Guardians of the Galaxy Will ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ be Marvel’s Next Franchise? written by Sean Gerber June 28, 2012 Marvel Studios has an open release date in May 2014, following the April release of “Captain America 2”. Latino Review (via Collider) reports Marvel has chosen a film based on its Guardians of the Galaxy property to fill that date and serve as the first new franchise entry in “Phase 2” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Regardless of whatever level of success “The Dark Knight Rises” achieves, it appears Marvel is still in pole position to dominate the superhero cinema landscape for years to come. Good luck, Warner Bros. Will ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ be Marvel’s Next Franchise? was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Guardians of the Galaxy 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post New ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer! next post Cementing the Legend- Christopher Nolan Honored at Grauman’s You may also like MMM Podcast #180: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... May 21, 2014 Lee Pace Describes His Psychotic GOTG Role October 12, 2013 Star-Lord Looks Legendary In 2 New Images... May 7, 2014 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Earns $11.2 Million... August 1, 2014 James Gunn To Give Star-Lord A New... August 12, 2014 First Look: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Blu-Ray... November 13, 2014 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Meet A New... August 22, 2016 Marvel News #44: Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians... December 9, 2016 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Director James Gunn... February 23, 2015 Grateful James Gunn Already ‘Hard At Work’... August 3, 2014 Adrian Got that right Michael Murdock Just a few weeks back Latino Review stated that they had it on good authority that Black Panther would be the next film. Could Marvel have changed its mind due to The Avengers never ending success? I don’t want to see new solo movies pushed aside in favor of team movies just trying to capitalize on the unprecedented success of earth’s mightiest heroes. Sam Lowry I really think Marvel is going to work hard to craft great stories that deserve the big-screen treatment rather than just pushing out material for the quick buck. I personally think that Marvel movies have been driven by the looming shadow of an Avengers movie. Audiences who didn’t care about Cap & Thor went to see those movies as a prequel to Avengers and now with Avengers out Marvel was blown their proverbial load. Yes, Avengers 2 will be coming, but audiences seemed to be more curious about if an Avengers movie would work than they were to see the actual characters. The best thing for Marvel to do is be as diverse in the movies they make as they can. Ant-Man ,if it ever happens, seems like a step out of the norm, but Guardians seems like a strange choice. I’ve never even met anyone who has read a Guardians comic.