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In the process of moving its mystery movie release date from May 16, 2014 to August 1, 2014, the mystery Marvel/Disney movie for that year has been revealed: Guardians of the Galaxy.
While it has been known for some time that Marvel had a mystery project on its slate for 2014, no one knew quite for sure what it was. According to Deadline, it has now been revealed to be the fairly unknown Guardians of the Galaxy. This project has been rumored for some time to be getting the film treatment, but it always seemed a bit far fetched as it isn’t an A-team film … and a member of the team is a space raccoon.
According to the rumors, the space faring team – which consists of a number of characters you’ve never heard of, but does include Rocket Raccoon – will be going up against Thanos, also known as the purple guy at the end of The Avengers. Seeing as a during a fairly recent storyline the Guardians teamed up with the Avengers to take on Thanos, this makes sense to bring them into the storyline that was launched at the end of the hit film. Include them as an essential part of the story and you can potentially launch another series of films.
This is still not official, but its looking pretty definite at this point.
So, the new release schedule of Marvel movies is as follows: