Scant Guardians Of The Galaxy plot details appear online

Guardians OF The Galaxy

Though we’ve known about Marvel Studios’ upcoming film based on the Guardians Of The Galaxy comic book series for a while now, that was pretty much everything we knew of the film. Today however, a logline has appeared on a number of industry sites that offers a tantalizing glimpse at how this film might turn out.

Have a look:

About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.

Not much to go on, is it? Then again, this is a logline, so it’s not like it was going to include a multi-paragraph plot synopsis.

So what do you all think of this storyline? Yes, it is the exact same plot as Farscape, but that’s actually not a bad of way of describing the Guardians Of The Galaxy. In Marvel’s comic universe — and, as far as we can tell, its film universe — the main Guardians saga centers on American astronaut Vance Astrovik (best astronaut name ever) who is blasted 1,000 years into the future to discover chaos and war all around him. Being over a millennia old he doesn’t exactly have a great support system in his new era, so he takes up with a ragtag band of misfits of varying species and legal status. There’s the bloodthirsty, sarcastic, heavily-armed anthropomorphic raccoon, appropriately named Rocket Raccoon. Groot, the giant, ambulatory tree man who is more or less, an Ent straight out of Tolkien. Mantis, the green-skinned “Celestial Madonna” whose spirituality is only matched by her amazing martial arts skills. Cosmo, a psychic, hyper-intelligent dog that was shot into space by the USSR back in the 60s. And the list goes on and on. So yes, we are happy about the logline’s synopsis.

The bit that puzzles us though comes right at the end of the logline. We’re racking our brains to come up with any item the Guardians have ever possessed or might, one day, realistically possess, and as far as the comic book continuity is concerned, we’re coming up with nothing. However, if we’re building on the idea that Marvel wants its film universe to be as interconnected as its comic book universe then there are two items that might fit the bill.

First is the Cosmic Cube. You may recall it as the glowing, swirling, bluish-green cube that the Red Skull used to power his weapons in 2011’s Captain America. Though it was that film’s MacGuffin, the movie didn’t do a great job of exploring everything the Cube can do. In comic book continuity the Cube is so powerful that anyone who uses it can completely alter reality to suit their slightest whim, and we’ve long been convinced that Captain America’s use of the Cube was specifically designed to introduce the object to audiences who might see later Marvel Studios movies that employ it more fully.

Based on that, doesn’t “something everyone wants” seem like an apt description for the Cosmic Cube?

The other item we suspect/hope it might be is the Infinity Gauntlet. Like the Cosmic Cube, the Infinity Gauntlet is powerful enough to reshape reality, and thus would very well be “something everyone wants.” We think this one might be even more likely than the Cosmic Cube, as not only did the Gauntlet appear in 2011’s Thor (albeit in a very, very brief cameo), but it’s also indelibly linked to Thanos — a character who will almost certainly appear as the major villain in an upcoming Avengers sequel.

What if Marvel Studios uses this Guardians Of The Galaxy movie to inform audiences of who Thanos is and why they should be excited to see him as the villan in an Avengers film that should be hitting theaters a relatively short time after Guardians Of The Galaxy? That makes a lot of sense to us, and given how powerful the Guardians Of The Galaxy are, we think Thanos would make a perfectly suitable villain for the team.

Movies & TV

Star Trek 4 in trouble as Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth take their Kirks and go home

Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have both reportedly left talks to star in Star Trek 4 due to contract disputes with studio Paramount Pictures, leaving the status of the fourth film uncertain.
Movies & TV

Was there a 'Captain Marvel' Easter Egg In 'Avengers: Infinity War'?

Academy Award winner Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel in the upcoming Marvel Studios movie hitting theaters in March 2019. Here's everything we know about Marvel's first female-led superhero movie.
Movies & TV

15 epic sci-fi novels you should read before they become blockbuster films

You can get ahead of the next crop of science-fiction movies coming out of Hollywood by picking up the books that inspired them. We compiled a list of books you can add to your reading list now to get a glimpse of the future.
Movies & TV

Sony's upcoming 'Venom' movie might not be R-rated after all

Tom Hardy will play the lead role in Sony Pictures' Venom, so here's everything we know about the solo feature for the popular Spider-Man spinoff character ahead of the film's 2018 premiere in theaters.
Movies & TV

A U.S. comedy that ended in 2004 is now the most-streamed show in the U.K.

It ended 14 years ago, but Netflix has given a U.S. comedy a new lease of life in Britain. In fact, it's currently the most-streamed show there, beating the likes of The Grand Tour and Stranger Things.
Movies & TV

‘The Meg’ devours the weekend box office to knock off ‘Mission: Impossible’

Giant shark movie The Meg surprised just about everyone with a massive opening weekend that gave studio Warner Bros. Pictures its biggest premiere of the year so far. It knocked Mission: Impossible -- Fallout down to second place.
Movies & TV

'Westworld' creators hint at characters they have big plans for in season 3

HBO wrapped up the second season of Westworld with a finale that asked as many questions as it answered, leaving fans eager to know more about season 3. Here's everything we know so far about the show's next act.

Listen up! These are the best movie soundtracks of all time

Whether you're a lover of beautifully composed original scores or a fan of perfectly compiled background music, these are the best movie soundtracks of all time — from Star Wars to Garden State.
Home Theater

Put your home theater to the test with these spectacular Blu-ray releases

What's the point of having all of that awesome home theater gear if you can't breed a little jealousy in your friends and family? We've put together this list of fantastic Blu-rays that have the goods to drop a few jaws.
Movies & TV

MoviePass re-enrolls customers, while Costco offers refunds

MoviePass is reportedly re-enrolling users who had recently canceled the service, giving them an error message when they try to jump ship again. This comes as part of the launch of a new plan from the struggling company.
Movies & TV

'Star Trek: Discovery' has found its Mr. Spock for season 2

The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery will return for more adventures on CBS All Access in the near future. Here's everything we know about Star Trek: Discovery season 2, from the cast and themes to the season premiere.
Home Theater

Dish Network or DirecTV: Which is the better choice for you?

So, you’ve chosen to go with a satellite television provider. Check out our quick rundown of what both Dish Network and DirecTV offer in terms of content, hardware, and pricing, and why you might choose them over streaming services.
Movies & TV

Latest 'John Wick 3' photo confirms the return of two powerful characters

The third installment of the wildly successful action series that stars Keanu Reeves as a deadly assassin forced out of retirement, John Wick 3: Parabellum, hits theaters in May 2019. Here's everything we know about the movie so far.
Movies & TV

Tarantino casts actor to play Bruce Lee in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, uses the infamous 1969 Manson murders as a backdrop to tell a story set in bohemian Los Angeles. Here's everything we know so far.