UPDATE with artist renderings, more info: Director James Gunn brought the crew of the Milano to Hall H tonight during Marvel’s big Comic-Con panel for a discussion of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and the first-ever showing of footage from the film. Marvel Stuidos president Kevin Feige also used the occasion to break the news that a Guardians theme park attraction is in the works at Disney’s California Adventure Park.
The attraction, called Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, will feature Benecio del Toro reprising his role as the Collector for the ride, which Disney said this evening will be ready for summer 2017. Disneyland confirmed it will take over the structure that currently houses The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, which sounds like it will drop riders for the final day in early January.
Disneyland said the attraction will feature Tanaleer Tivan, the Collector, who “has opened his unique collection of fauna, relics and species to guests for a special tour culminating with his latest prized possessions: the Guardians of the Galaxy themselves! Fortunately, Rocket has a plan to free his friends — and that plan includes recruiting Disneyland Resort guests in a sensational rescue effort.”
“The setting is a kind of fortress that’s owned by the mysterious Collector and it’s packed with creatures and his latest acquisitions from across the universe,” said Walt Disney Imagineering portfolio creative director Joe Rohde, who is leading the project. “Now he has imprisoned the Guardians of the Galaxy and they’re hanging in display cases over a giant abyss. The captor doesn’t know it but Rocket Raccoon has escaped and is enlisting our aid — all the guests — to help the Guardians in a breakout scheme. And the rest is comical chaos; a very funny, very irreverent story and a really wonderful addition to Disney California Adventure.”
Check out Rohde detailing the project: