Latino Review broke the news that Marvel’s mystery 2014 movie will be the Guardians, but the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the announcement will be made at Comic-Con this year.
In its story, THR reported that Nicole Perlman has written the Guardians’ script and is well regarded within the studio. The movie also fits best with Marvel’s grand plans.
With the success of the Avengers, Marvel Studios is planning to increase the scope of its shared movie universe with at least two movies a year. After the Cap, Iron Man and Thor sequels there was plenty of speculation as to who would get the Marvel movie treatment before the Avengers 2 in 2015.
A popular possibility was the Guardians of the Galaxy, especially with the villain reveal during the mid-credits of Avengers, but Marvel remained silent about it.
The announcement is expected to be made on Saturday July 14 between 6 and 7pm.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are a group of space traveling heroes from the 31st century. They have a long standing history within the Marvel Universe, but remain relatively unknown to casual fans.
With a rich cast of team members, that has changed over the years, the Guardians of the Galaxy could be the next sleeper hit for Marvel.