Earlier today, Marvel Studios pushed its unspecified movie from May 16, 2014 to August 1, 2014. Now we have an unconfirmed report that Guardians of the Galaxy is that mystery movie.
Last week, there was a similar, unconfirmed report that Guardians of the Galaxy will be Marvel's 2014 tentpole. It is believed that the studio will formally announce their plans at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 next week, but, barring a surprise, unforeseen development, it looks like the cat is already out of the bag.
The comic book, which debuted in 1969, follows an alien race who journeys to Earth, to protect the planet from an upcoming attack by their enemies, another alien race known as the Bardoon. Nicole Pearlman wrote the screenplay, which was reportedly well-received by studio executives.
Thanos, who was revealed at the end of Marvel's The Avengers, will also play into the story line.