5 Characters I Hope Appear In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Greetings, everyone! As a longtime fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy, it's an honor to be contributing to this site. I'm Dan, and as you'll see over time, I love random discussions, and I love making lists for others to debate over.
As we get closer to the release of the film debut of our favorite team, more and more questions come up: What will Rocket's origin be? Will Nebula and Gamora have the same ties to Thanos that they do in the comics? How will Yondu fit in? But one question that I find intriguing is one that we tend to ask anymore going into any new MCU film: who will cameo?
Face it: this movie is ushering in an entirely new setting for the MCU. Unlike other movies, it can't depend on any groundwork layed down by the other films. Meaning there's going to be a LOT of new characters introduced. Sure, we all know by now who the main characters in the movie are. But if Marvel/Disney is as serious about the future of this franchise as they seem to be, it would be ridiculous to not at least cameo or hint to some characters that could have bigger roles in future movies.
That being said, here's my personal list of who I would love to see appear in the GotG movie, and why.
In my opinion, a vital part of the team in the previous volume of the comic. She provided them with a powerful telepath, as well as with a calm and rational thinker (which, face it, they sorely need). Sadly, I also think this is the one we're least likely to see, as the writers will likely scoff at having two different green-skinned females in the movie. It sounds ridiculous, but let's all admit it: that's how these people think. Still... it would be great to see her on the big screen. Maybe in a sequel?
Another that we're VERY unlikely to see, even in a sequel. However, Disney has high hopes for Rocket going over well with audiences, so who's to say that we couldn't get a small glimpse of Cosmo somewhere just in case they're able to utilize him in the future? Come on folks... a hyper-intelligent, talking Russian dog in a cosmonaut's uniform? and he does have, in his favor, the fact that he's got a huge cult following among fans. Yes, I'm serious
Possibly the most marketable character on this list. A stunning, redheaded, scantily-clad warrior angel? She could be a franchise unto herself given a good enough story. Roughly 90% of us thought this was who Karen Gillan was cast as until her role as Nebula was revealed. A simple glimpse of her in the background could lay groundwork for a future star in the MCU. If Marvel is as serious about this becoming a franchise as we're hearing, I wouldn't at ALL be surprised to see at least a hint that she exists.
2. Adam Warlock:
I would say this is both the most likely one, as well as the second most important one. We all know by now that the MCU is heading towards an Infinity Gauntlet storyline. Some characters that were involved in the comics (Silver Surfer, etc) obviously can't be included due to their film rights being owned by other studios. But while he's important to the plot, even the Surfer isn't necessary. But if Marvel is going to do this story even partially like it's comic counterpart, there's one character that cannot be left out of this: Adam Warlock. He's also been a member of the Guardians in the past, and is as important to Thanos' story as Nebula, Gamora, or Drax. Some people are saying they think Warlock's cocoon is briefly shown in the mid-credits scene of Thor: The Dark World, and it would make a lot of sense if that's the case. Warlock emerging from it would make a fantastic ending to the film.
1. Iron Man
The single most important cameo needs to be Iron Man. While this might seem like an odd choice for number one, think about it: This film is going to be a hard sell to the casual fan. The fan who doesn't read the comics, but just likes the movies is *not* going to look at this movie and say "Oh yeah, this fits in with The Avengers". You need some way of tying this film in with the rest of the MCU aside from the fact that it deals with an Infinity Stone. What better way to do this than with a cameo by the character who's arguably the offical face of the MCU? And on a purely fanboy note... I'd give anything to see the hilarious banter between Tony and Rocket on the big screen.
Do you agree with this list? Let me know! Do you disagree? Then please, tell me who YOU'D like to see cameo in the film! This is the film we've all been waiting for, fellow Galaxians. Let's enjoy the ride!