Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

Peter Sarsgaard Moves To The New Twin Peaks
And a new promo video is online...
Joe Robert Cole In Talks To Write Marvel's Black Panther
Amber Lake man gets the first crack at T'Challa
New Full Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
''We all have one enemy... And that's President Snow...''
Exclusive New Trailer For The Fear Of 13
First look at the acclaimed new death row documentary
The Good Dinosaur Digs Up A New Trailer
New Trumbo Trailer Released
Bryan Cranston braves the blacklist
Tom Hiddleston Explains Loki's Absence From Avengers Age Of Ultron
'It was imbalancing people's expectations'
Benicio Del Toro Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII
'Rian Johnson is infusing the film with new steroids'
F. Gary Gray Looks Set To Direct Fast & Furious 8
Straight Outta Compton director in the frame
Judy Greer And Luke Wilson Find Measure Of A Man
Joining Donald Sutherland and Blake Cooper
Jon Voight On For Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo also cast in the Potter spin-off
Capture The Flag Captures A Trailer
Un viaje familiar a la luna
More Movie News

Benicio Del Toro Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII
'Rian Johnson is infusing the film with new steroids'
More Movie News

We'll Never Have Paris
30 December 2019
01 June 2016
23 October 2015
The Program
16 October 2015
I Believe In Miracles
09 October 2015
08 October 2015
More Future Films

By Our Selves (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Bill (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Precinct Seven Five (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Jurassic World (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Exclusive: Marvel Chief Kevin Feige On Guardians Of The Galaxy
'You’ll get more than a turn-around-and-smirk from Thanos...'

30 August 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

guardians of the galaxy empire kevin feige

In the latest issue of Empire, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige spoke exclusively about the studio's biggest gamble yet, Guardians Of The Galaxy. To whet your appetite, here are a few choice questions and answers.

But before you read what Feige had to say about the space comedy, be sure to read (or re-read) our reaction to the very-special-and-definitely-not-for-the-web GOTG footage seen at Comic-Con earlier this year here, as well as star(lord) Chris Pratt's recent words on the project here.

Is this Marvel’s Star Wars?

"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."

Does this take place at the same time as the other Phase Two movies?

"The general answer is yes. It’s not exactly revealed what year or month it is in relation to the other Phase Two films. But yes, it’s the same time."

Is it more of a stand-alone film?

"Certainly more than the others. We’ve already said that Thanos plays a part in it and is a character in it. That in and of itself should tell you it’s connected to the other worlds."

Is Thanos the main villain?

"Ronan The Accuser (Lee Pace) is very much the main bad guy. And Thanos is lurking above it all. You will learn more about Thanos in Guardians, for sure. Certainly you’ll get more than the one turn-around-and-smirk. You’ll get much more than that."

Talk us through the Guardians.

"They are an unlikely band. It’s pure circumstance that brings them all together throughout the course of the movie.

  • "Rocket [Raccoon] has been genetically and mechanically altered, he’s an experiment from one part of the galaxy.
  • "Groot is a species that happens to look like trees look, and is quite communicative if you can understand the different inflections in the way he says, 'I am Groot.'
  • "Peter Quill left Earth in the mid-’80s, but when we meet back up with him he’s very much a citizen of the Universe.
  • "Drax (Dave Bautista) has one goal and one goal only, which is to kill Ronan because of a past tragedy.
  • "When we meet Gamora (Zoe Saldana), she’s a bad guy working with Ronan and Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Korath (Djimon Hounsou), and by extension for Thanos. Gamora doesn’t necessarily like doing that anymore, and tries to find a new path for herself. But she has such a reputation as the deadliest woman in the galaxy that people aren’t greeting her with open arms."

For more on both Guardians Of The Galaxy (out August 1, 2014) and superhero stablemate Captain America: The Winter Soldier (May 2, 2014), watch our Comic-Con red carpet interviews below and try not to fall into Chris Evans' dreamy eyes in the process.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Kathleen Turner Set For Dumb & Dumber To
She's on to play Fraida Felcher
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)