Incredibly topical after our custom figureposts this week, we have news from by way of James Ruddy.

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At the press junket for The Avengers, Marvel Studios’ President of Production Kevin Feige revealed some updates for The Guardians of The Galaxy, a project that along with Ant-Man, Black Panther, Luke Cage, Namor, The Inhumans and Dr. Strange could very well be the other 2014 movie that gets released with the Captain America sequel. Feige confirmed that the upcoming film will portray the modern incarnation of the team, which includes such intergalactic superheroes as Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Groot and fan favorite, Rocket Raccoon.

QUESTION: When asked about which non-sequel projects Marvel Studios was prioritizing at the moment, Feige said, “I think whether it’s Ant-Man, or Dr. Strange, or The Inhumans, or The Guardians of the Galaxy…” To which we eagerly cried, “Rocket Racooooon…!”

FEIGE: “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… 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.”

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