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  •  Marvel's Next Villain? (10+ / 0-)

    From JoBlo: Rumored Villain Reveal For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

    According to our source the main villain will in fact be Ronan the Accuser, the ruler of the alien race known as the Kree. Ronan has fought the likes of the Fantastic Four, The Inhumans, and Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics and is a mainstay of the Marvel cosmic universe, so it's well in line for him to be featured as the main villain, especially with Marvel looking to expand it's cinematic adventures to the far reaches of space. Could this be a lead-up to the Kree-Skrull war in THE AVENGERS 2? It's anyone's guess, but Ronan is certainly a formidable threat and a solid lead villain for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

    Actor Lee Pace was recently cast as a "villain" in the film, but it's hard to say if it's for Ronan the Accuser. There's nothing to say that he couldn't be playing the other rumored villains, but if he's playing the lead, then he's playing Ronan if our source is correct.

    Since Joss Whedon has stated that the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will be in 'Avengers 2,' a lot of the pieces of the Kree-Skrull War seem to be present if this report is true.

    However, there are some snags with it being the major story-arc for 'Avengers 2.' The Skrulls are still tied up in the Fantastic Four license to Fox, and the X-Men license to Fox limits Marvel/Disney's use of Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch. Marvel can only use the characterization & story from their appearances with the Avengers, but not the ones with the X-Men. They also can't refer to them as "mutants" or reference that Magneto is their father.

    Also, even if Ronan the Accuser is the villain, it's not a given that the Kree will be in 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' since Thanos seems to be the villain the movies are working towards. In the Ultimate Universe, Ronan is the son of Thanos.

    •  Probably a Thanos-related setup (6+ / 0-)

      Still, it would be more fun if they went the Ultimates 1 route and brought in the Chitauri, which gives a nice tie-in to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver being added.  Minus the implied incest, of course.

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Tue May 21, 2013 at 09:45:23 PM PDT

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