Marvel Releases First Official Look at ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and It Might Feel Familiar

hollywood-movie-newsWow, what a nice little send off of 2013 and hello to 2014 from Marvel today. They have shared an official image with our first look at the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy. The image probably looks familiar because it is done up just like the concept art (see below) that was shown back during Comic-Con.

Featured in the image (L to R) are Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), and Groot (Voiced by Vin Diesel). Though fairly simple, I love it. Captures the attitude perfectly. Can’t wait for August to get here.

Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Djimon Hounsou, Benecio Del Toro, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Gregg Henry, it is set to be released in theaters on August 1, 2014. (Source: Disney/Marvel, image via /film)

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Official synopsis:

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 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. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios. The film releases August 1, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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