The Guardians of the Galaxy will launch Marvel fans into completely uncharted territory. The movie is filled with new heroes, new villains and a new story that many comic fans are unfamiliar with. With all of this comes a great deal of speculation about the movie and the characters in the film. Not only are the heroes unknown but so are the villains. Guardians will have some of the most unique villains that Marvel has yet to send to the big screen. Here is a quick look at some of the villains headed to face the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Thanos is a cosmic overlord and was responsible for the invasion of earth that took place in the Avengers. He is a member of a race called the Eternals. This gives him superhuman strength, agility, endurance and invulnerability. Imagine a villain with the strength of Thor, the toughness of the Hulk, the endurance and agility of Captain America with the ability to fire blasts like Iron Man and that would be the start of Thanos. Thanos will appear in the movie but no one seems clear to what extent. The movie does seem to focus on other villains more than Thanos, so his appearance is probably minimal.
Marvel fans got their first glimpse of the Collector in the closing credits of Thor: The Dark World. Volstagg and Sif take the Aether to the Collector for safe keeping. The Collector is one of the Elders of the Universe and uses his age as an advantage in knowledge. The Collector plays a role of being able to obtain anything he desires and it seems that he is collecting the Infinity Stones. These stones are the most powerful relics in the Marvel Universe and he already has at least one. The Collector will be in the Guardians movie and will likely be after another one of the Infinity Stones. Is he collecting them for himself or for Thanos?
Ronan the Accuser
Ronan the Accuser has been rumored to be one of the generals in the army of Thanos. Ronan the Accuser is a member of the Kree. The Kree made a brief appearance on marvel’s Agents of SHIELD with one in a tank being used for research. Ronan carries a staff that has the ability to fire bursts of cosmic energy, beams that disintegrate matter and the ability to teleport.
Nebula is an assassin and ruthless leader in the armies of Thanos. Nebula was a trusted commander that Thanos used to help gather the Infinity Stones for Thanos. She is a master strategist and incredible warrior. There are some brief glimpses of her in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer wielding swords. The trailer seems to suggest that there is a coming fight between Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula.
Much of the story line is still speculation because actual details about the movie have not be released to the public. Fans will have to wait a little longer before they can end all of the speculation. The Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters in all of its galactic glory on August 1 2014.