We’re now 15 days away from the release of Marvel’s latest superhero adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy. With the space epic right around the corner, Disney has been ramping up the marketing campaign, which includes a slew of TV spots and character posters for just about everyone in the film.
We’ve already seen posters for the Guardians themselves, Star-Lord and Drax, Gamora, and dynamic duo Rocket Raccoon and Groot, but now have one-sheets dedicated to secondary players like Nova Prime (played by Glenn Close), Nova Corpsman Rhomann Dey (John C. Reilly) and Star-Lord’s blue-skinned father figure, Yondu (The Walking Dead‘s Michael Rooker).
We’ve also got a great new TV spot, courtesy of Disney Video, focusing on the film’s wackiest character and biggest wildcard: The walking talking tree man, Groot. General audiences may not know that Groot only says three words, “I am Groot,” which Rocket is able to translate into actual speech, so this new spot should get them used to the idea before sitting down in the theater. It’s also packed with a bit of new footage, so you should definitely check it out below, followed by the film’s official synopsis and new posters.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy arrives in theaters on August 1st, 2014. It stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, as well as John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin.
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.