Disney has finally unveiled to the world “Guardians of the Galaxy,” their most out-there movie headed to theaters this summer based on obscure Marvel characters.
They describe the film as:
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.
Video: Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer #1 (1080p) from Marvel, Disney
A closer look at each of the main characters has also been revealed, including behind-the-scenes footage of Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon.
Video: Meet the Guardians of the Galaxy – Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Star Lord, Gamora, Drax – from Marvel
“Guardians of the Galaxy” first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969). The film 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.
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.