Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” has debuted a new poster and it does not disappoint!
If the poster for the comic book sci-fi adventure is any indication, the next Marvel movie will be big on the action – and plenty of pint-sized fun with one angry, gun-toting, talking raccoon – and how could we forget about the talking tree!
(Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ poster, May 2014 - Marvel)
Marvel announced plans for a live Q&A with cast members Chris Pratt (Star Lord/Peter Quill), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and director James Gunn and the exclusive world premiere of the film’s trailer on May 19th at 10:00AM PT only on Facebook.
The studio also gave an official synopsis of the galactic adventure.
“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 said of the story in a release on Friday.
The movie stars Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is set to blast into theaters on August 1, 2014.
-- Jesse Spero