Anticipation for Marvel Studios’ upcoming sci-fi adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy is at an all-time high as we await tomorrow’s trailer debut (which premieres on Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 PM EST).
Hitting theaters on August 1, the film is undoubtedly Marvel’s riskiest bet yet, considering it features a ragtag group of intergalactic ex-cons led by Chris Pratt, who will play Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord. He’ll be joined by the green-skinned Gamora (Zoe Saldana), a talking raccoon named Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), the walking tree-man Groot (Vin Disel) and the dangerous Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista).
USA Today has released three new images from the film which give us a good look at the titular Guardians, a close-up of Chris Pratt’s face and a beautiful shot of Star-Lord’s ship the Milano flying over the alien world of Xandar (which comic book fans will recognize as the home of the Nova Corps).
USA Today also gives a few new details on the film’s story:
The movie teams five disparate personalities: Peter Quill (Pratt), aka Star-Lord, was taken from Earth as a 9-year-old, possesses a mysterious orb artifact and pilots the Milano, a muscle car of a spaceship. Gamora (Saldana) is connected to Thanos, arguably the cosmos’ biggest baddie. Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) is a muscular dude you don’t want to upset. And then there are the aliens Rocket Raccoon and Groot (computer-generated characters voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, respectively), who are best pals and potentially the biggest things to happen to pop culture since Chewbacca.
Their stories converge in the space prison Kyln. After the characters break out, they venture to Knowhere (the severed head of a celestial being that serves as a hangout for aliens) and visit the weird menagerie of the Collector (Benicio Del Toro). They also have to avoid two villains, Ronan (Lee Pace) and Nebula (Karen Gillan), who are in hot pursuit of Quill’s orb, which has the power to destroy the galaxy.
That’s the most in-depth synopsis we’ve been given so far and it really sounds like this could be one of the most interesting and enjoyable Marvel films yet. As promising as it sounds though, the studio is still going to have to market this film like mad if they want to reach casual audiences who may not immediately be on board with its outside-the-box premise. Marvel may be going out on a limb with this one, but I’m confident that as long as it’s good, audiences won’t have a problem flocking to it once it hits theatres.
What do you think of the new images and synopsis? Are you excited for Guardians of the Galaxy? Sound off in the comments below, and make sure to stay tuned to We Got This Covered tomorrow as we’ll have the trailer posted here as soon as it goes live!
Source: USA Today