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Guardians of the Galaxy Gets a Synopsis, Maybe a Cartoon Show?

It Came From Outer Space

I was trying to see if I could crop this in such a way as to emphasize Rocket Raccoon’s stature, and I didn’t have to try very hard, frankly. Groot seems pretty intrigued by it, but we all know that’s the start of an adorable inter-size friendship.

It’s never safe to assume anything about a movie this far out from its release date, but Guardians of the Galaxy is shaping up to be the weirdest ride of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far… and, if you ask me, in a good way. This is a fairly odd thing to say about a movie for adults with a talking raccoon and a man-tree in it. And for the kids, Marvel/Disney just might be preparing their own version.

Take this with a grain of salt, but according to Comic Book Movie’s “well placed source,” a cartoon adaptation of the characters is in the works. It’s an unsourced rumor, backed up slightly by Marvel editor Stephen Wacker hinting at it in 2012. Like I said, slightly. But it’s not unlikely that Disney would take the cosmic setting, one rather divorced from the rest of Marvel continuity (man, I can’t wait to see how they give SHIELD a Guardians of the Galaxy tie-in), and use it to fund a kids action cartoon. After all, they’re pretty good about merchandising movies featuring a talking animal and only one lead female character on the team of protagonists.

While it may or may not have a cartoon show, GotG definitely has a synopsis to help pull together a cast of all the actors featured above, Lee Pace, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro, Karen Gillan, and John C. Reilly. Here’s what the movie is about:

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 Peter 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 blanace.

Peter Quill is second from the right at top, if you couldn’t narrow it down and then guess from how he’s not the lady, the Raccoon guy, or the tree guy. This is a bit obscure, but I’d say it’s safe money on that “mysterious orb” being one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s infinity “gems.”

(via Comic Book Movie, Screencrave.)

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