Extended 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer Promises Cosmic Marvel Goodness

Tonight 17 minutes of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was screened to eager IMAX audiences, and afterward -- lo and behold -- a new trailer popped up on Fandango. This one has an extended comedy moment used in earlier ads and we get to hear Ronan the Accuser speak for the very first time. Nice use of "Cherry Bomb" as well.

I'm very interested in the film, but that interest is accompanied by my long fanboy sighs of wishing the comic was better. I really liked Abnett and Lanning's relaunch, but I kind of feel like Bendis's revival stalled out quickly. Marvel's working hard to make sure the Guardians in the books match the Guardians on the screen, and I get it -- it's good for business. But I just read a bunch of old Starlord stories this weekend, and those sure are a different beast than what they're serving up here. No matter. I still want to see the damned thing, so it's working.

Quentin Tarantino Comes to Dynamite for 'Django/Zorro' Crossover

Unadorned cover for  Django/Zorro  #1, art by Massimo Carnival. DC Comics/Dynamite.

Unadorned cover for Django/Zorro #1, art by Massimo Carnival. DC Comics/Dynamite.

Knowing Quentin Tarantino's general fondness for comic books (he ghost-wrote the "Silver Surfer" scene in Crimson Tide and named critical dud Green Lantern as one of his favorite films of 2011), it's a wonder he hasn't been more involved in comics. Perhaps emboldened by the success of DC Comics' Django Unchained mini-series adaptation (from Reginald Hudlin, a filmmaker in his own right, and R.M. Guera), Tarantino is bringing the gunslinging ex-slave back to comics in Django/Zorro.

Hollywood Reporter says that Tarantino will be co-plotting with writer Matt Wagner (Mage, Grendel), whose work on Dynamite's Zorro comic inspired Tarantino to approach the Wagner with the possibility of a cross-over. The comic will be co-published by DC Comics and Dynamite. No artist was announced in Hollywood Reporter's piece, but the book is slated for a late 2014 release.

I'm very interested -- not just because this is Tarantino's first stab at original comics -- but because I can't really picture the world of Zorro and the world of Django Unchained meshing very well at all. If they do, this could be something great. I'm not even sure if Tarantino can do any less.