future film (with his cap shield of course) and Bug, Mantis, and Cosmo too. Phyla and Adam always screwed things up so I dunno about them :p

    I think that Don Cheadle's War Machine could work in a sequel GotG film too. He was so underused in Iron Man 2 and 3, it would be fun to see him flying and getting some space action. I think if they were looking to bring an already established MCU character he would be a great choice.

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  13. I just hope they call the Kree the Kree. In a perfect world Marvel would've owned ALL their characters and we'd get a cantina-like scene in GotG featuring Skrulls, Badoon, Kree, Shi'Ar etc

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