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Guardians of the Galaxy movie has a new writer…

August 4th, 2012 by Marc Comments

We’re excited by any movie with Marvel in the DNA right now, but this one is a hard sell… even to us

Guardians of the Galaxy now has a new script writer as the slew of marvel movies gets bigger and bigger. Despite having no scripts made yet, three of them did make the blacklist from which he was picked and let’s be clear, Marvel doesn’t pick just anyone to tackle their scripts especially being the hottest property right now.

The scriptwriter is called Chris McCoy and he’s picking up from a script by Nicole Perlman. McCoy’s scripts apparently have a really quirky comedic edge which in Avengers was a key element. Given the range of characters in the Guardians team, he may be just the man to do it.

The Hollywood Reporter has further details on the plot which, as we guessed a while back, looks like it’ll tie into Thanos’ appearance at the end of The Avengers/Avengers Assemble: “the movie’s lineup will include Drax the Destroyer, a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos (the villain in the Avengers final-scene tease); Groot, a giant tree-man; Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien intergalactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles him.”

We’re mindly concerned as to how Rocket Raccoon will fit into the Marvel movie universe, but at the same time, we’d be liars if we said we weren’t excited…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….