You need to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Need to see what of the what, now?
Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s an all-new Marvel movie coming out this summer and it’s most definitely going to be loads different than what you’ve come to expect so far from Marvel.
Up till now, not much has been leaked on Marvel’s film starring this, uh, quite bizarre space team. I teased it back in my Disney 2014 Movie Rundown post, but the official first movie trailer has been released and it’s a doozy! Take a look:
Of course it could also be because Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t seem like your typical superhero film. Not at all.
Or it could just be that it stars an anthropomorphic raccoon with a really big gun. Yeah, that certainly doesn’t hurt.
So who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? I’ll let the movie’s PR department fill you in…
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.
I think it’s safe to say Rocket Racoon is quickly going to cement his place in pop-culture lore. I’m crazy pumped to see him in action, as well as see how the Collector ties into everything. Those of you who were smart enough to sit through the credits of Thor: The Dark World will remember this eccentric space guy with a rather interesting collection.
Let’s just say I have a feeling the Guardians, the Collector and the Avengers will somehow be mixing it all up with a big baddie named Thanos at some point in the future.
Now, as much as I love Captain America and The Avengers films (and by “love,” I really mean “insanely obsessed”), I love how Marvel’s expanding its horizons with other characters and genres too. And the coolest thing is that they’re keeping it all tied together in one universe. That’s what makes Marvel Comics so incredible. It’s what made the Avengers films so great. And it’s just one part of what’s sure to be a fun ride with Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1