One of my all time favorite comics is finally headed to the big screen, courtesy of Marvel Comics, and I couldn’t be more excited! It seems that the promotional campaign for the film is beginning to take full swing, because Marvel Studios has released the first official image for the film, as well as as the film’s synopsis. The film, which is slated for August 1, 2014, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Batista, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillian, Benecio del Toro, and Vin Diesel. The film looks on expanding the Marvel universe to its cosmic side, leaving Earth and Asgard behind for an offbeat space adventure, directed by James Gunn. Check out the synopsis and still below. 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 blanace. 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.
Pictured above from left to right is Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Chris Pratt as the main character Peter Quill/Starlord, Rocket Raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper, Dave Batista as Drax the Destroyer, and Groot, voiced and motion captured by Vin Diesel. Are you excited for Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’? Let me know in the comments below, only here at Chip and Company!