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* ExecutiveMeddling: Starhawk was supposed to be turned evil and killed off, but the editors wouldn't let Valentino. His departure allowed Michael Gallagher (who did like the character) to keep him around and redeem him.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Jim Valentino has an entire thread [[http://www.imagecomics.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=144 here]] for this Trope. Essential: Starhawk and Vance Astro would both die, the team would fight Kang and several of their groups of enemies (who would be redesigned to turn them into even more blatant Legion of the Super-Hero analogues), the Protege would turn out to be the Beyonder, and by the end of Valentino's planned run, the group would morph into a Legion of the Super-Hero type organization with a roster of over several dozen heroes.
* DyeingForYourArt: In order to play Nebula, KarenGillan shaved her head completely bald.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Andy Dwyer]], [[Series/TheWalkingDead Merle Dixon]], [[Film/TheHangover Phil Wenneck]], [[Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick Richard B.]] [[Creator/VinDiesel Riddick]] and [[Film/StarTrek Nyota]] [[ZoeSaldana Uhura]], who make up the Guardians of the Galaxy.
** [[Series/DoctorWho Amy]] [[KarenGillan Pond]] and [[Film/TheHobbit Thranduil Elvenking]] play Nebula and Ronan the Accuser, the BigBadDuumvirate, and [[FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Dr. Gonzo]] plays The Collector who will [[Film/TheUsualSuspects flip ya... flip ya for real]].
** [[TheSagaOfDarrenShan Mr. Crepsley]], [[FatalAttraction Alex Forrest]] and [[ShaunOfTheDead Pete]] play members of Nova Corps.
* PlayingAgainstType: KarenGillan as the villainous Nebula.
** [[Series/GameOfThrones Jason Momoa]] was originally attached to the role of Drax the Destroyer, but lost the part after reported salary disputes.
** Before being cast as Yondu, Michael Rooker expressed interest in playing Rocket Raccoon.
** There was a rumor about Creator/DavidTennant voicing Rocket Racoon.