'Guardians of the Galaxy' is the finest Marvel movie yet - because Jim Starlin said so.
Guardians of the Galaxy is still three weeks ago from hitting cinemas - it's Rotten Tomatoes page still baron, save for one Marvel fan who isn't really looking forward to it that much. However, whispers around the comic book movie universe suggest something big is on the horizon.
Chris Pratt in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Jim Starlin, the legendary Marvel figure who created Guardians villain Thanos, was at the recent premiere and had some pretty encouraging words for fans of the studio. In fact, he suggested James Gunn's sci-fi was pretty much Marvel's best movie to date.
Speaking on Facebook, Starlin said: "Just came from the premiere of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy.' With all the hype I expected to be a bit disappointed. It just couldn't be as good as everyone was predicting. And they were wrong. It's even better than everyone said. It just might be Marvel's best movie yet."
Starlin really didn't have to do this. He previously fell out with Marvel after not being invited to a pre-screening of The Avengers, despite Thanos appearing in the post-credits sequence.
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"[T]his is the second film that had something I created for Marvel in it - the Infinity Gauntlet in "Thor" being the other - and both films I had to pay for my own ticket to see them," he told the Los Angeles Times at the tme.
Now, there's always the risk that Starlin's kind words on Guardians of the Galaxy are designed for him to stay in Marvel's good-books, tough we're pretty sure he'd call it either way.
What do you guys think - will 'Guardians of the Galaxy' be the finest Marvel movie ever?