According to Latino-Review on Aug. 24, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige revealed details in an interview lately about the characters and other information about James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy". The movie is around halfway through its progression and there are just some information that's unknown to the Marvel fan community.
Feige reveals some interesting tidbits about the characters in the film. First of all, Ronan the Accuser will be the main villain in the film. For those familiar with the villain by the same name in the Marvel comics, Ronan made his first appearance in "Fantastic Four #65" in 1967 and comes from the aristocratic portion of the race known as the Kree.
“Ronan The Accuser is very much the main bad guy. And Thanos is lurking above it all. You will learn more about Thanos in Guardians, for sure. Certainly you’ll get more than the one turn around and smirk. You’ll get much more than that!”
For those who haven't been caught up in the phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Feige is making his reference to the end tease of "The Avengers" film where Thanos makes his first appearance on the floating rock in the middle of space that took place after the battle in New York. So it sounds like fans will be catching more than just a glimpse of the Mad Titan in "Guardians of the Galaxy".
Next, Feige then talks about Gamora who starts off as a villain and works her way into doing the galaxy a bit of good later on, but it does take a while for her to build up her reputation due to having been thought of as the most deadliest woman in the galaxy.
“When we meet Gamora, she’s a bad guy working with Ronan and Nebula and Korath, and by extension for Thanos. Gamora doesn’t necessarily like doing that anymore, and tries to find a new path for herself. But she has a reputation as the deadliest woman in the galaxy that people aren’t greeting her with open arms".
So there are similarities from the comic book story line to the movie translation where she goes from performing atrocities to becoming the "good girl". In the comic book, her villainous ways were influenced by her adopted father Thanos who she later discovered the real agenda of his evil ways.
Feige then explained that the "Guardians of the Galaxy" film will take place in the same time frame as the other phase two films to ensure the stories represent the accuracy of them all being on the same page and tie into each other accordingly. Also, Feige reflects on the back stories of each character in the film.
“They are an unlikely band. It’s pure circumstance that brings them all together throughout the course of the movie. Rocket has been genetically and mechanically altered, he’s an experiment from one part of the galaxy. Groot is a species that happens to look like trees look, and is quite communicative if you can understand the different inflections in the way he says, “I am Groot.” Peter Quill left Earth in the mid’80s, but when we meet back up with him he’s very much a citizen of the universe. Drax has one goal and one goal only, which is to kill Ronan because of a past tragedy".
Also, for clarification, Feige confirmed that Namor will not be in phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Universal Pictures own's the rights to that character.