Marvel recently started rolling out new character posters for its upcoming tentpole, Guardians of the Galaxy, and today that part of the studio’s marketing campaign is complete. On Monday, we got a poster highlighting the feisty Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and living tree Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). Then, yesterday, a poster centered on the beautiful, deadly assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana) was unveiled.
Now, we’re being treated to two more exciting character posters for the blockbuster, featuring wise-cracking gunslinger Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and muscle-bound Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). Both posters look pretty awesome, giving us a closer look at both characters. For those of us who never read the Guardians comics, Star-Lord, also known as Peter Quill, is a career thief born on Earth who stumbles around the galaxy getting into all sorts of mischief before becoming the unwilling leader of the Guardians. And Drax is an alien on the hunt for vengeance after his family is brutally murdered. Both should be pretty damn cool to watch in action.
Guardians of the Galaxy also stars Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly and Peter Serafinowicz. It opens August 1st in 3D.
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 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.