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James Gunn teases characters bigger than Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy

June 24th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

You may have noticed in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers, a giant head floating in space. This is Knowhere, the severed head of a Celestial, an ancient, powerful and gigantic space-faring race that helped create humanity. As you can guess by the size of the head, They stand at around about 2000 feet tall.

In a recent interview, director James Gunn confirmed that there will be references to Celestials in the movie:

“We have a couple of Celestials who we refer to in the film. They’re part of the overall structure of the cosmic universe. They’re part of the fun of what the movie is.”

The director also revealed that there are bigger things in Guardians of the Galaxy than Thanos.

“Our characters, to some degree, have super powers, but at the same time they’re just ordinary citizens of the galaxy. They just happen to be renegades – they’re basically bikers. They’re just these ordinary citizens who get caught up in this thing – because they want money in the beginning – that has completely cosmic overtones. There are characters like Thanos involved, and then there are characters bigger than that. Suddenly these mortals are playing in the fields of gods. I always find that a very interesting thing.”

Characters bigger than Thanos?  Well that could be referring to The Collector, one of the Elders of the Universe and a character played by Benicio Del Toro. But the cosmic side of Marvel has no shortage of characters that fit that description. Entities like Eternity, Infinity, The Living Tribunal, The Watcher, and even Death.

Guardians of the Galaxy seems set to open the MCU like has never been done before.

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Guardians of the Galaxy is being directed by James Gunn from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn. The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, with Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is set for August 1st, 2014

Source: Badass Digest

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