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Marvel plans modern 'Guardians of the Galaxy' film

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Marvel Studios' planned Guardians of the Galaxy film will feature the more recent iteration of the team.

President of production Kevin Feige has revealed that the company is eyeing Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's version of the cosmic team, reports Comic Book Movie.

"It's more Star-Lord and Drax and Gamora, and less Vance Astro and that team," he said at a press junket for the Avengers movie.

"We are very excited about bringing things like that, maybe things exactly like that, to the screen.

"When you tell people, 'You know what would be really cool? This movie, and there's a raccoon, and there's a tree [Rocket Raccoon and Groot]'. And they go, 'What?' And people like you know what it is, and get excited. And the majority of people go, 'Did you say a raccoon and a tree?' 'Oh yeah, they're going to steal the whole movie. They're hilarious'. 'Okay, I'll believe it when I see it'. I like that."

Feige revealed that the studio knows which second film will follow Captain America 2 in 2014, but would not disclose it at this time.

The original Guardians of the Galaxy were introduced in 1969 as the heroes of an alternate timeline set in the distant future. The new version of the team span out of the 'Annihilation: Conquest' storyline.

Marvel Comics has promised a return of the Guardians later in the year.

Feige also recently revealed that Marvel is moving forward on its Ant-Man movie.

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