Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Not Star Wars: Explores Existing Marvel Universe



Kevin Feige gives another update regarding the Guardians of the Galaxy movie making it clear that it isn’t Marvel’s Star Wars.

Feige tells EmpireGuardians of the Galaxy exists in the Marvel Universe, perhaps trying to clarify for fans that think just because it’s a space movie it will be the Marvel version of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

We’re not making this to make Marvel’s Star Wars. We’re doing this to explore the other side of the existing Marvel Universe. The fact that Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is a human from our time, that he carries a personal cassette recorder with him, already it’s very different. It’s not a long, time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it’s now in a galaxy far, far away.

Previously James Gunn did say something similar in that he thinks Guardians of the Galaxy is “very, very different from Star Wars.”

However, the movie does have a couple references of sorts to Star Wars as Star-Lord’s helmet was created by the same sculptor that did Darth Vader’s mask.

Also the piece of concept art revealed was vaguely similar to a famous scene in Star Wars as well:


The “Guardians of the Galaxy movie” has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glen Close as Nova Prime.

Also rumored for the movie are Ophelia Lovibond and Enzo Cilenti.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.


Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.