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A Guy, a Girl, a Destroyer, a Tree and a Racoon Walk into a Bar

The whole Guardians gang is here

Guardians of the Galaxy picture
Photo: Walt Disney Pictures

Walt Disney Pictures just sent over the above first look of the principal characters in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, the first Marvel movie to skirt outside the realm of The Avengers and introducing a whole new group of heroes.

Pictured are Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).

The film is directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super) and is set to hit theaters on August 1, 2014 and will reportedly be set in the future and feature the team fighting an evil race called the Badoom, and in the process they would supposedly travel back in time and cross paths with some of the Avengers team. Speculation says Thanos, the giant being seen in the post-credits sequence following The Avengers would be in the film and Guardians of the Galaxy would serve as a precursor to The Avengers 2.

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 Peter 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.

Additional members of the cast include Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker (Days of Thunder) as Yondu, Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who") as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator) as Korath, Benicio del Toro (Traffic) as The Collector (who was featured in the end credits sequence following Thor: The Dark World), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as Rhomann Dey and Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction) as Nova Prime.

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  • JN Films

    "A guy, a girl, a destroyer, a tree, and a raccoon walk into a bar": One of your best post titles of 2013 Brad! Nice way to end the year :)

  • Ryguy815

    This is either going to be really good or really awful.

  • TheLastEquivocationofBrist

    I kind of wish Edgar Wright was directing this instead of Ant-man.

    • Zevastian

      Can't agree more!

  • Alexander Meatlog

    Gunn is the man to knock this out of the park. I feel that it was his spectacular screenplay that helped put Zack Snyder on the map with Dawn of the Dead back in 04. "Shut up Crime!"

  • Justin Golding

    That's a pretty awesome raccoon

  • topyxyz

    The title says it all.

  • robotsrule

    I've never read the comic. I just don't know what to make of this. I mean, I like the idea of some zany outer space adventure but I just don't know if they're going to play the thing for laughs or go kind of earnest. It seems like whole thing is so ridiculous that it has to be played for laughs but that runs the risk of eliminating stakes and dramatic tension. I mean, Star Wars was more or less preposterous but there was some gravitas to Obi Wan and the Death Star and the John Williams score etc. I'm just so curious to see what kind of movie this is and whether or not anyone will actually want to see it. Marketing is obviously clutch since I don't think anyone but some fanboys know who the fuck these characters are. Also I looooove raccoons.

  • yrabadi

    Rocket Racoon is gonna be awesome. Move over, Wolvie.

  • Paul Hennen

    Finally, something different, which we haven't had since the release of Thor 1, but this is pushing the norm even more.

  • Mark

    Have a feeling this ones going to be awful. As much as I don't want it to be I feel it