Marvel comics writer & movie consultant Brian Michael Bendis has been talking about the latest Marvel movie project Guardians of the Galaxy and how it will be effected by the return of the Star Wars movies. Since both movies are predominantly set in space, some can see the two films becoming rivals over the years, which Michael has been discussing.
Bendis told SFX Magazine, “We first started talking about doing this years ago when it looked like there weren’t going to be any more Star Wars films. It just shows that there must be something in the air. It’s one of those zeigeiest moments when everyone is thinking about the same thing. Marvel is thinking about how to make their space epic work & here comes the greatest space epic ever & from the same company. It’ll be fun!”
He added, “There’s a lot of brainpower here, so it was like ‘let’s put them to work. That’s why we’ve such a strong hit ratio and it’s why we’re light years ahead of where Warner Bros. is right now. They should do the same thing with Geoff Johns and their other guys. They might be in better shape if they did that. Fox have hired Mark Millar to do the same thing for them on X-Men and Fantastic Four. It works, so that’s exactly what you should do.”
Marvel are hoping to released Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, while its parent company Disney are hoping to release Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015.