This upcoming summer promises to be a nice setup for the epic summer that 2015 appears it will be. But while the attention and the summer will likely be dominated by DC and Batman vs. Superman, the summer of 2014 belongs to Marvel. Not only will non-Marvel studio productions like X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 be released, but Marvel Studio productions of Captain America: Winter Soldier and Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy will hit theaters as well.
Right now, the biggest Marvel question mark is Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy which wrapped production this past weekend. Director James Gunn made the production wrap announcement on his official Twitter account and sent out a letter of thanks to his crew via his Facebook page.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 12, 2013
Here’s the official note from Gunn’s Facebook page, thanking his cast and crew for their help in making Guardians of the Galaxy possible:
And that is an Official Wrap on Guardians of the Galaxy. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of you involved with this film. Everyone down the line has been one hundred percent supportive of me and the Marvel team at every turn, and although I can be harsh or hurried at times, it has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. I feel profoundly fortunate to have been surrounded by the people on this film – because of your talent, your insight, your passion, your liveliness, and your friendship. From the cast to the producers to the costumers to the A.D.s to the stand-ins to the P.A.s to the extras to the stunties and on and on, this movie is what it is because of all of you. Thank you thank you thank you a thousand times, from the bottom of my heart. I love you all.
The question mark surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy is something that will be watched very closely as we near the summer 2014 release date for the film. It’s the same sort of question mark that was applied to Thor post-Iron Man, as not many were sure Marvel could rattle off hits the way they do now.
We will find out when Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on July 31, 2014.