PHOTOS - Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind construction at EPCOT

Jan 21, 2021 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy construction - January 18 2021

Here is quick update on the latest construction progress on the queue and pre-show building at Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind. 

Framing is in place at the very front of the building, so it looks like we will soon see the building closed up with an exterior cladding over that framing.

The angular shape is very apparent from the steel framing.

Here is a look at concept art of the finished look.

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Article Posted: Jan 21, 2021 / 11:44am ET
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Skibum197016 hours ago

For that matter, why wouldn't you use the Star Blaster since they represent the Nova Corp? Definitely wouldn't put the craft used by the villains in the movie, especially since the villains lost.

larryz20 hours ago

It will be due for a refurb by the time it opens.

jagiord11 day ago

I hope you're right, but logically it makes sense. The ride is set to feature the Guardians, so it's safe to say that includes all of the members of the original team. Half of them are still in Australia shooting Thor: Love & Thunder. I'd say Disney could bite the bullet, and have Taika film the scenes for this ride, but Zoe Saldna isn't in Thor 4 and I'd highly doubt they'd pass on Gamora being in this ride. Also, it's been reported the they want James Gunn to film it. He's busy working on Suicide Squad and that Peacemaker show now. Scheduling-wise, it kinda seems like all of the guardians won't be available to be together to film this until Vol III happens. They've also confirmed they're filming the Guardians Holiday Special during Vol III, so I wouldn't doubt them grouping this onto that shoot as well.

yensidtlaw19691 day ago

Architectually, Hong Kong's Castle is a total hodge-podge. But its Character Paint is actually rather nice. Cinderella Castle is, of course, practically the inverse - unimpeachable architecturally, featuring a newly horrible paint scheme. Whoever painted Hong Kong could have done a better job. And CERTAINLY whoever painted Tokyo!

lazyboy97o1 day ago

That’s just a story. A parks project is not going to be beholden to a completely separate studio project.

jagiord11 day ago

To be fair, this also has to do with the delay in filming Guardians Vol III to do the scenes for this. This franchise has kinda gone through it over the past couple years. Vol III is now confirmed to start filming at "some point 2021," so I wouldn't even expect this to open until near holidays 2021 or even 2022.

begood5241 day ago

It just boggles me that this whole project is already taking upwards of 3 years to complete, and with COVID impeding progress I feel like it'll be pushing 5 years between Ellen closing and Guardians opening which is absurdly slow IMO

Mickeynerd171 day ago

I took extra pictures of UoE when I last rode it in 2016 because I had a strange feeling it was going to close soon. Boy, glad I took those.

RSoxNo12 days ago

Are you familiar enough with the theme? I'm not 100% convinced the ride itself is in the wrong park, but on the whole, I would certainly say that the IP probably is. My point is that there are story treatments involving the Guardians that would work in EPCOT, they are probably just better suited for DHS or MK.

J45463 days ago

Assuming they make another and its star wars themed, it may be in the right park, as I doubt theyd ever build 2 coasters this big in the same park.

tirian3 days ago

I’m disappointed with many of the decisions WDI has made over the last two years, and Guardians is in the wrong theme park—but I’m also really looking forward to this ride. :)

J45465 days ago

this ride is gonna be amazing (probably) Im looking more forward to this than i was for RotR or really any ride I can remember. If its as good as I hope it is, then I hope they make another one like this in DHS that is star wars themed.

RSoxNo15 days ago

$450 mil