Monday, May 19, 2014

Dissecting the New Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer: Ronan, Nova Corps, Carol Danvers, and Thanos' Ship

While I haven't been closely following who has been cast in which roles for MARVEL's next sure-to-be box office smash Guardians of the Galaxy,  I did see quite a bit in the newest trailer that I wasn't expecting. Below I speculate on a handful of frames from the footage.

Ronan The Accuser

Ronan is the Galactic Judge/Enforcer of the Kree Empire, an alien race who is constantly warring with the Skrulls. Take note that Nebula (played by Karen Gillen) hands Ronan his Universal Weapon* which can "disintegrate/transmute/rearrange matter, absorb/project energy blasts, create 'time-motion displacement fields', and achieve interstellar teleportation." * 

Nova Corps / Carol Danvers

This is pretty cut and dry as far as the Nova Corps goes, no surprises here. However, I believe that the woman standing behind Officer Rhomann Dey (played by John C. Reilly) is Carol Danvers, the former Ms. Marvel, aka the current Captain Marvel. My speculation is based on the Captain Stripes on her left label, as is matched by same stripes in the comic panel shown above. Additionally, as focus is made on making sure efforts align in both the comic and movie realms of the Marvel Universe, Carol Danvers is already slated to be teaming up for cosmic adventures with the Guardians in the comics.

Thanos' Ship

This frame comes from the end of the trailer and shows the Guardians in a space ship coming upon... well... this... space... skull...  thing... Again, this is just my speculation, but the space-skull-thing from the trailer is very similar to the ship Thanos piloted in the 1998 Silver Surfer animated series (seen on the right).

With all of this said and done, I need to go take a cold shower... or I might end up in the hospital... I'll let you know in 3-4 hours.

Trent Hunsaker is the owner/operator of Death Ray Comics
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  1. I shit you not!....
    If John C. Reilly has a major role in this film I won't go see it.
    He's not funny.
    He's not even a mediocre actor.
    And I think "we" (I) have Will Ferrell to thank for that.

    Yes #imadick
    Once again #imadick

    Flame me @TJFury

    1. /despite his Oscar nomination? /Chicago/

      I challenge you to listen to this interview Jesse Thorn conducts with John C. Reilly. He's pretty great.

    2. DIDN'T like "Wreck-It Ralph"?