‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ And ‘Ant-Man’ Confirmed by Marvel

If you, like I, are an avid fan of the Marvel superhero movies, you too may have been suffering from a problem in the studio’s latest efforts; a distinct lack of two crucial elements for any moviegoing experience.

I am, of course, referring to:

1. Talking space raccoons.

2. A tiny, “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” style man that can talk to insects.

But worry no more! Marvel Studios have confirmed that both will be gracing our confused eyeballs soon enough, with Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man films confirmed for 2014 releases. The news came at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which has proved a seething cauldron of Marvel news, sequels Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: Winter Soldier joining the creatively named Iron Man 3.

Going in to a little more detail, while Guardians may seem like a strange choice for the studio to put on to the big screen, a little comic book history lesson straightens things out. Essentially, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora, two members of the team that make up the guardians, have close relations to arch space-villain Thanos, who just-so-happened to be revealed at the end of this summer’s The Avengers. Since that fateful post-credits scene, the movie cash cow that is the Marvel universe has expanded a great deal – making way for all sorts of space-based, physics screwing shenanigans.

Ant-Man on the other hand, is a simple addition to The Avengers, likely kept away from their first outing due to his utter silliness. The character, Hank Pym, is a supergenius who discovers the not-at-all arrogantly named ‘Pym Particles’, which allow for objects (including people) to shrink or grow to different sizes.

While we may be, as of yet, approaching these films with cautious skepticism, I am here to put all fears to rest with one simple fact: At some point in the future, Robert Downey Jr. will trade sarcastic conversation with a tiny, gun-toting raccoon. From space.

That is all.

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About Josh Gripton

Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University in the UK. When he's not wasting time acquiring the grappling beam in Super Metroid, you'll find him being far more productive - listening to Black Sabbath and reading comics. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world, heaven forbid.