>>93184535>I know nothing about cape movies or comics: the post
A "faithful" adaptation of the DnA run would have been a bunch of characters nobody gives a shit about because none of their development is shown, fighting a threat that nobody gives a shit about because there's no Annihilation or Conquest movie to set it up. Maybe it would have sated our comic boners with nice uniforms and epic references but it would have been a disaster as an actual piece of storytelling.
I mean what would the plot even have been? Do you focus on Thanos? Margus? The Universal Church of Truth? The fault and the Cancerverse incursions? Do you begin with the end of Conquest, or just drop the viewers in with a bunch of literally who's on a team for some reason that's not actually discussed except in flashbacks? And even if you jump to the end of Quill's arc with him redeeming himself you're still gonna have to either lift from older comics or invent a bunch of shit wholesale for Gamora, Drax, and Groot cause lord knows they were just wallpaper in GOTGv2.
Face it dude, the history of these characters and the concept of the GOTG is far too complicated to squeeze in its entirety in one movie. They needed to boil it down to the core concepts for the sake of introducing the characters to a general audience. So while it may not be a faithful adaptation of that one run, it is a faithful adaptation of the concept in general.