While it’s unlikely that this week will see the biggest opening of a superhero film (Iron Man’s gross of a $175 million opener kind of solidified that), Warner Bros. is still going to make some serious bank with Man of Steel, which is promising considering the DC world (besides The Dark Knight franchise) has failed in comparison to the Marvel world in terms of making bank with all of its superhero films.
While there’s talk whether or not Superman will be featured in the Justice League before getting his own sequel, on the other side of the comic world is Marvel and its cash cow helmer Joss Whedon. Marvel has pushed out The Avengers, Thor, Captain America, X-Men, and others. Currently Marvel and its new golden boy, The Avengers director Joss Whedon, are gearing up for Guardians Of The Galaxy and The Avengers 2. Even though Whedon is getting ready to do both films back to back, he told Bleeding Cool that the merge of two worlds isn’t likely.
When asked about the future of crossing over both Marvel films, Whedon had this to say: “We’re following ‘Guardians’ at Shepperton [with ‘Avengers 2’] but we won’t be swapping cast members. Every movie is its own thing and has to be. Unless I take a lot of peyote and write a very different draft, and I’m not ruling that out.”
That said don’t expect to see a show down between Peter Quill and Tony Stark, because it probably won’t happen. Despite that fact, both casts are cropping up to be fantastic. While The Avengers 2 sees new additions in Kick-Ass’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Anthony Mackie, the Guardians film will see the likes of Zoe Saldana, Benicio Del Toro, Chris Pratt, Lee Pace, and John C. Reilly teaming up as ex-cons in space.
The release date for the Guardians of the Galaxy film is currently slated for August 1, 2014, while The Avengers 2 has a release date of May 1, 2015. Which film are you looking forward to seeing the most from Joss Whedon? The Avengers 2 or Guardians of the Galaxy?