Guardians Of The Galaxy is a prime example of how an organization such as Marvel Studios can take a relatively obscure set of literary characters, and turn them into beloved film fan favourites overnight. By virtue of excellent casting, phenomenal direction, and screenwriting that strikes the perfect balance between action, drama, and humour, Marvel successfully expanded the scope of their cinematic universe, and guaranteed its continued longevity.
Now, we’re gearing up to celebrate Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, which is one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2017, and with good reason. But, the Guardians’ corner of the Marvel universe is a densely packed arena – filled with history and potential threads for future exploration. There are a lot of different directions that the studio can take these characters in next and fans of the comic books will know that so far, only the surface has been scratched.
With that in mind, here’s a whistlestop guide to where the Guardians Of The Galaxy have been and where they might be headed as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.